The kitchen isn't the only thing heating up this winter…
Tiffany Black, culinary artist and owner of Beary Sweets Café, is determined to make this year's Winter Solstice celebration one to remember. Especially since it will also be the mating ceremony for her brother, Anthony, and soon-to-be sister-in-law, Connie. She wants everything to be perfect. Unfortunately, you can't always get what you want. When she falls off a ladder in her café and breaks her ankle, she fears her plans are doomed. Until the sexy bear Healer, Holt, comes to the rescue—stirring up more than just recipes.
Mating has never been at the top of Holt's to-do list, and he's known Tiffany all her life. So when the mating urge slams into him after mending her ankle, he's taken aback—unsure and intrigued at the same time. The girl he watched grow up is now a curvy, sensual woman, and his bear wants to claim her. He wants to claim her.
The stubborn female refuses to follow Healer's orders and allow her ankle to heal, and she's hell-bent on catering the winter celebrations. In order to do what needs to be done, she insists that he help her. Since it gives him an excuse to stay by her side, he's all right with that. As they work side by side to make the Solstice unforgettable, their passions ignite, and things turn utterly delicious.
Overall rating: 4.3
This tale is short and sweet. Although this is a stand-alone, reading this as part of the series does make it more enriching. Of course, these characters sprang to life immediately, and I enjoyed the instant acceptance between the fated pair. It was also enjoyable to read about the importance of the Solstice to the clan. All of my reviews are voluntarily written.
This is book # 3 in the Bears of Blackrock series. This book is not meant to be a standalone, but can be read alone if needed. It is best read in the order the author intended, as that will help with inside jokes and full understanding of the material read.
Holt and Tiffany have known one another their whole lives and are friends. Now when she needs him to heal her, she gets a kiss instead. Suddenly they both realize they are each others mates and need to find out if the other accepts them.
This is a short and sweet read. I had found that I wanted more to the story. It is just a quick novella and you feel how strong the pull is between the characters. I just felt a bit rushed on this one.
***This ARC was received from Netgalley and its publishers for an honest review only.