Rocky (Tales of the Were #4) by Bianca D’Arc
Word Count: 41,714 (approximate)
Publisher: Liefde Press
Review Source: private purchase
My Rating: 4/5
Running for her life, there is only one man who can help her now… her Rock.
Maggie is on the run from those who killed her husband nine months ago. She knows the only one who can help her is Rocco, a grizzly shifter she knew in her youth. She arrives on his doorstep in labor with twins. Magical, shapeshifting, bear cub twins destined to lead the next generation of werecreatures in North America.
Rocky is devastated by the news of his Clan brother’s death, but he cannot deny the attraction that has never waned for the small human woman who stole his heart a long time ago. Rocky absented himself from her life when she chose to marry his childhood friend, but the years haven’t changed the way he feels for her.
And now there are two young lives to protect. Rocky will do everything in his power to end the threat to the small family and claim them for himself. He knows he is the perfect Alpha to teach the cubs as they grow into their power… if their mother will let him love her as he has always longed to do.
I admit I love this series. This is the best one so far. It has a big, handsome, loving and gentle Bear shifter!!!!!!!! Yep, I love me some bear shifters. It also has an awesome cover!
Rocky has loved Maggie for years, but put his feelings aside when she got married. When Maggie suddenly shows up with the devastating news that her husband/ Rocky’s “brother “was murdered Rocky realizes that even through his grief he is still in love with Maggie. Now that Maggie knows that he is a shifter there’s not anything holding him back from acting on his feelings. He lets her know how he feels and that he accepts her cubs as his own, all he has to do now is protect them.
Maggie found out about her husband right before his death, so on top of that shock she has to go on the run while pregnant. She is a strong woman to survive on her own as long as she did while grieving for her spouse. Maggie finally ran to Rocky and safety. I could feel and understand her struggle to come to terms with her love of Rocky.
It was refreshing that the heroine had 8 months to come to terms with losing her husband. Granted the time was before the story really started, but it was realistic. Maggie didn’t lose her husband and run to Rocky and get over her husband and fall in love again all in very short time. I also really appreciate that the H/h didn’t fight the attraction or mating even if Maggie had to struggle with herself. The sex was steamy and realistic. Rocky was gentle when needed and more aggressive at times. He was a considerate and fully capable lover.
I was shocked at the end to be reaching for the tissue. I didn’t see that coming and it made the ending so much more satisfying. I love it when there’s a HEA for the couple.
Those who love paranormal romance and shifters. Did I mention that Rocky is a bear shifter?!! This is also for anyone looking for a sweet love story with a little action.