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The Bear

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Scott Thompson discovers a dead bear, killed by poachers in the parkland he calls home. He is charged with investigating this tragedy and trying to bring the poachers to justice. Then a second bear shows up. Or so he thinks. But when Scott calls in his boss and mentor, a sturdy dark mountain man named Luke Stadler, to assist him, the “bear” turns out to be a naked man, see...more
Published October 4th 2009 by Amber Quill Press (first published 2009)
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Cole Riann
Review posted at Brief Encounters Reviews.

Scotty works as a ranger for the forest service. Lately, they've been dealing with a large poaching problem and routinely find dead bears on their patrols. One evening, Scotty investigates a strange noise from his stables (where his horses are spooked) and is shocked to find an injured bear. Unsure of what to do, Scotty calls Luke, another ranger and best friend to Max (and hopefully more). Luke hurries over just before the start of a heavy blizzard. The...more
It was alright, I wouldn't say I really liked it but I didn't dislike it either. It just didn't draw me in. Personally, I felt like I was reading a newspaper with just the facts rather than falling into a book and the sex was pretty generic. There wasn't anything to really get my motor going other than it was a bear-were instead of a cat or dog.
Elisa Rolle
This is quite a controversial short story, it plays a lot on the squicky feelings people have with shapeshifter stories and it's also very hot, being very graphic in details when arriving to the sex scene.

Scott lives inside a park reserve. He is used to share the park with bears, he knows them well and knows how to avoid trouble. But then poachers start to kill the bears and the beasts become unpredictable. One night, after a very near proximity encounter with one of them, Scott finds the same b...more
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