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An Unexpected Affair (Scottish Werebear #1)

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Romance novelist, Clarice Adler, has lost the inspiration to write ever since dumping her cheating boyfriend. How do you dream up a plot of two people falling in love, when you’ve stopped believing in love yourself? But her deadline is looming, and her career hangs in the balance, so she decides to lock herself away on the secluded Scottish Isle of Skye to finish her manus ...more
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 92 pages
Published September 25th 2015 by eXplicit Tales
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Emily
Romance writer, Clarice Adler needs to bunker down and finish her book or she will be without a publisher. What better way to get away from her cheating ex, then by traveling to the Scottish Isle and staying in a quiet little cabin. There she meets Derek McMillan who is hero worthy. Clarice is led to believe that Derek has a wife, who she has never seen and believes he has kept his distance because of it.

Derek realizes Clarice is his mate, but he is a bear shifter and no humans are aware they ex
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ShoSho
Jan 05, 2017 rated it liked it
I got the whole series on audio in exchange for review. The crazy person that I am I didn't read the blurb or any details about the series, just that it was a bear shifter series! ( What's better than that?!)

So I started listening to this audiobook assuming the whole 16 hours are going to be about the same couple but in 6 different books. Imagine my surprise when after listening for a couple of hours, they got mated and BAM their story was over and it was off to the next story with hero's brothe
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Richelle Robinson
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
Clarice is a writer and she needs to finish her novel. She books a cabin to clear her mind of any distractions. At the cabin she meets Derek who is the caretaker of the property. Derek is also a werebear. Derek feels an attraction to Clarice but she is human and doesn't think it would be a good idea to pursue anything since she is human. As a werebear he has to keep that a secret from outsiders. Derek and Clarice do eventually get together but by the time it happens the book is pretty much over. ...more
Patty
Dec 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: ibooks, paranormal
** 2.5 stars **
Kristen Gough
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in a new sexy shifter series and it definitely does not disappoint! A human woman named Clarice is a romance author who is suffering from writer's block after experiencing a failed relationship and goes to the Scottish Isle of Skye to lock herself away and finish her current work. What she doesn't expect is to come across the sexy bear shifter Derek who she's renting a cabin from and the immediate connection she feels towards him. Derek doesn't believe that humans and shif ...more
Lindsay
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
*There may be spoilers in this review...you've been warned*

I found this to be an enjoyable story. As with most paranormal stories, the attraction was immediate but in this case, Clarice and Derek feel that attraction but they also avoid each other (for different reasons). Since I got both POVs, I knew what the other didn’t know, so I enjoyed the avoidance immensely. Especially when Derek kept dropping off food and goodies for Clarice and she thought it was his “wife”.

Even though I enjoyed the
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Ani Gonzalez
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Romance writer rents secluded Scottish cottage for do-or-die writing sprint, meets Scottish were bear, sexiness ensues. Lovely, slow-burn romance with a romantic Scottish village setting. Loved the characters (Derek is a werebear who bakes!) and, particularly, the cottage. Fun read. Received ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Leslie
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was ok
lame, unimaginative, boring
Shell Hunt
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: basic
I keep going back and forth. Scottish We're bear is not the worst book I have read. It's a love story, that's it. Books like this are not my favorite because it's so predictable and kind of on the boring side.
The main character, Clarice, caught her bf cheating and she is trying to finish her book. So she goes to Scotland for escape. She meets Derek, a werebear, who feels lightning when he sees her.
I see the appeal and I appreciate the author's style. Moone does a good job with the characters.
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Myra
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great shifter read!

This was a very good book. Love the shifter romance novels and this one was great. The author knows how to keep your interest.
Judy Lewis
Oct 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTFUL !!!
Title: An Unexpected Affair
Series: Scottish Werebear
Designation: Book One, Standalone Novella, No Cliffhanger
Author: Lorlei Moone
Reading Platform: Kindle Edition
My Rating: FIVE DELICIOUSLY SWEET STARS*****
Wow! An Unexpected Affair is the fabulous debut novella by up and coming new paranormal author Lorlei Moone and I must say, I'm thoroughly impressed. I would never have guessed that this was Moone's very first release. Although this release is the first book in Moone's
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Happily Ever Chapter
Sep 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr-fantasy
-- REVIEW by Tina J / Happily Ever Chapter >

** Provided by Author in Exchange for an Honest Review **

Judging a Book by it's Cover:
Bare torso with tribal tattoo, pants dipping dangerously low and a sort of wonky pectoral muscle. The bear in the background is super cute. Brooding, moody background colors help make them both stand out. The synopsis sounds rather fun and entertaining.
Looking Deeper:
Third person POV. Poor Derek, he's a bit clueless in what to do with himself in the beginning,
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Lara
Sep 25, 2015 rated it liked it
This was a sweet story about an isolated bachelor and a romance author who is recovering from a breakup. She is renting a cabin on his farm in order to finish her latest book without distractions. They have an immediate connection, but don't act on it, which made me happy. This isn't the type of story where one of the characters has an important job to complete that ends up being ignored because the couple can't keep their hands off each other. Yeah!

So, why only three stars? Well, I did enjoy t
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Kim
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
Derick, the hero, is a reclusive werebear who rents cottages on his remote Scottish isle for extra income. Clarice, the heroine, is an author who has recently broken up with a cheating boyfriend. There's very little detail about what happened with the cheating boyfriend. We just know that he cheated and now Clarice is unable to finish a romance novel she's under contract to complete because she no longer believes in love. A friend convinces her to get away from it all and suggests this Scottish ...more
Jean
May 28, 2016 rated it liked it


** Spoilers **

Clarice acted like a big baby at times.
She ASSumed Derek was married.
He did not correct her but that was her fault,
not his.
He did Not "seem" like a baking type, so he just had to be married.
There are male chefs, so, the misunderstanding was on her.
Then, when she finds out that he is Not married, she over reacts, blames him
and has a tear party crying all over herself. Over reaction much?
Even if he did want to avoid her, so what?
Like her inner dialogue said, she did not even know hi
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T.M. Payne
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Book: Scottish Werebear: An Unexpected Affair
Author: Lorelei Moone
Publication Date: 9/25/2015
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars


REVIEW
Clarice is off to find some solace and finish writing her novel. She has rented a cottage for 2 weeks. What Clarice is not prepared for is the caretaker / owner of the property. From day one, she thought he was married but she still felt a pull towards him. Derek has never mated nor had he wanted to until Clarice entered his life. After a
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Jessica
Sep 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Writing: 4 STARS ☆☆☆☆
Originality: 2 STARS ☆☆

This is a novella containing around 100 pages. It was a quick read and only took about 2 hours, give or take, to finish. The formatting was done nicely.

I really liked the writing style and enjoyed reading this. If the story would have been just a bit more original, I would have given it 4 stars. I will follow this author to see what she has to come in the future.

This is written like so many other shifter novels. Human female just broke up with cheating
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Mandy Saial
Scottish Werebear book 1 : An Unexpected Affair - Lorelei Moone

(4 Stars )

Clarice is a romance novelist who has just broken things off with her boyfriend and the muse to all the yummy stories she writes .In a writing slump , she decides a trip to Scotland might just spark a fire in her writing hand , but what ends up happening is she spends all her time trying to stay clear of her Hot , innkeeper Derek, but when she gets to know him and the secrets that he keeps will their hearts connect?

This wa
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Ry
Sep 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Racy
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Clarice Adler needed a get away. She just got out of relationship with a cheating loser boyfriend and needed to finish the work that she was going. She thought a break in the country side would do her so good. She was shocked to hear after she arrived in the county that there were bears. There should not be bears around Scotland.

Derek McMilian knew when he saw Clarice that she was his mate. Which he found shocking since he was a bear shifter and bear shifters did not mate with humans. The more
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Deborah
Sep 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
An ARC was given for an honest review. This is a entertaining and well written read. She came to the Highlands to get away and finish her book. He rents out the cottage to supplement his income. Neither are looking for a relationship but sometimes fate make choices for you no matter how much you fight against it. This has its own HEA but it is a continuing story. Enjoy I did.
Bea  Charmed
The first half was slow, with barely any interaction between Derek and Clarice, then bing bang boom, it's love! The world is interesting and I want to know more but the romance was meh and needed a stronger foundation and more believability.
Jessica
Nov 13, 2016 rated it liked it
A cut fun read, nothing to long, I finished it in one sitting. But for the cheesy goodness it totally hit the spot.
Karen
Mar 02, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
SheLove2Read
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2016
DNF.
Cynthia
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a short story that sets up the rest of the series. The author bring a very interesting plot which goes back many years from the day Derek parents were killed could it have been an accident as they believed or could it have been more. The store moves around Derek and Clarice meeting with a strong pull from the start. There is a little misunderstanding or maybe confusion that the two will have to overcome before even thinking about a relationship plus she must find out what he truly is, u ...more
Kathy Wideman
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by Lorelei and I loved it. Derek manages his family’s farm and rents out cabins on the property for several years. Usually just families and older ladies looking for a getaway rent out the cabins. Clarice has booked one of the cabins so that she can finish her book. After breaking it off with her boyfriend she is trouble finding her muse to finish her book. After seeing Derek, it seems her muse is back in full force. Her book may have changed a bit but she is w ...more
Salisa
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
This definitely was a surprise for me.

Scottish Werebear has been a great starter of the day. It is a perfect to read with a cup of coffee and nestled up in bed with a bunch of pillows.

It started it quite simple.

Clarice is an author with a deadline for her recent book. However due to her recent breakup she has encountered a block. In a desperate attempt to finish her book and get back to writing she takes up a holiday in the mountains in a cabin that is owned by a guy(Derek) knows how to cook.
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L M
Nov 14, 2016 rated it liked it
This started off as a fairly good read with an enjoyable, believable story about Clarice needing to escape after catching her boyfriend cheating, she also has a deadline on her book but has lost the impetus to write a HEA story when suffering from betrayal.
Clarice came across as well balanced and coping well so I could not understand why Clarice was in tears when she found out Derek was not married. WHY? Derek has his reasons and she was taking it personally like some teenager in high school who
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Viper Spaulding
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the story that started it all, and it's beautifully done. Derek and Clarice are careful to avoid each other at first, but when Clarice's life is in danger Derek will do whatever it takes to keep her safe, regardless of the risks. The interactions with Derek's brother are just enough to set up the ongoing conflict that runs throughout the series, but this story is completely about Derek and Clarice and their reaction to their status as true mates.

The author does an amazing job of letting
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