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Bear Witness

(Bear Wardens #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  430 ratings  ·  76 reviews
Can They Find Love With A Murderer On The Loose?

When curvy Candice Gray witnesses a grizzly bear shot in the woods, she doesn't expect to be thrust into the middle of a murder investigation.

Smoking hot, game warden, Wyatt McCloud isn't a homicide detective, but that's exactly what he has to be when a shifter turns up dead in the forest he patrols.

With his bear roaring tha
Kindle Edition, 129 pages
Published August 31st 2015
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Would have liked it to be longer with more background info on the characters but overall this was a quick and easy shifter romance.
Jun 20, 2019 marked it as to-read
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Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Gorgeous View!

Great new series in the lovely mountains of Montana

Candice was born in beautiful Montana, but at the age of 13 tragedy forced her to move to the city of Seattle with her uncle..This never changed her love of the lovely scenery of her birth place and she made a point to go there every year. While on vacation there she witnessed a terrible incident and that put in her sight the gorgeous Game Warden Wyatt. What's a cowboy to do when faced with such a beauty, tell her to save a horse?
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Candice Gray who was this beautiful curvy woman who lived in the city loved coming back to a place like Montana to be in the mountains. It is one way she loved to spend her vacations. She would forget the city life, go out into the woods, enjoy the outdoors, and paint. She never dreamed that on the first day she would witness a murder.

Shifters had just came out and there were groups springing up that hated shifters. It was still surprising to see one murdered before your eyes

Wyatt McCloud was
Nov 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Rating 3.8 stars
When Candice witnesses the murder of a bear shifter whilst camping she suddenly finds her own life in danger but fortunately, Wyatt the game warden, is more than happy to put her under his protection, in fact his bear insists on it and his protection isn't all he wants Candice under !
This has a good storyline but it has the potential to be better if it went into a bit more depth and detail. A short read but an enjoyable one.
Michele bookloverforever
cohesive. well plotted. good characters. HEA. a shifter is murdered. who did it and why. the witness can't identify the mirderers so why are they trying to kill her. handsome game warden to the rescue. ...more
Karen Voitik
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
>Book Review – Bear Witness
>I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 1st in the Bear Wardens series and ends in an HEA. In this reality, shifters have recently let humans know about them. As with anything new, humans have extreme feelings on shifters. Hate groups are forming and shifters can be in danger. Wyatt is a game warden bear shifter. He hasn’t let anyone know he is a shifter as of yet. He is aiding in a murder investigation of a bear shifter. The witness, Candice is a tourist on a
Mary Lou Hoffman
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
BEAR WITNESS is the first book in the Bear Wardens series. I believe they will each stand on their own as the wardens each find their fated mate on Fate Mountain.

Murder, mystery, and sexy shifters make this a perfect quick afternoon read. I loved both Candice and Wyatt, individually and as a couple.

I thought it was a wonderful statement on human prejudices and insecurities. Another story that emphasizes that communication can open our minds and hearts.

I’m looking forward to more from this series
Jan 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is Wyatt and Candice's story . While in the woods Candice hears a shot so she goes to check it out since there is no hunting here and she comes upon a a shot bear who is a werebear . The Warden comes to talk with her and knows right away that she is his mate but also knows he needs to keep her safe and to find out what happened here . After taking her statement he gives her a ride to her camp site but there is still danger and trouble to Candice ! This is well written and strongly recommend ...more
Linda  Johnston
May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Candice went on a week long camping trip by herself and saw the shadow of 2 men that shot a bear out of season. He ended up being a shifter. Wyatt is game warden and is investigating it. The men go back that night and she runs away. She calls Wyatt and he takes her to his house. The next day he goes to get her stuff and the men had tore all her stuff and took her purse and keys He gives her a credit card and tells her to buy what she needs. They end up kidnapping her and he rescued her and finds ...more
Jennifer Holzapfel
Jul 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Candice is vacationing in Montana and while camping witnesses an illegal shooting of a bear. The problem is that the near that was shot is really a shifter. Wyatt is the game warden and a bear shifter. Shifters has just come out a month previous. She is now being hunted.down by the killers. Wyatt is having it just as bad, Candice is his dates mate and he has not come out as a shifter yet. They will have to fight for their lives of the killers find her.
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written short shifter story

Beautiful about a shifter and his fated mate. His fated mate Candice was on a week camping holiday when she witnesses a murder of a shifter the officer who comes to the scene is bear shifter Wyatt his bear knows that she is his fated mate which then complicates the investigation of the murder more comes out about shifters and shifter haters and that Wyatt hasn’t told anyone he is a shifter
Cindy Hardegree
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A keeper!

The perfect shifter lovers story! Hot! Sexy! With the dynamics of murder and kidnapping involved providing excitement and mystery. Bear Witness is one book difficult to put down. And, I absolutely loved the characters, honest, giving and committed. This is one in my new library collection I'm keeping, and look toward to reading the others by this series!
Danielle Carpenter
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is typical of the Fate Mountain bears. Something bad will happen, in this case murder. Bear shifter meets woman and recognizes her as his mate. Girl resists, then gets steamy. Danger comes to their door, and they solve the problem. Girl stays with bear shifter in Fate Mountain. I like these books, because they are all novella length and make for a happy afternoon read.
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Read in the SHIFTER OVERDRIVE compendium.
A very enjoyable read with two likable characters.
Candice and Wyatt were made for each other but I disliked the anti shifter hate mentality.
Well written by the author showing humans can be very ignorant of something different.
Barbara Van Zandt
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it

She was a witness to a killing and game warden is in charge of finding murderer of a shifter. He takes her to his place for protection, sh ed his mate . this is 1st for me in reading where a changes happens after claiming
Kathy  Knuckles
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing

A story of how two people with love to share, who can overcome obstacles and prejudice can learn to be who they really are and make their lives what they want it to be!
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very enjoyable

What a great book. From the unknown to the awareness of life of another species to the hatred of a lifeform because its new. I loved the way the whole story flowed and the HEA of the ending.
Cathy Criqui
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Romance

Despite the murder of a shifter, Wyatt was drawn to Candice. She was not immune to the warden either. Finally found a shifter story with this kind of outcome. Will definitely be reading the others in this series! Thank you Scarlett Grove!
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bear Wardens

Wonderfully written. Great mystery and storyline. I just surprised.she to him being a shifter till she was kidnapped. But the author wrote it in beautifully.
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it

A nice and gentle love story. Liked the plot, and premise.
Would have given it a perfect score but the dialogue needs some refining. Everywhere else the words flowed, but when it came to the main characters it was choppy.
Jun 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wish I had known about these books before reading the Fate Mountain series. Explained some things. But still loved anyway. I find Scarlett's books easy to read and quite satisfying. Would recommend to anyone looking for a shortish shifter romance. ...more
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bear Witness

Very enjoyable book. Scarlett aCtive always writes amazing stories that even with a HE A there's drilling the joy of reading through the confusion and the trails that the characters go through to get it.
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Wyatt is surprised when he finds his fated mate at a murder scene. She is in danger and he can't help but keep her safe.

Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
Good start, then ........
Pamela Reyes
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shifter witness

Chose my rating based on it being about a bear shifter whose also a game warden in love with a curvy woman proving Big women need love too .
Sharon Noble
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

I loved the way this book started, how they got to know one & other. Looking forward to the next book!
Coleen Sereno
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nice short story

Murder and love shifters and haters all in the short shifter love story.i enjoyed this book . I would recommend it to anyone that likes shifter stories
Mikola Fuhrman
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
A wonderful read.

Wyatt and Candice. What a wonderful story. It has it all: romance, crime, murder and heated love. What a book!
Stories in Review
It was good, just couldn't get into it really. Still a good read though. ...more
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Scarlett Grove is a USA Today Bestselling Paranormal and Science Fiction Romance Author. Scarlett started publishing her adventurous, sexy stories in 2014 and now has dozens of titles spanning multiple worlds.

Her Best Selling Series Include:
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