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Laid Bear (Werebear Shifter BBW Romance) [Kindle Edition]

Marina Maddix
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Can the curvy girl get the hot werebear guy? Hell yeah!

Curvy girl Bethany Mills can't believe her good fortune when her new neighbor turns out to be devastatingly hot. But someone that gorgeous could never fall for someone like her…could he? A charming personality and appreciation for sappy music aren't the only things Maximilian Pearce is hiding, and just when Bethany thinks she might get her very own happily ever after, a shocking revelation forces her to make a heartbreaking choice.

Laid Bear is the first book in the Laid Bear series from New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Marina Maddix. It can be read on its own, but if you like it, you'll also want to read the novel-length sequels, Laid Bear: The Kodiak Clan and Bearly Hanging On, both of which are available on Amazon:

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  • File Size: 482 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,763 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! July 13, 2013
By Sistah
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This book was great! I've not actually read a book with a full figured woman involved in some time and this book actually gave a woman some hope...Max was HOTTTTTTTTT and Ladies the sex scences were nice an sides that this book was a great quick read while hanging out...
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great novella! July 10, 2013
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WOW! Great story about a BBW who goes from insecure to standing up for herself. I love that Bethany gets more and more independent as the story goes on, and there are so many incidentally cute and funny bits ("because, um, WEREBEAR?") it made me laugh out loud.

The ending is surprisingly emotional, and I'm interested to see where the story goes afterwards. All in all, a super hot story with scorching sex scenes. Highly recommend to anyone who like shifter stories :)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good story! July 12, 2013
By kara
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It's nice to see a bigger girl get the guy! Very cute story.. I thought it was funny and romantic. Very good book, wish it had been longer!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yummy little read! August 8, 2013
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This is a new author for me and I was pleasantly surprised. I am a big fan of bear shifters, there is just something about them that really gets me!

Bethany is a touch on the needy side for my liking. She is a curvy gal with loads of self doubt. But on the upside she is mega sassy and I loved that!

Max is really sweet for a bear. He is big and cuddly which puts him in the plus column. He is lacking that grouchiness other werebear stories usually have. Although his uncle Chet makes up for that!

A nice story but there could have been more. It was more about them getting together and then staying together. The whole of the relationship was kind of glossed over.

It would be very interesting to see this turn into a series. Perhaps following the ending resolution and seeing other werebears matched up.

Not a whole lot of sex, there were a couple hot and heavy steamy scenes but they could have been spicier. I hope future books turn that dial up! Bears do love their sweets!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yummy Sweet Bear July 12, 2013
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I read this short read really quickly and really enjoyed it, the story flowed well. Loved the characters, who wouldn't love a sexy sweet bear right? Also the other characters worked well, they fit and made the story seem more real. Of course Max made the story very sexy how he acted toward Bethany; so sweet. I am such a huge fan of shifts books and haven't read many bears but this one was good. How could I have not liked the book right?
I gave this book 5 stars mainly because I really enjoyed it and did read it all and found myself giggle sometimes, which I love doing. I really hope that this isn't the last we hear of Bethany and Max; I feel that there still more to their story and if there is I hope to be reading it soon!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good shifter romance July 14, 2013
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It's refreshing to see a " nice guy" protagonist who treats his lady like a queen, isn't afraid to cook dinner for her or talk to her in bed. All this while still being a gorgeous Alpha man, an agent for changes to save his community and great lover. The bad guy of the story turns out to have a tragic past that made him that way, too. And our heroine learns that she's a big, beautiful woman who deserves to be treated well, she doesn't have to settle for the losers flopping around in beer in the shallow end of the gene pool.

The author left a few things unanswered, so I hope that there's a sequel to address the issues raised at the end of the story. That's another refreshing thing; wanting a sequel to an erotica book for the storyline and to find out how the characters are progressing in their relationship. Well done.

Heat factor hot.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bear and BBW? Bravo! July 25, 2013
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I like my shifters big, powerful, and super protective. When wolves don't cut it, I'm grateful that new books like this show up, proving that were-men come in many unexpected shapes and sizes! Laid Bear hits all the right notes again and again for a steamy shifter romance.

Maddix's story is funny, romantic, paranormal, and howling at the moon sexy! Curvy Bethany's new neighbor isn't at all what she expects. At first, she can only see Max's "underwear model" good looks. It doesn't take long for the hot new guy's secrets to come spilling out, leading to all sorts of wild misunderstandings and shocking tensions - especially erotic ones.

I love the way it takes a big man to tame a woman with curves. And - bonus! - he's a bear, in case you hadn't inferred that from the title. To me, were-bear Max and the shifter clan he's a part of intrigued me the whole time. It can't be easy changing under the moonlight when you're way bigger than any wolf.

Max is the perfect ursid hero. Like any huge and hunky predator, he just doesn't stop, prodding his way onward through Bethany's plus size insecurities and her more worldly troubles. It's tense, hilarious, and charming all at once to see our heroine come to terms with Max's otherworldly secret and open herself to his love and lust.

I totally ate up this book with more enthusiasm than I expected. I only hope Miss Maddix will give us more guardian were-bears in future novels! Make that lots more bears.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hotter than the Average Bear July 12, 2013
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I don't read much shifter fiction because wolves don't really do it for me, but the cover (or more specifically the cover model) on this one really caught my eye. So I figured I'd give a bear a shot. I'm really glad it did. Great story, great characters, really hot and dirty while still being romantic. It was also long enough to be a complete story, which was a pleasant surprise.

I'm still not sold on shifters, but this one works for me as the kind of qualities a bear evokes are a perfect match for the stories and character. I'd definitely be up for more.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Listen To Your Friends
I thought this read was an quick, entertaining and fun read. The female mc has very low self esteem until the male mc shows her how awesome she really is. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! didn't want to end
Great ! didn't want to end
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
could not put down
Published 2 months ago by dlb
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it.
Great story of Max a bear shifter and Bethany a human. They were both instantly attracted to one another. He invites her over to his apartment for a barbecue. Read more
Published 2 months ago by bookwoman
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Slow and boring.
Published 3 months ago by HoneyReaper
5.0 out of 5 stars THERE'S A BEAR IN THE WOODS!
Yes and no, actually. What's really in the woods is curvy girl Bethany's peace of mind, when she can get a chance to take a walk in them. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute story
Bethany has a new neighbor, Max. She is very attracted but thinks he is out of her league. Bethany accidentally sees him shift but convinces herself she was dreaming. Read more
Published 6 months ago by CJ Romanczuk
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Don't bother with this book.
Published 6 months ago by Pam
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
What a great story. The main characters, Bethany and Max, were so very likable. Bethany is confident when necessary, yet insecure at times... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Judylee
3.0 out of 5 stars not nearly enough story
read this in a boxed's ok but not nearly enough story....
and i HATE the name of the book :(
Published 7 months ago by T.Sutton
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New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Marina Maddix is a romantic at heart, but hates closing the bedroom door on her readers. Her stories are sweet, with just enough spice to make your mother blush. She lives with her husband and cat near the Pacific Ocean, and loves to hear from her fans.

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