PersuasionTitle:  Persuasion
Series:  Shifters Forever #3
Author:  Elle Thorne
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  March 5, 2015
Publisher:  Barbed Borders Press
My Rating:  5 star
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Mae’s at it again! Kelsey Torrent is a curvy, delicious hottie who has only loved one man.  Guilt pushed her away. Secrets kept her away.

She agreed to work for Mae, getting the new B & B ready for a big wedding. She did NOT agree to work with the man who broke her heart.

Bear shifter Teague Navarro has always been a one-woman kind of man. Why the hell did Mae call him to work with the one woman he can’t exchange a civil word with?

Read on for my thoughts on Persuasion.  No true spoilers, promise.

As we once again return to Bear Canyon Valley it’s becoming clear what Mae’s main talent is — matchmaker extraordinaire.   Mae has recently acquired the Bed and Breakfast and brought Kelsey to town to run the establishment.  Since they are looking for the Grand Opening to happen for Grant and Chelsea’s wedding there is a lot of work to be done.  So, Mae has asked another of her nephews to head to town to take over the construction renovations… Teague.

Kelsey and Teague had been lovers, mates not yet bonded when Kelsey silently left him.  To this day, Teague has no clue as to why she would leave.  Both he and his bear knew that she’d loved them, it made no sense.  But Teague was not a man to force a woman, even if she was his mate, to stay where she didn’t want to be.  So he let her go.  The most painful decision of his life.  And now he’d have to work beside her, breathe in her scent and not be able to love her as he needed.  This job was going to be hell.

Kelsey could not breathe.  Teague.  The man she’d loved beyond reason, the man she still pined for – the man who would hate her if he ever discovered exactly why she had left.  How was she supposed to get through the next weeks when all she wanted was to curl up in his arms.

Persuasion is an intense, sexy tale of two lovers who were meant to be together allowing one decision, one very wrong assumption keep them apart.  Oh, and that pride thing played a part too.  Kelsey and Teague will tiptoe around each other, give their friends and family much to wonder about until circumstances force Kelsey to finally tell Teague the truth – and wait for his love for her die before her eyes.

Our shifter town is growing as more people wander back into town and more couples find their forever mates.  Persuasion is one of those novels that you’ll suspect long before you’re given the fact.  But that doesn’t change the fear and longing that Kelsey has nor the Love, desire and determination that Teague and his bear have to bring her back into their lives.

If you love paranormal romances, if shifters get your blood tingling then you’ll love the Shifters Forever series and Persuasion.  If you haven’t stepped foot in Bear Canyon Valley yet – what are you waiting for?  Strong ties, deep love and sensuous loving abound in this series, so hurry and get caught up.

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