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Bear, Otter, and the Kid

Bear, Otter, and the Kid [Kindle Edition]

TJ Klune
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Three years ago, Bear McKenna’s mother took off for parts unknown with her new boyfriend, leaving Bear to raise his six-year-old brother Tyson, aka the Kid. Somehow they’ve muddled through, but since he’s totally devoted to the Kid, Bear isn’t actually doing much living—with a few exceptions, he’s retreated from the world, and he’s mostly okay with that. Until Otter comes home.

Otter is Bear’s best friend’s older brother, and as they’ve done for their whole lives, Bear and Otter crash and collide in ways neither expect. This time, though, there’s nowhere to run from the depth of emotion between them. Bear still believes his place is as the Kid’s guardian, but he can’t help thinking there could be something more for him in the world... something or someone.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 853 KB
  • Print Length: 350 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (11 Aug 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005H3MRVK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,898 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, heartwarming book.... 29 Dec 2012
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Cover as per usual leaves a lot to be desired, they're really naff some of them! As others have said, I did find it a little difficult at first to 'get' into the style of writing, but once I was in (and it didn't take long) I was well and truly hooked and um, let's just say that this book will DEFINITELY be a Keeper on the old Kindle, and I have already downloaded and am reading the follow-up. It may not be original, but who cares, it's a really lovely feel-good book! Otter is a just an amazing man!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful read... 31 Aug 2011
By jj
Format:Kindle Edition
I wholeheartedly recommend this book. A great story about what makes a family and a relationship. What binds us together as families isn't always blood and life doesn't always work out how you planned. The author has found a voice in his central characters and I personally cant wait for the planned sequel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Acala
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Admittedly, there are some serious issues with this work. Firstly, it is not original - following the storyline of the movie 'Shelter' very closely (arguably too closely for comfort). Secondly, the main character engages in protracted internal debates which can sometimes come across almost as unedited streams of consciousness that jump around in time and perspective. No doubt some readers will really struggle with this.

However, despite that, I found this to be a complex and touching story of a young man trying to come to some understanding of himself while dealing with difficult external circumstances. For me, the writing style conveyed the messy internal struggle of the main character (Bear) rather well. Essentially, Bear doesn't have the words to convey his thoughts or emotions clearly, so the reader is given the full view of the "internal catastrophe" and comes to understand him through that. The remainder of the central characters are also well-developed and charming in their own ways - the 'kid' in particular is funny and as cute as can be. Although the pacing is at times a little slow, there is plenty of heart-wrenching drama to keep the story moving along and the reader waiting desperately to see what happens.

Overall, if you like character-driven MM romances with a feel-good factor, this is certainly one of the better ones on offer. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute 5* book! 20 Mar 2012
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It really annoys me that one bad review can bring this book's rating down to 4star. This is absolutely a 5 star book. I have read hundreds of m/m books and this is in my top 3. Its a beautiful story of family, trust, love and honour. At just 10 pages in , I was sold! I felt the characters in this book - they were so real - i'm not sure who I'm the most in love with, Bear, Otter or the Kid . Please read it! xxx
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bear - no more storms! 18 Nov 2011
By Aleksi
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I came across this book already in September but in some reason product description didn't really sell this. However I'm glad I came back and read the sample. I was drawn into the story and the second I finished the sample I needed to know what happens.

This is a very moving story and I can't remember when I was last time so excited about a book. This is a story about love and its different forms. It is not easy to know what is right and wrong love, but the question is finding the right one for you. It is also story about responsibility - not only that you are responsible of your nearest and dearest, but finding that you are also responsible to make something about your life and to do something good to yourself.

I couldn't wait to carry on reading and wanted to know how it ends - and at the same time didn't want it to end. I really liked the way we got to know Bear better through his stormy thoughts... Mother's motives in latter part of the book should have been clearer, but as she was so nasty it was better I didn't need to hear more of her.

Of course I fell in love with the boys - all of them. Warmly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good read! 15 Oct 2011
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I was a little put off by the reviewer who had only read the sample, but I am glad I didnt listen. this was a very fun read full of twists and turns and written in a style that made me want to keep on reading. My only grumble is that it felt like an expansion to the film 'Shelter' but never the less its a great book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joy to Read! 19 Dec 2013
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This book was a absolute joy to read. The other reviews say it all, so all I can add is...The author writes in a way that draws you in and takes over your thoughts and body. There was no was I was moving once I started reading! The story is captivating, the characters are loveable and the kid, OMG he puts a permanent smile on my face!
can not wait to start the next book!
highly recommend!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shelter in book form is not a fair comparison 2 July 2013
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So anyone who has seen the movie Shelter will have a broad understanding of what this book entails, because its about two friends that become more involved and theres in kid in the mix as well. But it is somehow more than the film. Kept me hooked. One of my all time favourite gay romances, alongside Tigers and Devils/Tigerland.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bear Otter and the kid and me
I added me to the title because I was there every page.Ok sometimes the kid was a little unreadable and emotions were wrung out of a wet wrag. I don't care I loved it.
Published 12 months ago by ian fairbrass
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book - Must Read
Okay, so I read another book by this author - "Tell me it's real" then thought, I should read another of his works, and I was so impressed,

This book is amazing, and... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mark
5.0 out of 5 stars "Hey you".." Hey yourself..."
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Published 14 months ago by blogoh
5.0 out of 5 stars Killed my Kindle!
So there I was, reading this great novel on my Kindle, laughing along, crying along, thoroughly enjoying everything that is "Bear, Otter and the Kid," requiring paper towel from... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Simon
5.0 out of 5 stars Do not let this one pass you by. Essential LGBTQ reading.
Just read again as catch up for book two and once again lost myself in BOATK. I adore this book and can honestly say that it rates high in my favourite books of all time and that's... Read more
Published 15 months ago by makkt
5.0 out of 5 stars Great. Great. Great
I resisted buying this book for ages because of its price - it was above my self imposed price limit as I wanted to stave off my steady move towards penury due to the number of... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Patsy O
5.0 out of 5 stars Best gay book read in a long time
Other reviewers have explained the simple but compelling story of two guys falling in love with the added difficulty of bringing up a child under a cloud of doubt regarding his... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Paul West Ealing
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good Read
Must admit this is not my usual type of book but read it after it was recommended by a friend. You just grow to love Bear. Read more
Published 19 months ago by S. Alexander
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful introduction to a great bunch of characters
A few simple words to describe a great book that you won't want to miss. bEAR, OTTER, KID, Funny, sad, KID, engaging, passionate, KID, well written, stunning, KID, WONDERFUL..
Published 21 months ago by CRYSTAL CLEAR
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful introduction to Bear, Otter and the Kid!
This is a book which immediately has you hooked and wanting more! I read it, bought the sequel, read it- and then re-read them both! Read more
Published 22 months ago by Trock
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Oh, Bear. Its always been you. It will always be you. I love you, and thats why it will always be enough. &quote;
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I thought the whole point of having a gay brother was that they were supposed to be all cool and shit. Ive got a defective gay. &quote;
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Ive never told anyone this, but anytime that Ive felt sad or alone or angry or upset, I would pray to God to just make you come back. That I would do anything He wanted me to do if only you would walk through my door. You were the only thing that made me feel safe when the earthquakes threatened to break me. I needed you to come home because when youre not here, I dont have a home. &quote;
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