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Hard (The Bear Chronicles of Willow Creek Book 2) by [Minton, Emily, Keith, Julia]
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01C85DAOW
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By Reader TOP 50 REVIEWER on 3 Mar. 2016
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This is the second book in the Bear Chronicles of Willow Creek and I have to say I enjoyed this one more than the first book. Eli and Liza were likeable characters and I enjoyed reading about their relationship. Liza is Amelia's sister who is mated to Ethan they were featured in book 1. Now that Amelia is settled with Ethan she's keen to have her sister join her, that's when Eli knows on sight that Liza is his fated mate. Liza doesn't know that Eli is a bear shifter like Ethan, prior to meeting Liza, Eli had a deep distrust of humans as they had hunted and killed his mother, but Liza is able to make him see that not all humans are evil. There is insta love which normally isn't my cup of tea, but it's a shifter thing so it works in this. I look forward to the next book in this series.
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Serious question,. Where can I find myself my very own bear shifter?!

This book is seriously hot. I love the relationship between Eli & Liza, With Eli being frustrated and untrusting of his hatred towards humans and Liza with her wariness of her sudden feelings towards someone she has just met and doesn't really know add in a heated fight between 3 huge bears I think I would be a little scared also to be honest, I love with this book and the first book ( rough ) that instead of running away screaming the female characters are loyal to their feelings towards their men whether they are human or bear, unlike some books where it's a drawn out relationship of the male trying to win the female back for near half the book. I like the fact that hard doesn't do that , it focuses on the insta love.

I seriously can not wait for the next book in this series ., fingers crossed its masons story 😃
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I enjoyed this though not as much as the first, a very short book. The story was okay I would have liked a bit more nothing much really happened . I kept waiting and it was a bit of a let down after enjoying the first book so much . I would read more by these authors.
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By Kelco on 9 April 2016
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Excellent book can't wait to read the next one in the series! I will be looking at others by this author until then
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9c849054) out of 5 stars 23 reviews
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HASH(0x99bb2aa4) out of 5 stars Enjoyable and Good Continuation of the Series! 26 Feb. 2016
By NReads - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I couldn't wait to get my hands on Eli and Liz's story after seeing their appearances in book one, Rough. Eli had so much hatred and anger towards humans (his wolf mother was murdered by human hunters) that I couldn't wait to see him fall hard for a human mate...and fall hard on his ass he did! It was sweet to see his complete turnaround when he realized that Liz was his destined mate. He was alpha, loyal and did whatever necessary to make his mate happy.

Although Hard is the second book of The Bear Chronicles of Willow Creek series, it can be a stand alone read. For the first 20% of the story, the authors catches the reader up on what happened in book one so the reader doesn't get lost upon reading book two. Between books Rough and Hard, I liked and enjoyed Hard a lot more as I felt there was improvement in the writing and the characters' development. I also enjoyed the dual point of views from Eli and Liz. With that, I was able to better connect with their characters due to hearing their inner thoughts and feelings, thus making their sexual attraction (insta-lust) and union (insta-love) to one another more believable.

In addition, the plot and conflict were nicely executed and written. There was a nice balance of story with the sexy times. Overall, Eli and Liz were a good pairing and I found myself entertained with their story all the way through until the end.
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HASH(0x99bb299c) out of 5 stars I love shifters, always have and always will 26 Feb. 2016
By Shay44 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Hard is the second book in The Bear Chronicles of Willow Creek and what a follow up! THis can be read as a standalone but for me to get the full effect of the story and its characters, Rough should be read plus you would be missing out on a hot shifter series!

Eli, as you know, doesnt care wants outsiders in his town. But having such a strong bond with his cousin Ethan, the town's mayor, he has to let his animosity go or he will lose his friend so he decides to go with Ethan and Amelia to get her sister, Liza. But the unthinkable happens. He finds his mate, Liza. He fights the instant attraction but he truly has to final let his bitterness go because his bear doesnt care that she is human. Liza has no clue of what goes on in Willow Creek. Once she finds out what is going on, will she be able to forgive the secrets and the lies that was told to her?

This story had me from the get go, hell, from the very beginning with Rough. I love shifters, always have and always will. The whole dominate alpha tendencies just has a way of getting under my skin but in the most delicious of ways that I just cant help but gobble this story up. The storyline was a good one, with the added bonus of Eli's father strongly disagreeing. It created a good obstacle of wanting to know if Eli's dad would overcome his own animosity towards her. I liked Mason's added story to it too. He is the next in the series and it is sure to be a unique one with him being the unique were bear as he is blonde and has cat eyes, an oddity for their kind.

One thing that is for sure is that this duo can create a cool paranormal world, good versatile characters plus an added bonus of some really hot sex scenes that will leave you panting for more!

Story 5
Sex 5
Overall 5

Reviewed by Shay from Mommys a Book Whore
HASH(0x995a2b10) out of 5 stars ✯✯5 Hard Stars!!!✯✯ 14 Mar. 2016
By Stefanie@Mommy's Late Night Book-up - Published on Amazon.com
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Emily Minton and Julia Keith are becoming my favorite co-authors!! This is my 3rd book by them. And, everyone is hotter then the last one. Hard was no different.

When we finished reading Rough we saw Liza and Eli meet. When we start Hard we get some back story for both Eli and Liza. We find out everything that made Eli and his father hate and not trust any human alive. We see what goes thru his head when his cousin brings up marrying a human. We also see how Liza thought about her sister marrying a guy she never met. We also saw how Liza dealt with her sister gone. And, with her new foster sister and handsy foster father.

Once Eli and Liza meet man it's one big cluster-f--k of emotions for them both. Eli's bear saw what he wanted and was fighting Eli every step of the way. Eli wouldn't fall in love with a human. But, he must have Liza.

Liza is just as confused as Eli. She can't stop looking at the huge sexy guy in front of her. He's angry and confusing as any man is. Well, a lot more. If that's even possible lol. But, she can't stay away. She's not like her sister. Liza has been with a guy before. But, she definitely hasn't been with one like Eli.

Man, are Liza and Eli are hot. Very hot! Eli realizes Liza is his mate and wants her with him. But, there are a few obstacles in the way. Liza refuses to jump right on in. She wants to take it slow. Eli agrees. But, his biggest 2 obstacles are Liza finding out what he is. Man, what a way to find out btw (eyes popped wide out!!) and his father.Eli knows once his father finds out it that Eli's mate is a human. He already knows it's not going to be a pretty sight.

I absolutely loved this book even more then I loved the first one. Paranormal has always been my all time favorite to read. Emily and Julia sure can write a short/novella paranormal and not make me feel like I'm missing something. This book had more of a back story and more emotions then the previous one. There was multiple times I found myself tearing up while reading this.It was such a fast paced read. But, I never felt like it was rushed or that I was missing something really important. I can't wait for book 3.
HASH(0x99bb27ec) out of 5 stars Lived up to expecations and more ! 29 Feb. 2016
By ConfessionsFR - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Hard is the second book in the Bears Chronicles of Willow Creeks and continues right where the previous book left off with the tale being told from Eli and Liza point of views. However we are only taken to the present after a recap of Eli’s thoughts about the going ons that lead to the point. Where we learn the truth about what made Eli believe the thoughts that he did about humans and shifters.

I won’t give it away but there is a plausible explanation for why Eli was acting the way that he was in the previous book and your heart will break for him. He may be hard but he does a tender side So Liza the younger sister of Amelia is perfect for him . As she maybe his perfect mate and Eli wants her now but Liz has her own story to tell despite her tender years.

She may be only 18 but Liza is worried about her sister and wants to know about her new family. So when Eli kisses her and has her ways with him. She isn’t going to let him walkover her and just go with the flow she wants answers. However is she ready?
She is no prude but her secret that she has been keeping has worried her and even now with a brighter future in hand. Eli and Liza have their obstacles to face and will they have their forever?

The second book in the chronicles definitely lived up to being a quick enjoyable read. It wasn’t a rehash with Eli and Liza. They had their own problems and the authors allow them to take center stage without making it the crux. As they had a lot and it was magical watching them together.

I can’t wait for the next instalment as the titles do definitely live up what they promise and the snippet at the end of who the next couple is going to be make this reviewer happy as everyone needs their HEA and who no better 😉
HASH(0x99bb2198) out of 5 stars True Love Exists! 28 Feb. 2016
By Tee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Man this book is an amazing read. I love me some shifters but humans and shifters I was not sure was going to work for me but it did. I am so glad I was able to receive an ARC copy for an honest review.

Eli is rough and tough and no holds bar kind of shifter. So when his cousin marries a human and falls deeply in love with her he thinks his cousin is bat shiz crazy! Man he tells his cousin how can you fall in love with a human. Not only that how can you fall in love so dam fast? But it is real and his cousin tells him just wait you will see this is for real.

Then Eli meets Liza and holy hell his world is rocked by this beautiful human girl. Yes folks I said human girl and Eli can't understand what is going on because shifters don't mate with humans but he be damned if he didn't want to mate with Liza and keep her all to himself.

The story is great and the sex well let's just say you will want a shifter after reading this book!
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