REVIEW by Mary: Sawyer’s Mate by Meg Ripley

Madelyn has her entire life planned out: she’ll write her thesis and graduate next semester, then embark on her promising career as a paleontologist. But when she gets to Big Bend National Park and meets the hunky Ranger assigned to assist with her dig, her plans start to look less than solid. Her mind insists on staying on track, but whenever she’s around Sawyer, her heart refuses to listen.

After inheriting the Alpha title of his bear clan, Sawyer’s ready to start settling down—and when he meets Madelyn, his inner bear knows he’s found the one. Even though sparks fly between them, Madelyn can’t imagine leaving her New England family and budding career behind. But Sawyer longs for her to stay in Texas, because he can’t bear the thought of being without her.

Madelyn divides her time between dating and schoolwork, but time’s running out for her to make a discovery for her thesis. But when she digs up Big Bend’s biggest secret of all, will her life—and love—be put in danger?

Sawyer’s Mate is a 33,000 word standalone novella with steamy shifter scenes intended for readers 18+.




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About the Book

Sawyer’s Mate
by Meg Ripley

Werebears of Big Bend Book One

Paranormal Romance


Publication Date
January 3, 2019

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Mary’s Review

I would like to say that I absolutely loved this book. I loved Sawyer and his family (from what little info we got). I liked that it takes place in Texas and that it is a shifter story. Unfortunately I can only say that I thought that it was only good.

From the get go the story doesn’t have a very good flow, it eventually gets better, but it’s bad enough that I found it hard to read. It finally got better except for one conversation where it felt like the characters were replaced by someone younger. It just didn’t feel right.

Another thing is that there is a character that is introduced that the reader is apparently supposed to hate almost instantly. Sawyer and Madelyn both reacted negatively almost right away. I didn’t get that feeling until later on in the story. The character I’m talking about is also there just to move the story along, which is okay I guess, but it’s they didn’t really feel a part of the story otherwise.

One last thing I didn’t like was Madelyn’s belief that she can’t (not ‘doesn’t want to’) have a relationship until after college. At first I understood and even liked it. But, eventually it got old and it seemed that she thought the world would end. Her entire situation got old very quickly.

Overall Sawyer barely salvaged this book for me (that and fossils).

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