Review: An Unexpected Affair (Scottish Werebear, #1) by Lorelei Moone

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Scottish Werebear, #1
Lorelei Moone
Paranormal Romance
September 25, 2015


Clarice has given up on love...
Unfortunately, she still has a romance novel to write.

After dumping her cheating boyfriend, Clarice's career as a romance novelist is hanging in the balance. Her deadline is looming, and inspiration is thin. A retreat to the secluded Isle of Skye is supposed to be the answer to her woes, and indeed it is.

So is rugged Scot, Derek, whose holiday cottage she has rented. She admires him from afar and allows him to become her muse. But there is something off about him. He hides a secret she could have never guessed at.

Derek's bear recognizes his mate...

Even if their romance is forbidden.

Derek McMillan is used to keeping to himself. That's what bear shifters do: they live on the fringes of human society, without ever revealing themselves. Clarice's arrival brings with it serious challenges. He can't stop thinking about her. Every fiber in his body tells him she is meant to be his. But she's human, so their love is doomed from the start.

Can he control his urges, and keep his secrets, until she leaves for home?

If you like T.S. Joyce, Zoe Chant and Scarlett Grove, then you will love this first installment to the Scottish Werebears Series by Lorelei Moone. Please note that each book in this series features a new couple, but with an overarching story line across all titles. Therefore it is best read in order from start to finish.

Start binge-reading the Scottish Werebears Series today!


An Unexpected Affair is book one in the Scottish Werebear series by Lorelei Moone.

This is more of a novella than a book. It’s very quick and short which means we have no time to develop the world and characters.

Derek is adorable. I liked him. He’s a solitary werebear though he does have a brother. 

Clarice I could take or leave her. She’s a romance writer. There is nothing notable about her.

The first half is slow. The main couple Derek and Clarice barely have any interaction between themselves in the first part, then all of a sudden, BAM, the author has them in love. From their things move fast. 

I didn’t like that we have no getting to know each other. No time together. Nothing! The romance needed a stronger foundation then the quick insta-love.

I did like that Derek became her muse for the book she was writing. 

An Unexpected Affair was eh! Not sure if I’ll read on or not. If the blurb intrigues you, I urge you to give it a shot. Just because it did not work for me does not mean it won’t for you.

Rated: 2 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

4 comments on “Review: An Unexpected Affair (Scottish Werebear, #1) by Lorelei Moone

  1. Sorry you didn’t like it more. I love the cover for this one. Have a wonderful Halloween. Hopefully you got yourself some candy, I know I did. lol
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    • Oh yes, I bought some candy even though we’re not given any out I still wanted some ^_^. An Unexpected Affair wasn’t my thing, but I do like the cover. Thank’s for visiting.

  2. Yeah, I have to see something to believe in the romance. Love that he’s a werebear.
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    • I like reading werebear shifter romances, but this one wasn’t believable. Thank’s for visiting!