BE WERE (Southern Shifters #5)

BE WERE (Southern Shifters #5)

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by Eliza Gayle
Get bitten by the SOUTHERN SHIFTERS in New York Times Bestselling Author Eliza Gayle's steamy paranormal romance series! Full of feisty women and the alpha men who fall in love with them!

Dean had a family once. Until tragedy and betrayal consumed them. Now he lives on his own terms keeping life simple and carefree. Then one night leads to one bite and he's


Get bitten by the SOUTHERN SHIFTERS in New York Times Bestselling Author Eliza Gayle's steamy paranormal romance series! Full of feisty women and the alpha men who fall in love with them!

Dean had a family once. Until tragedy and betrayal consumed them. Now he lives on his own terms keeping life simple and carefree. Then one night leads to one bite and he's forced back into a dangerous world that reminds him he's still as angry as ever and this time he's not leaving until he gets what he wants. Niki.

Niki Harris has lived a life of secrets and solitude with no interest in making a change. But an easy one night stand turns complicated and she finds herself marked. Now she has to decide, tell the sexy shifter with a possessive streak a mile wide she's pregnant and in danger or do what she's always done--run.

Be Were is the full story from the free first chapter bonus, White Cougar Christmas.

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"This book can be read totally and completely as a stand alone book but why would you even want to? There is so much complexity wrapped into this book. I am totally enjoying everything Ms Gayle writes.. Make sure you check her out and be Were!" - Tea and Book
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"Eliza Gayle does an awesome job of bringing these characters to life. There is plenty of romance, hot wild sex and lots of danger in this story. I loved it. There were a few twists that I did not see coming and I feel they made this story all the more enjoyable. I would rate it 5/5" - Bits of Books

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Southern Shifters , #5
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Eliza Gayle is the NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 25 contemporary and paranormal romance books. She lives on a small island in the Pacific Northwest and spends her days writing romance, wandering the beach or making faces at her husky named Nanna who begs constantly for attention.

Before her writing career began, she served in the Marine Corps and lived a crazy life of adventure. Then she read her first erotic romance novel and everything changed. She'd finally found her niche. So after years of thinking about writing she finally grabbed her laptop and wrote.

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BE WERE 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
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jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
BE WERE. Southern Shifters. Eliza Gayle Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews. I've read a few of Eliza's books now, and they are definitely on the racy side of sexy, plenty of hot, erotic sex, which is both well written and fits the storyline. This book was no exception....Wow! I was a little confused when it began thinking I’d read it before, but on checking found its a continuation of the storyline from the novella A White Cougar Xmas, and I’d wondered what happened to Nikki at the end of that. So was a good start. We meet characters from the earlier Southern Shifters books, and I like the way the story begins to enlarge, with a simple, concluded plot in this one ( no cliffhangers- hurrah) but leading, and adding to, an overall story arc to the series as a whole. I feel with each book we're getting to know more about the characters, and understand their pasts and how that impacts on current actions. Certainly Dean and his brother have had a first very close, then problematic past, and they need to put that aside and work together here. Nikki has always been very alone and secretive about her origins, we learn why here, and Dean has his work cut out in getting her to trust him. Once again a shortish read at 175 pages for £1.93, but though its not long the pages are densely packed, and its a complete, well written story, with lots of sensuality which fits the storyline, not ones of those books where the story is just a carrier for endless sex scenes. The sex here is hot, very hot, and graphic, but mirrors the plot and where its going perfectly. Stars: four and a half, a bit longer and I've have given it five. Its a keeper files book, and one I’ll re read when series complete in one of my back to back reading fests :) ARC supplied by Netgalley
InspirationalAngel531 10 months ago
Title: Be Were - Southern Shifters 5 Author: Eliza Gayle Published: 1-27-14 Publisher: Gypsy Ink Books Pages: 175 Genre: Paranormal Romance Sub Genre: Shifters; Series; Holidays; Fantasy ISBN: 9781310388460 ASIN: B00FYZEXK Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley . With the holidays upon her once again and Niki Harris does not plan on spending it alone. Shifters fear her and would like to see her dead. She goes to a out of the way bar to pick up a human to spend her night with when a man steps between her and an annoying drunk. Dean, the bar's owner stops her from maiming the man by grabbing her wrist. His touch sizzles on her skin and his scent drives her wild. Yes, he will do. After a night spent filled with passion, Dean murmurs a word that has Niki running scared. The word is mate. Dean awakens to a cold bed begins to search for his mate. Twelve weeks later his estranged brother shows up with news. Dean's mate has been kidnapped. Soon the longstanding feud is set aside and the travel together with others from his Bhric's people plan a rescue. Why did they take Niki? who is behind it? Will Niki even stay if they find her in time? How did Kitty know what was going on? The fifth book in the series is a fast moving story with a complete story line that will fascinate the reader. This is an erotic story so be prepared for the steamy scenes that are in the book. Again Ms. Gayle has provided some very strong characters. I look forward to reading more of the Southern Shifters and hope to read the stories for both Bhric and Cader. They have so much to give a mate I want them happy too. 4 1/2 Stars.
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I enjoyed this book hope you do too
Flowergirlzmom1SW More than 1 year ago
' I was given a copy of this book from the Publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.' Dean is a hybrid. He owns a bar and has a brother that he has nothing to do with. One night a cougar shifter comes in his bar and is harassed by a human and he intervenes before she hurts the guy. He takes her back to his place and they get hot and heavy and he realizes that she is his mate and he marks her. But she leaves. He has been looking for Niki for months. When he gets a call from his brother that she is missing he goes with his brother and some friends to save her. Dean has another surprise waiting for him when he finds her. Niki is a rare white cougar shifter. They are rare because they were made in a lab. Her kind are assassins. They are never supposed to mate or get pregnant. So here she is 3 months after a one night stand, pregnant. Hiding from the guy who insists that she is his mate and now someone found out about the bsby and is after it. She's been kidnapped. Attacked. And now she has to deal with the baby's father again. Niki may not have been made to fall in love, but will she be able to survive without her mate? My Opinion: I thought that this was a well written book. The southern shifters series seems to co inside with the Black Cougar Shifters series. I think that the characters are well developed. You can't help but love Dean and fall in love with Niki. She's a badass! There are definitely some hot scenes. I highly recommend reading. 'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'
ehaney578 More than 1 year ago
After reading Bad Kitty, I was excited to find out more about Niki and her extraordinary abilities. Niki is tough as nails and almost cruel in her opinion of Dean and the prospect of being a mom. Granted, Niki’s behavior is understandable as her past and her family are revealed. While Niki is all hard edges, Dean gives her balance. Dean had a rough go of it in this book. He found his mate and when he wakes the next day, she’s gone. His estranged brother, Bhric, shows up weeks later to tell him that not only has Dean’s mate been staying at Bhirc’s bar; she’s also been kidnapped…and is pregnant.  The story is a wild, fast-paced ride filled with rescues, revelations, fights and lots of mated shifter sex. The sex scenes are graphically detailed and had me blushing a number of times. I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to the next installment. ***I received an ebook copy from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own***
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kitty's friends are different. White cougars are rare with child is even rarier. This is going to be a great friendship should be interesting to see how this friendship between packs races as the humans are getting to know that their there. Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Humor, suspense, love, family dramas and seedling of future stories sprinkled together to make an enjoyable read.
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CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
When I started this book I was a little bit confused because it’s based off a short story by this author that I have read in the past. So the first part of the story, to me personally, was repative because I’ve already read it. There were also times that the characters from her other book in this series, Bad Kitty, were brought into this book and it would go back and forth a bit. While it was cool because we got to catch up with those characters and find out what was going on with them, on the other hand I was wondering why they were there and wanted to get back to the characters for this book. Anyway, I really did like this story once I got to the part where it was new material and information about the shifters. There was a ton of suspense that was happening during this story. Drama, action, sex scenes that were amazing, this story has a little bit of everything. I really like how this series is turning out overall. The main characters themselves were likeable, I didn’t love them but I did enjoy them. I do want to know more about some of the characters that were mentioned, for instance Dean’s brother. Because he seems really interesting to me and it would be great to find out what is going to happen to him. One thing that I do enjoy about this author’s writing is that the stories are very fast paced, and you can’t seem to get enough of them. Even though they are fast paced, there was still a great amount of information that was provided so that I wasn’t confused as to what was going on. I do think that the author is doing a really great job with the shifter novels because they are not just all one thing. There are different breeds that are all mixed together, which makes it completely different than some shifter stories that the shifters are either one breed or another. Overall I did still enjoy this story and I would continue reading further into the series. Reviewed by Crystal for Crystal’s Many Reviewer
kydirtgirl68 More than 1 year ago
Dean has left his family and wants only to be left alone. He never planned to fall for anyone and when he has a one night stand with Niki he sees he wants more than one night with her. However Niki only wanted one night. She didn't want to be marked or get pregnant. She is on the run from some dangerous people and having someone claiming to be her mate on her trail is not in her plans. They both will have to work together to keep Niki safe and Niki will see maybe having a mate isn't to bad. I liked this story as it is hot and has some amazing shifters. Niki isn't one to let anyone order her around and isn't looking for a mate. She now finds herself pregnant and that itself is an odd problem as she didn't think it was possible. Dean has to go back to the family he left behind for help and while it isn't what he wants he finds he wants to be part again. He just has to convince Niki she is his and that she should stay. They have no problem in bed together it is outside their that they have to learn to work together. There is danger as someone is after Niki and will stop at nothing to get her back. However Niki won't go without a fight and you see how tough she is. I liked the side characters and look forward to there stories. If you like shifter books you may enjoy this one.
NaughtyBookSnitch More than 1 year ago
Niki is a rare white cougar, created and raised in a lab as part of an experiment. She's now free, alone, pregnant and on the run from her one night stand. Dean is a hybrid Jaguar shifter. He's had a falling out with his family and he's on his own and prefers it that way. Until Niki walks into his bar and he immediately recognizes and claims her as his mate. Now he just need to convince Niki of this.  Pretty good read. It's well written, flows smoothly and it's a solid story. I didn't get into this one as much as I did Bad Kitty. It has good bones and I was interested the entire time, just nothing really jumped out at me. I do like that Niki could possibly be the key to figuring out the fertility problem within the shifter community, but the story really never went into any detail about it.  Overall, it has a solid story, the sex is REALLY good but the plot felt a little weak to me. It was an enjoyable read and I will continue with the rest of the series. I wouldn't pay anymore than $.99 for this.  My Favorite Quotes: "You call me mate one more time and I'll be borrowing a knife from Calder over there to slice off your balls." "F*** that. Ain't stopping now. They come in now they better pull up a effing chair and watch cause this show is started." ." "Open your eyes and look at me, babe. Watch me as I take what is mine. Because I effing  love it."
closkot More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!! Awesome Shifter Romance!!! ***Received the ebook from Gyspy Ink Books for an honest review The cover is yummy :)  He is oh my gosh HOT, and you definitely don’t recognize the beasty in the background.  But you recognize bits once you’ve read the awesome story :) Okay, I’m ashamed to admit that I haven’t read the rest of the series YET, and I say yet because I own them and heck my mom has already read them.  If it wasn’t for time, I would have read them first.  I will definitely be adding this book to my library as well because my mom will want to read it :) I loved it this book from the start :)  I was sucked right in and there is plenty of action mixed in with the sexual tension and content to make me very happy.  I read it straight through without putting it down.  I even paused the book I was reading because I needed a shifter fix ;) Okay, I absolutely love Niki because she is strong and a fighter.  She doesn’t even realize how much she needs Dean which makes me love her all the more.  Dean is mysterious and sexy and all male with his dominant tendencies which Niki is having none of, but he also has this deep down hurt and needs Niki.  I won’t tell you more than that because I don’t want to ruin it; you’re going to have to read it ;) There is also a great mix of secondary characters that I already love, so Eliza better keep writing because I want their stories too :)  I love series like this so I will definitely be keeping my eye out for more. I highly recommend this book to all my shifter lovers out there…you know who you are ;)  
kmk3 More than 1 year ago
good story but way too short
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute story but too short for the money
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msjuliec More than 1 year ago