Review - Saved by the Bear by Holly Day

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Saved by the Bear

by Holly Day

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Tags: Fantasy Shifters Short

Posted in Book Reviews on June 25, 2023

Frode just found out he inherited a cabin in the woods along with a book from his recently deceased uncle. The book appears to be able to tell the future, but he isn't sure it can be trusted. It also shows a bear hanging around his house. Frode's downstairs neighbor, Imre, might be a bit scary, but he isn't a bear, right?

“Saved by the Bear” is a short and sweet fairy tale of a story. The title kind of gives away the basic plot, although it's also a bit misleading. This is also a low-heat romance, where there's not much between the characters until the end.

We don't get to know much about Frode, although the story is told entirely from his point of view. There a just a few glimpses to suggest that his has not been a happy life. We learn even less about Imre, even though it's obvious soon enough that he is the bear in Frode's book.

Of course, you don't expect to get complex character development in a short story. We get just enough to empathize with the characters and want to see what happens to them.

“Saved by the Bear” is available from Smashwords and Amazon.