Rating: 2 Cups
Mountie, Gordon Thomas, knows all about the dangers in the wilderness. As a bear shifter, he takes his job seriously and uses his senses as a shifter and as a police officer to the best of his abilities.
Sheridan Stevens is running away for her freedom. When Levi, a bear-shifter and one of her clan members, informed her of their impending mating and then proceeded to try to beat her into submission, Sheridan knew she had to get away or pay with her life.
Gordon stops to help when he spots a car in the ditch and finds that there is something about Sheridan that calls to both his human and beast. He has not shifted in years, ever since the beast became uncontrollable, and he is not sure he wants these wild feelings that Sheridan has him feeling to escape. When Sheridan realizes exactly what Gordon is, she is not sure if she should be relieved or terrified of what he might do to her. As the passion between them rises and consumes them both, Levi continues to stalk his prey and he plans on making Sheridan pay dearly for making him hunt her down.
Mounted Release was an okay read. I felt that the actual sexual encounters between Gordon and Sheridan came on way too quickly. It felt as if they were rushed and I did not get any sense of emotional involvement between them, even towards the end of the novel. I do want to state that Ms. Ruttan did a great job with the beginning of the story and I could actually feel the terror running through Sheridan's veins as she ran as fast as she could to get away from Levi.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More