Review: Bjorn’s Mate by Mary Winter

bjornsmate_lg.JPGBjorn’s Mate by Mary Winter
Series: Nanook Warriors (# 1)
Release Date:  November 1, 2009
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Pages: 179
Source:  ebook provided by the publisher



 Bjorn Lunde leads a team of highly specialized troops. His commanding offer sends him Sigrid Myhre, a scientist whose knowledge of pollution can help stop mysterious attacks. Once she arrives, Bjorn discovers a woman he’s proud to have on his team. His bear finds his mate. The man must control the bear and keep Sigrid from discovering what makes his team perfect for an Arctic mission.

Eager for a chance to prove herself, Sigrid soon uncovers dangers she never imagined and men unlike any she’d ever known. Bjorn is more than her commander, he’s a man as rugged as the frozen land she loves. And it’d be too easy for her to fall in love.

Bjorn needs a scientist. Sigrid hungers for a chance to show exactly what she can do. What she finds is a team of men with inner beasts and she’s woman enough to tame their leader.


Review: Mary Winter is a wonderfully talented author! Bjorn’s Mate is the first book in her Nanook Warriors series, and certainly a wonderful one at that. I was instantly hooked on the story, and as each character was introduced, I was pulled further and further into the story, until the polar bear shifters came to life for me. Each character lent a defining aspect to the story.

Bjorn is a polar bear shifter who is the head of a team of shifter men that are looking for evidence of something happening among scientists who are being killed. Bjorn’s team is sent a scientist who specializes in the type of problem they have among them. The thing he wasn’t counting on…….she was a woman. And a sexy one at that. Not to mention his bear’s mate.

Sigrid came to help the Bjorn’s military team. Knowing he was good looking and strong, she didn’t expect him to be drop-dead sexy. But the minute she lays eyes on him, there are sparks of attraction. Fighting that attraction, she keeps telling herself that he’s her boss, her captain. But, will that be enough to keep her focused on her mission….and not the sexy man who keeps crossing her mind?

The passion and sexiness of this suspense novel is awesome. Ms. Winter weaves the perfect amount of tension between Bjorn and Sigrid. Watching them try to deny the fact that they created sparks was fantastic. I wanted to be Sigrid on more than one occasion!

I definitely recommend this read to everyone who loves shifter stories and suspense. By the end of the story, you’ll need a fan, and another addition to this great series by this talented author. Well done, Ms. Winter! You’ve gained a new fan in me and I can’t wait to read more of your work!

Favorite Quote: ”You can’t hide the fact that you’re a woman.” He gaze caressed the curve of her breasts, the flare of her hips. “The men want you. I want you.”

“You’re the captain of this team. Having sex with you wouldn’t be professional. It wouldn’t be in my best interests.”