I really enjoyed reading Protected by the Bear. It was not overly heavy or deep and it was full of warm fuzzies...even the Grizzly kind. I liked Chloe as a person and that she stood up for what she believed in. When Ash's bear was drawn to her I figured he had one smart bear. Truthfully, they are good together and he is adorable with Sophie. And their intimacy was hmmm...yummy! Another character I really liked was Hannah. She was so helpful and good to Chloe...kind of like a big sister. I plan to look into the books in the series to see if one tells more of Hannah's story. In the end, it all felt a little rushed. The Epilogue made it very clear that Brady is a trouble maker who will be back and we have not heard the last from him to say the least. I'd say this is a super choice for shifter lovers, especially bear shifters.