The Bear's Chosen Mate - Vivian Arend

The Bear's Chosen Mate

By Vivian Arend

  • Release Date: 2019-08-20
  • Genre: Paranormal
Score: 4
From 197 Ratings


The stand alone first title in a brand-new shifter trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Vivian Arend.

Get mated—or else!
When their meddling, match-making family patriarch lays down the law, Giles Borealis’ three polar bear shifter grandsons agree to follow his edict. Only James, Alex and Cooper each have a vastly different plan in mind to deal with their impending mating fevers. Will any of them be able to fight fate?
Spoiler: not likely!
First up: James, the youngest of the brothers….
He’s going to accept his fate—but only with the woman he chooses!

Youngest brother James Borealis figures if he has to get mated, it should be with someone he already knows and cares about—his best friend Kaylee. But when the mating fever hits, she’s still stuck in friendshipland while he’s ready to move all the way to true love and forever.

Kaylee has heard about polar bear mating fever, but while James has held the starring role in her fantasies for a long time, she’s not about to leap into a permanent relationship that’s all wrong for him. He’s the PR powerhouse for Borealis Gems while she’s a quiet bobcat shifter with massive family baggage. He loves the spotlight; she wants to hide in quiet corners.

But mating fever knows best, and when the storm settles, there’s no use in arguing with a polar bear’s choice.


  • Choosing love

    By singneon
    Terrific! I love it when best friends take the plunge. For me, this is one of those romance stories that leave you with that breath of good warm feelings and you know when it ends you will read it again. James is determined and knows exactly who he wants. Kaylee is just as attracted to him but she second guesses herself. Great strong, independent and smart couple, great family their antics made me laugh. I absolutely love that the plot remains focused on them. James has set a very high standard for this series but I can’t wait to read about the next brother’s downfall, lol. Loved reading this from beginning to end, it’s fan yourself steamy 😊 and James is so patient and just the most love-able man and fierce, protective bear ever. Very well written! I received an advance review copy at no cost and without obligation from the author.
  • Blown away

    By Tink8201
    Who knew Polar Bears could be so HOT. Not only are these shifters are hot but there are secrets, tension and a good fight or two. The perfect recipe for a good book. Vivian has done it again, I couldn’t put it down
  • The Bears Chosen Mate

    By Dmauritzen
    This was a amazing read. This is book one in the series and was a amazing beginning. The storyline is exciting and full of adventure. The characters are amazing you well fall in love with them if you love a great shifter romance adventure then this story is for you.
  • A Fun Read

    By JFinCA
    Vivian’s books always include a touch of humor and this new shifter world is no exception. James amd Kaylee are a friends to lovers story with Grandpa Giles supplying the urgency to speed fate along. I look forward to reading the next enemies to lovers story in the series.
  • Really fun book

    By LindaBr1
    This is Book 1 in the Borealis Bears series. Wow! James’s grandfather told the grandsons to get mated/married or else! James doesn’t plan on doing that but the polar bear mating fever may just change his mind. Then Kaylee, his best friend shows up at the worst time ever. Or is it? This was such a fun book and then add his grandfather to the story and it just gets better. I highly recommend this book if you want a fun romance to read. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.
  • Great summer read!

    By 12toot
    I enjoyed this first book of the series featuring James and Kaylee. I liked the chemistry between the couple and with the rest of the supporting characters, especially Grandpa Giles (what a cagey guy). It was easy reading and look forward to the Alex and Cooper’s search for their mates, which may not be as far away as they think.
  • Shifter’s world

    By ShanarspiperPurpleSea
    I cannot wait to read the rest of the saga!!! The introduction to the characters and their world was very smooth and the storyline and emotional conflict of the character is very easy to get attach!! You will love this book.