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Doctor Gordon Digby came to Stone Ridge to help rescued shifters heal from their time abused by poachers. Finding a mate wasn’t even a blip on his radar. Fate throws a wrench in his plans in the form of sexy tiger shifter Grady Stryker. The man sets Gordon’s blood on fire and scrambles his senses. But Grady’s a detective, and the good doctor has secrets he doesn’t want revDoctor Gordon Digby came to Stone Ridge to help rescued shifters heal from their time abused by poachers. Finding a mate wasn’t even a blip on his radar. Fate throws a wrench in his plans in the form of sexy tiger shifter Grady Stryker. The man sets Gordon’s blood on fire and scrambles his senses. But Grady’s a detective, and the good doctor has secrets he doesn’t want revealed, including his own animal’s transgressions.Detective Grady Stryker believes finding your fated mate is the greatest gift a shifter can receive, so he doesn’t understand Gordon’s reticence, until a friend gives him a little insight into Gordon’s past. His resolve set, Grady realizes the best way to win his mate just may be the most fun: seduction.Grady’s plans get put on hold when more poachers appear in Stone Ridge. Except these humans aren’t really poachers. They know about shifters, and if they can’t capture them, they’ll eradicate them. Can Grady convince Gordon to accept him in time to stop the humans from harming more of their friends? Or will they be too distracted to see what’s right in front of them?...

Title : Accepting His Animal
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ISBN : 9781554879670
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Number of Pages : 107 Pages
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Accepting His Animal Reviews

  • Serena Yates
    2019-05-17 16:59

    This is one of the more creative shifter stories I have come across. While the first two books in this series focus on more "traditional" werewolf/human couples in Stone Ridge, this volume picks more unusual animal counterparts. Since the town is known as a shifter refuge of sorts, I look forward to more inventive pairings like this. A tiger shifter isn’t all that unusual, but his mate (as you can see from the cover) is from such a rare species that even most shifters are surprised to find out about his existence.Gordon is a doctor and as mild mannered and patient as anyone could wish for in a physician. Events quickly come to a head, though, and the other side of his animal nature comes out. I’m not going to say too much about his background because half the fun of reading this book (I think) is the slow exploration of what type of a shifter he is and what that means in terms of behavior and hang-ups.Grady is a police detective and a tiger shifter. I loved how he was immediately focused on getting to know his mate, and how determined he was not to let anything stop him. Except – there are some external villains who keep both Grady and Gordon quite busy. The plot was an interesting one and kept me turning the pages.If you like shifter stories with a twist, unusual shifters who show signs of their animal nature even in human form and enjoy a good plot with hints of a deeper conspiracy, you might like this novella. I definitely thought it was a good surprise to have something more unusual as part of a series that, initially, looked more focused on wolf shifters.

  • Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
    2019-05-17 12:04

    3.5 starsThis is probably my favorite of the series so far. I like the uniqueness of the shifters this time especially the combo they make. An elephant and a tiger would not be my first guess as to mates but these two were cute because Gordon wasn't perfect.He's a far cry from the usual totally physically fit guy because his animal requires him to be fatty around the middle. I found that adorable. I also liked the fact Gordon was still emotionally traumatized by his past and how Grady was patient in trying to get Gordon to understand and accept his animal. Grady's aversion to technology though really made me chuckle because he seriously hates cellphones.This ends on a bit of a cliffhanger and the action scenes were good but too short IMO. I also thought the story needed better editing considering there were a few name mix ups and missing words. But I liked the story a lot and as I've said before this series is addicting. On to the next one soon!

  • Ter
    2019-05-16 13:53

    Only have one question: How soon till book #4??

  • Phaney
    2019-05-14 14:50

    2011 Review:Ah, it ends on a cliff-hanger for the next volume. Damnation!Starting from the back here, I am interested in seeing the next book unfold. I already like the submissive half and the other guy is decent too.Alright, now about this book.Time is weird in this one. So Gordon is almost two-hundred years old but he remembers going to High School? And he was sold to a research lab as a teenager? And the police busted the place? In North America, two-hundred or so years ago? Really? Well, I usually dislike anachronisms but in this case I just go with the flow and it’s okay after the initial boggling.It definitely was intriguing to have an overweight big guy there. Of course having a psychologist with self-image issues… Heh. I am not sure if it’s incongruous or ironic. It worked, though. Grady was cool too.The evil scientists plot reminds me of several other books, but then again the subject matter pretty much screams for that angle so it’s okay.And yet more gay people emerge to set up future issues, I’m sure. It’s not as bad (yet) as the “everyone’s gay” syndrome but bordering. XDFinally, I noticed this before but now I am certain it’s not just a copy-editing issue: This author has problems with homophones. Ringing for wringing is just one example. Gate for gait. I forget the rest but they were plenty, and not necessarily the ones you see a lot everywhere.

  • Kelly H. (Maybedog)
    2019-05-16 13:14

    Notes:What is with shifter books and the name Declan? I'd never even heard of it until I started reading then and I still haven't ever heard of a person in the real world with that name. I know I'm going to get comments saying, "I've known five," but I think it's still an uncommon name, at least in the US where most of these books takes place.Cool that he's a little overweight. Pretty awful to run a background check on your true mate, at least without telling him. "Lie" is not the past tense of anything. 10" cock? Seriously? It's hard for me to take the rest of the book remotely seriously after that kind of thing. Now it's just thinly disguised porn. If it's an overdose for an elephant, why did he shift to human? Took away the drama! Saw the before and then an epilogue, no aftermath!He rebelled against being in a relationship like ten seconds. His mate never admitted he'd delved into his past. It ended on a freakin' cliffhanger. Bleh. 2.75 stars

  • Candice
    2019-05-07 17:17

    2nd Reading April 2015First Read Dec. 18th 20133.5 StarsI LOVED Grady and Gordon :) An elephant?! Are you kidding me right now?I liked how Gordon was so skittish about mating, but when it came down to it he just went with it. What happened with (view spoiler)[the elk that Ailean finally got to shift back to human form? (hide spoiler)]There were a lot of errors in this one and switched names. It was hard at times to follow because a name would be messed up and I would have to read that part again.

  • Katrina Passick Lumsden
    2019-05-18 16:49

    Much like Stormy Glenn, Charlie Richards infuses her stories with just enough intrigue and endearing romance to make it possible for to me overlook bad writing. Not great, but a pleasant way to pass the time if you're in the mood for some sappy m/m shifter fun. Be warned that Richards sucks at dirty talk. The sex scenes can be a little awkward at times.

  • Lucy
    2019-05-15 18:02

    Elephant shifter! What more is there to say? This was so cute (he bugled when upset, come on!) It sends on a cliffhanger for the next book, but Gordon and Grady are all set. I like that the story arc continues through the series without making the cliffhangers irritating. And again, elephant shifter.

  • Gabriella
    2019-05-18 10:19

    3.5 stars

  • Mekiho
    2019-04-22 13:57

    ~2.4~The story was all over the place with the same mistakes as the previous one.

  • Sandra Walker
    2019-05-21 14:53

    GradyTrouble on the horizon doctors experimenting on shifters. They change the DNA of each to see how they survive what's happened to them. Some go crazy start killing everyone.

  • Julie scott
    2019-05-21 12:01

    Accepting His Animal (Wolves of Stone Ridge Book 3)This was great I Loved it was unhappy my first copy went missing but I bought new one .....And I will be reading the next one...

  • Deirdre
    2019-05-05 16:19

    I Love You and I Love Your AnimalI really enjoy the larger shifters. To find two as the MCs in this story was great. Despite trying not to I keep getting sent further back in Charlie Richards various series to get the beginning story of sets of mated couples. I read the last few chapters of Stone Ridge #2 which I previously reviewed in preparation for the storyline in Book #3.There was a lot of poignancy in this story. Abused (experimented on), beaten, caged, and finally rescued shifters who still continued to live very sad anxiety filled lives, prompted Declan the Stone Ridge Alpha to seek out help for them in the form of a shifter psychiatrist. Dr. Gordon Digby was a big guy, not toned & buff like most big paranormals, a shifter whose smell didn't identity his animal.Digby had years of experience to hone his trade. At nearly 200 years old he had a lot of time to think about his less than idea past. He was able to empathize with the rescued tormented shifters since many decades ago he'd been one. He truly felt their pain since he had experienced it. That made him perfect for his new jobeven though his personal life was a mess.Gordon made himself even more miserable by spending much of his life suppressing his animal, ashamed & guilty of its actions. But an animal can only be forcefully held back for so long. One sure way of insuring that animal insists on being set free is when he unexpectedly meets his mate. A very persistent and self assured mate that doesn't take "No" for an answer.A mate who is also a very large 500 pound Bengal Tiger shifter and a tough police deter, Grady Stryker who gets what he sets his mind to. He can be a patient man when necessary, but he is also a man of action. If his mate needs to know what is behind his mate's reticence. Luckily he has some contacts to help him find out.Unfortunately Grady's mate's self esteem is so low he doesn't even deem himself worthy of a Matt. But it is not wise to fool Fate. Fate makes some seemingly crazy pairings, but they turn out to be best for each other. So with this proven track record Dr Digby doesn't stand a chance. When Gordon begins to open his up to others: his mate, new friends, patients, and pack members he realizes the world is not as dark a place as in the past.A mate is so important. He will do whatever it takes to care for his mate. Despite his mate's initial resistance. When the love is finally reciprocated fireworks go off. Misunderstandings are set aside. Showing Gordon a way to enjoy his animal, and that he is not afraid of him. Grady wins his mate's heart and devotion.But the poachers and shifter experimenters are still out there. And now they are creating super Humans...Who is behind all of this?

  • Gerald Sessions
    2019-05-13 13:06

    CagedThis is the evil scientist story caged shifters experiments, fear and of course love . A wolf know who his mate is and it ends with a cliff hanger-- someone is kidnapped

  • Sophia
    2019-05-18 16:00

    This was a great third installment in the Wolves of Stone Ridge series although neither member of this couple are from the wolf pack. Gordon is a shifter psychiatrist who has been brought in to see to the newly freed shifters from the previous story. He tentatively feels at home living in Declan's pack territory and is made welcome by the wolf alpha so he plans to put down roots. Gordon has secrets the greatest is his fear of his own animal half. Not far into the story when Gordon decides that he must see the location where all the imprisoned shifters were held, he is introduced to the police officer in charge of the case and realizes immediately that Detective Grady Stryker is his mate. Gordon plans to do nothing about this because he is terrified to have a mate who would learn all his secrets and he's frightened that his mate might reject him or be harsh with him when Grady finds out what Gordon's animal is and about his past.Grady is a great Bengal tiger shifter with a dominant streak. He recognizes that Gordon is his mate and is thrilled about the idea until he discovers that the husky man plans to reject their mating. Grady is determined so does not give up on Gordon. The two men quickly discover that the trouble for the shifters in the area is far from over and their discoveries lead to frightening results. A near death event is what it takes for Gordon to change his mind about Grady. And they tentatively move toward matehood even as they must fight to protect each other and the other shifters.Of the three that I have read so far, this one has the best and strongest plot with its blend of action and steamy romance. I enjoyed the dynamics of Grady and Gordon's characters and what they needed to work through together to help Gordon overcome his past. The two are a wonderful couple and great to see together. It was nice to bump into characters from the previous books and I loved the mystery of who Todd's mate was and the twisty cliffhanger at the end of that story thread.Solid addition to the series!

  • MorganSkye
    2019-04-30 16:05

    I’ve not reviewed a lot of these books in this series and some of them are ones I read and re-read over and over so I thought I’d take the time to review and share them as recommendations for any of you who might not have been exposed to this fantastic series!While books one and two are good, they aren’t my favorites, and I don’t find myself craving to re-read them very often. This is book three and in it we are still meeting some of the main characters that show up time and again. (Interestingly enough, book one’s MCs hardly play a role in things much beyond the first few books. Book two is Declan and Lark’s story and it’s pretty good and those two are characters we see frequently so it’s definitely worth reading and – like I said – it’s a good book, just not one of my favorites.)One of the main themes we see in this series is a battle between scientists who want to experiment on and/or torture the shifters they come across for various reasons. This time, Dr. Gordon Digby has been called in to help some of the shifters recently rescued with their psychological troubles as a result of their torture. He meets his mate, Detective Grady Stryker in his efforts to learn more about the torture.What I love about this story: 1) Gordon is not your typical shifter and his animal’s unique nature makes his human different as well. This is one of the best aspects of the series – all the unique animals Charlie uses. 2) He and Grady are super hot together! Charlie’s couples are usually highly combustible and some are more-so than others. Grady and Gordon are not only hot but so sweet with each other. It’s really sweet and sometimes cute, too.I highly recommend the whole series (I’d start with book one and read them in order, though if one or more don’t interest you, it’s probably okay to skip them without losing much of the main story’s theme.)(Though they've gotten a lot better over time, you do have to look past the covers!)

  • Jeanne 'Divinae'
    2019-05-09 13:58

    This is the third installment to the series, Wolves of Stone Ridge. This story continues with the focus on the doctor that was brought in for help, Gordon. Gordon is very secretive about his animal. Though, if you look at the cover it isn't much of a secret. Gordon isn't a skinny mini or trim and fit. He is what I could consider average build. He doesn't look like he just walked out of magazine which more accepting in my opinion. Because despite not having that six pack, he is still a sexy man. He catches the eye of another man(his mate) Detective Grady. They are both quite 'aware' of how they affect one another, but Gordon does his best to deny it. Because by accepting his mate means he trusts him enough to let him know what his animal is and he has had some bad experiences in the past because of his animal.But not to far into the story, Gordon goes against his best judgement and shifts to be able to save his mate. He is willing to accept the consequences later. By letting his animal out, he learns who he can trust and he might even realize that he has more people who he can rely on then he knew. Perhaps he has finally found a place that he can call home. But even if that isn't enough, we still have the poachers to deal with. This is an ongoing thing thus far in the series. We find out more about the poachers and that isn't necessary a great thing. The more that comes to light about these poachers the more we realize that there is more to it... and Gordon might have a direct link to them... and a personal vindictive against them. Just as we think all is okay at the end of the story, we get left with a cliffhanger of sorts....

  • Pam
    2019-05-17 12:05

    I've really enjoyed this series and have especially liked the two main characters of this one...Grady and Gordon. The pairing in the other two books was typical shifter mates but this one caught me totally by surprise with the creative mating of two unexpected Bengal tiger and a never seen before Asian elephant. I loved that Ms. Richards even had the other shifters in the book surprised by what Gordon's animal was a nice touch.Gordon is a sweet, mild mannered man with a troubled past that makes him reluctant to get too close to others, but his feelings haven't stopped him from being a good and caring doctor. I appreciated his willingness to be uncomfortable for the sake of his patients and that his human physical characteristics resembled those of his elephant...a little thick in the middle for example. His fear of hurting others with his animals size and greater strength is handled well, as is his attraction to his mate...which he initially fights.Despite Gordon's fear, Grady isn't giving up on his mate and is willing to do whatever it takes to claim the one he's been waiting so long for. But they have other problems as well and Ms. Richards has nicely integrated some nasty poachers into the plot that they and the others we've previously met have to deal with. The conspiracy to eliminate the shifters is found to be widespread and looks to be a continuing problems in upcoming releases. They have some dangerous men to deal with, so expect the action here to carry over to the next release as they hunt for Grady's kidnapped partner. Enjoy.

  • BubblesHunty Honest & Direct Opinions
    2019-05-05 13:02

    Okay how can the detective not have a phone? Seriously out on investigations or needs to be reached when there is a murder, how could he possibly not have one? Seems like it would be a requirement for a homicide detective.Then he can't work the phone when he gets it? But earlier he did just fine on a computer. Login into the protected site, knowing how to download and save the secret files, but he can't answer a ringing cell phone? So this pretty much contradicts the first book. Where Cliff is tranquilized and sold to the zoo. Here they aren't poachers but researchers and are capturing shifters deliberately to experiment on them. They seem to have money and resources and want shifters. So why then did they sell cliff in book one? Why would they sell cliff and risk leaving a trail like they did? Why not experiment on him like the others? What happened to the girl that moved in with the alpha and Lark? She's mentioned once at the very end as going to be home in 20 minutes but they might as well have just killed her off since she was apparently a useless plot tool only valid in book two and would get in the way of all the sex and adult stuff

  • Jo * Smut-Dickted *
    2019-05-04 09:52

    So far this is my fave of the series. I like the fact it's two shifters - one of whom is insecure in his animal and worried about it getting out of control. It was different - and the fact his mate is larger was also appealing given the size differential of their animals. I am enjoying the plot line that is growing as each book progresses. It is quite like Lora Leigh's Breeds Series or Laurann Dohner's New Species - and I've always had a huge weak spot for this kind of story. It could be more descriptive at times and the books are shorter but each new one brings more to the combined story so they never feel quite as short and unsatisfying as reads of this size can be. These are great easy reads for a quiet day that don't have any huge amount of depth to them - the hardest thing is keeping track of all the people and that's about it. I get absorbed in them and really love sitting down and finishing a couple at a gulp :)

  • Sadonna
    2019-04-26 14:10

    This story brings together the shifter psychologist, Gordon, that Declan has brought in to help the shifters who had been captured in the first and second books, and our resident tiger shifter detective, Grady. Grady recognizes right away that Gordon is his mate and he knows Gordon is aware of it too, but Gordon tells him straight out that he is not mate material. Because of Gordon's animal, he cannot shift just anywhere so he keeps his animal bottled up which makes him more aggressive and irritable. Grady vows to help him past these hurdles and he won't give up on him. We also continue to delve into the mystery of who is kidnapping and possibly experimenting on shifters. This is particularly troublesome for Gordon given his past treatment. There is a huge cliffhanger at the end of this story that will hopefully be resolved in the next.

  • Faye
    2019-04-28 11:16

    Okay I'll start by saying I'm defiantly hooked by this authors series. Another fantastic book of the story of psychologist Doctor Gordon when he helps some shifters after being abused. But Gordon has a secret that he himself is a shifter. ha but what kind of shifter?? lolDetective Grady is a tiger shifter and once they meet they both feel the mate bond attractions. But Dr Gordon is determined to fight his animal and the bond,, but fate has a way of stepping in.. I loved this book and totally couldn't put it down. Loved these two guys as laughed at their antics and got sad when they got into trouble.. Highly recommended another great book by Charlie Richards, I'm fast becoming a huge fan. Note this book ends on a cliffhanger you'll want the next book too.

  • Carol
    2019-05-02 10:54

    I read the three intermingled series by Charlie Richards (A Paranormal’s Love, Kontra’s Menagerie and Wolves of Stone Ridge) in 5 days between April 1 and April 5. I really enjoyed the series as a whole and would happily recommend these books to anyone who enjoys paranormal romance. One of the things I particularly enjoyed was that there were all types of shifters, from wolves to warthogs, penguins to Texas Longhorns as well as Gargoyles and Vampires, it was a truly rich and varied alternate world which the author had created.An elephant shifter - what more can I say - loved it!

  • Rachel Emily
    2019-05-04 15:16

    I continue to really enjoy this series...I like how they're picking up and building on one after the other. I really enjoyed this couple. My one complaint was that two main characters whose names both start with the letter "G" took a while for me to figure out who was who some times. :D Otherwise, I liked this series and I'm looking forward to the next one! I think that this book set up the next one well.

  • Shelby P
    2019-05-04 18:07

    I guessed Gordon would be a rhinoceros or a hippopotamus and I was wrong. It was exciting to find out what his animal was. I did not feel a strong connection with Gordon and Grady as I did with the previous couples and thus the 3 star rating. As I was reading I kept thinking that I hope the author include some secondary female characters because it'll become highly unbelievable that everybody and their mama is gay and no women are around.

  • Shelley
    2019-04-25 12:54

    I adored Gordon and Grady. I love how Gordon isn't the "typical" shifter. He's not a perfect physical specimen and he's not super dominant and overly aggressive. He is strong though and far from a pushover but he's vulnerable and dealing with trauma from his past and very, very lonely. Grady is very much Alpha male but he's very patient and kind in helping Gordon come to accept his animal and their mating.

  • Tam
    2019-04-26 12:54

    I am giving this one an extra star for having an elephant shifter and someone who's not got a six-pack abs and is perfect. He's an elephant. I kind of screwed up with this series and read this one first so I was a bit lost about the whole issue with the shifters who had been captured but I rather enjoyed the mystery aspect of it, even though I didn't quite understand as much as I might have if I'd read book 2 first. Still, an enjoyable shifter story to pass the time if that's your thing.

  • Sui Lynn
    2019-04-25 15:17

    I have to say I'm really enjoying this series. There are errors, which I suspect have something to do with the publisher and the formatting of the work. It doesn't seem to matter which format I download from the retailer, there are sentences that are so messed up you can't decipher what the author even wrote. That aside, it only happens 3 times and although highly annoying I can't fault the author or the story. I really am enjoying this story and I'm looking forward to the next book.

  • Joie
    2019-04-29 14:10

    I really really enjoy this series. To be honest this book wasn't my favorite so far though. I will say though that I loved the idea of an elephant shifter that was just hilarious to me. But like usual the storyline was good, moved quickly and the writing was well. Can't ask for much more however I must say for this to be an erotic novel the erotic portion is just plain blah :p other than that it's okay.

  • Dylan St. Jaymes
    2019-05-18 16:00

    I adored Gordon and Grady. I love how Gordon isn't the "typical" shifter. He's not a perfect physical specimen and he's not super dominant and overly aggressive. He is strong though and far from a pushover but he's vulnerable and dealing with trauma from his past and very, very lonely. Grady is very much Alpha male but he's very patient and kind in helping Gordon come to accept his animal and their mating.