In the depths of the Louisiana swamps, clans of bear shifters roam freely. Hawke Turnclaw, the Alpha over all of his kind, is drowning in the legacy left to him by the Alpha before him, his own father. When he goes on a rescue mission to save a rogue Black bear from the clutches of a Grizzly clan, he finds more than just a Black bear, he finds his mate.
Echo has always been told she's an anomaly, a fluke. She's the only bear of her kind and that makes her a hindrance to her clan. She's tried to run away, but they keep her tethered through guilt and a shock collar around her neck.
And then someone shows up claiming he's her mate.
Now belonging to a new clan, will she ever be able to understand that she's so much more than just a burden?
Review:This was such a different take on shifters. I enjoyed the different aspects of their lives. The separation between the grizzlies and the regular bears was intriguing.
Of course, I'm a huge fan of shifter books anyways, but this one was great. I liked the characters, especially Hawke. He was just so, so sweet. I felt sorry for Echo throughout the beginning of the story.
They weaved Echo into their pack, giving her what she never had before. I was sad a bit throughout this book, it was just so darn sad to see the characters broken like they were in different parts.
Overall, I really enjoyed Burden and I give it four glittery stars for being an awesome shifter book!