Dance to a Wylder Beat by Marilyn Barr
Nartan Sagebrush advertises for a quiet wife, but the mail order bride that arrives is Olive Muegge. She doesn't know how to cook the food he prefers, she certainly isn't quiet, and she carries a secret - she's a bear shifter and cannot refuse to shift for too long. Olive craves a family and home of her own, but she might be too much for Nartan.
This was a very sweet story that allowed the leads to slowly, naturally develop feelings for each other. Nartan and Olive really fit together quite well. Sometimes even I found Olive a bit much, but I did enjoy seeing her and Nartan get their happy ending. Quite a fluffy story, despite the rough setting - and Nartan and Olive's rough start!
Alyce Caswell, when she isn't buried in a book or drinking her way through a giant pot of tea, is a keen writer of science fiction and romance. She has published two novels and four novellas in her space opera family saga, The Galactic Pantheon Series.