Oh how I do adore a good shifter book, and probably the ones about bears the most!! Maybe it's because they seem to be the fiercest of the bunch, or that they are the biggest- I don't know. Whatever it is, bear shifter give me the warm and fuzzies for sure!!!
Kathy Lyons was an unbeknownst to me author before this book, but when I saw the synopsis for the book, I couldn't resist. I jumped in feet first to this awesome story. I just knew that Carl and Becca were going to heat up the pages of my Kindle, and I was right.
Talk about chemistry- these two have it. Within days, heck more like hours, Carl and Becca are already tearing at each others clothes, all while in the midst of trying to rescue her nephew from not only himself (due to his first shift), but from overzealous crazies, who want to trap and experiment on shifters of any kind. Just their luck, they have found themselves right in the middle of bear shifter land, which is a field day for the crazies, but a nightmare for the Clan that Carl is working so tirelessly to protect.
The action in this one is enough that it kept my attention for the entire book, and gave the book plenty of substance, so that it didn't seem to be all about Carl and Becca and what they could do between the sheets. There really is a story behind all of that. It was on the shorter side of books, so it was a rather quick read for me, but that didn't take away from the story at all. I would rather it have been short and to the point than to have dragged on for 400 pages, with nothing but useless filler.
Kathy Lyons definitely seems to be a pretty talented lady, and I am already eagerly waiting on the next book- License to Shift to be released, which I believe is happening pretty soon. So, if you are looking for a new shifter series to start, I think you would be pretty satisfied with this one, as I gave it a solid 4 stars, and do recommend it to all!!
THE BEAR WHO LOVED ME by Kathy Lyons (September 13, 2016; Forever Yours eBook; $1.99; Grizzlies Gone Wild Book 1)
The first in a wild shifter series from USA TODAY bestselling author Kathy Lyons.
WHEN AN ALPHA MEETS HIS MATCH . . .
Between singlehandedly running her bakery and raising her teenaged nephew, Becca Weitz thought she had a decent grip on "normal." Then her nephew vanishes, and life as she's known it changes forever. Local legends are true: bear shifters exist . . . and her nephew is part of their clan. As is Carl Carman, the sexy, larger-than-life man who has sworn to find her nephew-and the other young shifters who've gone missing.
As the leader of his clan, Carl is surrounded by enemies. He's learned the hard way that keeping a firm leash on his inner beast is key to survival, though his feelings for Becca test his legendary control. Then danger stalks too close, and Carl realizes he must unleash the raging, primal force within to protect everything he holds dear. But can Becca trust his grizzly side with her life-and her heart?
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About the Author:
Kathy Lyons is the wild, adventurous half of USA TODAY bestselling author Jade Lee. A lover of all things fantastical, Kathy spent much of her childhood in Narnia, Middle Earth, Amber, and Earthsea, just to name a few. There is nothing she adores more than turning an ordinary day into something magical, which is what happens all the time in her books. Winner of several industry awards including the Prism-Best of the Best, Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice, and Fresh Fiction's Steamiest Read, Kathy has published over fifty romance novels, and she's just getting started. Check out her latest news at KathyLyons.com.
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