Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Stripped Bear by Kate Baxter

Title:  Stripped Bear
Author:  Kate Baxter
Published:  May 19/15 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Length:  94pgs
Genre:  paranormal romance
Shelf:  Netgalley
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Get lost in the powerful, sexy novella by Kate Baxter where one alpha shifter will do whatever it takes to claim the woman he can *bearly* resist...
Caden Mitchell is the ultimate alpha. Known to most as a smoldering hot billionaire, his secret weapon- the ability to shapeshift into a strong and deadly bear- allows him to be the most ruthless enforcer of the Sotari, a paranormal organization tasked with keeping the course of Fate on the right track. But when the ailing health of his grandmother leads him back home, the luscious curves of his childhood nemesis will be too much to resist...

Leah Ridgeway never expected Caden to give her the time of day. With his abs cut from stone and powerful, strong arms, she knows there's no chance he's interested in her handful of curves. But Caden is tormented by thoughts of her beautiful body. And when evil threatens Leah's very life, Caden will stop at nothing to keep her safe...and claim her as his mate...

My Review:

This novella is well written in a personal style that makes you feel as if you’re at home with the characters. I enjoyed Baxter’s different take on mating. The choosing and what comes after was refreshing. Fate gives you a choice, to a certain extent. Not to mention the fact that this was all wrapped up in a steamy package that will leave you drooling.

Baxter populates this story with well-developed characters that you feel as if you really know by the end. I appreciate how Baxter lets us get to know the main characters on the inside and on the outside. Leah being stuck between a man who doesn’t truly care for her completely and the man who’s made for her leads to some intriguing decisions. Cade’s need for Leah while trying to be caring and a gentleman really shows you a lot about the kind of man that he is.

As a whole, this was a great, hot, novella that is a brilliant escape from the everyday. Baxter has created a fantastically shifter induced, drool worthy story that I’d recommend to all shifter enthusiasts out there.

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