Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Bear Who Loved Me by Kathy Lyons

Title:  The Bear Who Loved Me
Series:  Grizzlies Gone Wild #1
Author:  Kathy Lyons
Publication Date:   September 6th 2016 by Forever Yours
Length:  304pgs
Genre:  paranormal romance
Shelf:  Netgalley
My Rating: ★★★★
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Back Cover Blurb:


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?

My Review:

Lyons' unique take on shifters and their human/shifter halves is very well developed.  She brings each and every aspect of this world to life and combines it throughout the fun and exciting plot.  Vivid descriptions bring the danger and romance of this tale together in an absolutely unforgettable manner.

The characters in this novel were a blast to get to know.  The way that Becca cares about her family is unforgettable.  It is heightened by the fine line that Carl walks within himself.  At the same time, together, these two are explosive.  I love how they get to know each other as individuals, even as their chemistry explodes off the charts.  Surrounded by the well developed and engaging secondary characters, Lyons has created a cast that really does her story justice.

This is both the first novel in this series and the first I've read by this author.  I'm definitely hooked and can't wait to see what she comes up with next.  

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