Book Review-Bear Naked

July 21, 2015   Loverofromance   Book Reviews   7 Comments

Book Review-Bear Naked

Book Review-Bear NakedBear Naked by Jessica Sims
Also in this series: Beauty Dates the Beast, Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter, Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter, Wanted: Wild Thing (Midnight Liaisons, #4), Alpha Ever After
Series: Midnight Liaisons #3.5
on February 12th 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting
Pages: 102
Format: eBook
Source: Self Purchased
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Nikolina Aasen’s lived a lonely life as a single were-bear female with no compatible mate in their small clan. But when she shows signs of going into heat, her clan decides they need to pick a man who can sire her child. Nikolina has other ideas, though. She’s thinking of someone tall, dark and handsome…who disappeared sixteen years ago. Leif Ludvik left the bear clans behind to go totally, completely wild and bury his grief. He’s been hiding out in bear-form for so long that he hardly remembers who – and what – he is. When Nikolina finds him, she’s determined to make the sexy beast her mate no matter the cost… But will seducing Leif get her the family she's always wanted...or destroy both of their lives?

My Review

 

Summary 

Nikolina is the only one left in her bear clan that is unmated. She was born and raised in a small and strict bear clan, where rules and obedience are everything. Nikolina is coming into her heat phase, and since the one man she was supposed to end up mated to left and mated a wolf, she has hardly any choices. When she overhears the council talking about her mating with one of the mated couples, she is appalled. She wants love and a true relationship. But there is one bear she can mate with, a bear that left years ago because of a trauma when his mate died. Leif left the bear clan behind, and has been living in Antarctica as a lone bear, only in his shifter form, feasting on penguins. Nikolina goes in search for him, because he is her last hope. Nikolina finds Leif, and she helps Leif come back to his human form and when Nikolina’s mating heat comes upon her, Leif is there strong and willing, and they begin to learn each other. When the council discovers her whereabouts, Nikolina and Leif will be forced to make a difficult choice…stay within the clan or be together and live alone?

Plot and Story Line 

This is another great installment into the Midnight Liaisons’ series, it is a novella, but boy did I have a ball of fun with it. I only wish it had lasted long since I fell for Nikolina and Leif quite immediately. Nikolina and Leif are both from the same clan but have had different circumstances. I love bear shifters and I was so thrilled when I saw that this one included both of the characters as bears. Nikolina is a heroine I fell in love with because she was willing to defy the council (which no one ever did unless they wanted to be exiled), and find a mate to love instead of being a ‘concubine’ just to have a child. She wanted more for herself and her child. I loved how she stuck to her guns and stood up to the council and her father when it really mattered most. Leif was a hero you can admire and appreciate. He is gorgeous and built, with long hair and despite appearing to be tough was sweet as a teddy bear on the inside. I love the way he is with Nikolina and trusts what they have together. The writing is amazing, if you have read Pamela Clare, and love her writing, then you will adore Jessica Sims (since it’s the same author). The story was very engaging and had an endearing and passionate romance. Loved every moment and I just couldn’t get enough.

The Cover 

I actually really love the covers for the series, what I like about this one is the golden colors and I love the relaxed and cozy posture this pair have.

Overall View 

Bear Naked is a brilliant addition to this paranormal series. It’s a tale of searching and finding love and fighting for it no matter the cost!! HOT, SEXY AND SWEET!!

Series Order

 

Beauty Dates The Beast (1)

Desperately Seeking Shapeshifter (2)

Vixen (2.1)

Single Wolf Female (2.6)

Must Love Fang(3)

Bear Naked (3.5)

Claw & Effect (3.6)

Wanted: Wild Thing (4)

Between A Vamp and a Hard Place (5) 

About Jessica Sims

Jessica Sims lives in Texas. She hates writing a bio, so something cool will undoubtedly go here later when she actually thinks of something interesting to write. She has some cats, but what writer doesn’t? She plays video games and confesses to reading comic books. And she likes writing, but that one was pretty obvious.

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  • Lindy Gomez

    I love a good shifter romance, but have never read one where the shifters are bears. This sounds like such a great story, full of passion and sweet moments too. Nikolina and Leif sound like a couple that I would enjoy reading about! Lovely Review 🙂

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    • Oh I love bear shifters, you don’t see them too often in books, but every once in a while you do. Jennifer Ashley has a couple of were bear shifter stories that are great. I love them because they are big and tough, but underneath they are so sweet and friendly.

  • This sounds really good. I love the cover but had no clue this was a shifter series. So wonderful that you had a ball with this. I love when a novella works.

    • Yeah it is, and each book that I have read so far is fantastic. So if you enjoy shifter romance I would highly recommend this series, definitely underrated.

  • They do have a nice pose on that cover. So often they look incredibly stiff and awkward. I’ve read her Clare and Myles books and really enjoy both. Haven’t ventured into her Sims books yet. One day though 🙂

    • I know..its so relaxed and comfortable with each other. I have read Clare but need to read Myles. I love the humor she displays in her stories. So fun.

  • I loved this one. I think it’s my favorite out of the novellas.