I received this book for free from Forever Yours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Bear Who Loved Me by Kathy Lyons
Series: Grizzlies Gone Wild #1
Published by Forever Yours on September 6 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting, Creatures-Bears
Source: Forever Yours
Reading Challenges: Spooks, Howls and Fangs Readings Challenge
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?
Becca Weitz has been raising her nephew since he was a baby, a expert at decorating cakes and knows her life isn’t perfect but its right and normal. But when her teenage nephew ends up missing, her life changes because she learns that her nephew wasn’t a normal average boy, he is a were bear. Carl Carman, is the alpha of the were bear clan, and he has Becca brought to him At first Becca is outraged that she has been practically kidnapped, but she also knows that she is entering a world that has a whole new rule book and she is only a mere human. But when it becomes evident that her nephew has been taken forcefully, she will do anything to find him because she has raised him and he is like a son to her and she can be just as protective as a mama she bear protecting her young. Carl has had to make the best decisions for his clan, trying to make them see a better way of doing things. He knows he should probably mate with a powerful she bear, but he feels a connection to Becca, she calms him and excites him and he wants more. He just needs to convince her to give them a chance
Plot and Story Line
The Bear Who Loved Me was a fun and cute paranormal romance that was exciting and sensual. This was the first time that I picked her up and I was very intrigued by this book and the world that she introduces here. I will admit I do love a good bear shifter romance, and even though this one was a bit more different than I was used to I truly liked what I read here. The bear clan here, well its more primal in ways and more violent. The hero I was really drawn to. He is such a good guy but he also fears his bear in some ways. He suffered abuse from his grandfather and uncle who practically terrorized the clan. But then he took over for his father, and is trying to introduce a more logical way of doing things and not letting the beast have control. Now Becca she was different. She has many strengths but she does struggle with certain aspects. But what I liked about is that she doesn’t frighten easily and stands up to Carl when no one else does. I really liked the mystery and suspese of the missing boys. It added some unique elements that only made the book even more exciting to read. I was very intrigued by the set up of the next book in line.
I like the bear and the purple!!!
The Bear Who Loved Me is a thrilling PNR romance that is engaging and tugs at your emotions!! EXHILARATING!