Lyons gets it right (Kirkus) in this sexy shifter romance about an alpha bear who meets his match, perfect for fans of New York Times bestselling authors Nalini Singh, Ilona Andrews, and Christine Feehan.
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?
Lyons (Were-Geeks Save Wisconsin) introduces the Gladwin Clan of Michigan bear-shifters in the steamy first Grizzlies Gone Wild paranormal romance (previously self-published as The Bear Who Loved Me). Carl Carman, the contentious new Maximus of the Gladwin Clan, could best consolidate his power by taking the strongest she-bear, policewoman Tonya, as his mate, but he's not interested in her romantically and would much prefer to have her as second-in-command. When the first shift of a cohort of teen werebears goes awry, Carl must work closely with full human Becca Weitz, the adoptive mother of a new shifter who appears to have been kidnapped. As they search for her son, they indulge their mutual attraction in hot scenes that perfectly blend tenderness with superpowered alpha male energy, though readers will need to suspend disbelief around Becca's willingness to start a new relationship while her child is actively at risk. Lyons keeps the focus narrow, mining Carl's internal struggle between bear and man for tension and letting the romance take center stage over intra-clan politics. Those who like their heroes buff and gruff but gentle, not rough will be swept away.
I love shifters!
Not all shifter books are good, but this one made me not only love the characters but want to follow them and know more about their lives. I have not read anything by this author before and I’m really looking forward to reading more of her books soon!
It is a shifter romance novel with adult content that was well done.
I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review.