Review: For the Bear’s Eyes Only (Grizzlies Gone Wild #3) by Kathy Lyons

November 15, 2016 Review 0

Review: For the Bear’s Eyes Only (Grizzlies Gone Wild #3) by Kathy Lyons

BEAR ON THE PROWL

Life as Alan Carman knew it is over. After he was captured and tortured by a mysterious enemy, the lawyer's latent grizzly-shifter DNA was triggered. The old Alan is gone, and in his place is a terrifying vicious beast that lives and breathes for revenge. He will track down the person who did this to him-and it'll be the last thing he ever does.

Tonya Kappes refuses to let Alan run headlong to his death. A bear-shifting deputy-and the Gladwin Clan's beta-Tonya faces Alan with one weapon: the love that's lingered between them since they were kids. But the idealistic man she knew has changed...into something raw, primal, and unbelievably sexy, igniting every lustful cell in her body. And, if Alan can't learn to love the beast inside himself, maybe he can love the animal in her . . .

Title: For the Bear's Eyes Only
Author: Kathy Lyons
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Bear Who Loved Me, License to Shift
Series: Grizzlies Gone Wild #3
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Bear Who Loved Me, License to Shift
Published by Forever Yours
Source: Publisher
Published: November 15, 2016
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 288
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Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Being a nonshifter in the Gladwin Clan has always been a hard pill to swallow. He finally accepted his limited abilities and was beginning to make a name for himself. But after being kidnapped, tortured, and turned into a half shifting bear has left Alan completely at odds with his former self. He only sees a monster and a clan who did not even realize he was missing. Now he is out for blood and running away from everything he has known, the woman he’s ever loved to meet his death.

Damn!! I will admit that I can easily fall in love with a series, especially a bear shifter one. However Grizzlies Gone Wild has gotten better with each new book. I liked the first one but the second I was super excited about. When I heard that Tonya was next I was a mix of hell yes and oh no!

I did not know how this was going to play out because all we had gotten from Tonya was a hardass police officer, which I loved. There is so much more about her that we did not get to see in the previous stories that was slowly presented in this book. Alan had his world completely changed in the middle of the first book and you knew that he was going to do something drastic. The sensible one finally letting loose and I so loved it. As he put it ‘in love with a monster’.

Most of the book was helping him see that he is still Alan and that he is going through what adolescents go through with their first change except all at once. Some parts could have been taken out- like the seemingly endless inner dialog and I wish that deleted scene was kept. It would have given proof that Tonya was attracted to Alan long before his change. Also, his abrupt change about his animal was a bit too rushed at the end.

BUT it was amazing and so sweet to see Tonya get what she has wanted for so long and for Alan to finally feel secure in his place in the Gladwin Clan. I think this may be the end of the series and I am so so sad about it! I highly recommend this to any paranormal romance lovers- particularly (bear) shifter genre!

I was gifted a copy of this novel from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review.

 

 

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About the Author:

Kathy Lyons is the wild, adventurous half of USA TODAY bestselling author Jade Lee. A lover of all things fantastical, Kathy spent much of her childhood in Narnia, Middle Earth, Amber, and Earthsea, just to name a few.  There is nothing she adores more than turning an ordinary day into something magical, which is what happens all the time in her books. Winner of several industry awards including the Prism-Best of the Best, Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice, and Fresh Fiction’s Steamiest Read, Kathy has published over fifty romance novels, and she’s just getting started. Check out her latest news at KathyLyons.com.

 

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Excerpt FOR THE BEAR’S EYES ONLY

He stared at her and shook his head. “You think because I’m not fur and claws right now that I’m tame? That I won’t tear right through you if you try to Tase me again?”
She held up her bare hands, spread wide. “I don’t want to hurt you. I want to talk to you. Come home with me. Please. There are…things we need to talk about.” She’d almost said more. She’d nearly told him about how much her bear was right now pulsing with want. How his scent was oddly compelling even at its worst. About all the confusion that he created inside her. But she was on an open mic with Mark on the other end. She just couldn’t force herself to be that vulnerable with another man listening in. So she swallowed the full sentence and settled for pleading.
He was still stroking her jaw, the caress of his thumb gentle and soothing. Hell she was so tired right now, a little tug from him and she’d melt into his arms. It didn’t make sense. She was a rational woman, and Alan wasn’t the easy man she remembered. He was volatile and dangerous. But apparently that made her grizzly wet and needy. Maybe she did have a thing for monsters.
“When was the last time you slept?” he asked.
She shook her head. “Not until you’re safe.”
He tugged her closer with just the edge of his nails. They weren’t claws just then. There was no pinprick to his touch. Just the blunt edge of his fingers tugging her forward and she went willingly. “I’m not the one in danger,” he murmured.
“Bullshit,” she answered. But that was as far as she got before his mouth was on hers. Hot. Possessive. Desperate. It was like he was taking everything he could get before it all disappeared.
She met his tongue with her own, arching her neck and dueling with him. Her hands found his shoulders, and she gripped him, dragging him closer or holding on to him for support. She wasn’t sure which. And while her heart exploded into a feverish beat, her mind ceased yammering. It had been full of words and strategies, ways that she could convince him to come back with her. But at the first press of his lips, they were silenced. This was what she wanted. This was what they both needed. So she kissed him back, and in the midst of his desperation, she tried to reassure him.
Yes, she said with teeth and tongue. Yes, I want you, too.
Then he was gone.

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