Title: License to Shift
BEAR MEETS GIRL...
Julie Simon returns to Saginaw, Michigan, to find her ailing father's missing research on local shapeshifter lore. Unlucky for her, the only person who can help her is the darkly sexy Mark Robertson, the guy who spent an entire summer giving her the cold shoulder-and one white-hot night of pleasure...
Mark is a hair's breadth away from going feral. Soon, his grizzly side will destroy everything that makes him a man. And after years of fighting, Mark is ready to give in to the beast. Then Julie-the gorgeous, curvy book nerd who awakened his most primal desires as a young man-shows up at his door. Now, he's fighting an insatiable longing to claim her as his mate. But Julie isn't the only one after her father's research. Someone-or something-evil is tracking Julie's every move...
The Grizzlies Gone Wild Series
Book 1: The Bear Who Loved Me
Book 2: License to Shift
Book 3: For the Bear's Eyes Only
Author: Kathy Lyons
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Bear Who Loved Me, For the Bear's Eyes Only
Series: Grizzlies Gone Wild #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Bear Who Loved Me, For the Bear's Eyes Only
Published by Forever Yours Source: Publisher
Published: October 4, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Paranormal Romance, Paranormal, Romance
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This is the second book in the Grizzlies Gone Wild series and even though I really enjoyed the first book (The Bear Who Loved Me), this one totally knocked it out of the park. It had all the right components to create an amazing shifter romance. Characters acted like their animal while meshing well, plot is extended from the first one with more elaboration, and a sweet ending that makes you want to know more.
There is something incredibly alluring about a shifter on the verge of going feral. Mark has looked for what seems like half his lifetime looking for a cure to calm his feral urges. But when he shifts into bear, it takes longer and longer to come back to his human side. He has come to accept that he will not make it to the New Year and that his best friend and Alpha will have to ‘put him down’.
Julie never felt welcomed in the in The Galdwin clan. She was always the outcast, never being invited to parties or everyone would leave whenever she came around. So when her father falls ill and has to go into surgery she is forced to come back. She has to help him get his research which means she has to get in touch with her high school crush. After they reconnect, they seem to be inseparable. There is an undeniable pull they have that you just need to witness. Many events take place that you can’t help but get sucked into.
This is definitely a page turner. I loved the characters especially Julie. She was both strong in mind and heart. Although there was a major miscommunication between them but they worked it out and became stronger. The last chapters happened really fast but it was done really well. I loved the epilogue that now has me impatiently waiting for book 3, For the Bear’s Eyes Only-Alan’s story! Hawt damn is that one going to be interesting. One last thing, I have loved that the plot and work gets better with each new book. Keep it up Miss Lyons!!
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 1 – Julie Simon has stopped by Mark’s home because she believes he’s got her father’s journals. He’s sound asleep when she hangs on the doorbell and he answers the door before fully waking. Turns out, he forgot to put on clothes. (Grizzy bear shifters are pretty casual about nudity, especially in the privacy of their own homes)
OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG!
Julie Simon was not a prude. She enjoyed a finely honed male body as much as any woman. But when said finely honed man answered his door stark naked and proceeded to look at her like she was the answer to his prayers, well, then, her libido kicked into overdrive. Especially when that look turned into hunger and his already thick cock stiffened into a staff that aimed unerringly at her.
She was not a prude, but hell, this was sexually at its most raw. And she apparently liked raw.
Who knew? All her boyfriends up to now had been friendly, flaky men who spoke in full sentences and never, ever growled. And yet one hairy, horny grunt from this guy and her nipples tightened while everything else went liquid.
Not a prude, then. Apparently, she fell more into the slut category because if he made a move on her right then, she wasn’t exactly sure what she’d do to stop him. First of all, he looked like he could overpower her in a heartbeat. Second, the moment he’d offered her his mocha latte, her knees had gone weak and her lust spiked. When the hell had she developed a caveman fetish?
But she wasn’t a beast to be ruled by her hormones. And she certainly wasn’t going to jump a near stranger, no matter how ripped his abs or how much he stared at her. Good lord, she’d never been the center of such focused attention. Need rippled off those sculpted pecs, it vibrated in the air between his broad shoulders and her tight breasts, and it seemed like he wanted her so badly it was hard for him to form words. But how was that possible? All he’d done was answer the door…naked.
She took a breath, startled—but not surprised—to find it thick with musk. His? Hers? Who knew?
Get a grip!
She momentarily flashed on what she could grip and struggled to restrain a near-hysterical laugh. She was not a woman who thought things like that. Not in the usual course of the day. So she closed her eyes and lifted her mocha to her lips. Damn, he made a great cup of coffee. The honey added just the right amount of sweet.
Focus on the essentials: caffeine and sugar.
That’s when he spoke. Two words: “no” and “leave.” Well, that was par for the course from the men in her life. They’d act one way, then say the opposite. Get her revved, then disappear. Give her a mocha and then order her to leave. All he needed to do now was invite her to move in then break up with her and he’d be just like her ex.
But unlike what she’d done with her ex, she refused to leave. Her father needed his help, and so she would be stubborn. At least until she got a fuller explanation from him. One that included two-syllable words.
“So,” she ventured when the silence stretched too long between them, “do you remember me?”