No Ifs, Ands, Or Bears About It by Celia Kyle
Series: Grayslake Book #1
Author: Celia Kyle
The first day of Mia’s new life in Grayslake, Georgia is not going as planned. The house her grandfather left her looks ready to crumble, boxes cover every inch of the floor and—oh—there’s a bear cub in her pantry. It gets worse when the cub’s uncle comes by and busts out his fur and claws while on her front porch. Then it gets loads better because suddenly there’s a hot hunk of badge-wearing werebear on her lawn ready to rescue her. Yum. Of course, he has to ruin things by trying to take the cub out of her hands. Ha! The cub is hers… No ifs, ands, or bears about it.
Werebear Ty can’t seem to get the curvaceous, delectable Mia to understand that, even if she is one-quarter werebear, she isn’t keeping the cub. Ty is the Grayslake Itan, the clan’s leader, and the little werebear is going home with him… Unless it isn’t. It’s her smile. If she’d stop smiling and being gorgeous, his inner-bear would support him and Ty would get his way. But the beast wants to make their woman happy, so it’s perfectly content to let her do as she pleases. Then things change. Threats arise, danger comes close, and Ty demands she return to his den. No ifs, ands, or mates about that.
Review: I am a huge fan of shifter books, and this one is a good solid read. After all, how can you resist a cute little bear cub found hiding inside a pantry? It really nabs your attention from the get-go, and as soon as Ty hits the scene, you know you have a great book on your hands. The were-bears make a nice change from the typical wolves and panthers, especially when they are the star of the story rather than just supporting characters.
I wouldn’t go so far as to say that this book is one of my top shifter favorites, but it can certainly hold its own amongst all the other shifter novels out there. Good storyline, good characters, cute baby bears – but it lacks an elusive something that I can’t quite put my finger on that would push it from the ‘good’ category and into the ‘great’ one.
All in all, a good solid shifter read that provides a nice change of….well, species!