BEAR MEETS GIRL…
“Join me,” he said. “Then I swear I’ll help you find your father’s journals.”
Well, hard to deny him when he was acting so polite. And when everything smelled so divine. Then her stomach growled again, which had him smiling at her. God, he even had a dimple on his left cheek.
A normal woman would cave gracefully. She would smile and nod prettily while she joined him at the table. She might even offer to decant the wine or something. But Julie wasn’t that smooth. Instead, she exhaled a reluctant breath and closed her eyes.
“I will on one condition,” she finally said.
Couldn’t he guess? Hell. She opened her eyes and looked at him. He’d just put the plates and glasses on the table. He stood there—full frontal—looking as clueless as any child. But he was adamantly not a child.
“Could you please—for the sake of my sanity—put on some pants?”
He blinked at her. Two full blinks, then he looked down at himself. Yup. There he was in his full, woody glory.
She didn’t realize a man could blush with his whole body. Truthfully, she’d never had the opportunity to see it happen so clearly. Golden brown turned mottled red. And the dusky wood? That even purpled a bit.
He made a choked sound, deep in his throat, and then his hands dropped to cover himself. Where before he’d been confident and manly, suddenly, his eyes were wide and his cheeks were bright red.
He gave her a quick nod before he dashed past her into the hallway and downstairs. Even his ass had turned pink. And wasn’t that going to feature in her fantasies for years to come?
Julie smiled as she settled down at the table to wait for Mr. Pink Cheeks to return.
License to Shift is the second book in the Grizzlies Gone Wild series by Kathy Lyons. This book can be read as a standalone in the series but since it has reoccurring characters from the first book I would recommend reading the first installment as well.
Mark Robertson is a bear shifter who knows his days are coming to an end. As the son of two powerful bear shifters, his bear gene is stronger and more dominant than that of other shifters. As a result his grizzly side has slowly been taking over his body and mind since he was sixteen. He knows he is going feral, losing his human side, and it is just a matter of time before he will have to be “put down”. His will power to keep going is dwindling as all hope of finding a cure is being exhausted. That is when a piece of his past comes back in the form of Julie Simon, the one woman he and his bear has always wanted to claim.
Julie is back in town after her father’s heart attack. She is trying to round up her father’s journals and research to take to the hospital for him. Part of the research includes visiting Mark Robertson, her old nemesis and crush, house. When she comes face to face with the man she has always wanted she feels the old flame fire back up. He was always good looking and huge but now he is even more sexy and larger than life. Some things haven’t changed though, it is eight years later and he still seems to run hot and cold when it comes to her.
When Mark volunteers to help Julie track down her father’s research work she doesn’t know how to act. While she wants to push him away and can’t deny the attraction and pull she still has towards the man. Mark wants to spend what little time he has left with the woman that should have been his but his grizzly side is pushing for him to take more, to make Julie theirs. When Julie’s life becomes threatened Mark and his grizzly vow to protect her even if it means letting his grizzly finally take over for good.
I really enjoyed this book! The author did an excellent job with the characters and the story is very well written. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good shape-shifting or paranormal romance novel.
I received an eARC of this book compliments of the publisher in exchange for my honest review and opinion. All ratings and opinions stated are my own.
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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 50 romance novels, and she’s just getting started. Check out her latest news at KathyLyons.com.
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