MaryJanice Davidson returns to the blog with the first in her BeWere My Heart series, this one set in the Minnesota area and brings laughter, romance, kids in danger and a ton of characters to enjoy with
Bears Behaving Badly
Annette is a social worker for the IPA, managing and working with juvenile shifters in crisis, much as a Child Protective Services worker would do in the human world. In fact, the shifters in this world have their own equivalent (and often interconnected) services that include hospitals, counseling, and even courts. Currently, a regular (for Annette) client in Dev, and adorably unapologetic werefox has been brought in with his ‘sister’ Caro, a young werewolf after Caro attacked and nearly killed an adult male. Brought in by David, a contractor to the IPA, Caro is not uttering any words, in her defense or not – and Dev appears to be much more upset by the fact he can’t see her- than in his own predicament.
And that’s the set-up as we follow Annette and David through multiple adventures as they are digging to find out who is running a ‘ring of slavers’ for kids either unwanted or unknown in their area. This is a Dive Right In sort of book, with plenty of characters coming at you hard and fast, with partial backstories revealed as the story moves on: don’t fret – you’ll get plenty more information on everyone as the story unfolds: and much of that adds to readers (and our two main characters) trying to discover who is behind the child slavery ring, and just how deep it goes.
Full of the usual snarky and often self-deprecating humor, a roommate (for Annette) who is ‘flexible’ with his masculinity, a judge who appears to be a wererhino, a boss who is a raptor, plenty of “stables’ that we meet through David, and a sweet moment when it dawns on Annette why Dev (and many of the other kids she works with and for) call her ‘Net’. We meet Annette’s foster mother and finally see the fierce Mama-Bear that is Annette when the chips are down and kids are in danger. With lots to look forward to as we get to know everyone better and see David and Annette’s relationship develop – I can see this becoming as well-loved as Davidson’s Queen Betsy series.
Title: Bears Behaving Badly
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
Series: BeWere My Heart #1
Genre: Assimilation, Comedic Elements, Contemporary Paranormal Romance, Family Saga, Friendship, Humor elements, Magical Realism, Paranormal, Romantic Elements, Setting: American, Shifters, Suspense Elements
Published by: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published on: 31 March, 2020
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 9 Hours: 59 minutes
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These social worker bear shifters give the term "mama bear" a whole new meaning! Bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson is back with this brand-new paranormal romance series featuring a foster care system for at-risk shifter babies and teens.
Werebear shifter Annette Garsea is a caseworker for the Interspecies Placement Agency. When a selectively mute and freakishly strong teen werewolf is put in her custody, Annette has to uncover the young girl's secrets if she's to have any hopes of helping her. And not even the growling of a scruffy private investigator can distract her from her mission...
Bear shifter David Auberon appreciates Annette's work with at-risk teen shifters, but he's not sure if her latest charge is so much a vulnerable teen as a predator who should be locked up. All that changes when he, Annette, and her motley band of juveniles find themselves dodging multiple murder attempts and uncovering a trafficking cartel that doesn't just threaten the kids, but risks discovery of the shifters by the wider world of homo sapiens.
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.