The first in what will ultimately be (I Hope) several reviews of this author’s work – I am pleased to present Bunny and the Bear: Furry United Coalition # 1 by Eve Langlais. This is all leading up to my post on Nov 5 for the newest in the collection… so read on. If you haven’t read Eve’s books before, I hope I can convince you to give them a shot!
The first of the Furry United Coalition stories starts with a bang. Bunny and the Bear is laugh out loud funny, with characters in their human form completely embracing their animal tendencies. All of that is done with flair: each shifter that we encounter in this story does manage to have a suggestion of their hidden (or not so hidden) animal that is integral to their personality and how they relate to the world.
We meet Chase, a bear shifter and a lawyer: using the tenacity and power of the bear personality in his ‘day job’, while the grumpy manages to be his prevalent mood. By his size alone, he is intimidating and no one should want to mess with him and tempt his wrath. Until Miranda, the uber bouncy, perky and playful FUC secret agent uses her assignment to watch over Chase as a chance to get under his skin at every opportunity.
Uber bouncy and perky hardly describes Miranda, she is clever and fast-talking with a quick wit and snarky sense of humor that makes her asides some of the funniest I have read. She’s cute and adorable, just as a bunny should be, and of course Chase notices her.
There isn’t innuendo buried behind winks and nods in this story: it is right out front and pointedly direct, with several laugh out loud moments as reactions are gauged and processed. Miranda is working to protect Chase from becoming a victim in a kidnapping ring that has targeted several shifters for experimentation and ultimate death. While his focus is directed to pie, for he is obsessed with that favored treat, the constant interactions have Chase utterly befuddled as desires her in ever-increasingly personal and highly sexualized ways, unthinkable for a bear with a bunny.
With great tension, interactions and characters that keep each other on their toes, the fun never ends in this story. A perfect introduction to a series that promises plenty of new combinations, laughs, steamy moments and enjoyable hours for readers. Not explicit in the love scenes, they are steamy and allow you to use your own imagination to fill out the word pictures Eve Langlais has created.
Title: Bunny and the Bear
Author: Eve Langlais
Genre: Historical Romance
Published by: Samhain
Source: AudioBook Jukebox
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What’s a poor bear to do when all he wants is some sweet, bunny pie? Bears and bunnies aren’t supposed to mix, or that’s what Chase keeps telling himself when his bouncy new neighbor won’t stay out of his business—and his mind. However, the more he gets to know his overly perky neighbor, the more he craves her—naked in his grasp—a desire worse than his addiction to honey and pie. Miranda’s on a mission for the Furry United Coalition, and it involves secretly guarding one grumpy ol’ bear. Staying focused on the job isn’t easy when all she can think about is turning his frown upside down, a task made harder when she gets a glimpse of his passion. When she hears about his theory on woodland creatures and predators not mixing, she thinks all is lost, but she didn’t count on a bear’s curious nature—and possessive need. When an evil force abducts Chase, Miranda unleashes her bunny in order to save him, but the revelation of her shifter side puts her in danger. Is one ornery bear enough to save her from a mad scientist? And if he does, can a bear forget her woodland creature status long enough to love her and make her his mate? Warning: Pies were harmed in the making of this story and naughty references made about honey that might offend some readers
A copy of this title was provided via AudioBook Jukebox for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.