License to Shift: Grizzlies Gone Wild #2 by Kathy Lyons

License to Shift: Grizzlies Gone Wild #2 by Kathy Lyons

Who doesn’t love a grizzly shifter (ok – perhaps not salmon) but Kathy Lyons is here on the blog today with the second in her Grizzlies Gone Wild series.  Please read on for my review and excerpt, check out the tour stops to see what other readers thought then be sure to enter the giveaway where you could win one of Three (3) Gifted Ebook Copies of THE BEAR WHO LOVED ME: Grizzlies Gone Wild #1

 

License to Shift

The first I’ve read in this paranormal romance, it combines a second chance romance with some suspense, a mystery and plenty of sexy.

Julie is returning to Michigan on an errand, her father is ill and someone needs to gather his research on the shifters in the area and keep it safe. She’s not wholly buying in to the whole thing, and the only person who can help her find the information is Mark. The one who ignored her for a whole summer, leaving her with lingering doubts, desires and a bit of attitude.

Mark’s life is shifting, his bear threatens to take over and dominate the man he is, entirely.  He’s decided that the fight isn’t worth it, and is ready to just give in. Until Julie appears.  She’s the only person who he can’t forget, and perhaps he’s held some feelings since that summer too.

While a bit slow to start, the story quickly picks up pace and moves into so much more: Julie and Mark’s connection, his never-ending struggle with his bear, her lack of awareness of his nature and a somewhat stubborn refusal to just ask questions and share what’s on her mind.  These two just don’t communicate well, until it’s apparent that Julie (and the information she was sent to collect) are in grave danger, and only Mark can save them.

Clever and fun, with enough angst from both Julie and Mark when conversation is called for. The twists with the bad guys and some serious reflection on past events that may hold the key to the battles Mark is having with his bear add up to an engaging read. While there are still unanswered questions, this story provided plenty of background, current action and hints to the future to stand on its own, while leading readers to the next in the series.

License to Shift: Grizzlies Gone Wild #2 by Kathy Lyons

Title: License to Shift
Author: Kathy Lyons
Series: Grizzlies Gone Wild #2
Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Romance, Shifters
Published by: Forever Yours
ISBN: 145554096X
Published on: 4 October, 2016
Format:eARC
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Pages: 288
Rated: four-stars
Heat: One FlameOne FlameOne Flame

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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...

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.

 

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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?

Insane!

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?”

 

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About Kathy Lyons

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.

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