ARC Review: The Bear Who Loved Me (Grizzlies Gone Wild #1) by Kathy Lyons

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The Bear Who Loved Me Book Cover The Bear Who Loved Me
Grizzlies Gone Wild #1
Kathy Lyons
Paranormal Romance - Shapeshifters
Forever Yours
September 6th 2016



Between singlehandedly running her bakery and raising her teenaged nephew, Becca Weitz thought she had a decent grip on "normal." Then her nephew vanishes, and life as she's known it changes forever. Local legends are true: bear shifters exist . . . and her nephew is part of their clan. As is Carl Carman, the sexy, larger-than-life man who has sworn to find her nephew-and the other young shifters who've gone missing.

As the leader of his clan, Carl is surrounded by enemies. He's learned the hard way that keeping a firm leash on his inner beast is key to survival, though his feelings for Becca test his legendary control. Then danger stalks too close, and Carl realizes he must unleash the raging, primal force within to protect everything he holds dear. But can Becca trust his grizzly side with her life-and her heart?



The Bear Who Loved Me is book one in the Grizzlies Gone Wild series by Kathy Lyons. It’s full of action, suspense, mystery, and romance.

Becca is a human, a backer, a aunt and now mother to her sisters son. She is a strong women who has put everyone before herself. She does what needs to be done to take care of her family. I felt for her and all the struggles she went through; it made her that much more real. When she learns about shifters and her nephew, well she can’t quit believe. I liked how she digested the information thrown at her. She went through a few different reactions, but eventually took it all in. No hysterics!

Carl is a bear shifter, the Alpha to his clan, and protector. I liked him. He is trying to change how things are run and ruled. To think and not just kill. To balance both.

Becca and Carl I liked from the beginning. Their back and forth was playful and funny. When the situation calls for seriousness they are focused. The love is intense and sweet. I enjoyed learning about this world. I liked how man and bear are two separate entities yet living in the same body and so they must find balance. The secondary characters where also fun and just added to the story. We are taken on an adventure full of mystery, suspense, and romance.

The Bear Who Loved Me was one of those books that once you pick it up, you aren’t going to set it down. I can’t wait to read more in this series.

Rated: 4 Bear Stars

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Forever via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

6 comments on “ARC Review: The Bear Who Loved Me (Grizzlies Gone Wild #1) by Kathy Lyons

  1. Oh sounds fun! I love bear shifters and shifter-human romances. Sounds like a good time 🙂
    anna @ herding cats & burning soup recently posted…The Monthly Herd– October– snow plows, zombies, firemen & a new additionMy Profile

    • Me too. I do love reading about bear shifters and the shifter-human romance. I always find the human-shifter romance more appealing then the shifter-shifter. It was a fun read. Thank’s for checking out the review!

  2. PNR, when will I get back to you again?!?! Alas, my mind is in a dark place and its appetite lies with darker stories. Oi!

    Thanks for the review, this is new to me and from your feedback, it sounds like it’s a lot of fun!
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    • You are welcome! It was enjoyable.

      I know the feeling Braine. I’ve gone through reading mood changes too. ^_^

  3. Those sounds really good. I’very been wanting to read Kathy Lyons for quite awhile now. Glad you enjoyed!
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    • I had my first taste of Kathy Lyons when I read License to Shift book 2 in this series first. I usually don’t read series books out of order, but it turned out ok. Both books can be stand-a-lone, though now I have more understanding on the world and characters. I’m excited to read book 3 in the Grizzlies Gone Wild. It was a fun read!!