Book Review: No Ifs Ands or Bears About It

No Ifs, Ands, or Bears About It (Grayslake, #1)No Ifs, Ands, or Bears About It by Celia Kyle

I picked this book up because I was researching Kindle Worlds and wanted to do some research.

There were some fun and interesting bits here, and great potential for a complex plot and interesting romance. The problem is that once all those interesting things are set up they’re kinda tossed into an erotic blender and put on puree. I liked that the heroine was a curvy girl and wasn’t afraid to step up and defend a child in need. The werebear set up was unique as it focused on more bearlike qualities versus the more typical wolves we see in shifter books. So here there wasn’t an expectation for the forever mates or such, though to make it appeal to readers that then meant having to add a bizarre ‘fated mates’ thing which wasn’t well explained to assure us that Ty wouldn’t wander off on Mia when the next plump werebear came into town and that they could have shifting cubs even though she’s not full blooded. I think this could have been covered without the ‘fated’ bit by saying that the human capacity for love and staying with one mate could be just as strong.

So all in all it was okay for a lazy read, though very very high on my steamy scale. I didn’t read reviews first and found myself skipping a lot trying to get back to the parts of the plot I was interested in. I did want to know that Parker, the were bear cub, ended up safe and sound even if the way that happened left me wanting more.

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