Title: Waking The Bear
Series: Shifter Wars
Series Number: #1
Author: Kerry Adrienne
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: August 1, 2016 (2nd Ed.)
Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Blurb From Goodreads:
Waking the Bear by Kerry Adrienne will be available August 2016 from Carina Press.
Sexy shifter passion is awakened when two unlikely lovers are challenged by secrets, danger and an unstoppable need to claim one’s mate…
For human Amy Francis, the secluded cabin in Deep Creek is the haven she needs to map out a fresh new start. She never expected her heart to be reawakened by a distraction like Griff Martin, commanding yet gentle, too ferociously sensual to ignore. It’s clear that patrolling the forest is more than a job to Griff—it’s a means of survival. But what Amy doesn’t realize is she’s reawakened the beast within him.
Griff’s dormant hunger is stirred by this intoxicating woman…and threatened by the secret she must never learn. Duty-bound to defend his bear clan against an avenging pride of lion shifters, Griff’s entire world is upended when he meets Amy. His animal need to claim his mate has taken hold, but that very desire could seal her fate as an unwitting pawn in battle.
Now, as a shifter war looms, Griff must decide between letting Amy go or following his most carnal instincts. To have her would change his life…but risk everything he knows and was born to protect.
Book one of the Shifter Wars series
Previously published, newly revised by author
This was a good story although the ending seemed a bit rushed. I really enjoyed reading it but it didn’t grab me, if I put it down I wasn’t anxious to pick it back up again. Not sure why. I liked the characters and the descriptions, I would love to live in Deep Creek. It sounded so beautiful. Other than Amy, Griff, and Evers there weren’t really any other characters. There were some other bears and lions that were named but we really didn’t get to know any of them. There were names but no depth, not even how they were friends other than being part of the pack/pride/whatever. Hopefully we get more in the rest of the series and not just the main characters in each book.