No Ifs, Ands, or Bears About It by Celia Kyle
Series: Grayslake #1
Published by Indie
Published on: August 11, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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The first day of Mia’s new life in Grayslake, Georgia is not going as planned. The house her grandfather left her looks ready to crumble, boxes cover every inch of the floor and—oh—there’s a bear cub in her pantry. It gets worse when the cub’s uncle comes by and busts out his fur and claws while on her front porch. Then it gets loads better because suddenly there’s a hot hunk of badge-wearing werebear on her lawn ready to rescue her. Yum. Of course, he has to ruin things by trying to take the cub out of her hands. Ha! The cub is hers… No ifs, ands, or bears about it.
Werebear Ty can’t seem to get the curvaceous, delectable Mia to understand that, even if she is one-quarter werebear, she isn’t keeping the cub. Ty is the Grayslake Itan, the clan’s leader, and the little werebear is going home with him… Unless it isn’t. It’s her smile. If she’d stop smiling and being gorgeous, his inner-bear would support him and Ty would get his way. But the beast wants to make their woman happy, so it’s perfectly content to let her do as she pleases. Then things change. Threats arise, danger comes close, and Ty demands she return to his den. No ifs, ands, or mates about that.
This is a very cute shifter book. I’ve been on a bear shifter kick lately, so when I saw some reviews for this book, I just had to try it. I’m really glad that I did. This is the first time that I’ve read Celia Kyle. I will say that it won’t be the last.
This book starts off with Mia moving into her grandfather’s house. She is a quarter werebear, but never shifted. She has been raised by shifters her whole life. She finds a cub hiding in the pantry who is terrified. She quickly becomes a overprotective mama bear. Then with the cub’s abusive, drunk uncle comes to claim him, she goes off on him.
Ty is the alpha and a cop of Graylake. When he comes to help resolve the issue of the cub, he quickly realizes that he has quite a quandary on his hands. The woman is his mate and she won’t give up the cub to his rightful guardian. As alpha, he can keep the cub for a while, while they investigate what is going on.
I found this story to be fun, funny and adorable with the cub. I really enjoyed the character that we meet. I want to learn a lot more about the other werebears of Graylake. There is a bit of mystery, trying to figure out what is going on with the cub’s family and his parent’s death. If you are looking for a book with a protective, plus-sized woman heroine and an alpha male, this is a great book. I will mention that there is some mention of child abuse from the uncle, so a warning about that. I really look forward to the rest of this series.