Title: All About the Bear
Author: Bianca D’Arc
Series: Grizzly Cove #1
Rating Out of 5: 3.5 (Liked this)
My Bookshelves: Bears, Paranormal romance, Shapeshifters
Format: eBook, Novel
This is a fun and light shapeshifter romance, one that is a very quick and easy read without all that much substance to it. And it was one that I very much enjoyed. The fact that it was such an easy and simple read had me smiling and just drifting away on a happy little cloud. Sometimes you’re in the mood for something that is incredibly action filled and dramatic. Other times, you just want something nice, simple and enjoyable. This fits that simple and enjoyable box perfectly.
Nell takes to the dramas of Grizzly Cove wonderfully well. She kind of just rolls with the punches and the shocks of the activities around her. Although, I did love that she’s kind of dense about what’s been happening around her – in fact, it was her sisters who knew almost immediately what was happening in their small town. And her outrage that her sisters just… neglected to tell her was even funnier. The sister trio and its dynamics had me smiling quite a bit throughout this story.
Brody is definitely a fun and dreamy lead – particularly since he can change into a massive Grizzly Bear. You imagine a kind of lumbering and hulking man, and although he is big, he’s definitely not hulking and lumbering. I love that his first drive is to protect his people, and the way he describes the town and pulls Nell into it is kind of sweet. But, it’s the dates and the moments of tenderness that made me appreciate him the most. Having said that, for all that Nell and Brody are wonderful leads who you want to get a happily ever after, I didn’t get overly attached to either of them. Maybe it was just the speed and simplicity of this story. Maybe it was that I didn’t have anything in common with the leads. Whatever it was, a fun story, but not a memorable one.
Except for the koala. I mean, a drunk koala who tries to get into a dominance battle with a Grizzly… that made me seriously laugh out loud. And now I really want more of his shenanigans.
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