Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Read from May 05 to 06, 2013
You take two bear brothers who well...act like real brothers mix them with a human author of Erotic romance set it in a Shifter retreat in Northern Ontario and you have one fun ride of a book!
Bear shifter Ryland Snow just wants peace. The peace and quiet afforded him at his woodsy retreat, the Ursa Fishing Lodge. As owner of the lodge, Ryland enjoys the tranquil life he’s created among his fellow shifters. He lives to maintain a safe haven for them, away from meddlesome human eyes.
When his rock star brother arrives, bringing trouble in the form of a possible hit-man, Ryland is incensed. He’s been cleaning up Soren’s messes as long as he can remember, and is tired of his brother’s lecherous exploits.
Things go from bad to worse when Lia Goodblood stumbles upon Ryland and his lodge. Yes, the reclusive erotica author is easy on the eyes, but the human woman is more trouble than she’s worth. To say nothing of her bizarre fear of furry creatures.
Ryland determines to rid himself of her presence. But when he learns she’s on the run from a crazed fan, Ryland’s protective bear instincts flare. And the bear won’t be denied.
*Author provided me with this book and I offer a honest review*
Ok, everyone knows I'm gaga for Bear Shifters....and this book has two alpha Bears..a grizzly and a polar...what more could a girl like me want?? *sigh* nothing ..oh ..mm sorry got lost in a fantasy there for a minute *cough* ...yes review.. ok
In this first book of a wonderful new series Rosanna Leo has a hit on her hands. The book is a great easy read but offered the reader depth of characters with enough detail to make you understand the sibling relationship between the two brothers but also feel the love underneath the natural rivalry of two different personalities. I really liked that RL didn't introduce Lia in the first moments of the book but let us have a look into the workings of Ryland's mind. He is pretty gruff and is a real homebody but he does have his reasons. Then we are drawn into the conflict between the two bear brothers which is hilarious. Soren is definitely the lighter of the two bears with snark, and humor. Enter Lia, lost, pursued and having an innocence that you wouldn't expect to find in the writer of erotic romance. I won't give away too much of the meeting of the three but trust me...it is sooo funny.
The plot of gives our characters even more depth since RL has woven two suspenseful subplots into the book full of intrigue and peril. The main plot which is the love story of Ryland and Lia but also the underlying plot of the happenings at the Lodge and the many shifters we meet there. This book definitely ticks all the boxes for a blockbuster read. I have only one concern and that is that we were not given a lot of background on what happens at the Lodge, but seeing the name of the series I have a feeling we will find out a lot more about Gemini Island and what goes on there.
Rosanna Leo is a very talented writer with several books now available from her. Each book having it's own unique feel and flare. No copy cat writing for this talented lady. The steam factor in the book is high and well worth reading for those scenes alone but hey..I'm totally in love with Ryland so I might be a bit biased when it comes to him and steam *grin* If you enjoy reading about shifters and looking for something *different* in this genre you MUST give Predator's Kiss a read. I assure you ..this is a book you will put on your favorite's shelf so you can reread it again when you need a good book with a lightness that gives you that warm feeling all over *wink*
This perfect summer read has received 4.5 Warm Fuzzy Bears! I so can't wait for Soren's story which will be the next in the series. I can't wait for this womanizing musician to meet his romantic nemesis. This book needs to be on everyone's list of summer reads. It is perfect for that beach getaway!
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