Monday, October 3, 2016

Book Review,Excerpt And Giveaway : License To Shift by Kathy Lyons



BEAR MEETS GIRL...


LICENSE TO SHIFT
Grizzlies Gone Wild #2
Kathy Lyons
Releasing Oct 4th, 2016
Forever Yours




BEAR MEETS GIRL...


Julie Simon returns to Saginaw, Michigan, to find her ailing father's missing research on local shapeshifter lore. Unlucky for her, the only person who can help her is the darkly sexy Mark Robertson, the guy who spent an entire summer giving her the cold shoulder-and one white-hot night of pleasure...

Mark is a hair's breadth away from going feral. Soon, his grizzly side will destroy everything that makes him a man. And after years of fighting, Mark is ready to give in to the beast. Then Julie-the gorgeous, curvy book nerd who awakened his most primal desires as a young man-shows up at his door. Now, he's fighting an insatiable longing to claim her as his mate. But Julie isn't the only one after her father's research. Someone-or something-evil is tracking Julie's every move...

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Review

This is the first book of Kathy Lyon's that I am reading and though it is a part of a series, it is completely perfect to be read as a standalone.I hadn't read the first book- The Bear Who Loved Me, but this didn't affect my reading experience in any way.
I was hooked from the first chapter!I loved the descriptions, and the way the author managed to detail the shifters and the grizzly part of them was wonderful.I have read many bear shifter books and this one really stands out due to its writing,details and worldbuilding.

Julie has returned to Saginaw,Michigan to find her father's journals so that she can transcribe them.He's in the hospital due to health issues and she knows that he will get bored very soon.He has been researching folklore and tales especially those that concern shapeshifting.When she spent a few summers in Saginaw, when she used to have a crush on Mark.But he mostly ignored her and her attempts to befriend him.Until the one hot night that they spent together during which he abrupptly left.

Mark is very close to becoming feral and losing himself forever.He has been trying hard to find a cure but nothing has been able to help him.He even enlisted Julie's father's help to find something that might help.When Julie shows up at his door looking for her father's research he is in for a shock.He never expected the girl he desired from far to show up in town again and moreover be willing to give him another shot.But someone has stolen her father's research and is determined to hurt Julie too.There is something sinister going on Mark desperately wants to protect Julie from it.But with everyday bringing him closer to turning feral and the danger escalating what will the future hold for them?

The book had the perfect mix of action,suspense and romance in it.Both Mark and Julie were amazing characters and I couldn't help but root for them.The chemistry between them was also wonderful.The secondary cast of characters like Carl,Becca and Tonya were fascinating.They added depth and flavor to the story.We didn't get much more than a glimpse at the antagonists and I would love to know more about them.Its clear the author intends to take the mystery further into the next books.The ending was well done, but I would love to know more about the partial shifters and how the shifting affects them.I think we'll get more on that in the next book which features Alan and Tonya's story.

If you're looking for a shifter book with lots of action,romance and amazing characters you should give this one a chance.In the meantime,, I'll be reading Carl and Becca's story in The Bear Who Loved Me. ;)


Excerpt

“Join me,” he said. “Then I swear I’ll help you find your father’s journals.”
            Well, hard to deny him when he was acting so polite. And when everything smelled so divine. Then her stomach growled again, which had him smiling at her. God, he even had a dimple on his left cheek.
Unfair!
            A normal woman would cave gracefully. She would smile and nod prettily while she joined him at the table. She might even offer to decant the wine or something. But Julie wasn’t that smooth. Instead, she exhaled a reluctant breath and closed her eyes.
            “I will on one condition,” she finally said.
            “What?”
            Couldn’t he guess? Hell. She opened her eyes and looked at him. He’d just put the plates and glasses on the table. He stood there—full frontal—looking as clueless as any child. But he was adamantly not a child.
            “Could you please—for the sake of my sanity—put on some pants?”
            He blinked at her. Two full blinks, then he looked down at himself. Yup. There he was in his full, woody glory.
            She didn’t realize a man could blush with his whole body. Truthfully, she’d never had the opportunity to see it happen so clearly. Golden brown turned mottled red. And the dusky wood? That even purpled a bit.
            He made a choked sound, deep in his throat, and then his hands dropped to cover himself. Where before he’d been confident and manly, suddenly, his eyes were wide and his cheeks were bright red.
            Adorable.
            He gave her a quick nod before he dashed past her into the hallway and downstairs. Even his ass had turned pink. And wasn’t that going to feature in her fantasies for years to come?
            Julie smiled as she settled down at the table to wait for Mr. Pink Cheeks to return.


About The Author


KATHY LYONS is the wild, adventurous half of USA TODAY bestselling author Jade Lee. A lover of all things fantastical, Kathy spent much of her childhood in Narnia, Middle Earth, Amber, and Earthsea, just to name a few. There is nothing she adores more than turning an ordinary day into something magical, which is what happens all the time in her books. Winner of several industry awards including the Prism-Best of the Best, Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice, and Fresh Fiction's Steamiest Read, Kathy has published over 50 romance novels, and she's just getting started. Check out her latest news at KathyLyons.com.


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