Paranormal romances are so much fun. There is so much you can do with them. You are not bound by the constraints of working with only full human characters. In Predator’s Kiss author Rosanna Leo takes advantage of those allowances and gave readers and amazing bear-shifter stories.
There are not many bear-shifter stories out there. Most shifter stories I’ve found revolve around wolf-shifters and large cat-shifters. One of the fun things about bear-shifter stories is their contradictory nature. They’re usually cantankerous and set in their ways. However, once they find that one person, they’re cuddly and protective!
Ryland is no exception to this! He’s a loner (for the most part), set in his ways, and wants no part of humans. When Lia literally runs into Ryland and his brother (as bears no less), Ryland takes an instant like to her and HE HATES IT! Lia, bless her heart had to deal with being chased by paparazzi, a stalker and finding out about bear-shifters. Talk about a rough day!
Ryland and Lia’s courtship was fun to watch. They were both fighting different things while at the same time wanting each other. Ryland, being the big fuzzy bear he is, set out to protect Lia. When they finally give in to their simmering passion, it becomes white hot. They are so good together and the passion they feel for each other comes across very well.
The added tension of the stalker and paparazzi enhances the story beyond just a romance. I loved the ending. I was on the edge of my seat and was totally unprepared for who it was. I was completely surprised by that one!
I’m looking forward to the next book in this series as we once again have a bear shifter! This time it’s Ryland’s brother, Soren, who was a beautifully antagonistic brother in this story!
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