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Review: Bear Attraction by Jennifer Ashley

Bear AttractionTitle: Bear Attraction

Author: Jennifer Ashley

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Series: Shifters Unbound (Book #6.5)

Publication Date: February 17, 2015

Format: eBook, 167 Pages

A-SIN: B00GGTSEKM (Penguin)

IBSN-13: 978-1101615768 (Penguin)

Reviewed by: Roxanne


Jennifer Ashley’s New York Times bestselling Shifters Unbound series continues as a shifter and a human are faced with the unexpected, undeniable pull of a bond

As the military liaison between the human Shifter Bureau and Shiftertown, Walker is often stuck trying to appease both sides—and angering both. So when bear-Shifter Rebecca is captured taking a run in a restricted area, Walker comes up with a compromise: if Rebecca helps him find a missing woman—thought to have been abducted by a Shifter—she won’t be charged and executed.

As a bear used to roaming for miles, Rebecca hates being confined, distrusts anything involving humans, and—worst of all—the strong and handsome Walker starts triggering her mating need. They have no choice but to work together but both Walker and Rebecca find it hard not to mix business with pleasure…

Quick & Dirty: A bear shifter forced to work with a military liaison, will she be able to help him without falling for him?

Opening Sentence: “Rebecca could still hear the hunters with guns behind her.”

Excerpt: No

The Review:

Rebecca is a Kodiak bear forced to live in a shiftertown since humans have forced collars on shifters. Walker is the military liaison between the Shifter Bureau and Shiftertown. He is forced to confine Rebecca after a complaint is made about a bear running around. He decides that the length of her confinement is however long it takes them to solve this missing person case. Shifter groupie Nancy has disappeared and humans don’t care, but Dylan, the unofficial leader of Shiftertown wants her found.

As Walker goes undercover as Rebecca’s groupie and they get closer to the truth things begin to heat up between them. Will they be able to find Nancy and uncover what is going on?

This was a quick, easy, and fun novella to read. I haven’t read any of the other shifter unbound series, but that didn’t matter. The author filled in enough background so I didn’t feel lost at all. I used to love paranormal romance, so I have read a ton of were, shifter, and vampire type novels, but the one thing that really stood out for me was the whole collared and towns thing. The humans are in control of Shifters in this world. So all or almost all shifters have to wear collars that shock them the moment they start acting violent. It keeps them from damaging people or property.

That was a completely new world for me, and it was totally refreshing because the only downfall to paranormal romance is after reading a ton of it, it all starts feeling the same and then it starts getting old for you. So this new aspect really allowed me to enjoy Rebecca’s and Walker’s romance. I was a tad disappointed that it was only a novella, bear shifters aren’t as popular as wolves and cats so that was kind of new and exciting. Plus, falling in love with a human is really rare in most of those kinds of romances. So I am on board to check out the rest of this series, I like this world and want more of it.

Notable Scenes:

“Rebecca came out here several times a week to run out her frustrations, her hormones, or whatever, and just to be alone under the sky.”

“He hadn’t survived all this time in the most dangerous parts of the world by letting his hormones take over.”

“The thought of being kept in a jail like this made her panic rise.”

“Rebecca was the first woman Walker had wanted to stick around with to have conversations with–beyond this awkward one tonight–to be friends with.”

“This was a mother and her cub, a protector and the protected, no matter what shape they happened to be.”

“He needed to hurry and find Nancy Grace and get out of Shiftertown before he died of combustion.”

Shifters Unbound:

0.5 Shifter Made

1. Pride Mates

2. Primal Bonds

2.5 Bodyguard

3. Wild Cat

3.5 Hard Mated

4. Mate Claimed

4.5 Perfect Mate

4.6 Lone Wolf

5. Tiger Magic

5.5 Feral Heat

6. Wild Wolf

6.5 Bear Attraction

7. Mate Bond

7.25 Lion Eyes

7.5 Bad Wolf

7.75 Wild Things

8. White Tiger

9. Guardian’s Mate


FTC Advisory: Penguin Intermix provided me with a copy of Bear Attraction. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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2 Responses to “Review: Bear Attraction by Jennifer Ashley

  1. JenMNo Gravatar

    I really enjoy this series, which is no surprise since I also love Jennifer’s historical romance series. Of course, I love all things shifter anyway, but I agree, her spin on it is a bit different from the usual. I’ve read up to book 7 (including all of the novellas except for the prequel one) at this point. While some books have been better than others, none have been anything less than a “B” grade for me and I’m looking forward to more. Plus, she writes really sexy bedroom scenes.

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  2. RoxanneNo Gravatar
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    =) I look forward to checking out her other books! Thanks for reading the review!

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