lundi 26 septembre 2016

Bear Up (Grayslake: More than mated: ( kindle worlds novella)) by Mina Carter

Hello to all

                 i know i told you i had a review ready and it was teh case but once again life came in the way and time flew  but today you have it!
As  you probably know amazon started a new program called Kindle worlds in which different authors can write stories set in the universe of a serie by another author, the idea is very interesting as each author can decide the genre ( romance suspense, urban fantasy etc etc) when it's a world you read about and love it's very tempting.

However, amazon decided to offer that only in the States if you are out the USA no way for you to buy it - we discovered it can be gifted to you though- and that's very frustrating ....there are several stories i would have wanted to read and couldn't. Perhaps it will change in the future but for now we can only count on the authors who love ALL their readers.

Mina Carter was really kind to offer the opportunity to read and review her book no matter where we lived so i jumped on the occasion and i'm so happy i did it, ( Thank you!!!)

For now let see what i thought of it so that you could be tempted to give it a try as well
Publisher: Kindle Worlds
Publication: 2016
Genre: paranormal romance
Violence: strong

Language: normal
sex: very strong
Public: 18+
Source: ecopy received in exchange for an honest review

Description from goodreads :

 Girl meets boy = classic love story. Girl meets bear... Wait, what?

Small town girl Kacie has always known there was something odd about Lizards Lick, but she doesn't expect that oddity to almost claim her life or land her in the arms of her long-term crush; hot veteran Dean. Okay, he's nuts but she can't argue with that, not with a body like his or when he's whispering things like 'fated' and 'destiny'. Even if he does claim to be a werebear...

She's his mate, but she's human. He's so screwed...

Leader of the Lizard Lick bear clan, Dean is between a rock and a hard place. His fated mate is human but he daren't claim her. The elitist asshats in the clan would have kittens. But when an attack brings her over into the bear world, he's out of time and out of options. Even worse, the town has an rogue bear problem and internal clan politics that put Kacie in the crossfire.

Forced to fight battles on all fronts, Dean must bear up or risk losing her forever...

My opinion:
          I 've read the first book in the Grayslake series and i loved it and wanted more so when i discovered that other authors were writing in that universe it was more than tempting ...having the opportunity to read " Bear Up" was fantastic it just left me wanting for even more ( Creed 's story for example) it's an universe i love and Mina Carter writing and how she got the universe is wonderful!

Dean is an alpha, protecting ins embedded into his soul so when he knows that revealing himself to his human mate could lead her to be killed ( if she refuses him) he doesn't want to take the chance so for years he has been watching her from afar. I love how protective and kind but also strong and with a sense of Humour Dean is. We can see from his friendship with Morgan how loyal he is and i would definitively love to read more about him.
Kacie is a strong , independent woman and she knows what she wants. She is true to her friends ( like Lilly) and loyal . i loved how she wasn't the damsel in distress but took her stand. She is really perfect for Dean on whom she has been fantasying for years.

The story is fast as it's a novella but fit perfectly in the universe, it works great as a stand alone so even if you haven't read a thing about Grayslake you could start with this one as you immediately are up to date with the rules and the world in itself. It's also very steamy and some part are with a lot, LOT of violence but all together all fit wonderfully and i enjoyed it immensely. In fact it's only when i thought about what i was going to write that i realised that it wasn't a 5stars because something was missing but it's so near that a 4.5 wasn't right.... when reading i was swept by the story but yes later i was wondering....why the rogue have been targeting Kacie, somehow it sound strange and that could mean  a bigger vilain is somewhere planning something so  i do want more but really  even like that it's close to perfect especially if you are not looking at all details like i am.

The only regret i can have is that kindle worlds are not available outside the USA, it can be gifted from the states yes but that aside a lot of readers are missing good  story without any good reason. ( thankfully author are attentive to us so perhaps it will change)

So if you are in the USA, love bear shifters, this one i recommend!

Score:  4,75/5

Disclaimer:Source: a copy in exchange for an honest review, no other compensation was received. All opinions are my own

 What do you think of the idea of Kindle Worlds; any World you would like to see used/visited?

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