Monday, July 9, 2012

How Not to Date a Bear (How Not To #5) by Stephanie Burke


One night of passion, and Gillian’s life is a Mafia movie. That’s what you get when you date a bear.

Declan Batalova is a bear unlike any other. After brokering a deal that will keep his people safe in their new country, the Russian shifter goes for relaxation in a new club that caters to bears.

Cosmetologist Gillian Leekey is a woman on a mission. She loves big, muscular, hairy men, and Declan is perfect in every way.

But after one night of passion, the Bear Shifter Mafia is declaring war at her front door! When did life get so complicated? But that’s what happens when you decide to date a bear.

 Reviewer: Dolce Amore

Gillian likes big men with hair so when she sees Declan, she decided to have him and do unspeakable things to his body. So she attaches to his front like a baby koala and decides to not let him go. 

With  her face buried in his neck, licking and nibbling at his flesh, she’d  never been happier. And what was better was the large bulge of his cock, heated and growing, pressed against her.

“You want to let me go?”
 “No.” On that she was firm. She was not letting go of her sweet treats until she had him where she wanted him.
 The  trip into the house was a blur because she buried her face in his neck  and busily attempted to put as many hickeys there as she could. Marking her property, she thought with an evil smirk.
After a night of wild sex, she uses the instruments from the box she had from her many-times-great-grandmother, who had run from Russia because her family didn’t approve of her mate. She brushed and then sheared the hair from his body. It had silver, so when he shifted he looked skinny and pitiful.

When his second in command came to talk to Declan because of a problem they have with the territory they claimed, he tells them that Gillian is Declan’s mate and she smells of grizzly bear.

I really love this story! I couldn’t stop laughing while reading it; Ms. Stephanie Burke  did a hell of a good job fusing humor, romance, and a very attractive  shape shifter. And I love when he explains what being a mate means for  him: 
 “And what does being a mate mean anyway?”
 “It means --” She squeaked as the shower door opened and a naked Declan  stepped in. “It means that I would never hurt you. That I will always  protect you, with my life if need be. It means that you are the one to  carry my children, the one to be a balm to my soul while I uplift and  protect yours. It means you are the perfect match for me physically,  mentally, and spiritually.” He moved in and took her into his arms, ignoring the water that plastered his black hair to his head and ran  into those intense green eyes. “It means that you are mine, Gillian.  Mine, a gift to me from the heavens, and I will do anything to keep  you.” 
 Isn’t it so romantic? You can't miss this book! 5 stars  

Publisher:  Changeling Press                
Source: Manic Readers


coach-daddy said...

Oh great - add this to the post-coital fear list: Being sheared! Maybe because I'm 5-7, I'd be considered a wolverine, not a bear, and thus be spared the yard work.

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