Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Review ~ BOUND TO THE BEAR by Kathy Lyons

Bound to the Bear (Grizzlies Gone Wild, #5)
by: Kathy Lyons
Series: Grizzlies Gone Wild
Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Release Date: September 11, 2018
Publisher: Forever Yours
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From USA Today bestselling author Kathy Lyons comes a sexy new enemies-to-lovers shifter romance.

Hard-bodied and military-trained shifter Hank Coleman will always do what's best for the clan. With a mysterious virus ravaging the city and transforming anyone with shifter DNA into dangerously unstable hybrids, that means asking a human scientist for help. Hank knows that getting Dr. Cecilia Lu involved will mean exposing the shifter world and his black bear self, but it's the animal attraction that sparks between them that could be the real danger.

Cecilia trusts data and what she can see with her own two eyes. So when the hottest man she's ever met transforms into a bear right in front of her, she has no choice but to accept that shifters are real. And with hybrids attacking humans and shifters turning on their own kind, Hank and Cecilia have zero time to fight the desire that's burning hotter by the minute. But war is brewing between the shifters, and Cecilia will be forced to choose between the world of men . . . and the world of her sexy beast.

Bound to the Bear is the fifth book in Kathy Lyons’s Grizzlies Gone Wild series. This can be a standalone read, however it picks up two days after Alpha Unleashed ends and events that occured in that book play a role in this one.

For months now, the “Detroit Flu” has been affecting people in the city of Detroit. Scientists are baffled as to why some people get sick, some sprout fur, some become aggressive, and some see hallucinations. But the shifter community in Detroit knows what’s really going on. Shifters are being poisoned, and the source is the drinking water. The question now is who is poisoning shifters, activating latent DNA, creating hybrids, and why. To attempt to find a cure, the new Alpha of the Griz, Simon Gold, needs to bring a scientist into the secret world of shifters. Desperate times call for desperate measures and he instructs shifter muscle Hank Coleman to bring in a CDC scientist.

Hank is a character who showed up in Alpha Unleashed and his quiet strength demanded his story to be told. Hank is a man who is caring, patient, and smarter than he gives himself credit for. Cecilia Lu is a scientist with the CDC, who is all about science and facts. But she has another side to her that she didn’t know existed, that is until she walks into Hank in the hallway of the hospital she’s working out of. Hank knows seeing is believing and he knows becoming a huge black bear in a hospital isn’t a good idea. So he kidnaps Dr. Lu in order to take her to a safe place and show her shifters are real.

Once Cecilia realizes there’s a whole new world she never knew about, she becomes even more intrigued. It’s in her DNA to help people and she will do whatever it takes to find a cure. Working together, Cecilia and Hank search for a cure, while also battling their growing attraction for one another. However, what they want to do goes against what the person behind the “flu” wants and danger lurks around every corner.

I really liked the characters of Hank and Cecilia. There is so much more to them than meets the eye. They are opposites in every way, but their sexual tension and chemistry is off the charts. So much so, it was actually a little too much for me. I loved the humor placed throughout the book to ease some of the potentially dark moments. The fight scenes Kathy has written are really good. I wish there were more of them. One thing is for certain, a war is brewing and the shifter community will never be the same. I’m so looking forward to the next book, Taming Her Mate.

**Received a copy from Forever Yours and voluntarily reviewed the book.**

Rating: 4

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The Grizzlies Gone Wild Series:

The Bear Who Loved Me ~ Review
License to Shift ~ Review
For the Bear’s Eyes Only ~ Review
Alpha Unleashed ~ Review

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 fifty romance novels, and she's just getting started. Check out her latest news at

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