Review: For the Bear’s Eyes Only (Grizzlies Gone Wild #3) by Kathy Lyons

November 17, 2016 Review 0

Review:  For the Bear’s Eyes Only (Grizzlies Gone Wild #3) by Kathy LyonsFor the Bear's Eyes Only by Kathy Lyons
Series: Grizzlies Gone Wild, #3
Published by Forever Yours on November 15, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Romantic
Pages: 288 pages
Source: NetGalley
Sexual Content: graphic sex
Reviewed by: Kristina
3 Stars

Life as Alan Carman knew it is over. After he was captured and tortured by a mysterious enemy, the lawyer's latent grizzly-shifter DNA was triggered. The old Alan is gone, and in his place is a terrifying vicious beast that lives and breathes for revenge. He will track down the person who did this to him-and it'll be the last thing he ever does.

Tonya Kappes refuses to let Alan run headlong to his death. A bear-shifting deputy-and the Gladwin Clan's beta-Tonya faces Alan with one weapon: the love that's lingered between them since they were kids. But the idealistic man she knew has changed...into something raw, primal, and unbelievably sexy, igniting every lustful cell in her body. And, if Alan can't learn to love the beast inside himself, maybe he can love the animal in her . . .

FOR THE BEAR'S EYES ONLY was a pretty decent paranormal romance with bear shifters which I feel are becoming the new 'it' shifter right now with all of the bear shifter books I've seen lately. One of the things that I had a bit of an issue with right off was the small prologue with Alan and Tonya. It felt kind of disjointed and really not necessary to the plot. That issue aside I enjoyed the angle they took with Alan being a non-shifter in a family of shifters who gets his latent shifter DNA activated. I thought the his reaction to being kidnapped, tortured, and experimented on was really well written and his wanting revenge was very understandable considering his circumstances.I did find his stubborness and 'woe is me' attitude a tad annoying but again I can kind of forgive that in this instance. What I didn't understand was, his viewpoint on his bear form. Was he a bizarre looking/smelling bear shifter or was he just reacting to what a normal bear shifter is supposed to look and smell like? I am assuming his perception might be warped but it was confusing.

Tonya is a pretty tough woman and while I admire that at times she came off as a little mean especially in the prologue where she just yanks Alan around emotionally. She gets better as the book moves along and her relationship with Alan grows closer especially when she realized her feelings for him. Their chemistry felt off to me as I felt like Alan might have needed someone a bit less well, bitchy for lack of a better word. There were some pretty steamy scenes that were well done but I just couldn't get into it because I was really put off by Tonya's personality.

Chemistry and Tonya issues aside FOR THE BEAR'S EYES ONLY was a good read and had an interesting premise. Part of my lack of enthusiasm might stem from not reading the previous two books but I feel like reading the first two wouldn't help too much especially when it comes to Tonya.

Series Titles:
  1. The Bear Who Loved Me
  2. License to Shift
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