Bear Wanted

Julia Talbot
Bear Wanted
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ARe Books
Release Date
July 2015
Book 1 of The Grizzly List
LGBTQ, Paranormal Romance, Paranormal with Romantic Elements

He always wanted a bear to keep him warm at night…

Lane knows what he wants in a lover, but hasn't been able to find the perfect bear of a man in his small Colorado hometown. So he turns to the Grizzly List, a regional personal ad service for bears and their lovers. He's not sure what to expect when he meets Fin, but what he gets might be his perfect man.

Bear shifter Fin has been looking for someone with whom to spend his days, nights, and winter hibernation. He's a happy guy, but needs someone who wants a big, burly, slightly dominant mate. When he meets Lane, Fin knows he's found what he needs, but will he be able to convince Lane that they're made for one another, in human form and bear?

Book Review by A Dirty Gurty Girl Reads (author,reviewer)
Jul 10, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
177 people found the following review helpful
Julia Talbot's BEAR WANTED is exactly what you need if you love bear shifters and enjoy some man-on-man action.

When Fin takes to the Grizzly List to find a mate and happens upon Lane who just about fits his fantasies, a romance stirs between them, deeper than either imagined when they first signed up with the Personal ad.

Through their meeting, Fin, a grizzly bear shifter, realizes Lane is also a shifter, and he helps him through the process, enabling him to become the creature he should always have been.

I did enjoy this story, but there were some things that I didn't like. Firstly, Fin and Lane, yeah, they were cute. But the way the dialogue was written, I felt like Lane was very young, and though Fin was a writer, he didn't have a lot to say, and most of it felt lacking.

On top of that, the dialogue was also a bit...I hate to say it, but childish. Lane spoke like a toddler at times, and Fin did as well. Everything was so good, or so something else. It felt a little odd. Here we are, one of these men a great hulking grizzly, a wordsmith, and while Lane hit him square between the eyes, he was hardly eloquent.

I didn't feel connected to the two, but the sex scenes were hot, and in fairness, it didn't just feel like it was about the sex and nothing else; there was a connection.

I would have liked for it to be longer, to be honest. For Fin to really guide Lane through the different aspects of this new-found life. Perhaps this is the first in an intended series?

I enjoyed this story, but it was just a little weak on the dialogue, weak enough to sap at my interest. I sound harsh, but when Fin ends up sounding like a Daddy bear guiding his Cub into this wicked new world, it's just not a turn on.
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