Celia Kyle brings readers right into the action with this fabulous paranormal romance. It's no secret that I love well-written curvy heroines and this author has certainly delivered a fantastic one. I enjoyed the fact that while she wasn't truly a defeatist she also wasn't really Molly Sunshine either, after all she had a hard life and it was interesting to see her working through her issues and learning to trust her judgment and give up all her control.
Trista is one tough cookie and when she melts enough to let down her guard and let in sexy werebear Keen, it is fabulous watching her fighting her feelings. Keen is powerful but it's his strength of character that truly impressed me. Watching this tough man struggle with his childhood, and that of his newfound mate, was absolutely beautiful. Seeing this werebear acting so gently when it comes to Trisha almost overwhelmed me. This is the first story I've read in the series and I have to say I'm hoping that by reading his brothers' stories I'll feel more charitable towards them. This is definitely a world I want to visit again and again - and if you're like me and love alpha males and their curvy ladies this is a must read!
Trista is a half-hyena shifter who has spent her entire life traveling between three territories and staying beneath the radar. She knows the clan laws and rules better than those who uphold them but then she stays too long in Grayslake with a very protective and very sexy werebear. Keen doesn't care that his brother, the Grayslake Itan, has ordered a purge of hyenas, this bear has found his mate. Now they find themselves battling the local werewolves and Keen's family. Will they stay alive long enough to have a future together?
What should Trista do when faced with a hunky werebear who can’t decide if he wants to kill her or screw her?
Half-hyena, Trista has spent years rotating between Grayslake, Redby, and Boyne Falls. When the Grayslake Itan—the local clan’s werebear leader—orders a purge of all hyenas, she finds herself fighting to hold onto the hand-to-mouth life she’s created. Her carefully built existence is threatened further when a gorgeous werebear strides into her life and demands not just her heart, but her very soul. She’ll think about it, but not until her shift ends at seven.
Keen seems like a happy-go-lucky, sex-and-sin werebear, but that’s nowhere near the truth. In reality, his inner-animal wants to go on a bloody rampage and kill half of Grayslake—just because it can. After that, it wants to claim the seductive, curvaceous half-hyena female Keen can’t get out of his head. The animal doesn’t care that most bears wouldn’t mind a little hyena tartare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Nope, it peers at her through Keen’s human eyes and has one thought: mate.
When push comes to shove, Keen has to decide if he would rather have the family he was born with, or Trista—the woman who makes him realize that true happiness comes in a lush, hyena-shaped package.