Book Reviews

Bear Wanted (Grizzly List 1) by Julia Talbot at TurtleHat Creatives

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / BDSM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 16-August-2017

Book Blurb

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

Lane knows want 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?

First Edition published by OmniLit/All Romance eBooks, 2015.

Book Review

What a fun, entertaining, and very hot story about a twink looking for a bear and finding more than he could have ever wished for. The idea of the “Grizzly List”, a website specializing in personal ads for bears and those who are looking for them, made me smile when I first read about it. Then I got curious, and was very happy I didn’t resist the urge to buy this book. With a nice little twist at the end, it’s one of the cutest shifter books I’ve read in a while.

Lane is looking for a bear. He’s tried a few times, but none of the men were like the one man he is secretly dreaming of. But all of that changes when he puts a personal ad on the Grizzly List, blushing all the way, and someone actually responds! Even though Lane is doing his best to be careful and wants to take things slow, the chemistry between them is off the charts from the first time they meet for coffee. Needless to say, coffee is not all they have on that first date.

Fin is hesitant to respond to the ad he sees, fearing he won’t be what the cute twink is looking for after all. But once they meet and get to know each other, he senses there is far more to Lane than what’s visible on the surface. And once he starts digging, his dominant personality definitely in charge, what he finds surpasses his expectations. And no, I am not going to tell you what it is, you’ll have to find out for yourself. I thought it was a great twist and a wonderful surprise!

If you like stories about bear shifters and the men they fall for, if you think two men meeting and falling into insta-lust might be good entertainment, and if you’re looking for a read that is as cute and hot as it is fun and surprising, then you will probably like this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 75 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 16-January-2017
Price $2.99 ebook
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