The Fox and Her Bear by Lynn Red

The Fox and Her Bear by Lynn Red
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (87 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

When fox-shifting Angie Holton goes to work, she’s all business. Being all work, all the time, is starting to wear her down. Angie is lonely, though she’d never admit it. She goes from one thing to the next, more surviving than living, and has more or less given up on the whole love thing – who has time for all that anyway?

That is, until she meets Dawson Lex – a piano playing, hamburger cooking, sexy-as-hell werebear.

Dawson’s not just a pretty face and… really, really muscular arms. This bear has a dark, violent past and a present that barely keeps him from exploding again. But once he lays eyes on Angie, he knows he won’t—can’t—let this one go.

These two will have to scratch, bite, and hold on as tight as they can. Even if they have to survive gunshots, claw fights, and some REALLY obnoxious 911 calls, they’re never going to give up on this weird, beautiful love.

This novella is a great choice for readers who enjoy stories of friends stealthily conniving and matchmaking two folks who they feel are perfect for each other. The plot is really cute.

I enjoy Ms. Red’s storytelling style because it’s lighthearted, easy to read and there’s always a knee-slapper or giggle along the way.

The Mating Call Dating Agency is at it again but this time the author takes a very brief side trip that clued me in that the owner and her assistant might be in Cupid’s crosshairs in the future. In The Fox and Her Bear I found the first hints that readers might be getting more in depth glimpses into Eve and Dora, but not today. This book is all about Angie and Dawson.

I like that the author spends some time getting a reader familiar with the unique quirks that make her hero and heroine special. When Angie and Dawson finally tear up the sheets it’s after a substantial and entertaining amount of sensual buildup, hints and teasing. The payoff comes from some well-written and engaging scenes that illustrate just how compatible the two of them are. It was a lot of fun.

The book isn’t all fluff and lust; there is a brief bit of drama and heroism that pushes this story up from a fun read to a solidly good read. I like a bit of action that brings out the mettle of the man, or in this case, Dawson. He proved to be someone I’d want in my corner when things get tight.

The best thing I liked about Dawson? How he made his pancakes. That sold me too. I just never had that kind of reaction when I made pancakes. I think I’m missing out.

All in all, The Fox and Her Bear is simply adorable. I know the sex was hot, and the story was easy to read and fast and all that good stuff, but Angie and Dawson are so cute together, they’re what made the story as good as it was. I liked them and I liked the book. This novella is perfect for a reader’s afternoon quickie fix.

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