The Bear’s Reluctant Wolf by Jenika Snow
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (95 pages)
Other: M/F, Anal Play, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Lisianthus
Trace Dakota, a polar bear shifter, lives by his own set of rules, and makes no apologies for it. He owns a bar, drives a Harley, and expects compliance in all things. He doesn’t need nor want a mate and is content having one-night stands. But all of that changes when his shy, curvy mate walks into his bar.
Candace Jace, a wolf shifter, doesn’t want a man in her life, but knows she is in trouble when she meets Trace, an overprotective and barbaric biker that thinks he has some kind of claim on her. He seems intent on calling the shots and making it known she is his mate. Is Candace ready for a demanding alpha mate? And is she ready for his ex-wife to come back into his life?
Trace is a powerful and very alpha male, and Candace is a bit of a homebody but together they have chemistry off the charts. I really loved that while Trace is this big, bad biker polar shifter he has this soft side when it comes to Candace. The interesting thing about Ms. Snow’s shifters is that while they are shifters and have an animal side, it more influences their human sides than exhibits in an actual form change and they don’t spend much time in their animal forms. I really like that.
Sweet Water seems to be a great small town, and it is definitely friendly to shifters since there seem to be a very large amount of them living in the town. Even though this is a continuing series, each story is easily read as a standalone story. I look forward to seeing what more Sweet Water has to offer.