Bear Meets Girl… errr Feline by Shelly Laurenston
Just let me start out by saying that it was great to be back in New York City and surrounding suburbs with Lions, Tigers, and Bears – and yeah and any other kind of Shifter you can think of – in the new Sifter series by Shelly Laurenston, Bear Meets Girl. I loved every word of this well crafted story.
Lou ‘Crush’ Crushek is a Polar Bear that does undercover work for the NYCPD, and he loves his orderly life. He is not found of change, no bear is, but he is about to be thrown into the mixer and it all the fault of the Jell-O Shots that Mace Llewellyn, that lion, brought out at the party. He wakes up the next morning with a woman draped over him, but he knows she is feline.
Marcella Malone loves to play with people, especially uptight bears. She has a seventeen almost eighteen year old daughter, a wonderfully large family that drives her crazy, so she takes the ice as Bare-Knuckle Malone, in the professional hockey team The Carnivores. She is one of the most feared Enforcers in the Shifter League.
Lou’s undercover persona has been blown; by none other than his foster mother Peg Baissier, so he is moved over to the all shifter division and partnered with Desiree MacDermont, the first of the changes he felt coming. But that one is small compared to the changes that Marcella is about to twist into his life.
When Lou goes for the hair cut that his new boss says he must get since he is no longer undercover as a drug dealing murderer for hire he bumps into Blayne Thorpe, the wolfdog, and is pulled into the intimate world of his favorite team, the Carnivores. And as any one that has read Ms. Laurenston’s books know, once Blayne decides she likes you… well, there is no getting around whatever she decides you need in your life. This book is one laugh after another, even in the tense moments Ms. Laurenston finds a way to lighten the mood just a little. A mater at her Shifter stories, this book is another 5 star must read from her. Thank you again, Ms. Laurenston for making bears as sexy and desirable as can be. I love your work and eagerly await the next in the series.