Review: Polar Bared by Eve Langlais

Review: Polar Bared by Eve LanglaisPolar Bared by Eve Langlais

Series: #3 Kodiak Point
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published on November 4, 2014
Pages: 200
Format: eARC
Source: Author
    four-half-stars  

“I can’t give you what you need.”

“And what do you think I need?”

“A relationship. A home. A life without chaos.”

“I’m not asking for those. I just want to feel close to someone.”

“And you’re choosing me?” An incredulous note crept into his reply.

“I know it’s crazy. I barely know you, and we’re such opposites, but…” She trailed off, suddenly hesitant about revealing so much to him.

“But?” he queried softly.”

She let out a soft sigh. “When I’m around you, you make me feel alive. And safe. You make me want…” She swallowed. “You.” Loc. 45% Gene and Vicky, Polar Bared

When I knew this story was about Gene, the vengeance-crazed hurting polar bear shifter, I was nearly expiring with impatience to read the story. I mean like if I was interrupted in my reading by a kid, hubby, postal carrier…I’d make Gene look like one of those cute Coca Cola Christmas Polar bears. I know some of you people feel me on that one. But where was I, oh yes, Gene’s story in the Kodiak Point series. Gene comes in as a guy grabbing hold of his villainy and not letting it scramble away from the stronger instinct to protect and…cuddle? Yes cuddle when he’s near a certain cute, curvy human who lurvs her polar bears even ones that any self-respecting human should run from in terror.

“Where are your glasses?”

She shrugged. “Lost. How did you know I wore some?”

“You squint, Pima.”

“Pima? My name is Vicky.”

“I know what your name is. But I choose to call you Pima. Pain in my ass.”

“Well excuse me, Nobody,” she sassed back with the first ounce of fire he’d seen in her. Loc. 650 Gene and Vicky, Polar Bared

But as geeked as I was to get Gene’s story, I discovered that learning who his special lady was kept me equally fascinated. One would expect the villain and cold-hearted, revenge-seeking killer of the first two books to earn him someone equally lethal like Jan the Arctic Fox and her gun collection, but no it was better and more subtle than that. He got his opposite and just what he needed. Vicky was adorable and such a breath of fresh air and happiness into Gene’s dismal life. Her big attraction was that he finally found not only someone to accept him just as he was, but the way she really needed him in all things and that he could appreciate her finer traits through all her bumbling made them a perfect team. Vicky got sick at the sight of blood. Vicky froze at the presence of danger. Vicky passed out when she got scared and life around Gene meant a lot of passing out.

It didn’t take eyes in the back of his head to know Vicky watched. Vicky feared. Oh, and judging by the thump he heard, Vicky passed out. Good, it would make what Gene had to do next a little less traumatizing. To her at any rate. Loc. 1201, Gene, Polar Bared

This book offers not only a cute and passionate love story, but it has some pulse-pounding action moments too. It seems Gene and Vicky have drawn the winning lotto in the enemies department with both of them having a target on their backs. Good thing Gene, the trained military expert or Gene the huginormous polar bear could protect what was his. Though the reluctant help of old friends doesn’t hurt.

As to the main story arc, the ‘Him’ is still out there with Gene figuring out just one more dangerous thing about the hidden, shadowy enemy even while he and his friends ready Kodiak Point and its people for the attack they know is coming. Things still have a ways to go for the final confrontation.

All in all, paranormal romance lovers really need to get busy and try these while its just three books in. It was the usual fun, dangerous, passionate and adorable journey that one usually finds when they pick up one of Eve’s books.

My thanks to the author for the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

About Eve Langlais

~ New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

Hello, my name is Eve and I am a Canadian author who loves to write hot romance, usually with werewolves, cyborgs or aliens.

I should warn you that I possess a twisted imagination and a sarcastic sense of humor something I like to let loose in my writing. I enjoy strong alpha males, and shifters. Lots of big, overprotective shifters. I am also extremely partial to aliens, the kind who like to abduct humans and then drive them insane…with pleasure. Do you like something a little darker? Then check out my cyborgs whose battle with humanity have captivated readers worldwide.

I love to write, and while I don’t always know what my mind is going to come up with next, I can promise it will be fun, probably humorous and most of all romantic, because I love a happily ever after.

Thanks so much for coming by and checking me out. If you’d like to know more, read some excerpts or find out what’s coming next, then please visit me at http://www.EveLanglais.com

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Happy reading!
Eve Langlais

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • Melanie

    I just started this book last night. I love this series. I’m already starting to like Gene and I’m only 25% in.

  • Heh I can’t wait for time to read this one. I read Caribou’s Gift and had a hoot with it 😀

    • I’ll be reading Caribou’s Gift next. I love this series.

  • Love the quotes and the review ! I’ve got to read this series asap, thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Thanks, Iza! I think you’ll have a lot of fun with them when you get the chance.

  • Oh I totally imagine him as the cute Coca-Cola Polar bear..I love that the heroine was so likeable as well. This series is not one I have read, but love the idea of different shifters so I will add series to wish list!

    • It’s Romantic Comedy paranormal style. She matches up the most interesting combinations. Gene’s this gruff, cranky polar bear and Vicky sees him has her adorable polar bear rescuer. They’re so fun.

  • Shari Delighted Read

    I am going to pop my Eve Langlais cherry soon *wink* I downloaded a book of hers I don’t think you have reviewed. If I ever get caught up, I plan to read it…and even if I don’t I might just do it anyway.

  • A polar bear shifter huh? I like that idea. Okay, I’m going to add these to my wishlist, you have convinced me to try it. Just her constantly passing out is enough to get me to read it 🙂

    • She’s just so normal. I love it. In real life if people try to kill you or a big bear turns into a grumpy man, you lose your stuff, right? Start with book one with the kodiak bear and then book two is her moose. I love how she comes up with these unique shifter pairings. If you like Eve’s stuff and you want to review for her, let me know. I can get you an invitation to her street team.

  • I have read this author before and really enjoyed her, and have been wanting to try this series out. I definitely think I am going to get the first book though. Thanks for sharing those fun quotes. Besides I have a great weakness for bear shifters.

    • Bear shifters are a weakness for me too and this series already has two types of bears.

  • Jennifer @ The Book Nympho

    After finding out this series has a Moose shifter (Moose!) I’ve added to my TBR and requested that my library get the ebooks. Fingers crossed they order them.

    • Oh yep! Boris in book two is the moose and he’s a great character. Book four is a caribou. I just love these, Jennifer. Hope your library gets them. You’ll laugh your pants off. 😉