This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on November 4, 2014
[quote]”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[/quote]
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.
[quote]“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[/quote]
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.
[quote]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[/quote]
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.
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