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Bound by Shadows (Grizzlies Gone Wild, #1)Bound by Shadows by Kathy Lyons
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Format: ARC~Paperback  (304 pages)
Published: July 28th, 2020 by Forever
Genre: Romance / Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / Shifters

Blurb:  Between singlehandedly running her bakery and raising her teenaged nephew, Becca Weitz thought she had a decent grip on “normal.” Then her nephew vanishes, and life as she’s known it changes forever. Local legends are true: bear shifters exist . . . and her nephew is part of their clan. As is Carl Carman, the sexy, larger-than-life man who has sworn to find her nephew-and the other young shifters who’ve gone missing.

As the leader of his clan, Carl is surrounded by enemies. He’s learned the hard way that keeping a firm leash on his inner beast is key to survival, though his feelings for Becca test his legendary control. Then danger stalks too close, and Carl realizes he must unleash the raging, primal force within to protect everything he holds dear. But can Becca trust his grizzly side with her life-and her heart?


I really enjoyed this bear shifter story. Kathy Lyons is a new author to me and I am glad that I took a chance on this series.

Carl Carmen was an alpha who ran a boy summer camp where they discretely monitored boys whom they suspected had the bear shifter gene. When one of his campers, Theo goes missing, Carl has to have a difficult conversation with Theo’s guardian, Aunt Becca Weitz who had no idea shifters exist.
From the moment Carl met Becca, he knew she was the one. However, explaining to Becca about this shifter world as well as finding her nephew Theo was a lot for her to handle. One thing that couldn’t be denied was their mutual attraction. The mystery as to who was kidnapping shifters was pretty predictable but it didn’t affect my enjoyment of the book.

This book was different from what I have been reading all summer so I really welcomed a fresh shifter series. As far as the characters, they were very likable and relatable. It was a quick read that I finished it in a day. I really hope the next book is Carl’s brother because that was the subplot that really captivated my interest. If you like shifter stories, definitely give this one a change, you won’t be disappointed.

*Special Thanks to by Forever Publishing for the paperback given in exchange for an honest review

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