Flora’s Mini Book Reviews… The BEARly Controlled Grizzly (Bear Clan #1) by Jenika Snow

Hello Avid Readers,

Sometimes, when I read a book I don’t write a full review, I just write a paragraph or two to publish on Amazon and Goodreads; especially if it’s a book with thousands of reviews already. But I want to build up my blog to be THE place to go to for paranormal romance fans, so I should really post those smaller reviews on here too, right?

I chose to read this book as the author, Jenika Snow, is one of the attending authors at RARE19 in London on 21st September. I haven’t read anything written by her before so thought it was the perfect excuse to make use of my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

So with that in mind, today, I want to share my thoughts about…


The BEARly Controlled Grizzly (Bear Clan #1) by Jenika Snow

That first time I saw her—my mate—I’d been ready to kick some guy’s ass for even looking at her. I made no apologies for my possessive, territorial side. I was a grizzly bear shifter, after all. It was my nature to be over the top.

Bethany hadn’t known what to do at first—being mated to a shifter—one who was grouchy and burly and made no apologies for how rugged he really was. But she wanted me, my sweet little human mate who could have brought a beast like me to my knees with just a look. I’d wanted nothing more than to throw her over my shoulder and take her back to my lair like a caveman.

But I let her take the lead, even if my bear wasn’t happy, even if the alpha in me wanted to have my way with her right then and there. And I would have my way with her. All the ways that counted, in fact.

I’d claim her, mark her, and before it was all said and done, there’d be no doubt in anyone’s mind that Bethany was owned by a grizzly.

Warning: Holy moly, this hero’s crazy for his mate, but who wouldn’t want one OTT alpha bear shifter obsessed with you? This story is sweet and sexy, and oh so very filthy. Of course, you get a happily ever after … and a little somethin’-somethin’ at the end to wrap it up nicely..


Jenika Snow is a new-to-me author but I enjoyed this passionate tale. There isn’t much world building or character growth in this book, it cuts straight to the chase; a bear shifter recognising his long awaited mate. There’s not much romance in this paranormal romance story but it is full of monogamous lust and passion. 😉

Right from the first sentence, the narrative, dialogue and vocabulary is graphic and full of expletives but that helps to build a picture of our Alpha bear shifter. Bethany isn’t quite as colourful as her mate but she’s no shrinking violet either.

Although I did enjoy this, it didn’t hold my attention enough to want to keep reading the series; I wasn’t invested enough in the characters.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my mini review. I hope I’ve sparked your interest.

Bye for now,

Flora x

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