Review: Stripped Bear (Last True Vampire #0.5) by Kate Baxter

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Review: Stripped Bear (Last True Vampire #0.5) by Kate BaxterMy Rating:
Title: Stripped Bear by Kate Baxter
Series: Last True Vampire #0.5
Published by St Martin's Press on 19 May, 2015
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
No. of Pages: 105

Get lost in the powerful, sexy novella by Kate Baxter where one alpha shifter will do whatever it takes to claim the woman he can *bearly* resist...

Caden Mitchell is the ultimate alpha. Known to most as a smoldering hot billionaire, his secret weapon- the ability to shapeshift into a strong and deadly bear- allows him to be the most ruthless enforcer of the Sotari, a paranormal organization tasked with keeping the course of Fate on the right track. But when the ailing health of his grandmother leads him back home, the luscious curves of his childhood nemesis will be too much to resist...

Leah Ridgeway never expected Caden to give her the time of day. With his abs cut from stone and powerful, strong arms, she knows there's no chance he's interested in her handful of curves. But Caden is tormented by thoughts of her beautiful body. And when evil threatens Leah's very life, Caden will stop at nothing to keep her safe...and claim her as his mate...

Source: Bought
Review Format: eBook
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Read: 19th – 20th April 2017

This is a novella set in Ms Baxter’s Last True Vampire world. However, I don’t think that you need to have read any of those books to fully enjoy Stripped Bear.

It is a very erotic and passion-filled paranormal romance story featuring humans and shape-shifters. I feel it sits happier in the erotica genre than the usual paranormal romance shelf.

 What did I like about Stripped Bear?

I’m already a fan of Kate Baxter’s writing style having read other books in this series. I like the way she describes scenes be it dangerous, humorous, passionate or emotional. I instantly get pulled in, feeling part of the action. This novella was no exception!

Although this novella didn’t make me weep, it certainly got my blood pressure rising and my cheeks were a permanent pink! The passion between our two protagonists kept me eager to keep turning the pages of this story.

Was there anything I disliked about it?

I must confess, after the first chapter I had to re-adjust my perception of this novella to enable to keep reading and enjoying this book for a few of reasons.

Firstly, it became evident very quickly that this novella is erotica rather than romance. I don’t mind this, c’mon we’re all grown-ups, it is great to get the old heart pumping and the temperature rising with a bit of smut. You just have to adjust your expectations because the story is all about the explicit, hot, passionate sex, vividly described for our reading pleasure.

Secondly, in real life, the kind of behaviour that our hero, Caden, exhibited would have me walking in the opposite direction – complete turn off. I don’t like it when men are that domineering and arrogant; it made it hard for me to like him and I found myself wondering why Leah would think so highly of him.

And finally, the ending felt too abrupt. Perhaps we will see more of Caden and Leah in future Last True Vampire novels. However, it felt too much like a cliff-hanger and my regular followers will know how frustrating I find those…

Basically, what I’m saying is…

This is a good novella; I liked it. Once I got my head around the fact that this little novella is more of an erotica short story, I enjoyed it more.

Content Warning:

There are scenes of explicit sexual content and graphic violence in this book. Therefore, I’d only recommend it to adults who aren’t offended by scenes of this sort.

I’d recommend Stripped Bear to anyone who enjoys hot passionate paranormal erotica.

Has my review of STRIPPED BEAR sparked your interest? Just click on any of the links out the book yourself. Keep reading to find out more about the Last True Vampire series and its author.

Last True Vampire by Kate Baxter

This is an adult paranormal romance series about vampires, half breed vampires called Dhampiri, vampire slayers, witches and other creatures that go bump in the night.

Each book is centred around a new romantic couple, while the story of rebuilding the vampire race and the fight to survive, evolves and continues as the backdrop to the romance.

Books in the Series

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About Kate Baxter

Author Kate Baxter

Kate Baxter is a die-hard romantic with a thing for Shakespeare. She lives in the great northwest where she hides away to write about all things fanged, furry, and undead. She's the author of the Last True Vampire series.


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  1. […] can read my reviews for the other books in the series by clicking the following titles; Stripped Bear (#0.5) – The Last True Vampire (#1) – The Warrior Vampire (#2) – The Dark Vampire (#3) […]

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