Mini-Review: The BEARly Controlled Grizzly (Bear Clan #1) by Jenika Snow

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Hello Avid Readers. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about The BEARly Controlled Grizzly by Jenika Snow. Book 1 in her adult paranormal romance series, Bear Clan.

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?

What’s The BEARly Controlled Grizzly about?

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Mini-Review: The BEARly Controlled Grizzly (Bear Clan #1) by Jenika SnowMy Rating:
Title: The BEARly Controlled Grizzly by Jenika Snow
Series: Bear Clan #1
on 13 November, 2018
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance, Erotic
No. of Pages: 98

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.

Source: Kindle Unlimited
Review Format: eBook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal eBook Link ¦ Amazon* ¦*

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.

What did I think about it?

A Good Short Passionate Paranormal Romance 

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. However, 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. 

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

About Jenika Snow

Author - Jenika Snow

Jenika Snow, a USA Today bestselling author, lives in the northeast with her husband and their two daughters. She prefers gloomy days, eats the topping off of her pizza first, and prefers to wear socks year round.

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

About Me

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
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