(The Grizzly Brothers Chronicles #1)
By Alyssa Rose Ivy
There's a new Alpha in town and he just found his mate, she just doesn't know it yet.Welcome to Crestview, Montana. Population ~1000 and not all of those are human.After his brother is murdered, Ian must step up to become Alpha of his bear shifter pack. At the same time law student Mara shows up in town, and Ian knows she’s destined to be his mate.When a rival pack lays claim to Mara, Ian and his brothers will stop at nothing to protect her.
(Affiliate Link: Amazon)My Review:
Painfully neutral is the only way I can describe how I feel about this book, which is beginning to become a theme with books by this author. I enjoy her writing style and the plot wasn't bad, but I still can't bring myself to love this book.
I very much enjoyed Mara as a character. I liked that she was headstrong, took everything into consideration and that she didn't jump into anything on a whim. Being in her head while she was questioning herself over Ian, for example, was very entertaining. I also liked that she didn't get on the mate bandwagon after a full two days of meeting Ian.
Ian was your basic shifter: possessive, arrogant and all around nice guy until you made him angry. I don't consider him anything special and I didn't necessarily dislike him, but he wasn't very memorable.
When things were finally picking up and getting interesting the book ended. I don't consider it a major OMG-I'll-Die-If-I-Don't-Know-What-Happens-Next cliffhanger because I wasn't really connected to the characters. I won't lose any sleep over it, is the conclusion I've come to. I will be picking up the next book just for the 'fun' of it when it gets released. I'd also like to mention that I would like to see a spin off of some kind for Ian's brothers and what happens when they get mated.
My Favorite Quotes:
"There is something soothing and healing about silent, dark nights."
"I didn't believe in luck; I believed in fate. It was both far more dangerous and far more believable."
"Love can come in a lot of different packages."
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