Review ~ Bear Attraction by Jennifer Ashley @JennAllyson

Posted November 20, 2017 by Tanya in Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 9 Comments

Review ~ Bear Attraction by Jennifer Ashley @JennAllysonBear Attrraction by Jennifer Ashley
Narrator: Cris Dukehart
Length: 5 hrs 8 mins
Series: Shifters Unbound #6.5
Published by Intermix on February 17, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 167
4 Stars
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As the military liaison between the human Shifter Bureau and Shiftertown, Walker is often stuck trying to appease both sides—and angering both. So when bear-Shifter Rebecca is captured taking a run in a restricted area, Walker comes up with a compromise: if Rebecca helps him find a missing woman—thought to have been abducted by a Shifter—she won’t be charged and executed.

As a bear used to roaming for miles, Rebecca hates being confined, distrusts anything involving humans, and—worst of all—the strong and handsome Walker starts triggering her mating need. They have no choice but to work together but both Walker and Rebecca find it hard not to mix business with pleasure…

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I was excited to see Walker as the hero for this novella. We’ve seen him in previous books and he’s really proven that he is fair when it comes to Shifters. He still works for the Shifter Bureau but is much more neutral. Even after being held hostage at the bear’s house near the beginning of the series. This was when Rebecca and Walker first met, and she started right out throwing her weight around with him. She’s rebellious and when Walker catches her running on protected land, she has hard time keeping herself from being executed. She doesn’t seem to have the respect for Walker’s authority. She’d rather rattle his senses than admit she was doing wrong. Having the two work together on a case was fun. I really like this couple together. I enjoy Rebecca’s stubborn attitude as it stems some fun interactions between her and Walker.

It was surprising to me that such a big revelation happens at the end of Bear Attraction where it is a novella and normally the bigger events are saved for the full length novels. I’m glad this one was in audio so I didn’t miss anything! This is a whole new can of worms that has been opened with a lot of new players. And Dylan. Just how is he involved and what is he up to?

Again, I’m so glad this was in audio. I tend to skip novellas in my audio binges when they are not in audio as well. I think this would have been a bad one for me to miss. A lot happens and Walker and Rebecca get together. Let’s see how Walker gets along living with a house full of bears!

The Series

About Jennifer Ashley

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Jennifer Ashley has lived and traveled all over the world, and now lives in the Southwest. She writes historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance as Jennifer Ashley; mysteries as Ashley Gardner; and paranormal romance and urban fantasy as Allyson James.

Jennifer’s/Allyson’s/Ashley’s more than 83 novels and novellas have won RWA’s RITA award, the Golden Quill, RT Reviewer’s Choice awards, and the Prism award, among others. Jennifer’s novels have been also been translated into French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Norwegian, Hungarian, Italian, Thai, and other languages.

Jennifer enjoys writing and reading above all else, but her hobbies include cooking, hiking, playing flute and guitar, painting, and building miniature rooms and dollhouses.

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  • Great review. Glad too see you really enjoyed this one. I agree the ending gives you a big thing. Something you don’t see in novellas.

    • I swear I am going to get caught up in my reviews! Yes, I was definitely surprised how much was revealed here. It was a good one!

  • I love these novellas. They are so good. This one was a great one. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • I cannot TELL you how excited I was that the novellas for this series were in audio! I would have missed this and it is not one to miss!

  • oh Walker and Rebecca…love those two together and it is interesting to see how Walker handles himself among all those bears. I do love these novellas in this series. They are fabulous.

    • I loved the novellas too. There were a couple done with a different narrator that I had a bit of trouble with, but when Cris Dukehart starting doing the novellas as well, I slipped back into the world.

  • Jennifer

    I started the series a few years ago and plan to go back and finish it. I do love bear shifters.

    • I love this series. The characters are great and the audio is wonderful. Bear shifters are fun, and these bears with their attitudes make me laugh!