Pursuing the Bear (Shifter Wars #2)

The Shifter Wars heat up when a woman investigates the mysteries surrounding a fierce breed of man and exposes more than just secrets



Genre: Paranormal

Series: Shifter Wars #2

Publisher: Carina Press

Publication Date: November 28th, 2016

Characters: Derek, Bria

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Bear shifters exist. Professor Bria Lane has known this since she was a child. Now she’s returned to the forests of Deep Creek to prove it to the world. She has no idea how close she is to that proof in ruggedly sexy park ranger Derek Poole. Intimately close. But uncovering Derek’s wild side comes with a shattering price.

Like a magnet meeting metal, Derek is drawn to Bria. His destiny. His mate. So beautiful and so vulnerable. So dangerous, too: an encroachment of lions, vengeful and vicious, is closing in and they’re ready for war. Now is not the time to be distracted like a lovesick cub.

If Bria reveals the truth of the Deep Creek shifters to the world, she’ll bring out the worst of both sides. But Derek can’t hide his secrets from the love of his life forever. He knows they’re playing with fire—and that when passion runs this hot, this reckless, someone’s bound to get burned.

In the Shifter Wars series, the war has begun, and by the end, there won’t be a clear victor.

Pursuing the Bear is the best in the series so far. Bria as a child witness a magical event which lead her to her future career. Now to make tenured in her professional field, she must utilize what she seen as a child. To do that she must go back to the forest and hopefully gain more knowledge of the paranormal event which may change everything wished for.

I think some people may even relate to the Bria character. Besides having the pressure of making tenured, her over achieving parents who are also Professors is putting the pressure on Bria to make a name for herself. But once she returns to Deer Creek and meets ranger Derek Poole all the pressure in a way was off. I like how Derek was the shy type that knew what he wanted, but didn’t come off to strong.  You could really tell that Derek wasn’t one of those alpha bears. But as soon as Bria was caught up in the war between the lions and bears Derek whole persona changed.

Pursuing the Bear was a fast pace and well developed tell. Even though this is the 2nd book for the Shifter Wars series, this book can be read as a stand-alone.


Waking the Bear (Broken Chains #1)


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Sexy shifter passion is awakened when two unlikely lovers are challenged by secrets, danger and an unstoppable need to claim one’s mate…

For human Amy Francis, the secluded cabin in Deep Creek is the haven she needs to map out a fresh new start. She never expected her heart to be reawakened by a distraction like Griff Martin, commanding yet gentle, too ferociously sensual to ignore. It’s clear that patrolling the forest is more than a job to Griff—it’s a means of survival. But what Amy doesn’t realize is she’s reawakened the beast within him.

Griff’s dormant hunger is stirred by this intoxicating woman…and threatened by the secret she must never learn. Duty-bound to defend his bear clan against an avenging pride of lion shifters, Griff’s entire world is upended when he meets Amy. His animal need to claim his mate has taken hold, but that very desire could seal her fate as an unwitting pawn in battle.

Now, as a shifter war looms, Griff must decide between letting Amy go or following his most carnal instincts. To have her would change his life…but risk everything he knows and was born to protect.


  Waking the Bear is the 1st book in Kerry Adrienne new series Broken Chains.

Amy Francis needed a place to vacation alone, long enough to decide what she would do with the rest of her life.  So when she came across the listen for a cabin in Deep Creak she hoped at the chance.  Just coming out of a bad relationship, she wasn’t looking to immediately fall into another one, until she meets the owner of the cabin Parker Ranger Griff Martin.

Griff Martin and his pack members are preparing to go to war with the lion pack.  With the distraction of war and his old enemy showing up, he forgets to remove his cabin from the realtors rental properties list. But when he meets his new tenant, all bets are off.

Griff must find some way of keeping Amy in Deep Creek and keep her hidden from his enemies.

Waking the Bear was a good shifter romance. The story was short, but otherwise steady. This book set the stage nicely for the other titles. I will definitely be reading the other titles in this series…just to see the outcome of the war.


Print Length: 212 pages

Publisher: Carina Press

Publication Date: July 12, 2016

Series: Broken Chains #1

Characters: Griff, Amy