Thursday, August 27, 2015

Review of Gray Back Bad Bear (Gray Back Bears #1) by T.S. Joyce

Matt Barns is on a mission. The goal of this mission? Find a mate before his broken bear drives him into madness. He knows exactly what he’s looking for, but when his bear finally settles for a mate, she dumps his world upside down. She’s funny, sure, but other than that, she’s not his type in any way. Or so he thought, because Willa is breaking down his walls and opening his eyes to a new life he thought he might never find. 

Willamena Madden: smart-mouthed, fun-loving, loyal-to-a-fault, proud nerd and fragile human. She’s also somehow become the potential mate to a grizzly shifter. A shifter? She feels sorry for the critters and wishes humans would leave them alone, but Matt is proving he doesn’t need her pity. He’s a sexy, scarred up, growly beast-man, and she’s thinking he could be the one to finally take her V-card. But Matt’s hot and cold, and one of her friends is after a bucket-list werebear diddle with the man Willa’s falling for. And if that isn’t stressful enough, Matt’s Gray Back Crew is a loosely knit community of maniacs. 

Matt feels important, but Willa has never been in more danger. If she can’t find a way to survive his people, she’ll have to go back to her safe life without her Gray Back Bad Bear. 

**Brand new series from T.S. Joyce. Can be read as a standalone series. No cliff-hangers. Just a crew of lumberjack bad-a bear shifters, and the women strong enough to love them.** 

Content Warning: explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets. 
Adult only bear shifter romance. 

Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ ★★★★

Are you all ready to head back to those hunky werebear shifters that reside in Grayland Mobile Park, Wyoming? I am! In the new Gray Back Bear series, T.S. Joyce introduces us to the “C” class bears and their wonky ways.  They are a group of five dysfunctional messed up bears with some serious issues.  In Bad Bear book one we are introduced to a nerdy gal from the south and a scarred hunk of a bear searching for his mate.  This is Matt Barns and Willamena Madden’s story and you don’t want to miss one word of it!

Matt was taken by the IESA when he was a child and tortured for years.  His bear has grown restless and he fears he is going to go crazy and have to be put down.  Finding his mate would help sate his bear and calm him.  When he meets Willamena sparks fly. Willa isn’t the type to be pushed around.  Her friends from high school and her had made a pact to travel after graduating from college to a fun place to celebrate their success. However, over the years the ladies grew apart but still stayed in contact.  They trick Willa into visiting Saratoga so that they can get it on with a werebear! The bombshells, her three friends treat her like an ugly stepsister.  So when she finally has enough, a new friendship buds with Matt.

I really enjoyed this new series. The five bear shifters that make up this werebear group are unique and different from previous reads from Ms. Joyce. They seemed more disturbed, broken and anti-social.  Although they have bonded with each other to form the Gray Back Crew, they are loners.  We first met Matt in Timberman Werebear when he kisses Danielle (Denison’s human mate), so we know he’s a player and likes to live on the edge.  Willa is a totally unexpected opposite to Matt, and she instantly has him laughing and enjoying life.  This was a fun, relaxing read and welcome addition to my library.

 Buy Links:  Amazon US

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