PNR Review: No Ifs, Ands, or Bears About It by Celia Kyle

If a cute little bear cub showed up at my door I'd let him in too.


No Ifs, Ands, or Bears About It by Celia KyleNarrated by Kendall Taylor
Shifter RomanceAudiobook 7+ Hours
Released March 2017, Tantor Media
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The first day of Mia’s new life in Grayslake, Georgia is not going as planned. The house her grandfather left her looks ready to crumble, boxes cover every inch of the floor and—oh—there’s a bear cub in her pantry. It gets worse when the cub’s uncle comes by and busts out his fur and claws while on her front porch. Then it gets loads better because suddenly there’s a hot hunk of badge-wearing werebear on her lawn ready to rescue her. Yum. Of course, he has to ruin things by trying to take the cub out of her hands. Ha! The cub is hers… No ifs, ands, or bears about it. 

Werebear Ty can’t seem to get the curvaceous, delectable Mia to understand that, even if she is one-quarter werebear, she isn’t keeping the cub. Ty is the Grayslake Itan, the clan’s leader, and the little werebear is going home with him… Unless it isn’t. It’s her smile. If she’d stop smiling and being gorgeous, his inner-bear would support him and Ty would get his way. But the beast wants to make their woman happy, so it’s perfectly content to let her do as she pleases. Then things change. Threats arise, danger comes close, and Ty demands she return to his den. No ifs, ands, or mates about that. 

 

This book starts out adorably. Mia has just inherited her grampa’s home and is moving in when she discovers a baby bear cub running for cover. He’s scared and, awww, he’s crying huge, scared-to-death tears. He’s no regular bear either. He’s a shifter cub. She tries to soothe the baby bear but soon someone comes a-knocking. It’s the baby’s big, bad uncle and the cub is so terrified Mia decides to keep him (and by keeping him, I mean forever, seriously, she wants to keep him forever) and she tries ignore the clamor. Fortunately the police arrive after a nosy neighbor calls and this is how Mia meets Officer Ky.

Ky is also a shifter and leader of his clan. He is immediately smitten with a bad case of the insta-love for the curvy lady and tries to keep it professional but has a hard time controlling his urges. He wants her and he knows she wants him because he can smell her creamy desire . . . They are drawn together and things are going great but then clan politics and baddies instigate to make their lives and new-found love difficult.

I don’t know how to say this kindly so I’m just going to be blunt. This book had zero romance development. It relied almost entirely on the old “you were made for me, I was made for you” trope. Except in this case, it was more of the “my inner bear approves, that means you’re the One!” If you like that, you’ll love and adore this book. Me? I’m grumpy and I need a pair to work for it. A little side of suffering never hurts either. I’d also like to get to know a bit about them in the process too. None of this happens here. The only thing keeping them apart were the clan wars, the fact that the clan members didn’t welcome Mia because she was too human and the constant coitus interruptus by clan members who kept busting in with some oh-so-important announcement or another. I need more than that for conflict and when I don’t get it this is the kind of review I have to write.

Narration Notes: The audio is read by Kendall Taylor. She has a happy, perky voice well suited to Mia and does a capable enough job with the many grumbly bear-men. She was great. In fact, if it weren’t for her narration, I know I would’ve put this down at the 50% mark.

I received a copy of this audiobook from Tantor Media. I hope they don’t regret it!


This book is part of a series that I'm not likely to read. Here are the next three:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27161787-all-roar-and-no-bitehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27161868-roaring-up-the-wrong-treehttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27161941-love-at-first-roar

Celia KyleA bit about the writer

Celia Kyle would like to rule the world and become a ninja. As a fall-back, she’s working on her writing career and giving readers stories that touch their hearts and *ahem* other places. Visit her online at http://celiakyle.com | http://facebook.com/celiakyle | http://twitter.com/celiakyle | http://pinterest.com/celiakyle

Comments

  1. Sorry this one wasn't as good as you had hoped it would be. At least, you would let the cute bear cub in :)

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    1. I think I've just read too many of these. I need emotion, laughs, something.

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  2. I used to glom these kinds of stories but I need a little more these days too. But they can be fun in small doses.

    For What It's Worth

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    1. I did too and feel the same. It's fun to read one every now and again but I could never read a steady of them again.

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