Untamed Virgins by Frankie Love
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Kodiak bear shifters in Alaska!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏🌍
Character development: ☺️😮🙂😍🥰
Narration Type: Dual Narration
The Hero: Gunner – a kodiak bear shifter in Bear Valley Alaska, he was shot by a rifle ten years before and he hardly ever lets his bear out anymore after his bear killed the man who shot him and killed his father. He still has scars from that shot and he has issues because of what happened. When a grizzly Bear threatens some women in the forest, Gunner immediately knows that one of them is his mate.
The heroine: Adelaide – after inheriting her grandmothers bookstore and café, she talks her three best friends into moving to Bear Valley with her. They were nearly attacked by a grizzly bear, she sees a huge kodiak bear and immediately knows it is the bear that once killed her grandfather because of her. When she was younger she was with her Grandfather in Bear Valley when he killed a bear.
The Story: There was another bear nearby, one she thought of as ‘her’ bear and when the bear let out a growl after seeing the other dead bear, her grandfather shot at the new bear and grazed it before reloading and shooting the bear again. Adelaide ran towards the bear whom she thought of as ‘hers’, she tripped and was knocked out and she doesn’t know what happened next, but she knows her grandfather died that day at the hands of that bear.
Adelaide had empathy for the bear and felt a connection to it, but over the years anger took all that away and when she returned to Bear Valley, she came armed with a gun and doesn’t hesitate to shoot at the bear when she sees it. She scares it away, not knowing that the bear, ‘her’ bear, is her mate, she plans to kill that bear to make amends for the past. Soon after she meets Gunner and is immediately attracted to him. She remembers having a crazy infatuation with him when she was a kid.
This book was told in dual points of view via dual narration and was narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Reagan West. Teddy Hamilton has a deep gravely voice which I love, I have been searching out books he narrates because I like his voice so much. Reagan West is ok, though not one of my favorite female narrators, she has a soft and sort of deep voice for a female, but it is pleasant.
The story is good and I haven’t read many bear shifter books. So this was a nice treat, I think there are too many wolf shifter books out there and I like reading about other kinds of shifters. This one had a great back story though I really dislike the virgin aspect, though I can’t complain since it was in the title. Also, I didn’t really like how freaked out Adelaide got when she found out Gunner was a bear. But then again I can understand it.
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