Sunday, October 11, 2015

Romance Book Review: Ivy Sinclair's Ready to Bear

Author: Ivy Sinclair
Series Connection: Greyelf Grizzly Clan and Urban Dwellers
ISBN: 9781517562212
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance
Publisher: Shadow Creek Press

Purchase Link: Amazon

Sheriff Billy Miller hates the big city, but to catch, Joshua, the man who has been tormenting his clan, he'll go and get this mad man before he can do any more harm. Even if it means having to face the Urban Dwellers who really want nothing to do with his alpha or his clan.

While heading out to meet the Urban Dwellers, Billy hear a distress call and rescues Thea, who just happens to be the step sister of one of the Urban Dweller and Billy's mate. It doesn't take long for Billy to be completely enamored with Thea, but he isn't sure that he should try to mate with her. For one thing, she's from a rich family which is so out of his own social status and second of all he is still working on finishing what he came to the city for in the first place before anyone else gets hurt.

The odds aren't looking good for Billy when Joshua poisons Billy and sends him a challenge he can't refuse.

Ready to Bear is a spin off of the Greyelf Grizzly Clan where Billy is the local sheriff who's relationship with Maren was cut short when Lukas comes back to town and decides to take back his mate. The author describes this as a stand alone story, however I found that it would have been interesting to read the four part Greyelf series first to get a more in depth view of the world the author has created. This story also introduces the characters to the new Urban Dwellers series, first book to be released in November, and the introduction of the three alphas involved in that series.

Billy is a straight forward, what you see is what you get kind of character. I also liked Thea, as she's no push over. I liked the world the author creates, however I thought the end left too many questions, that I'm sure will be answered in the new series, but again doesn't make this book much of a standalone.

Sheriff Billy Miller wasn’t sure what to expect when he landed in Copper City. Tracking a suspect from one of his cold cases led him to the doorstep of the Urban Dwellers, a trio of men who have no love lost for Billy or the Greyelf Grizzly Clan. He certainly didn’t anticipate meeting his mate in the process. 

What Thea Philips knows about shifters came from her brother, Eric Carmichael, one of the three founding members of the Urban Dwellers. But then Thea comes face to face with the dark underbelly of the shifter community and is saved by Billy Miller, someone she never expected to meet much less be attracted to. 

Billy and Thea’s budding romance is threatened when it becomes apparent that someone has set their sights on taking Billy out of the picture for good. Now it’s a race against time to find the one thing that will save his life, but it forces secrets from his past out in the open. Secrets that Thea has to decide if she can accept, if Billy makes it through alive. 

This is a full-length, standalone new adult contemporary romance novel intended for readers 18+. 

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