Title:  Bearly In Control
Series:  Shifter Undercover #1
Author:  Milly Taiden
Genre:  Paranormal Romance Shifter
Published:  December 13, 2016
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
My Rating:  3 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

For vet and animal whisperer Charli Avers, talking to bears is all in a day’s work. But when she finds a man—a very sexy, very alpha man—where a bear ought to be, the wild comes close to home. Charli is drawn to this mysterious stranger. She wants to help him piece together the past he can’t remember—even if that means shedding her human misgivings and embracing her more carnal desires.

After shifting from bear to man, Barry believes he’s finally found his mate. Now he just needs to find himself. He doesn’t know much about the animal within him, but his human heart aches for Charli. She ignites his instincts to protect her from all danger—including their electric attraction.

The stakes climb as Charli investigates the mystery behind Barry’s memory loss and how it may relate to strange sightings and thefts in this little corner of Oregon. Without answers, she may lose Barry—and herself—to the wild side forever.

Titles in this series include:  Bearly In Control

So, I did something after finishing Bearly In Control that I rarely do… I went to Goodreads to see what others are saying about this book.  I prefer to write my review fresh without knowing what other people think – but this time I simply had to know if my impression was off base or what.  I’ve devoured Milly Taiden’s shifter romances before so I was expecting… not what I got.  And the answer is pretty much half and half, with personal preference taking the lead.

Out of respect for the author, and my enjoyment of those other stories I’m going to leave this review as a 3 star review – an okay, good book – and leave it at that.  I did not connect with the main characters, found the story not to my interest.  That is my reaction, not every reader will feel that way so you really need to decide for yourself if a book is for you or not.  This is the beginning of a series and I will pick up the next one because I give chances on series, but I’m hoping the next one gives us… more than we got.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this novel. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this story.*

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