Bears Behaving Badly by MaryJanice Davidson

Werebear shifter Annette Garsea is a caseworker for the Interspecies Placement Agency. When a selectively mute and freakishly strong teen werewolf is put in her custody, Annette has to uncover the young girl’s secrets if she’s to have any hopes of helping her. And not even the growling of a scruffy private investigator can distract her from her mission…

Bear shifter David Auberon appreciates Annette’s work with at-risk teen shifters, but he’s not sure if her latest charge is so much a vulnerable teen as a predator who should be locked up. All that changes when he, Annette, and her motley band of juveniles find themselves dodging multiple murder attempts and uncovering a trafficking cartel that doesn’t just threaten the kids but risks discovery of the shifters by the wider world of homo sapiens.

Titles in the BeWere My Heart series include — Bears Behaving Badly

Title:  Bears Behaving Badly
Series:  BeWere My Heart #1
Author:  MaryJanice Davidson
Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance
Published:  March 31, 2020
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  4 stars

Bears Behaving Badly is the first story in the BeWere My Heart series and delivers an intriguing world full of shifters, bad guys, with an interesting plot.  This is my first story by MaryJanice Davidson, and while I enjoyed the story it took me a little bit to become comfortable with her writing style.  (every author is slightly different so this is not unusual)

Annette and David have been dancing around each other with an attraction that neither one has actually acknowledged or tried to go any further on – there were reasons, but also there was not the ‘shifter insta-mate knowledge’ that I’m more accustomed to.  They definitely have a banter-filled relationship going into this unusual situation but romance isn’t the full focus of their story.  One selectively mute wolf shifter teen is at the center of a lot of this story in many ways, and when the danger truly begins the action is fast-paced and intense.  In a world where humans have no idea that they are living side by side with shifters the threat of ousting the shifters is very real and plays into other aspects of this story as well.

I enjoyed Bears Behaving Badly and will pick up the next story in this series when it’s released.

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

Available in paperback, audio and e-reader (mine is the Kindle)

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