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Alpha Bear by Bianca D'Arc
Series: Grizzly Cove #4
Genres: Paranormal Romance
A man with a plan…
John is the Alpha bear of Grizzly Cove, a town built to his own design, made up mostly of bear shifters. He brought them all together, so it’s on him when the community comes under attack.
A woman of power…
Ursula is more than she appears, and when her secret comes out, she’s afraid the shifters aren’t going to take it well, but John surprises her. He needs her help to combat the evil targeting the town, but there seems to be more to their relationship.
A battle to the death…
When evil attacks from the ocean, can John afford not to utilize Urse’s skills to protect the town and people in it? Better still, can John reconcile his inner bear’s demand that she is his mate, with his lifelong dream of leading his people into a new way of living—in a town built just for them? Or will he have to give up Grizzly Cove in order to keep the woman he loves?
This was my first book by the author although after this one I did go back and read the previous novellas (this one is full length) in the series. Alpha Bear can be read as a stand alone. I was just curious enough about some of the secondary characters and from my understanding some characters from Bianca D’Arc’s other books pop up from time to time. A little background; Grizzly Cove is a town that was founded by a group of ex-military bear shifters. They wanted a place to retire, find mates, and settle down. They have allowed a very small number of human (three to be exact ) to live in their town but as far as the outside world is concerned they are a town of artists. There is some evil something in the water that is causing problems for the town.
The head bear in charge, John, has finally found his mate but there is a problem. She’s not human but she’s not were either. No, Ursula and her sister Mellie, are witches, technically she is a descendant of a bear shifter and a witch. John isn’t even sure if bears and witches can be together not to mention what everyone else in town will think. Ursula and Mellie have been granted permission to live and work in Grizzly Cove because the town thought they were human. When John finds out he is understandable angry but as things progress he knows that Ursula is his mate and even if it means he has to leave Grizzly Cove he will in order to be with her. Ursula has come just in time as it seems that she and Mellie each have a particular kind of magic that may help the town. Ursula gets right to work doing her part while Mellie is told to wait. The trouble is that each time Ursula works her magic she gets weaker and weaker even with John lending some of his. Will saving her mate and the town she loves cost Ursula her life?
This was a really quick read but it was still great! The suspense of what is going on out in that water is enough to keep you reading the series. John and Ursula both love each other so much which shows even with all the crazy stuff going on. I really love how his team responds when John tells them he will leave if Ursula isn’t accepted. I can’t wait for Saving Grace which is the next in the series and I will be bringing it you very soon. I also can’t wait for Mellie’s story!