4 out of 5 Licks
A Montana town where no one is who they seem….
Everything about runaway heiress Ainsley McLeon screamed trouble—from her luscious midnight locks to her Louboutin-clad toes. Yet sexy, stoic bar owner Luc couldn’t deny the instant connection he felt to the tempting stranger…or the long-dead feelings she evoked. She could work in his pub until her truck was fixed but after that she had to leave town for good.
Ainsley traveled with her own emotional baggage and there was no way she’d fall for the bear-tempered Luc…no matter how many passionate nights she spent in his bed or how safe she felt in his muscular arms. Can these two opposites find love in the middle of a blizzard, or will Luc’s darker side and Ainsley’s past catch up with them?
I don’t think there are enough bear shifter books, that is my opinion anyway, so if you feel like me you should read this book.
I have only read one of Ms. Havens other books and that was not a paranormal, so I was happy to find such a fun, sexy paranormal read.
Ainsley is on the run for her life, from a member of family. Not knowing who to trust she runs and unlike a lot of books this character actually does the smart thing and does not use credit cards or phones that can be traced back to her (thank you!). Ainsley is a great heroine, though she maybe a heiress she is not afraid to work and not the “poor little rich girl” we get in a lot of stories.
Because she is trying to be smart and only use cash, she buys a hunk of junk and in a snow storm nearly misses a tiger and crashes. Ainsley is found by the local Deputy and brought to a community of shifters. Needing money she goes into the local pub and asks for a job from the sexy, grumpy, bear shifter Luc. The sparks fly from there when he does not want her there and she goes and starts working for him anyway…lol
Luc lost his family long ago and still has trouble getting past that hurt though soon, Ainsley gets under Luc’s skin and soon the sexual tension is too over powering and they give in to the lust. Luc is protective and definitely all alpha male, but I just wanted to snuggle up to him.
We also get some good action and mystery when Ainsley’s past catches up to her.
In the end you get a great story with two characters who are flawed, but are both smart and strong. This was a smart, fun, exciting and sexy paranormal read. Thank you for writing such a smart, flawed, strong heroine.