When Vicky accidentally slides into the side of a polar bear, she doesn't expect to fall in love. It turns out that the polar bear is a man. A sexy man. A man who growls, roars, and does everything he can to chase her away. Only to come back.
Gene has only one thing on his mind - revenge - until Vicky crashes into his life. After the pain and betrayal he suffered in the war, all he wants is vengeance against the brothers who left him behind. But he's confused when instead of wanting to punish him for his evil acts, they offer him forgiveness.
As if that weren't annoying enough, the cutest geek he ever met won't leave him alone. Or, more accurately, he can't seem to stop following her. And it isn't just because someone is out to hurt her. He wants her. But does he want her more than vengeance?
©2014 Eve Langlais (P)2015 Tantor
So this is billed as the anti-hero romance. I disagree, he is flawed but by no means the opposite of a hero. He will deny being a good guy, but actions do not lie.
First, a bit of annoyance, I read this immediately after the last book that had a line about Gene trying to avoid a human trying to tag his bear. However, this book starts with them not knowing each other. It is a small constancy thing that annoyed me greatly.
Gene is all gruff and grumpy damaged bear. Sigh, yeah he had me at hello! I do love the damaged bears who are all Alpha. He has been working on being a villain, turns out he cannot fight his nature, he is a hero to the core. OMG, love his nickname and how he uses it constantly!! PIMA <3
Vicky is very shy and reserved and not at all a tough chick. She is totally endearing and the perfect match for Gene. HE needs someone to care for and she needs his strength to bring her out of herself. I really think they are one of favorite couples in the whole series.
The smexy stuff is delicious and ever so hawt!! Love it! Have ice cream and a cold shower ready!!
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Chandra Skyye, who does very well on the narrative potions of the book. Where I did not enjoy her was the dialogue for the two leads. She tries to go too low and gruff with Gen’s voice and far to nasal and whiny for Vicky. Often she comes off sounding immature because of the narration. This is really too bad, because Ms Skyye has great pace and energy for the other parts of the read. I am not sure how I feel about having her continue with the series. I think she has a great voice, just not enjoying all her artistic choices.
Please let the rest of the series come to audio ASAP!! I can not wait for Brody, so yummy I think!! It is also getting very intriguing with this super secret evil foe!
*** I hope this review was useful to you and helped your decision to read or not read this book. I love reading and sharing my opinions with other readers. I listen at double speed; all my impressions of the narration are from that setting. Thanks for taking the time to read my review! You can see more audiobook reviews on my blog Eargasms Audiobook Reviews ***
I love this book but narration is not my fav vicky sound like high bimbo and Gene like a constipated pervert. The voices of the principal caracters were terrible.
Love listening to audio books.
This book is a romantic, comedy, mystery and paranormal.
Vicky is a widow and after being an orphan her whole life, she has finally taken a step to becoming free, to live life to the fullest, until what appears to be coincidences is more of a mystery. Who would want her dead, she wont hurt a fly, heck she passes out at the first site of danger. She is nothing but a poor helpless human and when a naked man saves her, she doesn’t feel so defenseless. He shows her how strong she can be and she show him forgiveness comes in many forms.
Gene, we meet him in book 1 of Kodiak Point, he is after vengeance and it is the form of a rare white polar bear and he wants to kill the brothers who left him behind in a war. After meeting one, Boris and his words begin to start a crack in his wall. Just when he thought he had it all planned out for his revenge, here comes one more bump, and her name is Vicky. Nothing like he expected, timid, shy and keeps passing out on him. She is not only in danger form men trying to kill her but from him as well because his bear won’t let her go, no matter how much the man keeps running.
I have to say first, it took me a while to figure out if I wanted to slap myself on the forehead or laugh so hard I'll cry. I have to admit the slap stick comedy, adventure and romance was refreshing. I learned quickly not to drink any fluids when listening to this book, the unpredictability of the characters and some not so unpredictable, and the things they say, lol. Saying that, the book is hilarious and I can almost seeing it playing out as a cartoon cross between Scooby-do and Archer. So not for kids. It’s a great book, I wish there was more details of the bond and emotions, but the comedy and how the story keeps you on your toes, it was good. Not for me though, sorry.
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