May Contain Spoilers
I am been having a very difficult time finishing anything longer than a graphic novel. I was scrolling through the titles included in my Audible Romance package subscription, and decided to give Kodiak’s Claim, as well as a zombie book, a listen. Since I had a lengthy drive to a horse show, I needed something to hold my attention. I enjoy shifter books, and I haven’t read many with bears, so I clicked the borrow button.
I’m really glad I did! I enjoyed this book a lot, but I’m not sure if I would have liked it as much if I hadn’t listened to it. Chandra Skyye is an awesome narrator, and I will be checking out more of her work. Her delivery of the humorous lines had me laughing out loud, and her voices, while lacking a wide range, were different enough that I didn’t get confused about who was speaking.
Tammy has been disappointed in love many times, but her last ex was a complete jerk. Constantly nagging at her to stop eating and loose some weight, she decided she’d had enough of him when she discovered he’d been cheating on her. Her revenge brought a chuckle. She should have kicked him to curb long ago.
When her job with an insurance company sends her to remote Kodiak Point, Alaska, she’s determined to get to the bottom of her current assignment. Reid Carver, head of a mining and transportation company, has filed three claims for missing trucks and their shipments. It’s more than a little bit fishy, and when the truck she is travelling in from the airport to Kodiak Point is attacked by wolves, and Tammy is drugged to unconsciousness, she is super suspicious. How do you lose three full trucks and their drivers? How do you get attacked by wolves? And how was she “accidentally” tranqued?
Reid is also determined to get to the bottom of the mystery of his disappearing trucks and drivers. After the latest attack, he has an even bigger problem. How does he keep the city girl from figuring out that Kodiak Point is full of shifters, and that he’s their alpha?
This was a very funny read. Tammy doesn’t put up with any bull, and she knows when she’s being played. She knows that Reid is hiding something, but she can’t quite put her finger on it. And what is the deal with the bear that was on the porch? Let’s just say that Tammy has wicked aim with a cast-iron frying pan.
If you are in the mood for a lighter read with a lot of humor, give this a try. The smexy times are hot, Reid is hot, and Reid’s grandmother, running interference when Tammy and Reid’s attraction is about to get the best of them, is priceless. The supporting cast is interesting and I’m looking forward to reading about their forays into love in future books.
Grade: 4.25 stars
Review copy borrowed using Audible Romance Package subscription
About the book:
A BIG Bear Romance.
He might growl, but she’s not afraid to bite.
Hands full taking care of his clan, the last thing this Kodiak bear needs is a woman poking her cute little nose into his affairs. But when she refuses to back down–and shows the courage to stand up to him–he can’t resist the allure of a curvy city girl.
She’s mine. All mine.
And when a rival clan thinks to use her to force his paw, he’ll show them why you never piss off a Kodiak, or threaten what’s his.
Tammy is convinced all men are scum, even gorgeous ones like Reid Carver. She knows he’s hiding something. Something big. She just never expected a real freaking bear hid underneath all those yummy muscles. But when the truth comes out and he tries to scare her off with a roar, she shows him not just bears have bite.