There's a new Alpha in town and he just found his mate, she just doesn't know it yet.
Welcome to Crestview, Montana. Population ~1000 and not all of those are human.
After his brother is murdered, Ian must step up to become Alpha of his bear shifter pack. At the same time law student Mara shows up in town, and Ian knows she’s destined to be his mate.
When a rival pack lays claim to Mara, Ian and his brothers will stop at nothing to protect her.
*New Adult Paranormal Romance*
I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.
Hunt is the first book in the new Grizzly Brothers Chronicles, and if you’re thinking it takes place in the same world as the Flight Chronicles, you’d be right!! I was super excited to read this one because I positively adore Alyssa Rose Ivy’s Paranormal New Adult books! What’s even more fantastic and exciting about them all is how they all take place in the same world and connect with one another in some way. Basically, that they are the same group of characters, but they are ever expanding and adding in new people, that nothing is ever dull or flat! In fact, you’re itching to get more books from this world about all the characters! And since this is the Grizzly BROTHERS Chronicles, I pretty much want to see all the brothers in a story of their own!
But let’s focus on Hunt for the meantime! Ian is a bear shifter and Mara is your average human girl. When he notices her attending his brother’s funeral, one that no one was supposed to attend or know about, he’s curious about her. He thinks she might have had a relationship with his brother. And it’s not at all long before he’s tracking her down.
Mara is a fresh law student who came to Montana for the summer to help her family friend, Connor out with a case, but he left nearly right as she arrived to attend to business. So Mara is basically just waiting for him to return when Ian walks into her life.
Naturally, the attraction between these two was fierce and intense and immediate! But Mara isn’t one to just swoon and proclaim it’s love. She actually fights it, fights her own feelings. She tries her hardest to keep Ian at bay, but nothing is going to stop Ian from claiming her as his.
In a way, this was like starting the Flight Chronicles all over again! We have a human girl who knows nothing of the paranormal world she’s about to walk into or that the guy she’s falling for is something other than human. So there’s a lot of that new territory feeling. Ian actually manages to keep his secret for quite some time, as he’s more busy trying to win her over. For he knows in his heart that she’s his mate and they are destined to be together; he just has to convince her first without scaring her away.
Then the danger antes up when we learn some shady people are after Mara for some reason and there’s no telling what that reason is. Not even Ian can figure it out, he just knows he’ll do everything possible to protect her.
This was such an amazing read!! I pretty much eat up any of these Chronicles books Alyssa cooks up! And to continually have them all connected is awesome! Granted, we aren’t seeing the connection right away in this one, though we have met bear shifters before. It’s at the tail end when we see the ultimate connection between the previous Chronicle books! And now I am basically dying for the next book!!
If you’ve never read a book by Alyssa Rose Ivy yet, you are truly missing out. Because, for one thing, she writes Paranormal New Adult! It’s a break from the YA and a step below the adult ones, so it’s fun and fresh! And it’s truly not all about sex like some New Adult books tend to tread to. Granted, there’s sext and romance in the book, but it’s not the focal point of the story! Alyssa’s characters are always just sooo incredibly amazing! We have alpha males who are strong and fight to protect the ones they love, and can be basically be tamed by that special heroine. And the heroines are usually always the fierce strong type. Even ones who aren’t aware of their strength! And we’re not talking just physical strength either. They all have their own wit to them. And while Mara continued to deny her growing feelings for Ian, they felt legit. We never truly understand why, besides a brief mentioning of past relationships. To me, that speaks of reality. When you’ve been burned before, I feel like you would pretty much keep yourself from falling into yet another situation so quickly, where you feel like you could be burned again!
And I mentioned Ian has brothers! We got to meet three…well, four, but one was dead to begin with. I quite enjoyed what we got to see of them. Tyler in particular was a riot. I could totally see his please-let-it-be-real future book being a delightful read!!
Seriously, this book was sooo good! You don’t have to be fully up to date on the all Chronicles series to be able to read this one though. But I can tell that as we get further in this Chronicles series you might be led into some spoilers if you’re not up to date. In this one, it’s nothing more than knowing who ended up with who, and that’s hardly a spoiler in some sense if you already know about the Chronicles books. And since I’ve reviewed all of them to date here on the blog, you know I am in love with them all!
I cannot recommend Alyssa Rose Ivy enough if you’re looking for a Paranormal New Adult read, and if you don’t know where to start with all the fabulous series she has in that area, I always recommend starting at the beginning! ;)
Overall Rating 5/5 stars