Thursday, October 17, 2013

Bear Hugs

Title:  Bear Hugs
Author:  Margaret L Carter
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
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ISBN/BIN:  9781419946684
Genre:  {M/F}, Paranormal, Rubenesque
Rating:  4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph

Beorn is under a spell and wants to use Terri to break it.  Terri has had rotten luck in the past with men and isn’t sure that this is the same, especially since Beorn did not get in touch with her after the last Renaissance Faire.

Bear Hugs reminds me very much of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  While there is a very distinct twist to this one, I could not help comparing this story to that one.  And for Harry Potter fans, there is something for them as well.

One of the twists the author had was the reason that Beorn was under a spell.  I can understand some of the punishment, but in this case there is also a time limit that must be met.  Things do no go smoothly for our couple, especially since there seems to be some additional undercurrents at play.

I can understand Terri’s feelings when Beorn did not contact her after they met at the previous Faire.  I like Terri’s character.  She is a strong woman that is true to herself, even though her feelings are hurt by some of her family’s and past dates’ attitude.  She also makes it clear that she is not a push-over when she reunites with Beorn.  She was surprised when she could not go back home after spending the night at Beorn’s.    

This is a fast-paced story that is an entertaining adult twist on a familiar tale. 

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