This book is obviously part of a series or at least it appears to be. This story is more than just a romance but it seems to be the end of a war which finishes in a massive battle. The tension of the upcoming battle is the backdrop. The romance is between a very naïve professor and a sexy shifter park ranger.
Bria comes across too naïve. She only sees the good in people and doesn’t seem to be able to grasp entire pictures. She isn’t too stupid to live but she’s real close. Derek comes across as a really good guy that is stuck between a rock and a hard place. He tries to do what he is suppose to do but it’s not always easy. The story is okay….not great but not bad. I enjoyed it but felt it could have been more. But, if you like a nice paranormal story with super sweet heroines and strong lovesick heroes, this is your romance.
The Story: Bria knows she saw people shift into bears when she was a child and she is going to find them. Those animals could do so much good. Their DNA might even cure cancer! That is her goal. Derek finds her camping where she shouldn’t be and without a permit which is bad enough but when she explains she is looking for animal shifters, Derek knows she is going to be trouble that he doesn’t have time for. The lions are being seen further and further into the park and a war is about to start. What is he going to do with Bria?
The Shifter Wars heat up when a woman investigates the mysteries surrounding a fierce breed of man and exposes more than just secrets
Bear shifters exist. Professor Bria Lane has known this since she was a child. Now she's returned to the forests of Deep Creek to prove it to the world. She has no idea how close she is to that proof in ruggedly sexy park ranger Derek Poole. Intimately close. But uncovering Derek's wild side comes with a shattering price.
Like a magnet meeting metal, Derek is drawn to Bria. His destiny. His mate. So beautiful and so vulnerable. So dangerous, too: an encroachment of lions, vengeful and vicious, is closing in and they're ready for war. Now is not the time to be distracted like a lovesick cub.
If Bria reveals the truth of the Deep Creek shifters to the world, she'll bring out the worst of both sides. But Derek can't hide his secrets from the love of his life forever. He knows they're playing with fire--and that when passion runs this hot, this reckless, someone's bound to get burned.