Waking the Bear (Shifter Wars #1)

By Kerry Adrienne

Waking the Bear


Sexy shifter passion is awakened when two unlikely lovers are challenged by secrets, danger and an unstoppable need to claim one’s mate…

For human Amy Francis, the secluded cabin in Deep Creek is the haven she needs to map out a fresh new start. She never expected her heart to be reawakened by a distraction like Griff Martin, commanding yet gentle, too ferociously sensual to ignore. It’s clear that patrolling the forest is more than a job to Griff—it’s a means of survival. But what Amy doesn’t realize is she’s reawakened the beast within him.

Griff’s dormant hunger is stirred by this intoxicating woman…and threatened by the secret she must never learn. Duty-bound to defend his bear clan against an avenging pride of lion shifters, Griff’s entire world is upended when he meets Amy. His animal need to claim his mate has taken hold, but that very desire could seal her fate as an unwitting pawn in battle.

Now, as a shifter war looms, Griff must decide between letting Amy go or following his most carnal instincts. To have her would change his life…but risk everything he knows and was born to protect.

Book one of the Shifter Wars series


Lions and wolves and bears oh my…

In Waking the Bear we learn that there are shifters living secretly among us.  The bear shifters are just coming out of hibernation and are checking to make sure that the lion shifters have not encroached on their lands. The bear shifters are currently protecting the Cave of Whispers, which the lion shifters want.  There is a war brewing between these two sets of shifters.

In this story, Griff (a bear shifter) is one of the park rangers that protects the cave. He does this more out of duty than faith in the cave. He doesn’t believe in the mystical qualities of the cave, but he loves his clan and would do anything for them.

Amy (a human) is trying to escape her life and an abusive relationship. She ends up in Deep Creek National Forest where she rents a cabin from Griff. From the moment he meets her he knows that she is his mate.  But how do you tell a human that you can shift into a bear?  And also there is a threat of war between the bear and lion shifters.

This novel had a dual POV.  It was a fast and emotional read. I found their playful banter and dates adorable. I also liked that we got to read a little of the lion shifters side.  Where the bear shifters think that the lion shifters are brutal killers and the lion shifters feel that that the bears are crazy.  I look forward to seeing how this plays out.

Waking the Bear

My Rating:  4 Hearts

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