I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Kodiak's Claim by Eve Langlais
Series: Kodiak Point #1
Narrator: Chandra Skyye
Published by Tantor Audio on 03-03-15 | 07-29-14 (ebook)
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Length: 6 hrs and 37 mins
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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 men are all 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 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.
Disclaimer: I DNF Kodiak’s Claim with about 1.5 hours left in the audio.
I was a little disappointed in Kodiak’s Claim. After reading bear shifters by authors like Jessica Sims, Shelley Laurenston and Jennifer Ashley I was looking forward to starting Kodiak’s Claim.
All of the other werebears I’ve read from the mentioned authors have been a delight. They are lovable, grumpy and have an obsession with honey and/or fish like their animal counterparts. Making them fun characters. I can’t say the same for Reid. He just didn’t hit that werebear itch I had.
The narration was on the slow side for me. Chandra Skyye didn’t have an unpleasant voice but it was a little too mono-toned for me. She just read the book. There was not much difference in the voices. Honestly the narration could have easily put me to sleep if I had been listening at home instead of work.
The story, characters and narration didn’t work for me. They didn’t pull me in and I found myself not caring how Kodiak’s Claim ended. The writing wasn’t bad so I’m going to give the second book in the Kodiak Point series, Outfoxed by Love a try. I mean the idea of a moose shifter has peaked my interest. But I’ll be checking it out in ebook format from the library instead of listening to the audio.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).