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Series: Alaskan Den Men #14
Title: A Christmas Spectacle to Bear
Author: Jennifer Hilt
Publisher: Mr Rochester Press
Published: December 6th, 2016
This is a brilliant, festive, paranormal romance and a great addition to the Icy Cap Bear series! It has great laugh out loud moments despite also being a murder mystery and, of course, a very hot and steamy romance.
Lea Riley is a Private Investigator who has been called in by her Uncle who runs the Icy Cap casino, Slots and Sluts. She’s actually undercover but still didn’t anticipate having to investigate a murder – or to reconnect with her one night stand bear shifter lover who is a doctor, Caleb Kerzak. Caleb was also the best friend of one of her brothers, was fostered as a child and also sometimes performs as a magician at the Casino. As soon as they meet again, their attraction is undeniably strong, thought neither initially realise they’re mated soul mates. Caleb isn’t aware that she’s a shifter and is suitably surprised when she reveals just what she shifts into (and no, I’m not going to tell you, you have to read it yourself to find out!).
This has so many different paranormal characters – not just Lea and Caleb, but also elves, trolls, vampires and even a cerebus! As the holiday show approaches, can Lea get all the acts together or will the murderer strike again? This is a delightfully different, steamy festive, wild roller coaster ride towards the festive season and romance. The author portrays the scenarios brilliantly, bringing them to vivid life in the imagination of the reader. So, if you’re looking for a fast paced, action packed festive read and love paranormal novellas, look no further – this is just the ticket, IMHO!
Many thanks to the author for gifting me an ARC of this novel with no obligation to read or review. This is my honest review.
Paranormal Private Investigator Lea Riley guessed finding the murderer at the Icy Cap casino before the holiday spectacle would require grit. Already she’s deep undercover leading a troop of burlesque elves who hate her shifter guts. But Lea is not returning to her Brooklyn family PI biz for Christmas without showing her overprotective brothers she’s wasted doing surveillance work.
Physician Caleb Kerzak is out to prove himself too. He’s an ice bear shifter determined to be the new chief of staff in the Icy Cap Emergency Department. As a former foster kid and casino magician, Caleb wants a fresh start. But when his best friend’s younger sister and former one night stand turns out to be his new temporary roommate, Caleb struggles with leaving his past behind.
Soon Lea and Caleb battle their steamy attraction along with secrets, vampires and a cerebus determined to ruin the holiday show. Will our couple discover two heads are better than three or are they doomed to spend Christmas alone?