Friday, July 26, 2013

Lions, Tigers, and Sexy Bears Oh My by Candace Havens ~ review and giveaway

Book Description:

A Montana town where no one is who they seem....

Everything about runaway heiress Ainsley McLeon screamed trouble—from her luscious midnight locks to her Louboutin-clad toes.  Yet sexy, stoic bar owner Luc couldn’t deny the instant connection he felt to the tempting stranger…or the long-dead feelings she evoked.  She could work in his pub until her truck was fixed but after that she had to leave town for good.

Ainsley traveled with her own emotional baggage and there was no way she'd fall for the bear-tempered matter how many passionate nights she spent in his bed or how safe she felt in his muscular arms. Can these two opposites find love in the middle of a blizzard, or will Luc's darker side and Ainsley's past catch up with them?

Lions, Tigers, and Sexy Bears Oh My!
Author: Candace Havens

Genre: Paranormal Romance  

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Covet Imprint

Date of Publication: 7/22/13

ISBN: 9781622668076


Number of pages: 165

Cover Artist: Amber Shah

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About the Author:

Bestselling author Candace Havens has written twelve novels for Berkley, Entangled and Harlequin. She is also in the anthology Spirited, the proceeds of which help a literacy organization.

Her books have received nominations for the RITA's, Holt Medallion and Write Touch Reader Awards.

She is the author of the biography Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy and a contributor to several anthologies. She is also one of the nation's leading entertainment journalists and has interviewed countless celebrities including Tom Hanks, Nicolas Cage, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and many more. Her entertainment columns can be read in more than 600 newspapers across the country.

Candace also runs a free online writing workshop for more than 2000 writers, and teaches comprehensive writing class. She does film reviews with the Dorsey Gang on New Country 96.3, and is the President of the Television Critics Association.


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My Thoughts:

Ainsley McLeon is not a lion shifter like you might guess. She is only a human. An heiress on the run from thugs. I really liked her. :-)

A tiger causes her to have a car accident while driving along a country road. It is a weird occurrence because it seems like the tiger is protecting her and even laughing at her jokes. The tiger leaves when the sheriff shows up.

After the accident, Ainsley is left with no vehicle and minimal cash. She won't use her credit card or bank account for fear that the people that tried to kill her will track her. She ends up in Luc's bar looking for a job. She doesn't know why the bear of a man is so grumpy but she is determined to make him hire her.

Luc has been suffering from the pain of losing his wife and child. He wants nothing to do with the human woman who sets his body on fire. He feels bad for her though and decides to help her.

The two eventually settle into a relationship and she tells Luc about her family troubles and the people looking for her. He promises to help her even though he knows that will mean she can leave. He'll miss her but he won't ask her to stay with him.

There are lots of sweet moments, hot scenes, some growling, shifting, a take no lip human woman, some stupid man moments, and some fighting. :D

If you like shifters, you probably want to give this one a gander. :-)

I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I liked this book and I really hope that there will be more books with these characters. Ian needs his own HEA!


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  1. Hum i Guess Ian is the tiger then^^; and that he wanted to find a new mate for his friend LUc or something like that? ^^ i'm stiring in the right direction?

    the first lines of the summary made think about Tranforming love... after all jen is an heiress and she is running ( not for the same reason, and she end up in a bar with a grumpy shifter. it' stop there but the similarity made me smile^^

    i'm really tempted now so thank you for the discovery

  2. Lions and tiger and bear shifters, oh more please!

  3. Yea you dont even have to ask me anymore if I would read shifter stuff. :) I saw this on another tour stop and it intrigued me so I will definitely have to check it out. :)

  4. Wow! Lion, tiger, and bear shifters sounds exciting. Will be putting this book on my wishlist. I have enjoyed some of Candace's other books from the Charmed (Bronwyn the Witch)series and the Caruthers Sisters series.

    1. Love the Charmed series. :) This one sounds like another great one from her.

    2. i haven't read it yet but if both of you loved it i will try it too^^

    3. Its been a long time since I read them but I remember they were really cute

    4. they seems to have marked you if you remember after so long ^^ oki i will add them to my list for when i go to the bookstores ( just i need to check goodread for the titles and books's order)

    5. I only read 1 or 2 of them. I honestly dont remember which. I hope you enjoy them.

    6. first i have to find them^^

    7. To warn you I dont remember if you can read them out of order or not. Its been a LONG time! I just remember that i thought they were cute. I dont remember to much if they were able to be stand alones or not?

    8. i prefer to read in order so that should be a problem...; now finding them may be because on TBD for example it's complety out/ not available anymore... the bookstore is teh last hope then^^ i will keep you updated

    9. Well thats certainly a bummer. :( I prefer reading everything in order to but I just wanted to let you know in case you only found like book 2 or whatnot. :) hopefully they have them! I know that its an older series so we dont necessarily have them in the book store. There available but may not be on the shelf.

    10. .....sadly no ç_ç not at all completely impossible ....i know of a website that sell used book too but with free shipping worldwide so it could be a solution but the person that bough for me on the bookdepository will perhaps refuse to use it if it doesn't feel secure enough so i do want to read them, and in order ^^, but it will perhaps have to go on the dreams destroyed list... i will keep you updated

    11. Hopefully it works out for you.

    12. looks like it won't because i checked awesomesbooks and the series isn't there either so dreams destroyed list

      still thank you a lot for having told me of this series

    13. :( Oh, well maybe someday in the future it will be on one of those sites.

    14. no the bookdepository would have have only if it was reissued... they could be on abebook but there are huge shipping fee so i don't really have hope for this series but i guess it's nothing. i discovered it too late now i will try to concentrate on those i can hope to get

    15. :( we'll find other things. Im pretty sure I liked the Dakota Cassidy series better anyways(the accidental series).Not to say that the Charmed one wasnt good I just dont remember much about it. Plus with the Cassidy you dont have to read those in order! I know we prefer to but if you find one you could always read it to see how her writing style is. :) Shes still releasing new ones in it too so not really an old series.

    16. those are available at least part of them ( and i saw several other looking as from the same series on the bookdep) but i don't know why... i was realy intrigued by those charmed.

      Anyway: there are n't in the bookstores here so perhaps when i can order from bookdepo i will add one to see what i think of them

      and i do have a huge wishlist already so don't worry if i don't add more for once or that they are not available.. it's not your fault ( if one day i go in the US or perhaps even return in london i could try the bookstores there in case) until then i have already enough to read and be happy

    17. If you come here plan on having an extra bag to return with full of books. :) But yes we always have stuff to read but its nice to get more. :)

    18. ^^ i'm already thinking about several luggages with only a few t)shirt and perhaps 2 pants to have all teh weights ready for books^^ but it's only a dream for the near futur ( now when i did when to london i did came back with a lot more too^^)

      and it's true getting more it's always great but we can also realise that if we don't have something a week ( or in my case sometime smonths) it's not a disaster either^^ make it even better when i do receive or buy something