Friday, December 15, 2017

Review: Stripped Bear (Last True Vampire #0.5) by Kate Baxter

Stripped Bear by Kate Baxter

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Stripped Bear by Kate Baxter blurb

I confess I was rather confused about why a bear shifter story would be the prequel to the start of a series about vampires but as I was reading it, I saw it set up the world where the last true vampire existed and he's mentioned in passing as a part of the story.

This is a sizzling hot story right from the get go. It's also about fated mates and I do adore a good fated mate story.

Cade and Leah have a history together. In fact, Leah when she was very young proclaimed her love for Cade and because she was too young then, he left. Now Cade is back and Leah has unwittingly claimed him as her mate. What follows is a very alpha Cade pursuing Leah and catching her.

Cade is everything I love about alpha males, bear shifter alpha males. He's all burly sexy muscles and he's all "Mine, mine, mine" once he's been claimed. Leah may have done the claiming but Cade is definitely the one in charge and I love a guy who is in charge. It was lovely to see Cade proclaim his feelings for Leah and explain why he left after all the growling and actual claiming got done with, and let me just say, the claiming was dang sexy.

I liked Leah a lot. She was sassy and stubborn, and she wouldn't let Cade push her around, which as we all know, these shifter alpha males all tend to do. I liked she stood up to him and even tried resisting him until he got smart, stopped growling and did a little wooing, though not much, after all ... did I mention alpha male bear shifter?

This story is all about Leah and Cade but it also sets up the first book in the series, aptly titled The Last True Vampire. I'm looking forward to reading that too.

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  1. I think I remember seeing another review on this earlier this week, and the reader really loved the book. Who wouldn't love a hot billionaire, right? But despite the goodness of the story, I can't get past a shapeshifting bear. (lol) I do love a good vampire story, though, and wished there was a little more of that in this tale. Great review, and glad you enjoyed it. Hugs...RO

    1. Oh, I love shapeshifting bears. They are one of my favorite shifters.

  2. Greetings from the UK. Good luck to you and your endeavours.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

  3. Heh I love when a character has my name. I'll have to try this out :) I've enjoyed others by her.

    1. I always do a double take when I see my name. It's not that common so it always surprises me when I see it.

  4. Oh this one went right in my wish list. This is my kind of story.