As the head of Bear Cove’s search and rescue team, I’ve got my hands full. Saving humans from frostbite and landslides is a full-time job. I work hard—and when it’s time to play I’ve got my own ways of letting off steam.
But with the arrival of Margot Sutton, my job just got a lot more demanding—and annoying. Pampered and sheltered her whole life, the princess of the Sutton Werewolf Pack’s reputation precedes her. Rumor has it her latest antics include sabotaging her wedding and setting the reception venue ablaze.
Now her fed-up father has dumped her in the Alaska wilderness, and he wants me to take her in hand. I’m supposed to keep her out of trouble and teach her some manners. Given her penchant for pyromania, I definitely can’t let her out of my sight.
Disgusted with my new babysitting assignment, I set out to ignore Margot as much as possible. But it’s hard to ignore her curvy body and kissable mouth. The tension simmers between us from the start, and when I find out daddy’s little firebrand has a submissive streak, the spark between us threatens to blaze into an inferno that could ruin us both.
This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
(This series has a definite Dom/Sub feel to it – if that’s not your thing then maybe something else by this author might fit your tastes better. Just an FYI)
Title: A Bear to Ruin
Series: Kodiak Mates #2
Author: Amy Pennza
Published: September 24, 2022
My Rating: 4 stars
A Bear to Ruin continues the Kodiak Mates series with an intense romance that is sultry, sexy, and definitely has more than just a Dom/Sub feel to it. Cal and Margot make an intriguing couple for several reasons. While Margot may have been sent to her father’s friend’s clan to escape the chaos she created with her tendency to set things on fire there actually was a very good reason behind her actions – of course, one that no one would listen to at the time. And as a very unwilling babysitter, Cal is not inclined to cut Margot any slack, in fact, quite the opposite as he’ll either ignore her or push her beyond even her wolf shifter abilities.
Everything you really need to know before picking up A Bear to Ruin is in the cover description. What I found within this story is an emotion-packed romance between two unlikely people. Yes, the Dom/Sub storyline will set your e-reader aflame, but also the emotions that both Cal and Margot are uncovering will keep you flipping pages to see how they finally get their happily ever after ending. There is just enough danger to Margot to add to the growing tensions between this couple. I liked them and loved watching Cal’s attitude slowly begin to change as he learns the truth and lets those growing feelings take over his heart.
If you love a good, well-written, sexy-as-sin romance then A Bear to Ruin (or this entire series) is a perfect match for you.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author or author’s team via Booksprout. The opinions expressed in this review are my own – good, bad, or indifferent. I was not financially compensated for this review and no expectation of a positive review was promised.*
Available for the Kindle as this title is currently in KU