When Rainbow Mason opened her coffee shop Mug Shots in Sanctuary it was a dream come true. A place of her own to use her degree and build a life for her and her son, Stevie. Raised by her grandmother on a commune in Northern California, Bow was a free spirit. She had no illusions that she was different from the other residents of the small Montana town. Her outsides definitely matched her insides. Good thing sexy and scarred Storm Brightman, an ex-Navy SEAL and The Sanctuary’s new construction foreman didn’t seem to mind.
The universe taught Storm Brightman he wasn’t meant to hold onto the good things. He’d lost his family at an early age. During his last mission he’d lost his friends and his career. After his medical discharge from the Navy he struggled to find another place where he belonged. Even after all the tragedy it wasn’t in him to give up. He didn’t know what to expect when he accepted the job at The Sanctuary, it certainly wasn’t finding his mate. He may have survived multiple losses in his life, but Storm knew he wouldn’t survive losing Rainbow and her son. Should he claim his mate and family? Would history repeat itself and rip them away? Or would the universe let him keep this one perfect thing?
Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – in other words,there’s going to be sex involved in this story – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.
Title: The Grizzly Bear’s Barista
Series: The Shifters of Sanctuary #3
Author: Kasey Belle
Published: August 21, 2018
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Can I just say right away, immediately, how freakin’ much I love little Stevie? I love that kid. I really hope that one day in the future we get to see Stevie again as an adult and hear the rest of his story… because I’m pretty sure he’s going to have an amazing tale to tell.
Okay, back to the adult times in The Grizzly Bear’s Barista. Every time I finish a story in this series I think… she can’t possibly top that one… and then Ms Belle goes and does it again even better. So I’m gonna stop thinking that. Storm and Rainbow (Bow) have both lived rather amazing lives – in different ways but pretty unique nonetheless. Watching them come together as mates, their acceptance of their uniqueness, the intense love they share for each other and for Stevie was pure priceless enjoyment. Storm’s Rice Krispies obsession was beyond hilarious and the ending was laugh out loud fun… trust me, wait for it and you’ll be laughing, too. There are some very serious moments in The Grizzly Bear’s Barista which were handled with reality and grace. And catching up with all the previous couples in The Shifters of Sanctuary series is always a special enjoyment. I happen to love how no one is left behind in the next story for this is truly a community in the best possible way.
I won’t spoil it for you… but I will strongly suggest that you pick up The Grizzly Bear’s Barista as well as the entire series. You will not be disappointed, and you will find tender, funny, realistic, serious, sexy unique Shifter Romances to enjoy over and over. I would definitely recommend them all — and I’m off to pick up the next story in this series.
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