Reviewed by PizzyGirl
TITLE: Grizzly Affair
SERIES: Bureau of Paranormal Affairs #1
AUTHOR: Dulce Dennison
PUBLISHER: Changeling Press
LENGTH: 61 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 22, 2017
With a rogue shifter on the loose leaving a trail of bodies, it isn’t the best time for bear shifter, Roarke Hilliard to have his heat cycle. Especially since he’s the lead Special Agent on the case. But nature must take its course. When his partner, agent Spencer Malloy, places himself in Roarke’s path during his greatest time of need, the bear is worried he might break the human. But Spencer wants Roarke badly… bad enough to call in a paranormal escort.
Grigore Gabor may be a male escort, but he’s never slept with any of his clients… until now. The moment the wolf shifter gets a whiff of the bear who hired him, and his human companion, he knows he’s found his mates. But getting the surly ursa to agree is another matter.
With a killer on the loose, now isn’t the time for finding true love. With Roarke handicapped by his heat cycle, there’s only so much the agents can do against the rogue shifter. They can only hope to bring the man to justice before another body is found.
I liked this one. It was a bit too short for all it tried to do, but overall I enjoyed my reading experience and can’t wait for the next installment in this series to see how the author moves things forward.
I feel like this was more of a 0.5 in this series rather than a true book 1. This one focused mainly on the mating and seems to have set up the main players rather than delve into the meat of the world building and series ARC. I am hopeful that in the next book, the author really introduces the agency more and more about shifters in the human world. This short introduction touched on things, but very superficially.
The mating was handled with a bit more depth, though not much because this is a case of fated mates. We did get some good information about bear shifters and their heat cycles and I really felt the connection between the three men, even in this short time the author had to devote to things. I never really questioned the connection and when all of them ended up in love, it was believable and satisfying. I really hope to see more of these men in future books.
Overall I would say my recommendation of this story really hinges on the structure of the next book. If this one truly was just a 0.5 type book intended to establish the mating of these men, then I highly recommend it for a short HOT tale. If it was actually intended to be a stand alone and set up this series, well then it falls short of the mark as it doesn’t really go into any great detail and left me with a lot of unanswered questions.