Book 1 in the City Shifters series
One surly bear and one bunny boy…what could possibly go wrong?
Jagger Osterman is having a bad day. In fact, he’s not the slightest bit impressed with 2015 at all. His job is on the line, and it’s not like he loves being a marketing wunderkind, but he has to do something to pay the bills. If he had his way, he’d just vanish into the mou...more
This was one of the less enjoyable shifter stories I’ve read by Bradford. There was nothing particularly bad about it; it simply didn’t leave much of an impact.
The main characters, Kevin and Jagger, shared a lovely connection. They seemed to balance each other out quite nicely, like they were the missing pieces to each other’s life puzzles.
Their relationship was sweet and plenty sexy, and even though the story moved quickly in terms of relationship development, it still felt li ...more
This was simply adorable. And a little dirty. And very delicious.
I’m a total sucker for Bailey Bradford’s shifter books. There are always memorable characters and they are generally hot AF. Bearly There fits that perfectly, but in addition to the characters and the hot, it was also adorably charming. This is more of a lighthearted shifter tale and perfect for when you need some low angst, chuckles and delicious dirty.
Jagger is overworked at a shitty job and while he works in ...more
Jagger is a marketing exec who loves his job, but isn't appreciated at the company he works for. When his co-workers get him a singing telegram, he sees stars when Bunny Boy walks in doing his routine!
Kevin, aka Bunny Boy, jumps from job to job. He has been cursed and no matter how hard he tries, something ends up broken, burnt, or in need of stitches! Whe ...more
Jagger is stagnating in his current job. He likes it but hasn’t really taken the time to be a bear in awhile and is losing touch with his other half. When Kevin delivers his birthday candy-gram he’ ...more
This is a cute romance wrapped up in a paranormal vibe. There were some elements of the plot - Jagger having work problems for example - which vanished, and were unexplained, but the budding relationship between Jagger and Kevin was fun. Clumsy guys really should not try to work in construction ... or in Kevin's case, walk unsupported near rugs, steps etc. I liked that we got to understand a little more about curses, bel ...more
Jagger Osterman is having not only a crappy day but a crappy year! He hasn’t had the time to let his black bear out to have a run in months. Now, not only is it his birthday but the big project he has spent months working on has just been rejected by the prospective client! Jagger is a marketing “wunderkind” who successfully dragged this particular client out of debt single-handed and now he doesn’t want to pay full price for his ad campaign which puts Jagger’s job on th ...more
I was quite excited when I learned about Bearly There’s release for two reasons. First, I am a huge fan of Bradford’s various shifter series, so I couldn’t wait to start a new one. Second, I haven’t read many romances featuring bear shifters, so this was a new species of shifter for me. Not surprisingly, Bradford delivered a story I thoroughly enjoyed. What did surprise me was how much I laughed while reading it – not becaus ...more
Author – Bailey Bradford
Star rating - ★★★★☆
No. of Pages – 114
Cover – Nice
POV – 3rd person, dual POV
Would I read it again – Probably
Genre – LGBT, paranormal, gay
** I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK, BY THE AUTHOR, IN RETURN FOR AN HONEST REVIEW **
Reviewed for Divine Magazine
For me, this was quite a fascinating read. I look forward to more books in the series, but there were a few issues with this one that stopped it from being as fantastic as it could have been.
I loved that we got to see t ...more
Kevin and Jagger have a rocky beginning, between Jagger almost being fired because of the singing tell a gram and Kevin staying away from Jagger from what we later find out is because of a curse he picked up many years prior. These two have a hard time connecting, and so did I, with them and others in the story. Maybe because of the third whe ...more
Jagger is stuck in a job he likes, but isn't appreciated. Kevin is literally stuck as a human, unable to shift at all, since he has been cursed. Jagger doesn't believe that Kevin has been cursed, but he does believe that Kevin believes it. This is a bi ...more
Ok so then Kevin gets a longer than average lack of bad luck, in which he's stressing out over when something is going to happen. Once Jagger decides he's g ...more
If you are a reader who can't get enough shifters, you will certainly want to check out Bailey Bradford's latest, Bearly There. If the title doesn't give it away, one of the shifters is a Bear. The other is a pronghorn, but he can't shift. (Yeah, I totally had to look that one up!) So you have a predator/prey pairing. That makes for some interesting interactions between our two main characters. Add to that dynamic the fact that Kevin (t...more
I've read books from Bailey Bradford and though they were okay I didn't like them enough to jump at the chance whenever she released a new one, mostly because apparently I kept reading her more dramatic stories. So boy oh boy wasn't this a surprise! Smooth plot and writing, freakin' hilarious dialogues (inner and outer) that made me laugh out loud while commuting and just a bit of angst to make everything even better.
The reason why it didn't go for more than 4 stars was because although ...more
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It's not very long, there is not much lore involved (it resembles more closely The Vamp for Me series in that regard), and it's quite sweet and funny and sexy (again, similar to the Vamp one).
All in all, an enjoyable and satisfying read for the amateurs of the genre. Bonus points for an obligatory pun in the title :)
BY Bailey Bradford
A Funny, Sweet romance!
I enjoyed reading this story, it made me laugh out loud and when I was finished I was left with a huge smile.
Jagger and Kevin are both fun to read about, if you enjoy reading shifters this id perfect for you.
Bearly There, is a cute little story about finding love and being true to one’s self.
A light afternoon read.
Arc received by Publisher
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