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License to Shift

(Grizzlies Gone Wild #2)

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BEAR MEETS GIRL...

Julie Simon returns to Saginaw, Michigan, to find her ailing father's missing research on local shapeshifter lore. Unlucky for her, the only person who can help her is the darkly sexy Mark Robertson, the guy who spent an entire summer giving her the cold shoulder-and one white-hot night of pleasure...

Mark is a hair's breadth away from going feral. Soon, h
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 4th 2016 by Forever Yours
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JoDeen
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After reading The bear who loved me I was so excited to jump back into this series ,so when I got a chance to read this book early I was thrilled and I got into the story as soon as I could. I love it license the shift was absolutely amazing !


 In this book we follow Mark and Julie and I love these two together from the very first scene together I was like that's it I  need you two to go ahead and get married ,have babies and be together forever . Mark is going feral which to my understanding bas
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Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
I am addicted to Kathy Lyons’ Grizzlies Gone Wild series! I read the first book, The Bear Who Loved Me and couldn’t wait to pick up and read License to Shift. This is a standalone read but continues a plot started in the first book.

License to Shift is the story of Mark Robertson. Mark is the best friend of Carl Carmen (clan leader and hero from The Bear Who Loved Me). For years, Mark has known that he’s dying. His DNA is made up of more bear than human. He isn’t sure when his next shift will be
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Cassandra
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!

The cover is awesome! Both beasts look beautiful!

This is the 2nd book in the series. It is for adults only due to the steamy scenes.

I’m glad that this is Mark’s story. I was wondering about him in the first book. Julie and Mark have a history where they both read too much into things that happened in their pasts. I love Julie’s character because I like to admire the characters rather
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Shrimalya
This is the first book of Kathy Lyon's that I am reading and though it is a part of a series, it is completely perfect to be read as a standalone.I hadn't read the first book- The Bear Who Loved Me, but this didn't affect my reading experience in any way.
I was hooked from the first chapter!I loved the descriptions, and the way the author managed to detail the shifters and the grizzly part of them was wonderful.I have read many bear shifter books and this one really stands out due to its writing,
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Mellena
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have not enjoyed a shifter novel in a long while. License to Shift was great! The story was solid and kept me entertained while the writing was clear and descriptive. The way this author tells this story left me unable to put it down. This is book 2 and I think most would be OK reading it as a standalone. Reading book 1 would give the reader more insight into the mood and the previous problems that have occurred as well as the mental state of all the characters. Without book 1 I think it would ...more
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)

License to Shift is book two in the Grizzlies Gone Wild series. It’s a second chance love story, with suspense, intrigue, and so much more.

This is my first time reading this series and author. I didn’t fell like I was missing something. The author did a terrific job making this story stand-a-lone.

There where parts I liked, parts that were a little odd to me, but all in all it was a suspenseful and satisfying read.

Mark is on the verge of becoming his bear completely and you see this through th
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Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
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License to Shift is the second book in the Grizzlies Gone Wild series by Kathy Lyons, and just like with the first one I had a great time reading it.

As the son of two bear-shifters, Mark Robertson has more bear-gene than a normal bear-shifer, reason why he is a hair’s breadth away from going feral. Going feral for a he-bear means that there will one day when his bear will win the battle against his human-gene so he will stay bear forever. Mark has been fighting a
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 Reading In Pajamas
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Spotlight, Review & Giveaway: LICENSE TO SHIFT (Grizzlies Gone Wild) by Kathy Lyons http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-7tL
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated 5 Stars

REVIEW
What a fun and fast paced story! I loved Julie’s inner thoughts as she found herself in a reality she didn’t believe, and it was fun to listen in on Mark’s human trying to control his grizzly. This is a shifter romance but it has little things that make it unique, and I a
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Josephine
Oct 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Liked it I can't wait for an awesome book in the series
Alexandria
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was a big fan of Mark when I met him in book 1. It was great to see that he got his own book. There are times that Mark is more bear than human. I enjoyed hearing what his bear thought about certain situations. This has been a great series. I am looking forward to the next book.
Gaele
The first I’ve read in this paranormal romance, it combines a second chance romance with some suspense, a mystery and plenty of sexy.

Julie is returning to Michigan on an errand, her father is ill and someone needs to gather his research on the shifters in the area and keep it safe. She’s not wholly buying in to the whole thing, and the only person who can help her find the information is Mark. The one who ignored her for a whole summer, leaving her with lingering doubts, desires and a bit of at
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Ann Lorz
I can't tell you how much I'm really enjoying this series by Kathy Lyons. It's got a little mystery to it but the story is also filled with humor.

I just love these bears. Tough, fun and loving. What more could you want in your shifter bears?

I really enjoyed the first book in the series but I have to say that I LOVE License to Shift even more. From the first book I couldn't wait for Mark's story. There was just something about him in The Bear Who Loved Me. I just wanted, no needed, to know his s
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Joann
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
You guys, I almost don't have any words for how damn much I am loving this series, but especially this book! Mark stole my heart from the first page, I swear! After meeting him in book one, I knew I was going to fall hard for him, given the tragic story that was his life, and his immediate future. But, I had no idea exactly how much. He is just so great, you guys just have no clue! The fact that he has loved this one girl, his fated mate- even if he didn't know that's what she was at the time- s ...more
Hannah
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ARC REVIEW

I knew as soon as Mark Robertson was introduced I would love him. In this book Mark is close to losing his humanity and shifting completely and fully into a grizzly. Julie was just suppose to pick up her father's research but what she finds changes her world completely. Someone sinister is after her father's research she can't imagine why it all just a bunch of fairy tales... until it isn't and she's face to face with a giant grizzly who use to be Mark. Now all the things that happene
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Linda Rea
Oct 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Julie met Mark in the summers she would come to visit her father but they always left her out, she wasn't invited to hang out or go to parties nothing except one summer when she and Mark got together and after he ran away Julie never came back to visit. Years later Julie's back looking for her fathers notes that Mark was helping with but no one can find them. Julie is still hurt from years ago but Mark is beyond happy he never wanted her to find out he was a shifter but when her cabin is attacke ...more
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads Netgalley ARC Review:

A book after my own heart! I freaking ADORED the fact that our heroine, Julie, is not only curvy, but a book nerd like myself. It made me absolutely giddy to read this story. Add the fact that this was a paranormal romance and I was in LOVE. Julie and Mark are phenomenal together! Their chemistry sizzled and the plot had me anxiously turning page after page. Add a bit of danger and a lot of hot romance and this story was a winner.

Kathy Lyons did an ama
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Tiffany
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I just read this book. It's the second book in this series and I can not believe that I missed the first one. I plan on getting my fingers on it fast. I have come to love shifter stories. They are unique and I feel that each author puts their own unique spin on them.

Mark and Julie's story was spectacular. I think Julie has a wonderful sense calm about her to take everything in and not freak. But in all I loved this book. Mark takes so much on his shoulders and Julie brings him peace. Plus this
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Donna Was A Scandal
Oct 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr
3.5 stars - my complete thoughts can be found over on Scandalicious Book Reviews:

http://bit.ly/2dZLg16

A fast paced, sexy fun story that moves the larger Grizzlies Gone Wild plot forward, a lot!
Joyce
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved this one all the way through.
Irene S
Dec 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Interesting but... Mark, who is getting closer to going feral, is surprised to find Julie at his door. His grizzly bear wants to mate and his human side is trying to keep it together. I thought the opening scene was clever and humorous, while Mark is attempting to keep his human side in control. Mark and Julie who had an off and on relationship when she visited during high school vacations, but neither were happy with the way things ended. As they start to reconnect, Mark senses that someone has ...more
Lenore Kosinski
Oct 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4 stars -- I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.

You know what? That was just exactly what I was looking for at this moment. I will admit that the cover drew me to this book, but not for the reasons I think you might suspect. I'm neither here nor there on "abs covers", but the colours on this one really drew my eye. I know, I know...I mean, the abs are nice too (though if you know me well you'll know
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Eileen Troemel
May 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Lyons continues the shifters with Mark the about to be feral bear who will have to be killed by his best friend, Carl from book 1. In comes Julie, his high school crush. His bear calls her mate and they have amazing sex right before they're attacked. Julie freaks out and then discovers she doesn't mind he's a bear. Lyons has created a world within our world which is intriguing. This book is a slow start. There are some amazing scenes and the sex is fabulous. The story line follows the same formu ...more
Kerry Smith
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from ebook discovery. This is my freely given honest review.

Having recently finished the first in this series I thouroughly enjoyed learning more about Mark, who was introduced in it. Seeing him go from a man with seemingly no long term future to one with a chance was just what I needed.
Although the story stands up well if you haven't read the first one the added character depth the first gives will provide you with a richer knowledge of the supporting characters.
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BJ
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: loved-it
Continues from book 1, great story about a pack struggling to live in their increasingly small world. While the mundane world offers so much, they are caught in a narrow society. The H is losing himself to his bear and has little time left. The h is human, and he knows she is his mate, but wants to protect her from his world. She was hurt by H when she was young, and I loved their first meeting. One of the best scenes ever. This series is an auto-buy for me.
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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No need to kick the emotional thermometer because it is in high gear!
I really enjoyed the first story in this series and this one hit the ball out of the park! Mark was a force to be reckoned with as his strength and intelligence was matched only by the fierce and feral existence of his bear. Yeah, shifters are real and they are among us… Little did Julie know that the boy of her dreams was going to become the man of the hour as she is attacked at her father’s cabin. Something is definitely out
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ShariB
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first book by this author and I thoroughly enjoyed the story between Mark and Julie. The story was well written with good chemistry between the characters. Each author has their own rules for their shifter world and this world was easily visualized. The book has hot scenes, intrigue, love, a happily ever after and in the epilogue, a tease for the next book.
I received this book for free from eBook Discovery, I voluntarily post this review, this is my honest review.
Chris
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys paranormal books. I can’t wait to see what the author has in store with the series. I was cheering and hoping for the main characters.
I can’t say anything else because I don’t want to put in any spoilers.
"I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review."
Julie Brengard
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. This is the second book in the series and I can't wait to read more. Once I started the book, it was hard to put down. It kept me entertained throughout. I will definitely ready more by this author.I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review.
Kim
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story. This is only part of the story surrounding the illness that is facing the shifters. It was a good one to introduce Julie and make her see that her friends and family didn't really cut her off like she thought. There were plenty of light hearted and humorous moments as I have come to expect from this author. The story was over all an enjoyable read.
Claire
3M ebook from NYPL

Another quick read - a little bit more history this time, and and indication of the wider world of shifters that the Michigan bears inhabit. Some interesting twists on the usual lore, with the bears being drawn back to a historical residence/area of land. Bit of a cliffhanger leading into the third book.
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Librarian Note: Also writes under the pen name Jade Lee.

KATHY LYONS writes light, funny, sexy stories. She loves the faster pace of contemporary books and that her humor can shine through. Plus, the shifter books are really fun!

She leaves the dark, tortured love stories to her alter ego, Jade Lee.

Visit them both on the web at www.kathylyons.com or www.jadeleeauthor.com!

Other books in the series

Grizzlies Gone Wild (6 books)
  • The Bear Who Loved Me (Grizzlies Gone Wild, #1)
  • For the Bear's Eyes Only (Grizzlies Gone Wild #3)
  • Alpha Unleashed (Grizzlies Gone Wild #4)
  • Bound to the Bear (Grizzlies Gone Wild #5)
  • Taming Her Mate (Grizzlies Gone Wild #6)