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(The Grizzly Brothers Chronicles #1)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  542 ratings  ·  50 reviews
There's a new Alpha in town and he just found his mate, she just doesn't know it yet.

Welcome to Crestview, Montana. Population ~1000 and not all of those are human.

After his brother is murdered, Ian must step up to become Alpha of his bear shifter pack. At the same time law student Mara shows up in town, and Ian knows she’s destined to be his mate.

When a rival pack lays c
Kindle Edition, 220 pages
Published April 26th 2016
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Alyssa Ivy
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Surprise! There's a new Chronicles series :)
Curly Carla Celebrity Readers
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance

1.5 stars

This is my third time attempting to read a series by this author. The first series I read by her I loved, the second I DNF’f . This one is not a keeper but I at least finished the first book. I keep trying because the one I was able to finish was fantastic and I just want to think she has others out there that I will love as much. But alas, this one is not one of those.

I tried. It didn’t work out. There was too much dialogue and not enough emotion
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks-i-own
The start of this book really brought the rating down. The writing was extremely repetitive and conversations were dragged out and unnecessary. It's almost seemed like at some points, the author couldn't decide what sentence to use... so she just used all of them. One of the worst conversations to read was;

"“Yes.” She nodded solemnly. “It isn’t always the way they make it seem in the movies and books.”
“You read romance books?” I asked with genuine surprise.
“Does that surprise you?” Mrs. Peterson
Joc The Audio Flow Bookin Around Town
Hunt, The Grizzly Brothers Chronicles by Alyssa Rose Ivy reawakened my need for shifter-paranormal romance novels. While Ivy's Chronicles moves to its end, HUNT brings newly developed characters, with the same intense charm, sexiness and whit I crave. Of course, I’ve hooked my teeth into a new book boyfriend for bookies and I to fight over. #IanGrizzly.

Mara, the lead female character, enters a small town that is reminiscent of Mayberry intertwined with something out of the Twilight Zone. In a to
Heather andrews
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
You could totally tell Ian is one of those macho guys, “it’s going to be more than sex.” But sex would be part of it. I’d be making sure of that." Ian isn't afraid to lay things down for Mara, “I want you. I want you for many reasons. Some of those reasons involve sex.”His eyes heated. “Let me rephrase that. Many of those reasons involve sex, but others have nothing to do with sex. And tonight we’re focusing on all those non-sex reasons. Got it?” With Mara you have to handle her with care and I ...more
Holly Sparks
May 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Awesome! I'm so excited that there is a new series by Alyssa Rose Ivy, I adore every single one of her books, I have them all in my bedroom. But seriously, I fell in love with this new world. The bears are just as cool as the the other shifters and I can honestly say that I immediately fell for Ian. I even liked his brothers!

Mara is the perfect name to use, I was a little unsure of Ian to begin with, I mean turning up in a new town on your own waiting around for a guy that's ditched you doesn't
Good start...bottomed out

This really good attention grabbing story in the beginning...then I have no idea what happened in the authors brain. And then! The repetitive arguments were eye roll worthy. Can't say that I would really recommend this.
2OCC Reviews
Jan 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: jessica
This book grabbed you from the start, you will question what's going to happen, or what you think you know until the very end! I really enjoyed this book, but I found myself not being as sucked in as I had hoped.

Ian was great, he starts off rude but then makes his way towards swoon worthiness. I loved his dedication to not only his family/pack, but also to Mara.

Mara…… She was hard to read. I wanted to love her, but I ended only liking her. She just was too…… Grr for me. I was annoyed with the
Anjie Kendall
Normally I devour this author's books, but this time, I just couldn't finish it. The arguments were so repetitive, and Ian came off as such a bully I couldn't stand him. The back and forth and secrets. Ugh. I finally skipped to the end to see what happened and was met with the cliffhanger. I'm just not sure I care enough to read the next book. I wish there had been some more substance, more than
Ian: You want to be with me
Mara: No I don't
Ian: Yes, you do *charming smile*
lather, rinse, repeat. It
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it

Told from Mara and Ians POV. She's a law student and he's a bear shifter. He wants her to be his mate but with so many secrets he wants her to love him first. The world building is good and the characters are well written. There's lots of twists and turns with the storyline but not many answered until near the end which ends on a cliffhanger. Although I enjoyed the book it felt more like just a romance than both that and action which I prefer. Sexual content. Recommended read
Leeanna Campbell
Jan 17, 2017 rated it did not like it

This book was beyond irritating. It had very stunted dialogue. I Hated the hero and I hated the heroine. The hero was a pushy jerk and the heroine was a selfish b****. I didn't connect with this book at all. To top it all off, it was a completely unfinished story. You have to buy book two to finish it... I wish that was mentioned in the synopsis.
Jun 04, 2018 rated it did not like it
No no no! First off, Ian is arrogant and bossy as hell. No thanks. And then after plowing through the story to see if he redeems himself... the damn book ends
In a cliffhanger??!!! Oh hell no. Deleting this one. I want those two days of my
Life back!
Jessica (a GREAT read)
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

Hunt is the first book in the new Grizzly Brothers Chronicles, and if you’re thinking it takes place in the same world as the Flight Chronicles, you’d be right!! I was super excited to read this one because I positively adore Alyssa Rose Ivy’s Paranormal New Adult books! What’s even more fantastic and exciting about them all is how they all take place in the same world and connect w
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sweet but sexy. Mara & Ian’s story is great. Can’t wait to read more in this series. Recommend to all
May 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: engelsk, quick-reads
I liked it and think it was a good story.
Sherry Vitaniemi
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it

Okay I understand the mess mara is in. But why make everything so backwards. Hope the next book isn't so messed up.

I received Hunt in return for an honest review the author. Mara has lost everyone the only family connection she has is professor Conner the boy she grew up with. When he offers her a summer research job she takes it but as soon as she arrives in town he has to leave. Having only been in Crestview for a brief time she hasn’t gotten to really know any of the locals. Following in her grandfather’s footsteps she attends a burial for a man without any family but catches the attention of a stranger a ...more
Okay, so until the abrupt cliffhanger ending leaving EVERYTHING up in the air & NOTHING resolved, this was a solid 3 star PNR. The characters are endearing enough, and the heat was building. The mystery aspect of the plot was intriguing. But, the end was complete dreck! Seriously? What a horrid place to end a book. I'm probably too irritated to read on, even though I do want to know what happens to Mara. Yeah. Probably the end of the line for me on this one...
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"There was something soothing and healing about silent and dark nights."

"But I didn't believe in luck. I believed in fate. It was both far more dangerous and far more believable."

I can not even begin to tell you how excited I was to hear that Alyssa Rose Ivy was writing a new paranormal series! I have been following her books for quiet some time now, so when I hear the words "new paranormal", I am like, count me in! Fate and destiny are some of my favorite things to read about in paranormal or f
Twinsie Talk Angie J
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal Readers, Shifter Readers
Recommended to Twinsie Talk Angie J by: Alyssa Rose Ivy
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Hunt by Alyssa Rose Ivy
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
*Clapping* Well played Alyssa , WWWEEELLLLL PLAYED!!! That right there was what I essentially screamed after throwing my kindle and dropping some major cuss bombs.
As with any story from this amazing author we get to stay connected to “the Society”. T
Sep 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
A new shifter series and they are bears <3

Ian is the new Alpha in town, its a small town with lots of shifters living amongst humans. There's a new human in town! her name is Mara and she has caught Ian the new alpha's attention.

Mara is trying to find some space, she has lost her only relative and now her only friend is Connor who has disappeared since she arrived in Crestview. Connor is family friend and she is supposed to be working with him on a legal case well when ever he returns she wil
Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
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Painfully neutral is the only way I can describe how I feel about this book, which is beginning to become a theme with books by this author. I enjoy her writing style and the plot wasn't bad, but I still can't bring myself to love this book.

I very much enjoyed Mara as a character. I liked that she was headstrong, took everything into consideration and that she didn't jump into anything on a whim. Being in her head while she was questioning herself over Ian, for example, was
Jennifer G
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have read most of Alyssa Rose Ivy's Chronicles, however I had hesitated to pick this one up. Something about the bear shifter didn't appeal to me. However, Ian quickly changed my mind.

Alyssa is a queen among paranormal writers. Her world of shifters is so fully developed that it's 1005 believable. Her books are always well written, have good storylines, and have great characters. This one was no exception. Mara is a law student with no real family left and no close friends. She has relocated
Jana LaPelle
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Entertaining and suspenseful... (4 1/2 stars)

Hunt gets us off to a great start in what is lining up to be yet another great series by Ivy. In Hunt the reader is introduced to Mara and Ian, who are immediately drawn to one another as a connection between the two begins to click into place. As they begin to spend more and more time together it becomes obvious that there are quite a few things that are being hidden, some are deliberate and others not so much as secrets are revealed. The suspense of
Aug 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another awesome series has been born! Sometimes I think Alyssa simply doesn't sleep and sits at home thinking about new books she can bring to book world. I love the fact that her imagination seems endless. And that she is a freaking machine with writing book after book after book. And all of them are amazing.

In here we meet Mara. A girl that has no family. Recently she has lost her grandfather and is alone. Well, she does have a father. Somewhere. But they are not close. And she simply feels al
Lora Nowak
Another exceptional book in The Chronicle series. I'm glad I have read Alyssa Rose Ivy's previous Chronicle series, since they all tie into each other. However, you could still read Hunt and totally understand the story without reading any of the previous books (although I do recommend reading from the beginning; The Crescent Chronicles, "Flight") I am in love with this story. ARI has created another fantastic world hidden among humans. Ian and Mara are wonderful together. Their chemistry burns ...more
Natalie Hughes
May 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
So I was a little bit torn with this book. By this I mean I didn't love it like I have loved all the other Chronicles but it was by no means disappointment. I am really interested to find out where Alyssa is going to go with this one but I fear that maybe it has all been done before and there really is nothing new to bring to it.

At the beginning I loved Mara, she seemed strong and independant which is something I like in the main female character. Then when Ian come into the picture I think ever
Mara is still grieving from losing her grandfather when her professor Conner offers her a job as a research assistant in Crestview, Montana. When he disappears, Mara feels lost. Bear Shifter and new Alpha, Ian returns home after his brother away, he sees Mara at his funeral wondering why she is there. Initially Ian wonders if she had a hand in his death, but quickly realizes Mara is innocent and his mate. Convincing Mara though is another matter all together. As he gets closer to understanding M ...more
Emily Goodman
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow oh wow! Does Rose Ivy pack a punch with this new storyline! We have new characters, new shifters and things I've never thought possible all coming into play with Rose Ivy's newest release The Hunt- The Grizzly Brother a Chronicles.
From the very beginning Rose Ivy had me intrigued with Mara. Alone in Montana, this young woman was very reserved, lonely, and definitely different from the typical leading ladies that Rose Ivy creates. Pairing her with alpha bear and Grizzly brother Ian was no su
May 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
I didn't like this book but I didn't hate it either. I liked a few parts giving me a glimpse of the book's possibilities. After a certain point, I only finished to see what Mara's genetic makeup was and why was it relevant.

-The dialogue in this book is confusing and weird.
-Two days and then sex is a little much for me.
-Mara should be a little more level headed to be a law students.
-A little background information concerning the different species world would have been very beneficial.

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Alyssa Rose Ivy is the bestselling author of more than twenty novels with over half a million books sold worldwide. She loves to weave stories with romance and humor, and she is best known for writing about college boys with wings and skinny dipping. After surviving law school and earning her masters in library science, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. Although raised in ...more

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