Genre: Virtual Reality/Romance
Book: The Grizzly's Tale
Author: Nara Malone
Are they strong enough to be her men?
Cunning. Everyone uses the word to describe Katy. In Quarterz, the virtual reality world where men and women compete as hunter or prey, Katy has never been captured. At least, not until the bear clan arrived in the game. Powerful, smart, and straight out of her fantasies, Katy can't always outmaneuver the tests they create.
When the clan challenges her to take their team on in a real game of hunters and prey, she can’t resist the lure.
Is she strong enough to be their woman?
Grizz, Oso, and Kodie are Pantherian bear shifters, born into a culture where men have learned to share and protect their species’ most limited resource—females. They’ve accepted they will never have a Pantherian female as their shared mate. But can a human female handle a Pantherian, mating trio. If so, will she still want them when she knows what they are?
Are any of them strong enough to outsmart fate?
When the game puts hearts and lives on the line, taking a loss is the only way to win.
Nara lives on a small farm in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains. When she’s not writing, she loves to run, hike, bike, and kayak. Every story she tells incorporates her love of animals, nature, and adventure.
Tara's 4**** Bare Naked Stars Review
Life in the real world is hard, and so are the secrets that we all carry. Life in a virtual reality world is an escape. An escape from everything we run from. It's a place where we can truly be who we want to be, without consequences. But what happens when those two worlds collide?
"When the game puts hearts and lives on the line, taking a loss is the only way to win."
Katy's has a secret. She was born into a family that created hybrid creatures in a different realm. When her family ran and started a life with the humans, Katya had her parents taken from her and was left raising her sister and keeping her family's past a secret.
Meeting Katya online in a virtual world, Oso, Grizz and Kodie are immediately drawn to her. Having a secret of their own, these men are shape shifters, something they've decided to give up for Katya. When virtual become true reality, Katya has to face many truths, and has to decide if the three men will be in her real life, or just in her virtual fantasies.
"While she had never created anything remotely resembling the beast Grizz turned into, she’d created hybrids. She’d worked on the hybrid research. She was the daughter of monsters and that came with a price."
I am not a techie person, so this concept was very new to me. But once I started reading The Grizzly's Tale, I was hooked. I couldn't put it down. Nara made sense of the virtual world, and made it hot!! I could not get enough of Oso, Grizz and Kodie. And Katya is such a strong female MC, making The Grizzly's Tale a must read!!
"She had no words to tell him what he did to her. No thoughts to paint a canvas for his pleasure. Nothing left to give but her body responding to the reality he conjured."