Grizzly Love (Kodiak Point #5) By: Eve Langlais
Are you ready for a grizzly kind of love? His mother would have beaten him to within an inch of his life, if she knew Travis had the hots for the town doctor, but he couldn’t help it. Dr. Jess, a redhead with a few years on him, was his soulmate. His inner grizzly knew it. He knew it. Suspected she did as well. But he did have one dilemma standing in his way. Her husband. Talk about inconvenient. Good thing Travis was tenacious. Even if he has to travel half a continent, and brave some hot sands, subsist on crappy food and survive attempts on his life he won’t give up until he wins her heart. Or dies trying. Jess made a mistake. She married too young, to the wrong man. Problem is, hawks mate for life, and murder is against the law. To add more insult to the situation, her mate won’t even attempt to be a husband. It seems he isn’t interested in keeping his vows, nor is he coming home anytime soon, so when the chance arises to confront him, she takes it. However facing him changes nothing. Freddie doesn’t want her…but Travis does. And oh how she wants him too. Wants and yet can’t have him. However, her marital problems aren’t the only issue. Their pursuit of the nefarious being behind the attacks on their town is being sabotaged by treachery. When Jess and Travis barely survive an ambush, she can no longer deny her love for the rascally bear. But will they survive enough to see if it’s possible for her to rectify a wrong and take him as her mate?
I bought this book without even reading the plot synopsis, that’s how much I like this series. When I realized that it was about a married woman mated with another man I was immediately wary. There is pretty much only one scenario that I would find this mostly acceptable. Thankfully that’s the scenario I got.
I’m glad that Travis found someone, I’ve really enjoyed him throughout the other books. Unlike everyone else he has a sense of humor and isn’t nearly as damaged as the rest. I liked his attitude and the fact that he hid how smart he was, he wasn’t a genius or anything, but his sole interest wasn’t guns and killing people.
I admired Jess, she resisted Travis for years. Up until the moment she confronted her husband and realized he wasn’t the man she’d married anymore. He’d left her for way too long and even after that she didn’t cheat. She waited to speak to him. She did everything that I would find acceptable to do in the situation.
Having a cheating spouse is a hard story to pull off. If things aren’t done exactly right you’re going to piss people off and it won’t be the happily ever after that we all know and love. Langalis pulled it off with this book and it was a great end to the series. Though I wouldn’t be opposed to more 🙂