Grizzly Bear Buns (The Twelve Dancing Bears #1) by Sable Sylvan


Heat Rating

I chose Grizzly Bear Buns to read because I have never been to a strip club and in my younger days I was curious but never got around to going and now I honestly have no real desire to go to one. I am good with reading naughty books and viewing the occasional bedroom scene in the movies, even though I think movies need to be more equal opportunity in the nudity department.

Grizzly Bear Buns has a really great start with the strip joint and hot guys and all but after the strip club it kind of goes down from there making it a good thing that nearly 50% of the story takes place there before Helen runs away like a scared rabbit. The loser ex-boyfriend with his looser girlfriend take the cake in adolescent behavior that is just plain pathetic in adults, who are in their late twenties, sad really when you think about it. The bedroom scene could really use a lot of help I mean if you are going to have guys eating chocolate and whip cream off each other in a scene, for the love of all things hot and naughty, make the men naked and involve the man parts. The rest of the bedroom scene which takes place over a number of chapters is rather lame and uninspiring leaving me cold. I mean really a reference to communist in the middle of a sex scene, that is so not even close to sexy or hot, more along the lines of rude and highly inappropriate for what is happening.

I am having a hard time rating the heat in Grizzly Bear Buns because of the mood busters scatter throughout the bedroom scenes, they left me scratching my head and wondering what the author could possibly be thinking at a time like that. Clearly there is some active sexually activity going on but is it worth even a 4-star rating that I would normally give such scenes? They were graphic scenes but with the crap they left me with a dilemma of heat rating. In the end, I was glad that this book was a freebee and that I hadn’t wasted and money on something that I am going to delete from my library. The only question I am trying to answer for myself now is whether or not I should read the other books in the series also, as I downloaded them around the same time for the same reason I had gotten Grizzly Bear Buns.

Worst Sentence
After some thought on how to proceed after reading what are probably the worst two sentences I have ever heard in any book, I decided I would only share the second one. Both sentences were stated in bedrooms scenes and both would truly have been mood killers if the author had been able to create steam rising from the pages of the book. I am not sure if the sentence I am choosing to share is worse than the one mentioning communist but it should be close.

“It made the sensation of fucking the already tight human BBW even hotter and tighter.”

Book Cover Rating
The cover has two bears, the pole, money and two models so it mostly fits the book but the attention to detail is still lacking because the matching mating marks are missing.

Book Blurb Rating
The blurb has a lot of unnecessary jibber-jabber in it making it long winded.

Book’s Blurb
Bear better have my honey…

The last thing on curvy Helen’s mind after she gets dumped? Finding true love. But it’s the only thing that’s on the minds of Ryan and Owen, the two bear shifter strippers that call her up on stage, and make it their personal mission to make her smile by the end of the night…even if that means spending three hours in their private room, on their dime.

When things get hot and steamy in the werebear pair’s private cocktail room, Helen isn’t sure she can handle the steamy menage, especially after she sees that their mate marks are real and absolutely point to her as the fated mate of the two most handsome men she’s ever met. There’s no frikkin’ way she can pick between dark and handsome Ryan who has rockstar good looks and Owen, the bear with a heart of gold that any gal would be proud to have on her arm. The BBW cuts things short and goes home, but she has to admit to herself and her friends that she broke the one rule of visiting a strip club. She fell in love with a stripper…twice in one night. Helen might not have a fairy godmother but this Cinderella’s got the next best thing: a friend who just can’t help but meddle, in the name of true love and fate.

Can the grizzly bear shifters find a way to meet the curvy goddess they are sure is their fated mate? Are they going to be able to convince her that what they have is a true love connection and not just them doing their job? And more importantly…how will they convince her that they know how to share?

Find out…in “Grizzly Bear Buns”, a full length standalone 25,000 word novella with no cliffhangers, featuring a guaranteed happy ending. This is the first book in a brand new Sable Sylvan fairy tale romance series, “The Twelve Dancing Bears”, featuring six pairs of bears who are looking for their fated mate. All books are set at the Bear Buns strip club, a place where fate brings together mates, and the male entertainers are focused on worshipping women. Things get hot and heavy fast, but can these guys prove that they have more to offer than rock hard bodies?

Published October 12, 2016
Publisher Sable Sylvan
93 Pages

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