I received this book for free from . This review is voluntary. My opinion is not influenced in any way.Kodiak's Claim on March 3, 2015
Length: 7 hours
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Welcome to Kodiak Point, where the wildlife might wear clothes but animal instinct rules the heart.
He might growl, but she’s not afraid to bite.
Hands full taking care of his clan, the last thing this Kodiak bear needs is a woman poking her cute little nose into his affairs. But when she refuses to back down—and shows the courage to stand up to him—he can’t resist the allure of a curvy city girl.
She’s mine. All mine.
And when a rival clan thinks to use her to force his paw, he’ll show them why you never piss off a Kodiak, or threaten what’s his.
Tammy is convinced men are all scum, even gorgeous ones like Reid Carver. She knows he’s hiding something. Something big. She just never expected a real freaking bear hid underneath all those muscles. But when the truth comes out and he tries to scare her off with a roar, she shows him not just bears have bite.
Kodiak’s Claim by Eve Langlais is the first book in the Kodiak Point shifter series. I found myself quickly caught up in the story. Tammy is a sassy, fun character that I liked right away. She’s finally decided she has had it with being treated as ‘less than’ because she is a bigger girl. She breaks up with her boyfriend and heads to a remote part of Alaska on assignment. She is checking out insurance claims made by Reid Carver relating to missing trucks and cargo.
Tammy realizes right away that Reid is much more than meets the eye…though she loves what meets the eye! Rather early on, she is exposed to the fact that he is a bear shifter, a Kodiak. There are other shifters in town and Reid is their alpha. Reid believes the trucks, missing cargo and missing drivers are all part of a sabotage from someone wanting to challenge his status as alpha. There is an element of light suspense to the story as we see Reid trying to figure out what is going on, while keeping Tammy safe.
I loved the connection between Reid and Tammy. As a shifter, Reid feels right away that she could be his mate, his fated eternal lover. Tammy feels very strongly for him as well, but doesn’t believe in ‘love at first sight’. Their hook-ups are smokin’ hot. For the most part, the story felt very believable. The only part I had trouble with was Tammy’s casual acceptance of the whole idea of shifters. She didn’t really question any of it once Reid came clean. I think that anyone in her position would be freaking out and not knowing what to do or what to think, other than wanting to get out of there as quickly as possible. Other than that, the story was well-written.
Chandra did an awesome job with the narration of Kodiak’s Claim by Eve Langlais. She’s a big reason that I enjoyed the story as much as I did. She brought Tammy, Reid and the other inhabitants of Kodiak Point to life. I think she really represented Tammy especially well.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Kodiak’s Claim by Eve Langlais. As soon as I finished listening to it, my first thought was that I immediately need to start listening to the next book. This is a series that lends itself well to audio. I received a complimentary audiobook from Tantor Media in exchange for an honest review.
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