A Bear Walks into a Bar by Eden Winters ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

a-bear-walks-into-a-barTitle: A Bear Walks into a Bar

Author: Eden Winters

Publisher: Rocky Ridge

Cover Artist: Jacqueline Sweet

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 01/16/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Erotica, M/M Romance, Paranormal


It takes one strong alpha with a tight grip to keep a mountain full of shifters under control. Sawyer Ballantine’s contending with an uppity wolf leader and a herd of shifter elk bound and determined to take over. He might be the lone bear on the mountain, but he’s not going to allow another four shifters to just move in, especially not when they whiff of power. They’ll either be his in all ways, or they’ll be gone.

And then a bear walks into their bar.

Dillon, Jerry, Kevin, and Brad have no one but each other since their groups kicked them out. The young bear, wolves, and fox make a merry ménage, pooling their meager skills and serving beer. They’ve stumbled into more than they understand, caught in the dispute between the Urso of Ballantine Mountain and the elk. But winter’s setting in, and they don’t know how to keep Dillon safe for hibernation.

My View:

If you want sweet little bear shifters finding each other and running off together into the sunset, A Bear Walks into a Bar by Eden Winters is not the book for you. If you want a couple of Alpha’s who love sex (and not just with each other) and get off on power, this book will be more your speed.

This book is pure entertainment. From start to finish it is hot, feral, and powerful. It is full of pushy bottoms, horny shifters, and powerplays – in and out of bed. These shifters use sex as a weapon (No, there is no non-con involved). These shifters are all fighting to be the top – again in and out of bed.

You have bears, wolves, elk, foxes and more. You have alphas and betas with their eyes on control over all others. You have visceral interactions between all involved. You have different species of shifters finding each other and falling in love. You have those same pairings fearful of the reaction of those around them. So yeah, there is more to this story that simply horny shifters.

Did I mention there was lots of sex? Yeah, there is definitely a lot of that. But somehow Winters manages to work each and every scene into the plot of the story. There aren’t any scenes that I can look to and say “we can do without that scene” without also changing the fundamentals of the story itself. That takes talent.

If you enjoy Eden Winters, but want something a little different, give this one a try. But please don’t go into it expecting sweetness and light.


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I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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