Review: Bear's Gold
I've read a few of Hines stories in the past and while they've been okay, this one really sucked me in. This is a take on the Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Hines does a fine job with her storytelling. A preschool teacher, Riley has a quirky yet likable character. I found myself sympathizing with her and rooting for her to find where she belongs. She's a wanderer who can't seem to find a place where she's comfortable, can settle down and call home. After the immediate and mutual attraction that she feels with Theo, Riley thinks she's found that place, but then secrets are revealed and things start falling apart.
What a bear of a man Theo turns out to be! He's a good father and productive member of Den County. He also happens to drawn to Riley like a bear to honey, but he knows that despite their explosive chemistry she's leaving as soon as her car is drivable.
I'm not going to burst a bubble here, but there's no great adventure in this - no high emotions (other than love and happiness), anger or guns ablazing --and the bad guy isn't a bad guy at all, just a dude who's made some really bad decisions. Instead of action adventure, we're on a journey with Riley as she has to do what we all do - finding your happiness where you can.
There's a pretty hot and heavy sex scene that really burned up the pages and made me a tad bit jealous of Riley - oh, to have that kind of focus put on you, such bliss. And yes, in case you're wondering the twins steal every scene they're in, rambunctious yet adorable.
Happy Reading Folks!
Bear's Goldby Yvette HinesRelease Date: November 30, 2012Publisher: Romance Management, Inc