She believes in myths…can she believe in destiny? Unlike her adventurous sister, Ruby is perfectly content to let her mind be the wanderlust while her body stays safely in Chicago. Melanie wouldn’t be out of touch this long without a damned good reason, though. Which means it’s time for a giant step outside her comfort zone. While Denali National Park is like another planet, the myths and legends that saturate this wild land are right up her alley. The wilderness guide waiting for her—naked in her bed—looks about as safe as a polar bear. Carson’s people are kin to the great beast, right down to the white hair. Before Ruby ever set foot in Alaska, his inner bear knew that Melanie’s little sister was his mate. He’s doing his level best not to let his primal needs scare her, but everything about her sends his urge to possess her into overdrive. To his surprise, revealing he’s a shifter only stimulates her innate curiosity. Warming her with the perfect fire of their lovemaking, easy. Convincing her that real love isn’t a myth—and making her want to stay in his home, his bed, his heart—now, that’s a problem…
**Summary taken from Goodreads**
Book One in Lissa Matthews Denali Heat series, Arctic Shift takes place in the cold depths of Alaska, a perfect setting for the heat that happens when Carson and Ruby are on the page together.
Ruby is a Mythologist and takes to the idea of Shifters quite easily. She travels to Alaska to locate her missing sister, not knowing her sister is living and in love with another shifter and is about to meet the Bear shifter who believes she is his mate.
I LOVED Arctic Shift like WOAH! When a book comes with a warning that says: "cozy flannel PJs, a naked shifter, incredible food and some fireside sex hot enough to melt the polar ice caps…" you know it is going to be good!
I love when a man just knows what he wants and who he wants. Carson has been dreaming of his mate ever since he saw her picture, just knowing she is the one and is determined to keep her. He is a wonderful character, Alpha but without the boorish dominant tendencies. He loves his family, is very protective over them and he isn't afraid to show his woman how he feels. And he cooks! actually makes meals, not just nukes it. Oh it had me swooning, how can you resist a man who can cook?!
Lovely paced, beautifully written, the author sets up the book well so you don't feel it is rushed in any way. There is some fabulous scenes, my favourite being Ruby waking up to find a huge gorgeous naked man in her bed. You need to read it for that alone and i loved her reaction. Ruby is an awesome character!
I can't not tell you about the sexy time. oh goodness! Carson is so so sooo delicious you will be as anxious as i was for the lovin' to begin, and when it does...HAWT! Lissa Matthews never leaves a sexy time scene missing of anything, I think i'd love her for that reason alone heh! I do like when an author doesn't skimp on details.
"he kissed like a starving man afraid he’d never eat again"
I am so happy this is the beginning of a series, i am anxious to get onto the next Bear brother and back into the Denali world. This is a wonderful start to a series. For anyone wanting a great character based story full of growly Bears, fantastic romantic scenes and a delve into a world giving a different aspect into Shifters, Arctic Shift is for you.
I loved it and will happily read it again. Carson is now stacked safely on my book boyfriend shelf...and did i mention he cooks? swoon!
I give Arctic Shift by Lissa Matthews 4 Sparkles out of 5!
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