Bears Behaving Badly by MaryJanice Davidson

Werebear shifter Annette Garsea is a caseworker for the Interspecies Placement Agency. When a selectively mute and freakishly strong teen werewolf is put in her custody, Annette has to uncover the young girl's secrets if she's to have any hopes of helping her. And not even the growling of a scruffy private investigator can distract her from her mission...

Bear shifter David Auberon appreciates Annette's work with at-risk teen shifters, but he's not sure if her latest charge is so much a vulnerable teen as a predator who should be locked up. All that changes when he, Annette, and her motley band of juveniles find themselves dodging multiple murder attempts and uncovering a trafficking cartel that doesn't just threaten the kids but risks discovery of the shifters by the wider world of homo sapiens.
It's been a while since I've read a book by MaryJanice Davidson. When I saw this I knew I had to give it a try. Those of you who follow me regularly know how much I love me a bear shifters. So in my mind, I had to try this one. 

It turns out that there was much of this book that I really enjoyed. I liked the humor even though at times I felt it was a little forced. Enjoyable just a bit too far. 

The sad thing is that this book starts off very rough. I felt like I was thrown into something and I was the only person that wasn't getting it. It did level off and I started feeling the flow of the book and was enjoying it. I just wished that lasted.

I did really enjoy the characters and the whole idea of the story. I think what got to me was the writing. I felt it was like she used to write, just not well. I think part of the issue is with the hero and heroine. The author makes it where they fight their attraction but I think it went too long. It makes for funny moments and some tense once but you don't see their growth as a couple enough. Sometimes I felt like I wasn't reading a romance.

Then something would happen that I really liked and it pulled me back in. 

As a whole, this is an okay book. I didn't love it but it wasn't all bad either. I might try to read it again in a few weeks when it's out of my mind. Have any of you read her before?


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