Book Review: Geek Bearing Gifts (Paranormal Dating Agency #2) by Milly Taiden

Geek Bearing Gifts (Paranormal Dating Agency, #2)Publication date: 21st October, 2014

Format: Kindle, 182 pages

Synopsis: Nita Islas wants to find love. She’s tired of the superficial relationships and is ready to give true romance a try. She uses the Paranormal Dating Agency and hopes they can help her where all others have failed. What she didn’t expect was to find her date flat on his back in nothing more than a towel.

Ky Stone has been in love with curvy and funny Nita since they were in High School. When she moved away, she took his heart with her. Then one day Ky wakes up to find her leaning over him. He’s sure he’s died and gone to heaven. He has no idea what she’s doing there, but he’s sure as hell not letting her leave.

Fate, meddling family and the PDA have brought them together again. The chemistry between them is explosive. But there’s problems with Ky’s neighboring clan and he’s keeping secrets from Nita. He needs to find a way to open up to her or lies and unexpected danger could tear them apart… forever.

My review: I always look forward to finding new bear shifter books, in my opinion there aren’t nearly enough good ones out there – we see so many wolf packs that it can get a little bit tedious, I like my shifter breeds to be diverse as.

I enjoyed Twice the Growl and thought that Milly would bring the overload of testosterone from the first installment into this next one.  She delivered though not to the same extent (you could argue that there were two Alphas in the first one hence twice the amount of testosterone) but that didn’t put a damper on the story line.

We have another Alpha male who changes things up a bit by not only being an Alpha black bear shifter with testosterone through the roof but also a out and out geek. Praise be to the geek gods right there. We’ve also got another BBW who is his missing half but the kicker is the two of them already know each other and already love each other.

Approximately ten years have passed since Nita and Ky last saw each other and the feelings they developed as awkward teenagers haven’t gone away; Mrs Wilder steps in like the shifter equivalent of Cupid only without the nappy and sharp weapons when Nita starts looking for love.

Don’t get me wrong, I think the character of Mrs Wilder is brilliant – she’s quirky, sassy and occasionally outrageously personal in her questions and she gets the jobs done. However, she seems a little too perfect for my tastes, everyone has a flaw of some sort and I just can’t see hers.

On another note, when Ky and Nita meet up again as if by “fate”, he lies to her. That is one of the things in this book that I really didn’t like.  The only saving grace from that situation is that Nita grows a backbone and gets pissed off with him, I would have been majorly irritated if she’d just rolled over and said “that’s okay baby”.

The other thing I didn’t like was the same as the first one Twice the Growl – Nita is a BBW and she puts herself down too much and makes herself feel like shit over the fact that she’s a big girl and that shes likes cake.  Again with the cake?

Despite those two things, I did enjoy this installment and moved on to the next one pretty quickly.

My rating: 4 stars

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