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Claimed By My Bear Stepbrother: A BBW Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance Standalone (BBW Romance, Stepbrother Romance, Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance, Bear Shifter Romance) - Ashley Hunter

So I read one.  

 

It's not ick bad.  It's just, well, a riff on "Beauty and the Beast" and Stockholm syndrome.  And he goes from being her step-brother to her half-brother for no reason.

 

So the highlights, so you don't have to read it

 

1. She calls her mother Emma.  Not mom or anything.

 

2. '"Bye Anna," they shouted back, voices tired and slurred with a mixture of exhaust and sleepiness. '   Car fumes will do that to you.

 

3. "and glass windows lined with expensive portraits and stuffed heads of animals, most probably alive at some point in the not so distant past"      That's a difference in taste; most people put such things on walls.  And at least the animals are dead now, I think.

 

4. "for slabs of moonlight entering through the large glass windows" - wouldn't that ruin the animals?

 

5. "Anna never knew why Jack, her stepfather, had kept this old piece of machinery when newer models were loitering the market and new ones were practically being produced every day."   Apparently Anna does not know about antiques and is surprised that clocks are still made.  Not to mention, I didn't know that clocks loitered.  

 

6."Jack had a son from a previous marriage, Nathan" - I didn't know people named their marriages.

 

7. "a trick played by her brain with the dark" - I will admit it is a problem when your brain leaves your skull and hangs out with the dark .  It's also sad that the house you live in and this stuffed with people is apparently empty all of a sudden.

 

8. "Her breath was coming in gasps and her feet were shaking life it suddenly dropped below freezing point"

 

9. The place where previously Nathan was, now stood a huge bear, his jaws exposed, moon light gleaming in his eye . . . bearing his teeth"  I think that last bit was supposed to be a pun, but after the teeth mooned her, I just don't know.  

 

10. "Maybe the woods didn't have a comfortable bed" - well, it is the woods, not the Four Seasons.

 

11. "He chuckled.  She sweat".  I just got dumber.

 

12. " 'I' she stared but he cut her".  How does one stare an I?

 

13.  A room suddenly becomes a hall.

 

14.  And then suddenly her half-brother (who is also the step-brother?) becomes her captive somehow.