License to Shift

License to Shift

by Kathy Lyons

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ISBN-13: 9781455540952
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Series: Grizzlies Gone Wild , #2
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 89,645
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

KATHY LYONS is the wild, adventurous half of USA TODAY bestselling author Jade Lee. A lover of all things fantastical, Kathy spent much of her childhood in Narnia, Middle Earth, Amber, and Earthsea, just to name a few. There is nothing she adores more than turning an ordinary day into something magical, which is what happens all the time in her books. Winner of several industry awards including the Prism-Best of the Best, Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice, and Fresh Fiction's Steamiest Read, Kathy has published over 50 romance novels, and she's just getting started. Check out her latest news at

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License to Shift 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
The first I’ve read in this paranormal romance, it combines a second chance romance with some suspense, a mystery and plenty of sexy. Julie is returning to Michigan on an errand, her father is ill and someone needs to gather his research on the shifters in the area and keep it safe. She’s not wholly buying in to the whole thing, and the only person who can help her find the information is Mark. The one who ignored her for a whole summer, leaving her with lingering doubts, desires and a bit of attitude. Mark’s life is shifting, his bear threatens to take over and dominate the man he is, entirely. He’s decided that the fight isn’t worth it, and is ready to just give in. Until Julie appears. She’s the only person who he can’t forget, and perhaps he’s held some feelings since that summer too. While a bit slow to start, the story quickly picks up pace and moves into so much more: Julie and Mark’s connection, his never-ending struggle with his bear, her lack of awareness of his nature and a somewhat stubborn refusal to just ask questions and share what’s on her mind. These two just don’t communicate well, until it’s apparent that Julie (and the information she was sent to collect) are in grave danger, and only Mark can save them. Clever and fun, with enough angst from both Julie and Mark when conversation is called for. The twists with the bad guys and some serious reflection on past events that may hold the key to the battles Mark is having with his bear add up to an engaging read. While there are still unanswered questions, this story provided plenty of background, current action and hints to the future to stand on its own, while leading readers to the next in the series. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
ReadingInPajamas More than 1 year ago
Review: LICENSE TO SHIFT (Grizzlies Gone Wild) by Kathy Lyons Publication Date: October 4, 2016 Genre: Paranormal Romance Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna Rated 5 Stars What a fun and fast paced story! I loved Julie’s inner thoughts as she found herself in a reality she didn’t believe, and it was fun to listen in on Mark’s human trying to control his grizzly. This is a shifter romance but it has little things that make it unique, and I appreciate that. The book had intense scenes mixed in well with humor and sexy romance. It checked off all my wants in a book and I can’t wait for the next one. *Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
closkot More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!! ***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!! The cover is awesome! Both beasts look beautiful! This is the 2nd book in the series. It is for adults only due to the steamy scenes. I’m glad that this is Mark’s story. I was wondering about him in the first book. Julie and Mark have a history where they both read too much into things that happened in their pasts. I love Julie’s character because I like to admire the characters rather than hate them. I don’t want to spoil anything, so all I will tell you is that there is plenty of action in this book, and I couldn’t put it down. I highly recommend to anyone who loves bear shifters and especially if you already love Kathy Lyons, you will want to read this story!
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
A sweet, sexy second chance romance License to Shift is well worth the read. Mark is a grizzly shape shifter fighting not to go feral. Julie’s dad is an academic collecting stories that may hold the answers. Now Julies dad is in the hospital and Julie is back to take care of him. But Mark isn‘t the only one who wants the answers and Julie may be in danger. Mark is going to protect her from all threats even if he is the biggest one. I really enjoyed these characters.
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
This series keeps getting better. I am addicted to Kathy Lyons’ Grizzlies Gone Wild series! I read the first book, The Bear Who Loved Me and couldn’t wait to pick up and read License to Shift. This is a standalone read but continues a plot started in the first book. License to Shift is the story of Mark Robertson. Mark is the best friend of Carl Carmen (clan leader and hero from The Bear Who Loved Me). For years, Mark has known that he’s dying. His DNA is made up of more bear than human. He isn’t sure when his next shift will be his last. For years, he’s been planning for his demise. He’s given up on finding true love and his mate because there isn’t anything he can offer her. A knock on his front door will change his life forever. Julie Simon hates being in Gladwin, Michigan. She has since she was sixteen, when the other kids excluded her from fun summer activities and her crush ran away from her. Now, she’s back at the request of her father to pick up some of his shifter tale research. Her first problem is the only person who can help her is the man who crushed her teenage heart, Mark. Her second problem is that someone has stolen the research. She’s about to discover that what she thought was just fairy tales her father has been researching is very much real. Going into reading License to Shift, I thought this was going to be a really sweet, endearing, second chance love story, but it's so much more! Just when you're happy and comfortable, the suspense kicks in and you’re taken on an incredible journey. As with the first book, this story grabs you and leaves you not wanting to put it down or have it end. There are definitely some surprises and unanswered questions. But the story is complete, with an “Oh my freaking God” moment at the end. November can’t get here soon enough for the third book, For the Bear’s Eyes Only! **Received a copy from Forever Yours and voluntarily reviewed the book.**
Majorly_Delicious More than 1 year ago
License to Shift is the second book in the Grizzlies Gone Wild series by Kathy Lyons. This book can be read as a standalone in the series but since it has reoccurring characters from the first book I would recommend reading the first installment as well. Mark Robertson is a bear shifter who knows his days are coming to an end. As the son of two powerful bear shifters, his bear gene is stronger and more dominant than that of other shifters. As a result his grizzly side has slowly been taking over his body and mind since he was sixteen. He knows he is going feral, losing his human side, and it is just a matter of time before he will have to be “put down”. His will power to keep going is dwindling as all hope of finding a cure is being exhausted. That is when a piece of his past comes back in the form of Julie Simon, the one woman he and his bear has always wanted to claim. Julie is back in town after her father’s heart attack. She is trying to round up her father’s journals and research to take to the hospital for him. Part of the research includes visiting Mark Robertson, her old nemesis and crush, house. When she comes face to face with the man she has always wanted she feels the old flame fire back up. He was always good looking and huge but now he is even more sexy and larger than life. Some things haven’t changed though, it is eight years later and he still seems to run hot and cold when it comes to her. When Mark volunteers to help Julie track down her father’s research work she doesn’t know how to act. While she wants to push him away and can’t deny the attraction and pull she still has towards the man. Mark wants to spend what little time he has left with the woman that should have been his but his grizzly side is pushing for him to take more, to make Julie theirs. When Julie’s life becomes threatened Mark and his grizzly vow to protect her even if it means letting his grizzly finally take over for good. I really enjoyed this book! The author did an excellent job with the characters and the story is very well written. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good shape-shifting or paranormal romance novel. I received an eARC of this book compliments of the publisher in exchange for my honest review and opinion. All ratings and opinions stated are my own.
tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
License to Shift is book two in the Grizzlies Gone Wild series. It’s a second chance love story, with suspense, intrigue, and so much more. This is my first time reading this series and author. I didn’t fell like I was missing something. The author did a terrific job making this story stand-a-lone. There where parts I liked, parts that were a little odd to me, but all in all it was a suspenseful and satisfying read. Mark is on the verge of becoming his bear completely and you see this through the pages. Their is so much struggle and hope that he goes through. Then we have Julie who is only in town because of a family emergency. These two have a small past and now they may get a chance to work out what happened back then and in the process save Mark. The way the story started was a bit slow, but once I got deeper in, things picked up and oh boy the suspense. Another thing that really frustrated me was the lack of communication. I felt they needed to talk more about what was bothering them from the past, but of course she’s not in on the secret until something bad happens and then she is told. I also got frustrated with the way Julie acted at times. Their where several exciting and suspenseful moments and some unanswered questions, but the book is complete and delivers an eventful read. I’m curious enough to check out all the books in the Grizzlies Gone Wild series. Rated: 4 Stars *Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Forever via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.