Sunday, May 7, 2023

Book Review: Bear with Me Now by Katie Shepard


Love makes life a little wilder in this romantic comedy by debut author Katie Shepard.
After a panic attack puts him in the hospital, charity executive Teagan Van Zijl is dragged by his sister to a wilderness therapy retreat in Montana. Lost in the woods while absconding from midafternoon meditation, Teagan is nearly eaten by a bear before his rescue by a furious angel in muddy hiking boots: the program’s handywoman, Darcy Albano, who was mostly worried for the bear. 
Darcy thought she was going to work as a trail guide when she was hired onto the camp staff but ended up cleaning and hauling instead—merely the latest screwing-over she’s endured since her ex stole her car and her parents ruined her credit score. Teagan becomes the silver lining she didn’t expect, a man clearly going through something yet willing to commit to Darcy’s unique brand of wilderness education as the cure for what ails him.
After weeks in the mountains with Darcy, Teagan doesn’t want to return to New York without her. He hires Darcy as his sober companion—a position he doesn’t actually need filled and for which Darcy is completely unqualified—hoping she can help him figure out a way to move forward. But once they get to the city, all Teagan can think of is how to confess the truth without losing her. Together, they begin to imagine what their lives might look like if they could depend on each other for help—even in outrunning a bear.

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My Review - 4 of 5 stars - 

This was an interesting story. I loved the idea of a therapeutic retreat for a meeting place. Darcy was good at what she did, was strong and intelligent as well. Teagan was caring, truly wanted to help his sister. He sort of disregarded rules to do as he pleased. I felt that the story was dragged out a bit too much, a little repetitive, and slowed down the story. I had trouble staying in the story.

I received a copy through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.

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