Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Review: Defender Cave Bear by Zoe Chant


Book Description

Two damaged people. One deadly enemy.
And a pair of hell-raising flying kittens....

Tirzah hacked into a shady agency’s computers to get proof of their evil deeds...and uncovered a secret so wild it can’t possibly be real.

Shapeshifting supersoldiers on the run from their creators? A lab studying captive mythical creatures? It has to be some bored employee’s fantasy novel. Right?

Then the flying kitten turns up. And the assassins. And the gargoyles.

But just because Tirzah uses a wheelchair doesn’t mean she’s helpless. Okay, so some secret organization is gunning for her? She’s going to gun right back... and she knows exactly who can help her. If she can track him down...

Pete was once a Recon Marine. That was before he was abducted and turned into a monster. Now he's escaped his prison... but in his heart, he’s still in chains.

It’s not just his ferocious cave bear he has to hide. For the safety of everyone - his team of misfit shifters, his family, and especially his thirteen-year-old daughter - no one can discover what his captors did to him.

He can’t let himself get close to anyone.

Until the most gorgeous woman he’s ever seen hacks her way through all his defenses, to offer him a job he can’t refuse...

My Review

Tirzah is a hacker, a really good hacker and that's what got her in danger. When she is almost kidnapped and the kidnapper wants her to delete a file she stole, she knows that she's on to something big. But after decoding it, she knows she needs help. 

Pete Valdez is a retired Marine and had been kidnapped and experimented on. He can now shift into a cave bear but keeps a strong hold on it because he see's himself and his animal as a monster who would hurt others. He now works for the Defenders Security Agency with a couple of other shifters. 

Tirzah is a hacker that called herself Override. The file she decoded and opened read like something out of a Sci-Fi movie. It claimed that Secret black ops experiments on kidnapped soldiers gave them super powers and turned into shape shifters. But it was all real because Pete was a cave bear shifter and one of the guys he worked with was a velociraptor shifter. 

Tirzah hired Pete from the Defenders Security Agency to keep her safe. But when another shifter comes after her, Pete keeps her safe but gets hurt and they end up back at his place so he can heal. For a moment they think they are out of danger but the danger just keeps coming which gives them time to get to know one another better. 

The twists, the flying kittens and the secrets really made this a fun book. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.