My Boyfriend Is a Bear by Pamela Ribon

My Boyfriend Is a Bear

Bear meets girl.Nora has bad luck with men. When she meets an (actual) bear on a hike in the Los Angeles hills, he turns out to be the best romantic partner she’s ever had! He’s considerate, he’s sweet, he takes care of her. But he’s a bear, and winning over her friends and family is difficult. Not to mention he has to hibernate all winter. Can true love conquer all?

Details My Boyfriend Is a Bear

TitleMy Boyfriend Is a Bear
Release DateApr 24th, 2018
PublisherOni Press
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, Romance, Fantasy

Reviews My Boyfriend Is a Bear

  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest💙 I read this for the Unapologetic Romance Readers' New Years 2018 Reading Challenge, for the category of: Interspecies/Alien Romance. For more info on this challenge, click here. 💙I was going to try to look up some funny memes for this review, but apparently typing "bear" and "sex" into Google search mostly just turns up a lot of gay porn. Go figure.MY BOYFRIEND IS A BEAR is a graphic ...
  • ♛ Garima ♛
    It's Feb month ❤ Love is in the air;My boyfriend is a bear Actually, it is not taken from the book...I made it myself...This is the most heart-touching, heart warming, the cutest romance I read ever! The art if amazing - 5 wonderful stars...If you haven't already, request on netgalley and read - it is sweetest little read, appropriate for this month..Happy Valentine's Day! It's Feb month ❤️ Love is in the air;My boyfriend is a bear ...
  • Sara
    So when this first caught my attention I prepared myself for a deep, possibly more than a little sexually creepy, social commentary on...I don't know...something about not judging people based on appearance? The dangers of labeling and projecting our own preconceived notions of what happiness really means or what defines a successful relationship? I mean this couldn't literally be a book about a woman who meets, falls in love with and has a sweet...
  • Mehsi
    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review!OMG, I just HAD to have this one when I spotted it during my vacation (yes, even during my vacation I had to check NG to see if there were any new fun books). A girl who, after countless of bad romances, falls in love with a bear. Yes, a bear!Now, I have to say I wasn't as weirded out as many probably will be. I thank manga for that. :P I have seen people date aliens, cats/dogs/...
  • Kayla
    So I am very confused about what I just read. I thought that this was going to be a story about a girl dating a bear in jest to make fun of her dating experience. It was not, she really dates this bear and falls in love with said bear. The story started out fun and I laughed but by the end I wasn't sure what I had just read? Was this a metaphor? Did I miss it? or was this pro bestiality? (not cool) So idk I gave it 3 stars because the art work wa...
  • Laura
    First, let me say, you have to suspend your disbelief quite a bit in this weird story of a young woman who falls in love with a wild bear. Not a euphemism. A real bear, the kind with fir, that hibernates in the winter.And her friends think he isn't right for her, and she admits he has his faults, but he does love her and her cat, so what more could you want in a boyfriend.This is a play on all those love stories of people who don't seem right for...
  • Jeimy
    Nora has dated a lot of jerks. Now all she wants is a boyfriend that will cuddle. Though friends and family are not always supportive of her choice, she finds the perfect boyfriend in a bear. Their relationship is cute and almost perfect, but what will happen when winter comes?Weird premise, but I loved it!
  • Sionna
    *I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*Alright this is a hard one to review. See, originally I wasn't going to request this one because the girl is in a relationship with a bear.... then I thought, "There was no way they'd write something like this! Maybe it is a Beauty & the Beast thing or a metaphor..." NOIt is a woman and a bear from the wild. She has bad luck with guys, usually ending up with weirdos or meani...
  • Kelly Schnorrbusch
    Nora has dated quite a few douche bags in her day. (She said it...) It is no surprise that she wants her next boyfriend to be a CUDDLER! Good Listener! Brave! Smart! Funny! A homebody and outdoorsy fella. WHEW! Clearly she's not one to settle. But she knows it's going to be rough finding the guy. And perhaps that why she's so open to a relationship with the bear that pursues her later that evening. No, not the kind of "Fabulous Bear" RuPaul might...
  • Emmy
    I can't believe how much I loved this book! First of all, what a strange premise. Girl meets guy and they fall in love, only guy is actually an American black bear with a heart of gold! From the first couple of pages, I was completely hooked, and could not stop reading until I had finished it.I love that the story deals with a couple of things. First, there is of course the absurdity of a girl dating a bear. But, it addresses a lot of other issue...
  • Cassandra
    This was a breath of fresh air for me. I was truly surprised at how deep and touching this story was, and appreciated how different it was from the majority of graphic novels that I tend to read. I loved the main character Nora, and sympathized with her never ending struggle to find a decent, and respectful man that will treat her right. She ends up meeting Bear, and falling in love with him. As you can imagine, living and loving a 500 lb bear ca...
  • Shadowdenizen
    Knee jerk reaction? 3.5 stars. But that may change, as I have mixed feelings about this book on many levels. I'll have to sort my thoughts and post my actual review later
  • Amy M.
    You know those books that are an unexpected treasure and you make all your friends read? My Boyfriend is a Bear is one of those books! This is the best graphic novel I've read this year!
  • Paul Decker
    *I received this book as an eARC from Oni Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*The artwork and storytelling in this graphic novel about a girl falling in love with an actual bear is adorable, but I don't understand it. I have mixed feelings because I expected there to be a "lesson" sort of ending. Something about modern dating or how people in "non-traditional" relationships are treated by even family and friends. But there wasn't...
  • Katy Cronk
    You can view my reviews, book life, and much more at received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.The art in this graphic novel was really nice with great color, details, expressions, scenary, etc. However, I couldn't possibly recommend something that seriously is about dating a bear instead of a metaphor about dating. As in a girl that is not only in love with the bear, but also sexually attracted ...
  • Jamie-Lee Turner
    This is just too adorable for words! IS it wrong that I now want a bear boyfriend?
  • Kelly
    MRRRHHNH. (That's Bear for "Coming in for a hug.")(Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley.)I honestly didn't expect to love this book as much as I did.I mean, I don't know what I expected, other than it seemed like a cute idea that could very well fail spectacularly. At the end of the day, I picked it up because I really, really wanted to use this video in a review. stumbles ...
  • Kristin
    I really had no idea what to make of this. I am not a graphic novel reader, but I do what I'm told for the Book Riot challenge, and sometimes my boyfriend reminds me of a bear so the title definitely caught my eye. I liked the art a lot. The story... it was weird. If you can get past the weirdness of inter-species romance, it is quite an interesting commentary on being with who you love regardless of your differences and what your friends say and...
  • Siina
    My Boyfriend Is a Bear was surely different, haha. I must raise my hat to Ribon for doing this, since you hardly see bestiality in comics and no, it's not the perverse kind here. Nora has had bad luck with guys and on her hike she runs into a bear, the actual kind. Somehow these two end up together and the bear is actually very sweet, considerate and well, very much a real bear. Of course the bear isn't just any bear, but somewhat anthropomorphiz...
  • Crystal
    The protagonist, Nora has a hard time finding good men (don't we all?). She finds herself ending a relationship and shortly after she finds company with a bear. Yes, a bear.The graphic novel was a bit odd for me. I thought the artwork was well done with a lot of color and very good detail. The concept of having a literal bear for a boyfriend was really hard to grasp. It was cute, don't get me wrong. Just a little strange. I also saw a few differe...
  • Gigi
    My Boyfriend is a Bear by Pamela Ribon is a story about a girl who falls in love with a literal bear. Nora has bad luck when it comes to dating men, specifically human men. She goes on a camping trip with her boyfriend when their relationship goes south. After their fight, she runs into the woods and gets lost. She runs into a bear and, as any other person would do, Nora screams and runs away. Later she sees the same bear rooting around in her tr...
  • KatieRose
    Nora, the charming protagonist of "My Boyfriend is a Bear", relates the story of her relationship with an American black bear. The two meet in passing while Nora is camping with her then-boyfriend; it's an illuminating trip, after which she breaks up with terrible Ben and re-embraces her own life. The bear finds her again some time later, and their relationship blossoms immediately. It's an odd little comic. The artwork is cheerful and coherent, ...
  • Beth
    ***I was given a free ARC of this title from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.***My Boyfriend is a Bear is a modern fable that reveals the daily joy and hard work of relationships while teaching readers to learn to follow their heart in the face of discrimination. After a series of bad relationships, Nora promises herself that she won’t compromise her needs for whoever she dates next. Then she meets the Bear, on the run from a wildfir...
  • Terri
    With a title like My Boyfriend is a Bear, who wouldn't be curious enough to pick this up? This is a graphic novel by Pamela Ribon and Cat Farris that explores the love life of a young woman living in L.A. named Nora. You find out a lot about her past failed relationships, then you get to her current one--with a bear. Yes, a literal bear. The relationship appears to be as normal as one could be with a bear. Yes, he tears up things. Yes, he breaks ...
  • Nissa
    Sweet and funny graphic novel. Nora has had a string of confidence shattering relationships with men, and is tired of being treated as less than human by the men in her life. Then she meets a guy who is a little rough around the edges, but is always kind, caring, and fun. He just happens to be a bear. An actual bear, not a metaphorical bear. Despite this stretch of the imagination, or perhaps because of it, the story really rings true - the exper...
  • Mindy
    As odd as this title may sound, it is adorable! I happened to read it on Valentine's day, which was just perfectly fitting. I really enjoyed the author's humor but also the way she included "tough stuff" like the criticism of their union and the separation that hibernation brought on. The way the main character handles things feels actually very truthful. I also really liked the artwork. It is cartoonish but that fits the story quite well. There ...
  • Ana Eleonor
    I know that couples like animals and humans can be together in mangas, but I haven't read one of these type where it is actually a human and a bear as lovers.I believe the topics the graphic novel developes are acceptance of what is different than what you already know. Also, changes of love paradigms.It possibly has to do more with the playful idea that is just fiction and that is what you are going to read. So, all your preconceived notions of ...
  • Romantic Intentions Quarterly
    Don't you just hate it when your boyfriend has to hibernate in the mountains for three months out of the year? Twenty-something Nora does, when her newest love -- an actual black bear; this is not a euphemism, except that the whole story is pretty much a euphemism -- is forced to leave their cuddlesome honeymoon phase to obey his primal urges. Magical realism at its most absurd, but adorable, My Boyfriend is a Bear is hilarious, bittersweet, comp...