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Cynful

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

A 'spirited' entry in Bell's bear shifter series

Yay, Julian finally. I have been looking forward to this bearshifter's story since reading the previous book, Bear Necessities. I just thought that the 'spirit bear' thing was so cool, the visions, the healing powers and the whole shamanic mystical aura surrounding him....
Yay, Julian finally. I have been looking forward to this bearshifter's story since reading the previous book, Bear Necessities. I just thought that the 'spirit bear' thing was so cool, the visions, the healing powers and the whole shamanic mystical aura surrounding him.

Even with all that - plus some first class hunkiness going on as well - Julian is going to have to work to get his mate to accept him. Cyn's human and wants to - gasp - date, before she'll let him get past first base much less let him mate her with his bite. But Julian is pretty hard to resist and with danger swirling around Cyn and her best friends, Cyn is going to do everything in her power to protect those she holds dear - and that comes to include Julian.

I really liked Cynful, and since Cyn keeps Julian out of the bedroom for a fair amount of the book, there is actually time to get to know both of the characters - including their geeky sides - before the steamy stuff commences. One of the things that I liked the best in the book is that Cyn gets her own 'spirit quest', and I liked when she is telling Julian about it later as well - the differences in their journeys really fit who they are as characters.

One thing that was okay for me since I've only read one of the Halle Puma books in addition to the other Halle shifter one - but that fans of the series will likely enjoy - is that all of the past leads get to gather together again for a pizza party (and there is some good news for one of the past starring pairs.)

So, I gobbled down this episode of 'bears in Halle' in one sitting and am looking forward to poor Ryan getting a shot at his hard to get mate, Glory, and also hoping that there are enough books in this series that a HEA is in the works for the still healing Chloe too (wonder if we'll see a new side of her when she's finally able to shift again.)

posted by ChiefsLadyLove on June 20, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Not Great

This book jumps around ALOT. Im not really sure what the story line is. This book almost seems like the second book in a series...but it is not as far as I know. I do not addive anyone to buy this book. It would just be a waste of your money.

posted by 5410644 on June 20, 2012

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  • Posted April 23, 2013

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    This is the second book in the Halle Shifters series by Dana Mar

    This is the second book in the Halle Shifters series by Dana Marie Bell. I believe it is linked to the Halle Pumas series, which I have not read. In this book, the story from Bear Necessities continues. We knew that Julian DuCharme, nurse and good friend to Tabby was the mate to Cyn, Tabby's boss and mentor at the tattoo shop. But he could not claim her because "it wasn't time yet". Now that Julian feels ready, Cyn is dragging her heels. 

    The point of view switches between Julian and Cyn. While being in Cyn's head, we get a much better understanding of why she is dragging her feet about finishing the mating with Julian. Julian, on the other hand, shows us the more serious side to his personality. From Bear Necessities, I was really afraid he was just a big goof ball, but that is just one part of him. When tragedy strikes, Cyn starts demanding her mate change her. Apparently the changing of a Spirit Bear mate is much different then for the other shifters. I can understand why Cyn really wants her animal protector, with as many times as Julian ends up in near critical condition. The tables seem almost reversed for them, with Cyn being the protector and Julian being the nurturer. 

    The dialogue continues to be top notch and the plot had enough twists and turns to keep me entertained and guessing. This book wasn't as raunchy as the last, but the smexy scenes are well done and not over the top. I am giving this book 4 stars on Goodreads because with the cliffhanger, I abso-have to read the next one to find out what happens. I will be seriously looking to find the books in the Halle Puma series, because Ms. Bell has made me a fan.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    This Series Is A Keeper

    Love, love, love Dana Marie Bell books. And this one is nice and long. I like that the females are more than strong enough to hold their own against their "alpha" mates. In Cynful, especially, the man is, more often than not, secure enough in himself and his powers that he's happy to step back and let his lady take the lead. I also love the humor. The way the friends and couples interact and play off each other can definately make you laugh out loud at times. Its got it all: mystery, danger, humor and romance.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    4 STARS!!

    ANOTHER GREAT BOOK FOR THE HALLE SERIES!!
    THE HUMOR OF MS.BELL IS OUTSTANDING. AND YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE WITH HER CHARACTERS!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    Good story

    I love this series and enjoyed seeing characters from previous books. The storyline is interesting and consistent. There are different types of shifters who are mated, about to be mated or still working on it. Lots of romance, sex, mystery, humour and adventure. I can't wait for the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    I really enjoyed this story of spirit bear Julian and his mate C

    I really enjoyed this story of spirit bear Julian and his mate Cyn. A fun, fast read in a very enjoyable series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    Great

    Great read...I love the series. Can't wait to read the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    love this series!

    love this series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    One

    This book with cyn was simply the best. I would reccommend this book .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    update to hard to follow my first review

    OK at last found series of books leading up to this book It is really a good series I am so glad I kept up the hunt to find the first books This book pulls everything together I laughed so hard at times almost pissed my pants, I also cried when I got so involved with the heart ache of the story Just for your info The SEX PARTS ARE GREAT!!!! ONE FANTASTIC READ

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