Bear Attraction (Shifters Unbound Series #6.5)

Bear Attraction (Shifters Unbound Series #6.5)

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by Jennifer Ashley, Cris Dukehart
     
 

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A missing woman, thought to have been abducted by Shifters leads to deeper problems that Walker Danielson, the human liaison between Shiftertown and the Shifter Bureau must solve. Rebecca, the bear Shifter, who volunteers to help him, proves very distracting.

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A missing woman, thought to have been abducted by Shifters leads to deeper problems that Walker Danielson, the human liaison between Shiftertown and the Shifter Bureau must solve. Rebecca, the bear Shifter, who volunteers to help him, proves very distracting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781494504502
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
02/17/2015
Series:
Shifters Unbound Series
Edition description:
Unabridged CD
Sales rank:
909,159
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Ashley is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous romantic fiction novels, including the Mackenzies series and the Shifters Unbound series. Her many awards include the Golden Quill, the RITA Award, and the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award. Jennifer lives in the Southwest.

An award-winning storyteller and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Cris Dukehart has narrated books in a plethora of genres, from romance, science fiction, and young adult to children's literature and autobiography. Her voice, with an endearing mix of sweetness and pluck, can be heard around the world and across the Web in commercials, e-learning projects, and corporate narrations.

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Bear Attraction 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
ElaineReads More than 1 year ago
Title:  Bear Attraction Author:  Jennifer Ashley Series:  Shifters Unbound, #6.5 Publisher:  Intermix Date:  February 17, 2015 This book was supplied to me through NetGalley for an honest review. As the military liaison between the human Shifter Bureau and Shiftertown, Walker is often stuck trying to appease both sides—and angering both. So when bear-Shifter Rebecca is captured taking a run in a restricted area, Walker comes up with a compromise: if Rebecca helps him find a missing woman—thought to have been abducted by a Shifter—she won’t be charged and executed.  As a bear used to roaming for miles, Rebecca hates being confined, distrusts anything involving humans, and—worst of all—the strong and handsome Walker starts triggering her mating need. They have no choice but to work together but both Walker and Rebecca find it hard not to mix business with pleasure… Rating:  3.5 out of 5 This is a great series, although it is darker than some shifter books I read.  Shifters are treated as second class citizens and required to wear shock collars to keep their “animal” instincts under control.  The human Shifter Bureau is responsible for ensuring that all shifters stay under human control and obey the laws set out for them by humans. Walker is the human liaison between the Bureau and Shiftertown and because of that none of the shifters trust him.  So, of course, Rebecca runs afoul of the Bureau and Rebecca becomes Walker’s responsibility. Oh yeah, and she also starts to feel the mating instinct with Walker. This book was a good addition to the Shifters Unbound series.  It is definitely an in between book, but still adds to the overall storyline.  We get to revisit some of the characters from previous books as well as get hints about future relationships. The only thing I had a problem with (and this is a personal issue, nothing against the story) is the fact that Rebecca is so much more powerful than Walker.  This is only to be expected since she is a bear shifter, but I still had a problem adjusting to that aspect of the story.  The author handles the issue by making Walker the more dominant personality. As I said before, this is an in between book.  I don’t recommend reading it as a stand alone, but I highly recommend the entire series.  Book seven, Mate Bond, is due out on April 7th, 2015, so you won’t have long to wait. In other words, you better get reading!
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
fun, sexy, romance, suspense: 4 stars--BEAR ATTRACTION is the latest novella in Jennifer Ashley’s contemporary, adult Shifters Unbound paranormal, romance series focusing on the shifters from Shiftertown USA. This is human Shifter Bureau liaison Walker Danielson and Kodiak bear shifter Rebecca. BEAR ATTRACTION can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. As per Jennifer’s style of writing, many of the previous storyline characters and couples play a secondary and supporting role. Any important background information is revealed when necessary. SOME BACKGROUND: Approximately twenty years earlier shifters were exposed to the human population. Out of fear, discrimination and specieism, the shifters were collared in the belief that it would control aggression then forced into segregated communities known as Shiftertowns. There are several Shiftertowns located throughout the world where shifters live in a relative but strained peace amongst their own kind. But once in awhile, a shifter crosses into human territory and the resulting upheaval is handled by the government’s Shifter Bureau. Not all shifters were caught under the Shiftertown ordinance; some remain free and un-collared, while others go rogue and feral. Told from third person point of view, BEAR ATTRACTION finds Walker and Rebecca working together on an assignment. Technically, Rebecca is under Walker’s custody because she trespassed onto human-owned land and the Shifter Bureau frowns on any shifters leaving their assigned territory. As part of Rebecca’s punishment, she must aid Walker in the search for a missing human female known to frequent shifter bars posing as a shifter groupie. What ensues is a foray into shifter nightlife where our couple finds more trouble at every stop. Even amongst shifters there is discrimination against different kinds. There is a prior history between Rebecca and Walker; an attraction that finds our couple secretly desiring one another but a desire that has never been acted upon. Throughout the storyline, their attraction builds; there is an overriding need to protect; and the mate bond growing stronger. The $ex scenes are limited but the sexual tension is high-so great that the other shifters sense the mate bond before Rebecca and Walker admit it to themselves. The secondary roles include many of the previous storyline characters including some of the younger cubs and children. We get an up close look into the shifter’s personal lives, their loves and their families; as well as the introduction to several new characters and the possibility of a shifter breed not previously known to exist. The world building continues on the theme of discrimination and prejudice against a species because of their differences. Fear is rampant within the human population, perpetuated by the Shifter Bureau whose aim is to control with intimidation and collars. BEAR ATTRACTION is a fast paced story with a little bit of suspense, mystery, romance, fun and $ex. Jennifer Ashley’s wonderful and passionate family of shifters are a tight knit community where shifters of all species have been welcomed into the town but there is no denying that safety is a matter of degrees. BEAR ATTRACTION is a welcome addition to the Shifters Unbound series and a go-to read every time.
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Loved the action.
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Kattra More than 1 year ago
I am not a delicate flower. An it is great to finally get to read about a female protagonist who is tough as nails with out being rude, dumb, or a flaming b*tch.
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
Walker and Rebecca's story was sweet. I liked their chemistry. When they first met in a previous book, he was her captive. In this book, Rebecca does something to get herself into his custody and he enjoys the role-reversal. They are charged with finding Joanne's missing sister Nancy. Along the way they come across a group of uncollared shifters and the chemistry between them heats up. Walker is the kind of person who is blunt and speaks his mind, and he doesn't hide the fact that when their mission is over they are going to get together. They do find the missing sister and they do hook up. My only negative with this installment is how it ended. It feels like it just ends abruptly. I would have loved to see what happened after Walker shows back up at the Den. I would like to have seen how Liam reacts to their mating and the role Walker might play being he is going to live there now. I wanted to see the mating ceremony. Something more.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is written in ways that you look forward to the next book. Jennifer Ashley is one of my many favorites
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a little leary because of reveiws but it was a good book. As previously mentioned, the girl of course is stronger, but oh boy is cunning. More than makes up for it.
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walkingjane More than 1 year ago
Love the story! Great characters and story line.
PattyWPW More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story. It was very good and goes with the rest of the shifter series. I recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series to read if you enjoy shifter stories.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jennifer does it again. She makes you love shifters. Love how her character interact with each other.
tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
~ 4 Bear Attraction Stars ~ Ashley knows how to make a great paranormal romance. Bear Attraction comes complete with bears, sexy shifters and humans, mystery, and bit of danger. We get to meet some old and new shifters and learn a little more about the world these shifters live in. This novella can be read out of order, but I recommend reading in order. Rebecca, a Kodiak bear shifter and Walker, a human working for the Shifter Bureau end up having to team up to solve a missing persons case. I enjoyed Rebecca. She is no damsel in distress and pulls her own weight even against other shifters. Walker a former soldier, comes to her aid, but he understands her dominate nature and does not shy away from it. I like that he does not hold her back and that these two can work together. The relationship; well these two have been dancing around their attraction for each other for quite some time. Even in this novella it takes most of the book for them to finally give in to their feelings. The romance is sweet, not as intense as other couples in the series, but still a great mating dance with little sex. The investigation for the most part is predictable until the end when we are introduced to a new shifter. The author does leave us hanging on what happens with this new shifter, so I’m a little curious to see where this storyline is going. Dylan shows up and we get to see how far his reach is, even though he is no longer the leader of the Austin shifters, he still has a big influence. Broderick also makes an appearance since he is protecting Joanne who’s sister is the one missing Overall, I had a great time return to the Austin shifters. This novella is a nice fun quick read and I look forward to more installments in the Shifters Unbound series. It’s a great mix of characters and romance.
PRreader More than 1 year ago
Ms Ashley continues to entertain us with her twist on shifters and the world they live in. I can’t get enough and continue to gobble up her stories as fast as she can write them. Bear Attraction was a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was waiting for Walker's story and was definitely hoping it was going to be with Rebecca!! Never disappointed when it comes to your stories and always look forward to more!
edcsdc More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed finally getting to see Rebecca and Walker get their story. These two have been dancing around one another for too long. Rebecca likes to keep men on their toes and tongue tied. Walker doesn't play games though and it was fun to see her flounder just a bit. The evolution of this series always leaves me satisfied but eagerly waiting for the next book. Highly recommended author and series Adult read
Tricia_FtWorth More than 1 year ago
I have really enjoyed this series and I was glad to see a strong woman like Rebecca be paired with an equally strong Walker. Her wild and his always prepared makes for some engaging moments. Its good to see so many of the characters show up in this book like in the others. I can honestly say - I really, really hope Dylan gets a separate full story or even a novella. There is just too much to his character to not get one. Even though he already has Glory....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another good shifter story from Jennifer Ashley! Unexpected pairing of Walker and Rebecca!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series