Bear Necessities

Bear Necessities

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by Dana Marie Bell
     
 

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To hold onto his love, he must release his beast.

Halle Shifters, Book 1

Once a Bear sets his mind on a mission, it's best to stay out of his way. Alexander "Bunny" Bunsun is that Bear. Something's not right with his cousin Chloe, and he's come to Halle, PA, to sort it out, turn his Harley around and head home to Oregon. Until an enticing scent lures him into the

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To hold onto his love, he must release his beast.

Halle Shifters, Book 1

Once a Bear sets his mind on a mission, it's best to stay out of his way. Alexander "Bunny" Bunsun is that Bear. Something's not right with his cousin Chloe, and he's come to Halle, PA, to sort it out, turn his Harley around and head home to Oregon. Until an enticing scent lures him into the local tattoo shop.

There she is. An inked, Southern-drawled she-Wolf with lime-green hair. His perfect mate.

Tabitha Garwood's rotten day just got worse. Her Outcast status makes her a target for harassment with alarming regularity. And now, in the middle of a root touch-up, looking like a half-melted Skittle, she's met her destined mate. The only upside? She finally has a protector in the form of a huge, tattooed, shaved-head Bear who vibrates with carefully restrained power.

When Chloe is left for dead and Tabby is threatened, only Alex can keep his growing family safe. Giving Tabby the loving home she needs, though, could come at a price-Alex must give up the control he's worked a lifetime to attain.

Which means someone could die at the hands-and claws-of his beast.

Warning: This novel contains explicit sex, graphic language, a hunky Bear named Bunny and... Yes. I said a Bear named Bunny. I don't know about you but I'm not brave enough to make fun of it.

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o “I laughed, I gasped, I cheered and I had an absolute blast reading Bear Necessities. In fact, I wanted to finish this story so badly, I was late bringing my child to trumpet lessons and I was late getting into work all because I couldn’t stop reading.” – Best Book, Whipped Cream Reviews
o “I enjoyed this book very much and for those paranormal romance enthusiasts out there I highly recommend that you follow in my footsteps and read it as well.” Keeper Shelf, IReadRomance.com
o “I will be returning to reread the story of these remarkable, humorous, and loving characters. Tabby, Bunny, a mystical bear, a heartrending tattoo, loving families, heroes dashing to the rescue, passionate physical attraction…what’s not to like?” Recommended Read, Blackraven Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609281229
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Series:
Halle Shifters Series
Pages:
274
Sales rank:
546,811
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Dana Marie Bell has lived mostly in the Northeast with a brief stint on the island of St. Croix. She lives with her husband, their two maniacal children, an evil ice-cream stealing cat and a bull terrier that thinks it’s a Pekinese. (Yes, dogs and cats can live together without someone winding up lunch... usually the poor human who stuck them in the same house.) You can learn more about Dana and her addiction to series at www.danamariebell.com. Bear Necessities is Dana’s fifth published title.

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Bear Necessities 4.4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 267 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dana Marie Bell is one of those authors who I either love her work or plain dislike it. I read the Halle Puma series and truly enjoyed all the books. The Halle Shifters series, beginning with Bear Necessities appears to be just as good. Ms. Bell has a talent for creating colorful and engaging characters that you can't help but care about. Her leading men are simply irresistible: sexy, strong, flawed but redeemable. Her leading ladies are strong willed and more than a match for their men. The plots are simple but very entertaining. The story of Alex "Bunny" and Tabbie is a lot of fun. The characters' chemistry is obvious from the beginning. Being both shifters, they recognize their mates right away and do not fight the relationship. That in itself was very refreshing to me, since reading about fated pairs fighting the inevitable can get old, especially when one of the pair is simpy playing the martyr. Let's face it, if something is fated, it's going to happen, and fighting it will only make more problems in the long run. This is something that Bunny himself points out early in the story. Bunny is perhaps one of my favorite of her leading men. He is hilarious and lovable as only a bear can be. The scene when he first picks her up for a date and sees the condoms had me laughing so hard my husband asked me to read it to him. He ended up laughing too. You can read that scene is the excerpt found on the author's website. "Optimistic" indeed! The "action" in this story comes from the plot itself. There is danger for the characters and they have to rise above their own issues to survive. Of course they rely on each other to do so and that is very sweet to watch. The secondary characters in the book are just as interesting as the leads, which makes me anxious to read their stories whenever they come out. I particularly liked the pairing of Cyn and Julian as well as Ryan and Glory. I am not too excited about the character of Chloe and her clueless human mate. She is just not that interesting, and the fact that she keeps getting in the way of other people's matings just gets on my nerves. The story also brings back many characters from the Halle Puma series, which was nice to see. Regardless, the series as a whole has tremenduous potential and is more than worth keeping an eye on. This series is what I would consider light reading. The story moves fast and there are many erotic and sensual scenes, which while fun to read they take space from the storyline and take away some of the potential seriousness and depth of the plot. The bottom line: Bear Necessities is a very entertaining read with characters that stay with you. Perfect escapism when you want something light to read.
sksweet14 More than 1 year ago
This story is great! The main charcters are so stinking adorable, I keep comming back to reread it and I don't usually reread books I just purchased! (How could you not love a werebear called BUNNY?) The story is cute, the sex is HOT. The bad guy is icky. It's one of those books where you root for the main leads the entire time and you can not help but read it with a smile plastered on your face. This is part of a series, and there are a few refrences to future books, so there are some minor plot holes that pertain to the overarching storyline that this particular book does not satisfy, but you could easily overlook those elements if you want a fun stand alone read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall, the book wass a good read. However, the author left a lot of unanswered questions. I hope that they are answered in the next book or two.
imzari More than 1 year ago
Great Story!! Made me want to read more immediately. I am so anxious for the follow up stories. The Bears are so sexy and cuddley, I mean what more could you ask for. Love the womens too, they are strong but normal. The conversations are funny and you can picture this town and it's residents...I just adored it and waiting on more
Hotchacha More than 1 year ago
Dana Marie Bell shifter series is a must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But it's only 173 pgs :-(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The puma and now the bear series are really a lot of fun to read. I would recommend these books to any paranormal shifter readers. I can't wait for the book.
sand7s More than 1 year ago
Very good book. I loved the characters and was sorry to see it end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked this a lot. Bear shifters have been a favorite of mine lately and this book did not dissapoint. I loved Bunny and Tabby and enjoyed hearing more about the other residents of Halle. A really fun and entertaining read.
Riley09 More than 1 year ago
First time reading this author and I loved this book! It made me laugh and the story was great as was the hot romance between the characters. Can't wait to check out more books by this author.
groovyreader More than 1 year ago
it is truly one of my faves
ladylu More than 1 year ago
I had this book in my library for months, cause i couldnt figure out if i wanted to read it, but thank god i did. I couldnt put it down and i read it in 1 day.
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In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
I LOVED THIS BOOK!  I picked it up because I am a fan of bear shifters and the cover was hot.  I’d not read anything by this author and didn’t know what to expect.  This book was sexy fun and at times laugh out loud funny.  I am running out to get the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this very much
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