Halle Shifters, #5
Dana Marie Bell
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Date of Publication: December 1, 2015
Number of pages: 228
Cover Artist: 70,000
There’s only one way to win this game: break the rules.
Halle Shifters, Book 5
James “Barney” Barnwell is losing his ever-loving mind. Between the threat to the white shifters and a riddle he’s been ordered to solve, he can actually go for ten whole minutes without thinking about Heather, the woman destined to be his mate.
As much as he burns to get the redhead under him, the safest place for her is far away from him. If the bad guys catch the barest hint of her scent on his skin, she’ll become a target.
The way Heather sees it, the quicker she helps the stubborn Bear solve the riddle, the quicker he’ll bite her—literally. But when she’s hurt while protecting her cousin from an attack, she finds herself right where Barney never wanted her: smack dab in the middle of the investigation.
Like it or not, Barney is forced to bring her fully into his crazy world. With his mate’s life in his hands, he’s in a race against time to solve this maddening riddle before the enemy discovers that the Hunter has finally been caught by love.
Warning: This book contains explicit sex, graphic language, lots of questions and maybe even some answers. Remember: Fox holds the key.
I really like snarky, smart-assed heroines, especially when they are giving that attitude to an alpha male. I dig on good dialogue, witty repartee and snazzy one liners. And so far, this series has not disappointed in that regard.
I started this series when I saw a book about a bear named Bunny (Bear Necessities). I totally have this thing for bear shifters. They are my favorites, by far, so I had to give it a go. And... I had a good time with it. So much so, that I also checked out the the author's Halle Puma & Poconos Pack series, which exists in the same world as the Halle Shifter series. The three series don't have to be read together; they are stand alone series. However, be aware, there are some cross over characters that you are going to want to read all about. :)
This particular book is about Barney and Heather, whom we met in earlier books. Their story plays a large part in the overall story arc. Much progress is made and many questions are answered about the white shifters, and about some of the problems the town has been experiencing lately. There is at least one more couple to be mated, and I can't wait for their story. It has been several books in the making.
Since we meet and get background on a couple in prior books before their actual story, I strongly suggest reading these in order. Especially since there is an overall story arc that plays out in each book. Since this book was such a crucial piece to the puzzle, I had a hard time putting the book down. It was a fast, fun read and earned 4 stars.
Thanks to Netgalley and Samhain Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book.