ROMANCEOPOLY Review: Bear Necessities by Dana Marie Bell

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ROMANCEOPOLY Review: Bear Necessities by Dana Marie Bell
Bear Necessities

3 Stars

Book Info

Released: July 27th 2010
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Halle Shifters #1
Published by Samhain Publishing
Pages: 292
Format: eBook

“…although I enjoyed this book, it was fun and sexy, perfect if you want a quick read, it isn’t a book that stands out for me. ”
~ Under the Covers

I read this book for three reasons:

  1. For Romanceopoly! To complete Mystery Challenge #1 which is to read a fated mates romance.
  2. I’ve had it on my kindle for a long time. It’s about time I actually picked it up.
  3. Bear shifters are a weakness of mine

This is a very traditional type of fated mates romance. Our hero Bunny (the bear shifter) sniffs out his mate. His mate Tabby is also a shifter (a wolf) so the fated mates thing is understood. And reciprocated. Within a few chapters, although they aren’t quite at the i-love-you stage they have accepted their coupledom and are happily starting their life together. It’s adorable, not to mention hot as hell and I really liked them together.

But a book needs conflict to keep it interesting. This comes in the form of some wolf shifters harassing Tabby, which in turn unearths a deeper problem that seems like it will be solved over the course of this series. This book also shows us the potential other couples in the series and the beginning of their relationships. If I’m honest, although I enjoyed this book, it was fun and sexy, perfect if you want a quick read, it isn’t a book that stands out for me.

This series also connects to the Halle Puma series by Dana Marie Bell, although you don’t need to have read it to start this series. If you are looking for a quick light read which goes hot and heavy on the sex scenes and light on the plot then this is perfect. spacer

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About Dana Marie Bell

Dana Marie Bell wrote her first short story when she was thirteen years old. She attended the High School for Creative and Performing Arts for creative writing, where freedom of expression was the order of the day. When her parents moved out of the city and placed her in a Catholic high school for her senior year she tried desperately to get away, but the nuns held fast, and she graduated with honors despite herself.

Dana has lived primarily in the Northeast (Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, to be precise), with a brief stint on the US Virgin Island of St. Croix. She lives with her soul-mate and husband Dusty, their two maniacal children, an evil ice-cream stealing cat and a bull terrier that thinks it’s a Pekinese.


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I love when couples are adorable!

Kathy Valentine

Awesome review suzanne!! Great cover and sounds good too!Shared on my socials!??

Sophia Rose

I like low angst, but no conflict at all can get bland. Still… bear shifters are a weakness for me. 🙂


Thanks for the review Suzanne

Amy R

Thanks for the review.