Beary and BrightTitle:  Beary and Bright
Series:  Fire Bear Shifters #6
Author:  Sloane Meyers
Published:  November 8, 2025
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Borrowed with Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Polar bear shifter Clara Walsh is on the run from her past when she finds herself unexpectedly in the northern California town of Red Valley. An unlikely series of events leads her to a group of smokejumping black bear shifters, who welcome her in and give her the chance to start over. Although Clara is happy enough with her new friends, she still feels like something is missing. As Christmas approaches, the festive season makes her long for a little romance in her life. But she’s worried that any man she finds won’t be able to handle knowing that his girlfriend is a bear, so she pushes away the idea of finding love. When a crisis situation forces her to show her true side to a man she’s been admiring from afar, she can only hope that Christmas won’t be ruined by her shocking revelation.

Carter Shaw may be one of the toughest guys you’ve ever met, and he doesn’t reveal his true heart to many people. But he’s also a hopeless romantic at heart. Deep down, he wants nothing more than a woman to love and spoil, and he’s never met a woman he wanted to do that for more than Clara Walsh. But when a freak accident on a rainy December night leaves him fighting for his life, he learns that loving Clara will be a much bigger adventure than he thought.

Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

I was delightfully surprised to discover a Christmas novella which brings back all of my favorite bear shifters and their mates from the Fire Bear Shifters series.

Also, I honestly don’t know what else to say to entice you to taking a risk on this wonderful story that the Cover Description hasn’t already told you about.

Clara has landed in Red Valley after leaving Alaska and the danger left from the ravaging clan wars that her insane alpha started.  She wasn’t safe in the land she was born in and decided to make a complete new start.  When her car broke down along her escape route it seemed the fates had meant for her to end up in Red Valley.

Here she discovered a new job, a shifter clan willing to take her under their wing – and a handsome man she wouldn’t mind getting to know better.  She was always aware that humans would view her polar bear as something they’d rather not be aware of.  And like many shifters, she kept her secret.  She was strongly attracted to Carter, but he seemed unwilling to take her hints.

When she felt that her lifemate was in trouble, not knowing who that might be – she still didn’t hesitate to run to this unknown man’s side.  What she discovers is a lifetime simply waiting for her to unravel the clues and accept one perfect for her man’s love.

Clara is such a strong character.  She’s been through a lot but she still believes in finding her mate one day.  Carter has become a recluse.  Perhaps it didn’t start out to be his goal, but slowly friends faded away and his work consumed him.  Lonely and looking for that one woman who would make his life complete, he never expected it to be Clara since it seemed she had no interest.  But he was wrong about that.  When the right two people finally come together is it magic or fate?  Either way this couple belongs together – eventually.

I enjoyed Bearly and Bright very much.  The story was intriguing and entertaining.  Plus I got to visit with old familiar characters once again.  Simply enjoyed this holiday addition to the Fire Bear Shifters series.

(This title was originally reviewed on my Hunted Bookshelf blog.  I wanted all of my shifter romance reviews to be in one place, so this title was brought over to Shifter Haven.  Both reviews were written and created by me.)

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