There’s not much that can get this grizzly shifter worked up — except a threat to the woman he has secretly loved for years.

Then all bets are off, and he’s willing to risk anything — including the most closely guarded secret of his lonely shifter soul.

Trust issues? Officer Dawn Meli has a few. She’s not ready to rely on any man — especially one who can turn into a raging beast. But strong, silent Hunter, with his steady voice and soulful eyes, calls to something deep in her scarred soul. So much so, that she’s dangerously tempted to let her wild side free. At the same time, she has other problems to concentrate on, what with a valuable gem, a celebrity wedding, and a tropical storm all converging on Maui at the same time. Hardly the time to give in to simmering desire — even if destiny has different ideas.

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

Titles in the Aloha Shifters – Jewels of the Heart series include:  Lure of the DragonLure of the WolfLure of the Bear – Lure of the Tiger – Love of the Dragon –

Title:  Lure of the Bear
Series:  Aloha Shifters #3
Author:  Anna Lowe
Published:  June 8, 2017
My Rating:  5 stars

Time to return once again to the beautiful islands of Hawaii where anything is possible, even your wildest dreams, for Hunter and Officer Dawn’s romance.  This one is going to touch your emotions.

We’ve become slowly aware of the fact that there is something between our grizzly bear shifter, Hunter and police officer Dawn.  Her determination at catching the speed limit breaking shifters of Koa Point has become a bit legendary… even if she only gives them warnings… and even if one man is certain to always be a bit heavy on the gas on that particular stretch of road.  It’s been a nice side touch, knowing at some point Dawn would be more important to the series than giving out speeding tickets.  Then, if you’re following the series, an event happened in the last story, Lure of the Wolf, that puts everything Dawn knows and understands into question – and brings a bit more sorrow to one shifter who loves her.

Hunter’s history is heartbreaking and helps us understand the man he is today far better.  Dawn’s past has served to develop her into the woman of strength and fortitude that she is today as well.  Our past always affects our present and future – and this is certainly true for this couple.  They have a rough road to travel before the love and trust flows naturally between them.  Danger abounds, another Spirit Stone awakens, an evil rears it’s putrid head once again and two people fight for the right cause and for each other’s lives.

Lure of the Bear is an emotional story, one full of the craziness of a celebrity wedding bridezilla included.  It’s also full of the belief that love will win in the end, that loving someone is never wrong even if you have to wait years for that love to be returned.  I got a chuckle from the mention of that “funky Blue Moon Saloon” in Arizona – and if you’ve read Anna Lowe’s other series you’ll get that one, too.  Each new story in this series only reinforces my belief that this is Anna Lowe’s best yet and I cannot wait for what she has in store for us next.

If you’re in the mood for some sexy shifters, a dangerous villain, some silly antics of a bridezilla on a rampage, fast action, a touch of mystery and that feel of stepping back into the spell of Magnum, P.I. once again – then Lure of the Bear is the story for you.  I’d highly recommend this story and this series for any Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance reader.  While I suppose they really don’t “have” to be read in order, I would highly suggest that you start from the beginning for some things, characters and events do overlap a bit at times.  Besides, it’s a great series so it’s no chore to start at the beginning.

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