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Bear Naked (Halle Shifters #3)

4.11  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,033 Ratings  ·  93 Reviews
To win a frightened heart, you have to bare your own.

Any woman would be eager to be Ryan Williams’s mate. Any woman but Glory Walsh. The sexy bear shifter is beautiful, strong and persistent, she’ll give him that. But Glory’s past taught her one simple truth: people leave. She can’t get past the fact he left her once before. Okay, so he had a good reason, and he did come b
ebook, 236 pages
Published February 11th 2014 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Feb 13, 2014 Ambrosia rated it it was ok
This is my last Halle Shifters book. I've read all of the related books up to this point, but I'm done.

The books started as fairly simplistic shapeshifter romances with a modicum of plot with Emma and Max's story. That worked. There was hot sex and a little tension/violence to add some plot. Over time, however, the series has shifted, adding more and more action/violence, and cutting back on the romance. I feel like the author is trying to follow Shelly Laurenston's example of mixing shapeshift
Feb 13, 2014 Melindeeloo rated it really liked it
3.5 stars - Ryan's inner bear is driving him crazy but he's determined to give his mate time to accept him and not force a mating. Glory is afraid to let the scrumptious Ryan close - she's been abandoned by everyone and has major issues. But when the danger again comes haunting the women of the Synful tattoo parlor, all bets are off and Ryan will do whatever it takes to keep his mate safe and happy.

I liked Bell's Halle Shifters even though the smexy parts are definitely in the erotic category la
The BookChick

As usual, Dana Marie Bell hits another one out of the park with Bear Naked which continues the Halle Shifters series with Glory and Ryan's story. I loved this story and the push/pull dynamic between Ryan and Glory. He was determined to win her and she was determined to resist him...kind of :). The story is dynamic and full of action and twists and turns. I appreciate seeing the introduction of new characters -- Glory's siblings -- who will seem to have a major role in future stories, specially H
4.5 Shape Shifter Romance and Action-Packed Stars!
Tam B.
Feb 15, 2014 Tam B. rated it it was ok
I've enjoyed the Halle Bear shifter series and was looking forward to this story. Ultimately I was disappointed.

I've read the previous books but I did not re-read them prior to starting this book. You need to. This book does not stand alone and the events that occurred in the previous books are referred to without context. The author assumes you know and thus names are flung at you at random and you're expected to fill in your own back story. I spent parts of the book confused simply because I c
Feb 12, 2014 Jessica rated it liked it
Not my favorite of the series. I found myself feeling bad for Ryan quite a bit and irritated with Glory. Once they got together, I wasn't sure how much I liked Glory's complete 180 degree change in her feelings toward Ryan and the relationship. But that's not all of my issues...OK some spoilers below:

1. What is up with the Cynful girls being the focus of all the attacks!?! I find myself wanting the author to find something else to be the main conflict for an upcoming character. Three books in a
Feb 12, 2014 Kate rated it liked it
All of these stories are starting to sound the same to me.
I'm very fond of reading shifter romances and I usually give them higher ratings than other book genres but I actually really liked Bear Naked.

Ryan was an adorable hero. He found out Glory was his mate two books ago but due to her issues, he hasn't claimed her yet so he set off on winning her heart first. Glory was a fine heroine, too, though compared to the two previous heroines, she's physically the weakest. I liked it that when she let Ryan in, she really let him in.

In this book, a lot more c
Judy  at Musings and Ramblings
I read the first book in this series, Bear Necessities back in February of 2013 and enjoyed it. The next book, Cynful, earned a 4 star rating and quickly made me a fan. I grabbed this book when it came out, but then got busy and forgot about it. You know how that happens. So when I saw that book 4, was coming out, I thought that they would make a great double feature.

It didn't take me long to dive right back into the world created around three female friends who run a tattoo parlor. Glory has p
Jamie ~ Bad Boy Inspector
I didn't think I would like this story as much as I did because I didn't like the way Glory treated Ryan in the other books. Thankfully we didn't see much of that in this book. Glory finally started to acknowledge the chemistry and connection between her and Ryan so the book was a pretty good read. I think what I like most about this series is the deep connections between all of the characters. It is like a big happy dysfunctional family!! On to the next
Feb 14, 2014 Charnel rated it really liked it
Things are getting so complicated. I cant say much about this book without giving spoilers but all the family coming in and the Halle pack and other packs things are getting complicated.

And they are no closer to knowing what's really going on. It's a little frustrating to read. I mean how many time can a person get kidnapped and shot in their life??
Ivy Deluca
Feb 23, 2014 Ivy Deluca rated it it was ok
Continuing saga of Halle Pumas/Pocono Pack - hard to say where it is in the series because there’s been alot of cross-breeding (pun intended. I'm invested enough in the series that I keep buying it, even if I haven't really connected with the latest couples.

Bottom line, I think the overall story is stronger than the individual romance and that seems to happen alot as the world becomes bigger than the individual romances in it. I didn’t mind the MCs, but I liked Ryan more than I liked Glory - sh
Lyn Taylor
It took me a while to get into this book. Possibly because it's been quite a while since I read the last in the series so I couldn't recall a lot of what had happened and trying to remember all the characters who popped in was exhausting. Probably could have re-read the previous book but am usually too impatient. So. Glory. Just wanted to smack her around the head in the first part of the book. A-nnoy-ing to say the least but she did eventually grow on me towards the end. Ryan? What can I say. G ...more
Lisa N
Mar 03, 2014 Lisa N rated it liked it
I hate to say this.. but... Im not sure I liked glory at all... She got on my nerves.. A lot!
Author: Dana Marie Bell
First published: 2014
Length: 3733 kindle locations
Setting: Halle, Pennsylvania. Contemporary.
Sex: explicit, frequent (heading to erotica).
Hero: Bear shifter and accountant. Cousin of Alex in Bear Necessities
Heroine: Piercer and co-owner of tattoo parlour. Abused by Reverend father.
Includes: Excerpts from Mr. Red Riding Hoode by Dana Marie Bell, The Wicked by Thea Harrison, Edge of Night by Crystal Jordan.

Not as good as the previous books with character development taking a
Jessie Potts
Feb 11, 2014 Jessie Potts rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, feb-2014
This is the third of the Halle Shifters books, and I love me some sexy shifters! I love Ryan (our hero and bear shifter) but can see why Glory would be leery, especially since everyone has left her in her life (including Ryan). What Glory doesn't realize is that Ryan left merely to hunt down the man who shot her, but that stubborn, beautiful woman will be worn down if it's the last thing he does! Plot twist, though: Someone is sending weird romantic gifts … someone from Glory's past, bum bum bum ...more
Romance Between The Sheets
Please note this review may contain spoilers.

What can I say about Bear Naked? That's easy: Bravo Ms Bell. Bravo!!! Another fantastic read.

Bear Naked is about Glory and Ryan and starts with Glory finally agreeing to go on a date with Ryan. I say finally because he's only been trying for about a year since discovering she's his mate.

Glory: "Why do you want to go on a date?"
Ryan: "Because I want you. Not just in my bed, but in my life."
Glory: "Because I'm your mate."
Ryan: "Because you're Glory."

Feb 17, 2014 Mary-Anne rated it it was ok
Disappointing :(
The plot was rushed and issues resolved too quickly, which is hard to elaborate on without spoiling the plot completely for you! There just didn't seem to be much depth to this story and I felt as though more explanation was needed, particularly with Glory's family.
Feb 18, 2014 Carmen rated it it was amazing
couldn't put it down it was quite funny. And glory was super grover lol. Ryan was possessive but in a cute cuddly bear way. It ended sort of abruptly keep expecting the father to show up. But maybe in her sister book. ;)
Feb 27, 2014 Steph marked it as to-read
Putting this aside for now. It's just not keeping my interest.
I'd rather come back to it when I am in the right mood than continue on and give a bad rating just because I wasn't in the mood for it...
Nov 30, 2013 Evlqn rated it it was amazing
This book was a fun, highly entertaining read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Bunny and the rest of the characters in book. D M Bell is a very talented author and I love her writing style.
Feb 12, 2014 Rhonda rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dana-marie-bell
I Loved this book. I could not put it down. Tenderness, laugh out loud funny, sexy hotness I am telling you this book has it all. Ms Bell is definitely one of todays best authors.
Feb 14, 2014 Donna rated it really liked it
There were moments in this book that I laughed so hard I cried. Fans of Shelly Laurenston’s Pride series are sure to love these books. We met Glory and Ryan in the first two books and for a while I thought Ryan deserved the run around that Glory was giving him. He was cocky and could stand to be put down a peg or two but it lasted too long and I figured Glory for a contrary bitch. The author pulled it out just in time and helped us understand why Glory was acting the way she was. After that it w ...more
Oct 29, 2012 Blombus marked it as to-read
New title : "Stripped Bear"
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I have been waiting for this book since I read Bear Necessities, the first book in the Halle Shifters series almost a year ago. It was worth the wait. Dana Marie Bell does such a good job of mixing serious and humorous in her books. If you haven't read the Halle Shifters series yet you'll want to read the Halle Pumas and Pocono Wolves books first. The pumas and wolves are usually in or at least mentioned in the Halle Shifters books. I look forward to the next book in this series although there i ...more
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Mar 04, 2014 t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Loves of shifters and lighter reads
Recommended to t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ by: Bookie the bookchick
I adore Dana Marie Bell, she writes with humour, compassion and yet gives you a rollicking tale that keeps you coming back for more everytime. Her novels are truly addictive.

In this Halle outing we have Ryan and Glory's story. Ryan is sooooo lovable, a really cuddly bear until someone picks on Glory or his family then that bear has teeth and claws. Once again in this book we have the whole Bunsen-Williams clan tossing in to help out as well as all the past characters from the Halle Puma/shifter
Holy sweet mother of sexy shifters! That was amazing! Oh, Miss Bell how I've missed your twisted sense of humour.

I will not hesitate to say I LOVED this book. But then it's a DMB book, so I wouldn't expect anything less. It's been a while since I've had my DMB/shifter fix and this book was just the right kind of amazing to bring me back to my addiction.

Ryan is such an incredible character, he's well written and addictive to the point that you wish you were Glory. I loved his need to protect hi
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
3.5 Bear Naked Stars

Quick & Fun read!

Bear Naked is book three in Halle Shifters series by Dana Marie Bell. I like the humor we find in each book, the smutty sexy parts, as well as the little plot that their is to keep us entertained. I really enjoy that the author can show us the friendship’s, family love and relationship’s in this book and the series.

Glory and Ryan’s relationship was developed and built through the previous two books in this series. In Bear Naked they finally are pushed to
Feb 12, 2014 Krow rated it really liked it
Out of all the shifters I like the bears the best and the Halle Shifters series lets me play out that latent Teddy Bear love with a good dose of sexy without it being scarey weird.
Bear Naked seemed like a more involved and complete story than the first two books. We're starting to see the prophecy play out and all the pieces moving into place. It was good but I can't keep from wondering who's story is next and how long it will take before it's here?

Willow Brook
Feb 26, 2014 Willow Brook rated it liked it
I have liked the author for some years but this series seems a bit repetitive with crazy, violent stalkers after the h's or to borrow a phrase from Bear Naked, "the psycho of the month." I was also a bit impatient at the start of the book, with the h's "Go away. Don't leave me!" attitude towards the H and all the backstory. So not my favorite by Bell, but hopefully her next book will be fresher.
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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 hon ...more
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