Only In My Dreams (Halle Pumas, Book 5)
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Only In My Dreams (Halle Pumas #5)

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Delayed gratification has its place. This wouldn’t be it.

Halle Pumas, Book 5

Gabriel Anderson has accepted a unique position in the shifter world. He’s about to become a Hunter, one of the few trained and sanctioned to hunt down the rare rogue shifter dangerous to humans and shifters alike. There’s one catch: until his training is complete, he must hold off on marking hi

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Published (first published 2009)
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I hated the asshole main character in this book, and I felt bad for his mate Sarah.

Reason One: In the beginning of the book he meets a man who tells him that he is Hunter, and has to leave for six months for super special training. This man he has known for all of five minutes tells him that he should not claim his mate, that he should leave her to the dreams until he can claim her when he gets back.

Reason Two: With the AWESOME advice from reason one, note the heavy use of sarcasm here, he leave...more
The 5th book in the Halle Puma series takes place 2 days after book 3 ends, events occuring at the same time as book 4 and afterwards.

This book focuses on Gabe and his newly discovered mate, Sarah. Unfortunately circumstances take Gabe away from Halle for 6 months before he can mark Sarah and we follow the aftermath of that decision. Lots of bad decisions, manipulation, doubts and second guesses plague the couple throughout. Throw a werefx and a human into the mix and we have a very bizarre qua...more
This, the most current offering in the Halle Pumas series (before we shift over to Halle Shifters with Bear Necessities that is) is an important installment in the story, but I'll say at the onset that I didn't enjoy this one as much as I did the others. Don't worry, this book is still enjoyable, and it adds important things to the series, but there were enough loose ends and elements that didn't quite add up that I can safely say that there are other installments that I enjoyed much more.

Gabe a...more
While I liked this one, it seemed like it was missing something. I understood Gabe's problem, here is is slated for a great job in the shifter world, but he has to put off his mate. At the start I even agreed with his waiting to mate her, but where he lost me was how he treated her when she was gone. I sided with Sarah on this one. By his actions he made it seem like Chloe was more important than she was. I liked how Sarah dealt with his suddenly showing back up, giving him a taste of his own me...more
Shannon (Savhage Temptrest)
I have to say I have some mixed feelings about "Only in My Dreams" by Dana Marie Bell. This latest installment of the Halle Pumas series had its good and its bad aspects. A lot of emotion, relationship struggles, and hint of romance mixed with erotica made the base of this story between Halle Pumas Gabe and Sarah.

Gabe has just been contracted to become a Hunter for all the shifters in his region. It's the opportunity of a lifetime, only he knows that Sarah is his mate and has yet to claim her. S...more
The Halle Pumas series is one of my feel-good-float-away-de-stress series. I had put off reading this book based on the description of a delayed romance, with the main characters being separated for a time, as well as the mention of a friendship with another woman, all in the book blurb. I tend to dislike such stories, so much so that I skipped this book and read the first in the Halle Shifters series, which was alot of fun. So I will just admit it here, I hated Chloe and if I had known what she...more
Nov 05, 2011 Starry marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Author: Dana Marie Belle

A few months ago one of my Goodreads groups read Bear Necessities. At the time I didn't realize that the Halle Shifters series was a spinoff from the Halle Pumas. In Bear Necessities there is a big confusion with Chloe's cousins over who her mate is. They assume that it is Gabe the sheriff. I now understand that sooo much better now that I've read this book.

Let me just start off saying that Gabe is an idiot in this book. It also d...more
Ok, I'll start by saying that I really love this series. They are somewhat short reads and very enjoyable. I love all the characters and the author's ability to keep us updated on everyone in each story. I can see how it may branch off to other stories about neighboring packs and new characters. Gabe and Sarah's story was ultimately very sweet and romantic. However, it was unusually different from the other stories about the Halle Pumas, in that they did not really get together until the end of...more
Whew! This is a hot series for sure! Gabe and Sarah are destined mates but have not mated yet. Gabe is called upon to become the region Hunter, basically he'll hunt down rogue shifters who pose threat to humans and other shifters, and will be away for like 6 months in training. Because of this, he decides (stupidly) to wait to mate with Sarah. She's saddened by this but what can ya do, right?! Anywho... lots of serious miscommunication and Sarah begins to believe Gabe is falling for the diner wa...more
I thought that this story was a bit dragged out, and when it all did happen it was too fast. True to form, the guy should have claimed the girl before leaving, but listened to someone else and didn't (stupid). Then comes to regret it because he didn't do it. Then he has to work his ass off to make it up to her. I did like the whole dreams were actually reality thing. Sometimes I wish I could claim the same. But he hadn't even talked to her and was already going to propose? And then he did everyt...more
This is probably one of my favorite of the Halle Puma series and would have easily gotten a 4 star if it had been LONGER. There was so much potential for a full length book. I would have loved to get more info on Gabriel becoming a Hunter and how Sarah spent her time while he was gone. Besides, Sarah should have been able to torture him for more than a few days after he had deserted her for months. It was a fun quick read though, and although there's not a lot of sex a few of the dreams were pre...more
Willow Brook
Solid short story about a puma shifter who is kept from his mate by duties as he learns to be a Hunter who goes after rogue shifters. Because of the unnatural separation from his mate, they commune in dreams. However in real life, they need to learn to trust in each other's love and faithfulness. A fun, fast story of two people/shifters building a relationship and future together, with not much else going on as far as stalkers or dominance challenges.
It has been a little while since I read this book but here is what I recall...

I love the series!! Yummy romance involving shifters. Plenty of steamy action and a touch of humor!

Definitely a series to get into! I started it and didn't stop until I reached the last book that was released! I am always looking for the next book!

If you like steamy shifter romances this is a series to look into!!!!
I give this one 3 1/2 stars. I really liked the series, but, Sarah just didn't do it for me. She was too insecure and whiny. She's the pack Omega for cripes sake (she feels everyone's emotions)and she can't tell that her mate loves her and not Chloe? As another author I like says " put on your big girl panties!"

Sophia T. (♥ Dimitri Belikov)
There were so many misunderstandings...I totally hated the attitude"I understand but I don't like it"she should tell him bluntly that she hated his decision...I think that would have prevented many quarrels.
The "misunderstanding" ruined this story for me. I found the hero's attitude troubling.
Rossana Peña Rivera
Super sexy ya quisiera que mis sueños húmedos fueran así de precisos.
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Jan 21, 2013 t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of light entertaining PNR
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What can a Puma male do when his mate is angry with him?? Grovel that what...Gabe is doing a lot it in this book...why??? read and find out


Delayed gratification has its place. This wouldn't be it.

Halle Pumas, Book 5

Gabriel Anderson has accepted a unique position in the shifter world. He's about to become a Hunter, one of the few trained and sanctioned to hunt down the rare rogue shifter dangerous to humans and shifters alike. There's one catch: until his training is complete, he must...more
Lisa N
Oh..... So I read the Halle Shifter books before these on accident right.... In those.. I loved Gabe and Chloe. After reading this book however.. I think Gabe is a complete moron and Chloe is a manipulative bitch.. If we all cant figure out why Jim thinks she is immature then whatever.. Sarah was way to forgivig in my opinion. I feel like I need to read the shifter series again and decide to hate the both of them.. Grrr!!
I found out that I'm kinda into the betrayal and revenge thing. Honestly, I kinda like this story actually, I found myself feeling and understanding the turbulent emotions of the characters because of the betrayal and the thirst for vengeance...sweet sweet vengeance >:) You think there's no chemistry but in my opinion, I think it's just 'concealed', and I'm kinda rooting for this character and that character and I always get excited when jealousy strikes in and I'm really not sure why it's j...more
Only In My Dreams is the last novella in the Halle Puma series and has all the attributes that you expect from Dana Marie Belle. This story is based on Gabe and Sarah and the difficulties they face having six months apart without consummating their love for each other. Where reality seems to be full of misunderstandings, dreams are full of their hearts' desires.

This novella is another quick read that brings all the previous characters together and has laughs and passionate scenes throughout. Gab...more
Hmmmm....well where should I begin. I liked this story but I kind of didn't like it either! I mean it was really cute but I didn't enjoy it as much as I did the others. Maybe it was because the main guy, Gabe, wasn't the lovey dovey type like the others. For Godsakes, he spanked his mate, Sarah. Sure some would find that hot and really "arousing" but it isn't for me! So, I guess that's why I am giving it three stars! The wedding of Max and Emma was really awesome. I loved it. When Emma walks dow...more
Heather andrews
Gabe, he's not much for another man touching what's his, "Gabe had wanted to break Jim's pretty-boy face at the sight of the other man's hands around her waist, his lips on her skin. His Puma was growling so loudly." Simon though the good man he is gives Gabe perspective on things, "the bracelet you gave Chloe for Christmas when you didn't bother giving Sarah a gift." Gabe flushed. He had a present for Sarah, he'd just wanted to give it to her in person. "You talk to Chloe almost every day, but...more
Ellissa H
Ugh. Main characters were just completely awful. It was just off for me. It didn't suck but I didn't like the what the author did with the story.
Funny and light without being campy and stupid. Fluff reading, but perfect for what it is.
Liked the other books but couldn't bring myself to care about this one enough to even finish.
A continuation of the Puma stories. Gabe goes out of town for a mission that he feels he can not refuse. He just realized that his mate is Sarah but is talked into not claiming her until his mission is complete. However, while he is out of town him and Sarah slowly drift apart and Gabe becomes friends with another woman. This complicates matters when Gabe comes home and tries to claim Sarah because she believes that he is lovers with the other woman.
Megan Falke
This one seemed....idk, distant to me. I liked the dreams, how they both experienced them and everything. But sometimes she would be awake, and he would dream, or she would dream and he would be awake. And he's cluesless most of the time. I did, however, love the drama and misunderstandings. But her making him prove it and always doubting him didn't sound like mates to me. doubt doesn't belong in any relationship...but still, a great read :D
This one just wasn't as great as the others. Sarah and Gabe both played childish games because their feelings got hurt, instead of confronting the other and being truthful.

Really Sarah bugged me more than Gabe. She was all hurt about Gabe's flirting with Chloe, but then proceeded to flirt shamelessly with Jim. So she was fine with inflicting pain on Gabe that he had unintentionally inflicted on her. Like I said, childish.
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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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