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Holden (Rodeo Bears #5)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  74 Ratings  ·  42 Reviews
Dani was born into a life torn between two extremes. One the one hand, her father built a dynasty that supported poor rural families and provided entertainment to vast regions. On the other hand, her father was responsible for a heinous wave of kidnappings and disappearances of Shifters in these same communities. Dani told herself that she didn't have a choice in the matte ...more
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Published September 23rd 2016
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Margaret McGovern
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 stars Very good contemporary werebear romance and the rodeo circuit. The were community is being targeted for several years and many never seen again. Holden been trying to help stop the issue even if he takes the risk of being taken. Dani has admired Holden from afar the past few years. Her father's been forcing Dani to be bait. She doesn't know what he does with them but she wants it stopped. Suddenly they are both taken and Dani realizes just how cruel her father is. The story contains intr ...more
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
There’s an underlying, sinister anti-shifter storyline that arches across all of the stories combined with how each couple met or got together. Overall, I enjoyed them. I got this story in exchange for an honest review. This was the last story of the Tyrell Clan in this series. I do hope that there will be some sort of follow-up to this story. It didn’t end in a cliffhanger but it will leave you feeling as if you want more to eventually come after it considering how Holden and Dani got together. ...more
Laura Furuta
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dani always had a crush on Holden. However her father is anti-shifter and had ways of taking care of them. Holden's day at the rodeo was coming to an end. Then he heard a scream ring out. What happens next is that both Dani and Holden are about to go on quite a ride. I liked both the characters of Holden and Dani. They both had the shifters welfare front in their minds and wanted to make sue no more disappeared. Grab this book for a story as sweet as honey! I received an ARC copy of this book in ...more
Sharon Richmond
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Nook books and More Blog
Recommended to Sharon by: Advanced Reader Copy
Holden (BBW Western Bear Shifter Romance) by Becca Fanning 4.5 Stars

Best one yet!! More intense, troubling and yet sweet.
Dani, her mom and sister had to endure a lot under her father. I wanted to end the jerk myself, lol. Kudos to Dani and Holden in here, they brought this injustice to light.
Holden is a dream come true for gals, human or not, Sigh.

Great Read.

I received an Advanced Reader Copy of the book through my email for an honest review.
Reviewer for Nook Books and More Blog.
Sep 24, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. This novella is the fifth and final book in the Rodeo Bears series. I have read other books from this author and like the idea of bear shifters who are cowboys. Holden is a standalone with a HEA with no cliffhanger. These are quick reads. Hot and steamy sex so definitely 18+.

The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat that info here. Warning, this is an insta-love story. Dani is tired of her father using her to capture shifters at the rodeos. But she c
Diana Page
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is book 5 of the Rodeo Bears series by Becca Fanning . It pairs Holden the cowboy Bear shifter, and Dani, the rich girl being used by her father as bait !! Yes bait !! Bait to lure unsuspecting shifters to their ultimate death. Dani isn't doing it willingly, but her father knows just how to force her hand, by beating her mother and little sister, if Dani doesn't comply . Very harsh territory for a paranormal romance, but we knew it wasn't going to be sunshine and roses for the missing shift ...more
Pam Louis
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Dani is Walter Sjoberq's daughter and she would trade everything not to be. Walter and his anti shifter friends were behind the shifter disappearances. She just needed the proof. Hard proof to show the FBI.
Holden had been looking into the disappearances for awhile now but not getting anywhere so now he was trying to act as bait. If they picked him up he could break the case.
Super fun, we got to find out what happened to the shifters
Love the action on this, and great characters too. This one wa
Sophie Koufes
Sep 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the final short story in the BBW Western Bear Shifter Romance. This wraps up all the unanswered questions from the previous stories. This one involves Bear Shifter Holden who us trying to get to the bottom of the missing bear shifters. This short story ties in perfectly with the previous stories in this series. Dani is the daughter of the man responsible for the bearshifters missing. She has always had a crush on Holden which puts her in a tough spot. This short story has hot sexy sweet ...more
Susan Foulkes
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another delightful short set around the rodeo.

Holden finds his mate, Dani, and with her help solves the problem of the disappearing shifters.

A great ending to this series.

I received an ARC from the author and promised an honest review.
Tanya Brown
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another great read and ending to a great series! A short read that answers all the questions we've been wanting answers for since the beginning. We also get to hear Holden's story and how he finds his true mate. This book was given to me for an honest review.
Eunice Robertson
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Holden and Dani find each other when Holden is kidnapped by an anti-shifter group, and she tries to help him escape. The mystery of the missing shifters is solved. An exciting series, lots of action, and of course, happy-ever-afters. (This ebook has been given to me in return for an honest review.)
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

This is the conclusion to Rodeo Bears series. A lot of things come together that we were all wondering about in this series. There really isnt much romance in this book. I think that is because of trying to wrap everything up about what was happening with the disappearance so romance was minimal. It was rushed at the end of the book. A bit of a shame but understandable because these are short stories. I really liked Dani and I felt bad for
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Holden Tyrell has set himself up as a target for the shifter haters so he can find out what is happening to the shifters who go missing. Dani Sjoberg is being forced by her father Walter to help take the shifters, by pretending to be attacked by two of his goons. She is planning to film it this time and send the information to the FBI to stop him from kidnapping, torturing and killing any more shifters. Holden gets drugged and kidnapped and put into a cage in a truck. Because Dani yelled to him ...more
Rebecca Grove
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Dani is in a tough spot. Her father is using her for bait to capture and kidnap shifters. She is trapped into helping because he controls her mother and little sister. Dani has been doing her best to gather proof against her dad and hopes today will be the day she can stop him. No matter what, she is determined that she will save a shifter today. When the trap is sprung she tries to warn the shifter that it is a trap and that he should run but the shifter keeps coming closer to rescue her. She i ...more
Julia Handley
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Well the last in this series and we finally find out what has happened to missing shifters. So many different things happen to them. It's soo sad what hatred for what we don't understand can cause. How are humans any better with what they have done?
Dani is stuck in a family she hates, well her father she hates anyway. Her mum? She can probably get back if her father's wasn't around. Her little sister though? She is her world so she will do an
Lene Blackthorn
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The final installment in this series brings the long expected conclusion and revelation of all unanswered questions.
Holden makes himself a perfect prey, the next victim to be captured. Dani is the one who should lure him into the trap - but she disagrees with the whole anti-shifter movement and is determined to acr against them- which means, against her father. However, this decision lets her end in prison with Holden, experiencing the fate of the other missing shifters, but eventually Dani bec
Patricia Hoffstaetter
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished-reading
This is a interesting and intriguing book to read and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. What you will find in this book is: drama, intrigue, suspense, a demented and abusive father (Walter Sjoberq), a woman forced to act as bait (Dani), a man/bear shifter (Holden), threats, a trap, tranquilized, a cage, rage, a woman abused, an arena, blood, death, evidence, a shifter riot, fighting, death, guards dying, death of a father, lust, emotional feelings and a erotic scene. The story-line and plot is we ...more
Nikki Brooks
Sep 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Holden has been investigating the disappearance of shifters and determining what has happened to them before they were found.

Dani has been forced to act as live bait for various shifters. She only goes along with it to protect her mother and little sister from her demented and abusive father. But she thwarts him when she can by warning the shifters he has targeted. But when Holden is the next target she knows she has to save him and herself! The story reveals the horrors that the shifters have e
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is book five and the final book in the Rodeo Bears series by Becca Fanning and it tells of why and how the bears have gone missing. Dani born into a life by which her father has torn her in two, on his good side he provides for the poor in their local community but on the bad side he a bully and treats her, her younger sister and their mother appallingly. He is also the one responsible for the missing werebears.which he has forced Dani into playing her part in luring the shifters but she ha ...more
Sep 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
The final book in this series finds Holden, the leader of the Tyrell clan, smack dab in the middle of the shifter disappearances and with the daughter of one of the men in charge of disappearances. Dani has been used as bait to kidnap shifters thanks to her father and the control he has over her and the rest of her family. But Dani has decided that this time she is going to stop it and get the proof she needs to help stop her father and the anti-shifter movement. Dani and Holden end up working t ...more
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
We come to the final Tyrell story in this least for now. Holden had a plan, but he didn't plan on Dani. She was determined to stop "Collection Day" any way possible, but her father was just as determined for it to continue. Neither Holden or Dani's plans worked as planned, but they shifted gears (no pun intended). That is all that I'll say in this so that no spoilers ruin what has been a great series. The violence and sexual innuendo isn't over the top, but you definitely feel the h ...more
Alison Davies
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Holden is trying to get to the bottom of bear shifters disappearing, so sets himself up to get kidnapped.. Hoping to find the missing shifters, only he's not counting on the beautiful Dan I getting in his way..
Dani knows her father is involved in the shifters disappearance, shes the one that is forced to lure them into the trap.. But her conscience can't take it anymore, so she sets out to warn the next victim.. They must work together to make this plan work and neither of them expected the conn
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given a free copy of this story in exchange for an honest review. Dani wishes she was somewhere else. She had no problems with shifters, provided that they could follow laws. Her father hates shifters and kills as many as possible. Today is her last day being bait for the shifters. But the day doesn't go well when Holden tries to help her and ends up caught with Dani. Holden realizes that he should have thought his plan out better. He and Dani are in serious trouble. Will they be rescued? ...more
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is book five in the Rodeo Bear Series and just wow what a story ! Dani is Walter Sjoberq's daughter and he is not a very nice man the only way she can protect her Mother and little sister is to do what he tells her to do, but this time Walter has picked a shifter Dani cares about . Will Holden and Dani be able to stop what her father has been doing? You will not want to miss this book. I was gifted a copy for an honest review.
Coral Mitchell
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
The anti-shifter groups have been getting bolder and Holden has a plan to use himself as bait. Dani's father provided the best for her and her mother, but he has also been using her to lure shifters to their capture. She has a plan to take her father down for the evil he is perpetrating. Holden and Dani are thrown together for a common cause and either side of the issue. The conclusion to the Rodeo Bears.

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Book five finally reveals the answer to the disappearing bears. This book feels the most action packed. I believe the writer did an amazing job building each suspenseful moment until it's actual conclusion. Of course, this is a short story so everything moved swiftly. The story flowed very well tho.a great ending to an entertaining series. A copy of this book was given to me for an unbiased review
Brandy Harrison
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Action packed, great story

Dani is being used against her will by her father as bait to kidnap the shifters. Holden, head of the Tyrell Clan is putting himself up as bait to be taken. I enjoyed this book the most in this series.
I received this ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.
D Thomas
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Holden (BBW Western Bear Shifter Romance) (Rodeo Bears Book 5)
by Becca Fanning

This last book in the series hits home for hate crimes and being money hungry.

Also goes to prove that there are good people in a world that just seems so lost anymore.

This is a good ending for the series, but it also leaves things open for more.......maybe?

*ARC given for an honest review*
Gladys Mills
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Holden. I received this book as an ARC member in return for an honest review. This book was a little exciting because we find out who was taking Shifters from the rodeos. He tried to help Dani only to find out she was trying to help him. They exposed some of the people who treated the Shifters badly even Dani's father. Good read.
Christine Waters
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this story as an ARC from the author for an honest review. I loved this story and series. I really like how she can tell the story and make it a quick read. What an end to the series, it was great. She was able to keep me entertained from start to finish and left me wanting more.
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