Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart Book 3: Lure of the Bear

Secrets. Fears. Burning desires. A bear shifter willing to risk everything for love.

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.

The Reviews!

Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2017 Verified Purchase
Enchanting Koa Point is the home of Special Forces Brothers; a mixed secret group of shifters. This fascinating story lures the reader into the lives of Hunter and Dawn. Breathtaking vivid scene descriptions wow you, gripping suspense/spine-chilling action thrills you, emotional moments tug your heart-strings, steamy sensuous romance captivates you and a heart-melting happy ever after leaves you more than content.

Hunter the powerful bear-shifter has been in love with sassy, sultry Dawn for years but this is unknown to her. Dawn a police officer is independent and keeps her affectionate feelings for Hunter at bay. She has a haunted past that causes her to have trust issues when it comes to men. Security duty at a celebrity wedding catapults them into horrific danger when a villainous shifter from Hunter's past is a guest at the wedding.

An incredible heart-stirring story that keeps you turning pages until the end. The full cast of characters is certainly praise-worthy and spring to life with clever dialogue. The back stories of Hunter and Dawn are sensitive and give insight to their personas. The romance between them had a rocky start but destiny has a way of bringing true love together; their romance is genuine and filled with fiery passion and I loved them together. If you treasure action/spicy shifter romance this is definitely a terrific book for your library. I found this to be a most entertaining read and I loved it so much {I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy}. Without reservations, I recommend this book.

5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet and Savvy, Officer Meli gets her Bear!
Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2017Verified Purchase
It's about time that Officer Meli gets her man! And what a bear of a man! Hunter is so painfully shy around Dawn. He carries a lot of scars from childhood and Dawn has her own painful issues. It's a wonder that these two manage to get a first kiss let alone a date. Thankfully they both have really good friends. I really liked both Dawn and Hunter. They were sweet but tough & savvy.

There was a depth to all the characters in the story to make the twists enjoyable. Not too much was given away but it all came back together. When you are wondering how things are going to tie up and make it, you find yourself at the end and wanting more.

This is the third book in the Aloha Shifters series, it can be read as a stand-alone without missing out from anything in the first two books

R Hartweg
4.0 out of 5 stars It's book 3 (although each is a stand alone story) I hope you've treated yourself to books 1 & 2
Reviewed in the United States on August 20, 2020
So this story was my least favorite of the series so far. And the fault is probably my own. Each of these stories basically follows the same general format. What keeps them separate it the back stories and personalities of the MFC and MMC. Well, that and of the 5 men that live on the luxurious compound, 4 different types of shifters are represented. I really enjoy reading about the habits and other things that are particular to each species.

Now here is my problem. Hunter's story was just so stinking sad. Sad childhood. Sad and lonely adult, up until he is finally pushed toward Dawn. But his interaction with the bear part of his soul breaks my heart. Compared to Kai in book 1, where I laughed and giggled at him and his dragon giving each other grief. I'll say mayyyyyybe part of this is that I'm now in month 6 of isolation due to Covid-19, but I think I would feel upset whenever I read it. I refuse to give any other spoilers than that tidbit. And it's not so bad that you should skip this story, but be prepared for a heck of a different tone in this one that the previous 2, and know that they do get their happily ever after in the end,

Christy W.
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG OMG This series just keeps getting better and better!
Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2017
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book
When we last saw Hunter and Dawn she had just learned that Hunter has a Bear inside him. I could not wait to read this book to find out
how she handles finding out that Hunter is a shifter.
Hunter, a bear shifter, is not at peace, nor has he been for a long time. Yes, he has a good job and his co-workers, former teammates in the military, are his family, but his tragic past constantly weighs on him. The loss of his parents at such a young age, and the brutality of it, haunt him. He's surrounded by the family he's built with his friends, and yet, he's never felt more alone. He knows who his mate is, and has for a long time, but she seems scared of him, well, his bear, and for that, Hunter tends to hate that part of himself. He yearns for her though with his every breath.
Dawn, a police officer, works hard to not let any vulnerabilities show, therefore, she never shows her true self to others. Due to an emotionally scaring incident in her past, trust does not come easy for her, and when she saw the one person she thought she could trust change into something dangerous, she began to doubt her own judgment even more. But she can't stop thinking about him.
Hunter and Dawn both feel the connection, the attraction. It's always been there between them, but neither acted on it, though they both wanted to. However, things may be changing. Dawn may have been scared by his bear before, (read Lure of the Wolf to find out why) but looking back she recognizes that the bear, Hunter, was protecting her. As she and Hunter begin exploring their mutual attraction, and she comes to terms with his shifting ability, other concerns arise. Such as the fact that Hunter's past has returned, and it's colliding with his future, putting Dawn in danger.
Anna Lowe always amazes me with her creative mind, This new world she has created is wonderful Such amazing descriptions of the island that you feel you are there in person. I LOVE it

Author: Reluctant Retiree

Living in FL and enjoying life.

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