“Last time I looked we worked as Bear Creek Bodyguards, not Bear Creek Babysitters.” 

Army veteran, Flint, has protected people all his life. But children? He doesn’t know the first thing about children. 

Fate sidestepped this silverback bear shifter when it came to finding his mate and having bear cubs of his own. So when he’s asked to help protect a couple of children, Flint is not sure he’s the man for the job. 

However, fate might just have something special in store for Flint when he agrees to take the job. 

His mate. 

Jenna is on the run with two children. Her job is to keep them alive. And to stop them falling into the hands of bad men, who want to use them to get to their mom who is an investigative reporter. But Jenna can’t do it alone. 

One phone call later and Flint is on the way to help them. But when Jenna meets Flint, it soon becomes clear that he is offering more than his protection. He’s offering his love, loyalty, and—if needed—his life. 

Can these two fated mates work together to keep the children safe and make sure the bad men are bought to justice?

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 Bear Creek Protectors series include —  Bodyguard Bear – Survivor BearBabysitter Bear

This series connects in some ways to the Bear Creek series, the Bear Bluff series, as well as the Return to Bear Bluff series and the Return to Bear Creek series.  Characters from all these series seem to visit in quite a neighborly fashion *grin* between Bear Creek and Bear Bluff… so if you haven’t checked them out the list of connecting series is on the Harmony Raines page.

Title:  Babysitter Bear
Series:  Bear Creek Protectors #3
Author:  Harmony Raines
Published:  January 31, 2019
My Rating:  4.5 stars

BABYSITTER BEAR is a tense, fast-paced romance that shows a mother’s courage, a woman’s determination to protect the children in her care at all cost and one older, ex-military man who’d believed that his fated mate would never be found only to discover her in the middle of danger and chaos.

I adored Flint, he is the embodiment of a grumpy old bear who is set in his ways and follows a path that is direct and to the point.  While the changes in him are subtle in some ways and simply amazing in others it was a fun ride to watch him discover that he might not be the loaner he always believed himself to be.  Jenna is a woman anyone would be proud to call a friend, she’s gone above and beyond for her family – and now she’s faced with two kids that she adores being placed in grave danger and a handsome protector claiming to be her mate.  Life just got interesting, or more so than usual for Jenna.

There are some very vile villains to be dealt with, a cross-country dash for safety, an intriguing plot, some visits from old friends from the Bear Creek and Bear Bluff series… and simply a damned good, engaging story to be found in BABYSITTER BEAR. I was caught up in this world, once again, from the very first page and loved every moment spent among old and new friends once more.  If you love an engaging, fast-paced, intense romance then you’ve found what you’re looking for.  I’d not hesitate to recommend this story or any of the others in this series or the connecting ones.  I love the Bear Creek / Bear Bluff stories, and I believe you would as well.

I read this title through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Available for the Kindle