For bear shifter Jamie, the army was easy compared to taking on the duties of a daddy bear to two orphaned children. When his best friend dies in a car crash, Jamie is solely responsible for Jasper and Juliet. When he meets his mate, in the form of delectable Dani Darling, he is scared he will be torn between his love and duty toward the children, and his love and need for his mate. Add in the minefield of being a single dad at the school gates, and he’s in for a bumpy ride.

Teacher Dani Darling has moved to Bear Creek for a fresh start. She’s known heartbreak and loss, and wants this fresh beginning to be uncomplicated, so she sets herself a rule—No dating parents, or relatives, of the children in her first-grade class. But she had not factored in Jamie, and the way he makes her feel.

Can she put her heartbreak behind her, and will Jamie still want her when her secret is revealed?

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 Return to Bear Creek series include:  Daddy Bear –

This series connects in some ways to the Bear Creek series, the Bear Bluff series, and the Return to Bear Bluff series.  Characters 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 series is on the Harmony Raines page.

Title:  Daddy Bear
Series:  Return to Bear reek #1
Author:  Harmony Raines
Published:  May 11, 2017
My Rating:  4.5 stars

If you’re in the mood for a simply feels good romance, of the Shifter kind, with no huge drama, some tears, some smiles and a whole lot of love then you have found exactly what you need in Daddy Bear the first story in the new series Return to Bear Creek.  If you’ve read Bear Creek or the Bear Bluff series then you may see some familiar faces – but if you haven’t it doesn’t matter for these friendly neighbors are easily part of Daddy Bear with no previous knowledge of them necessary.

Jamie is probably one of the nicest, down to earth Shifters I’ve met in recent books.  He’s an honorable man, faced with his own grief yet willing to take on the demanding role of Father (and Mother) to two young children whose world has just imploded with the deaths of their parents.  He’s admittedly afraid yet determined to do the best he can for those kids and keep them together as a family.  Of course there’s a dragon of a caseworker for child services to insure that he gets it all right, and look down her nose at his efforts at times.  But they’re going to make it work, Jamie is totally determined and dedicated to that reality.

When he discovers his mate in Dani, the new school teacher, life just came full circle.  Now he has to pick the right time to get closer to Dani because the children have to come first.  Their romance is fun, sweet and sexy and completely believable.  Of course, there is one troublemaker who tries her best to make mischief for Jamie.  But love and friendship beats scheming females any time.

I completely enjoyed Daddy Bear.  It’s a fun read with likable people and simply hits that soft spot we all have for a man who steps up to do the right thing.  I would highly recommend this one and I’m looking forward to the next story in this series.

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Available for the Kindle