Suzie has taken over responsibility for placing shifter children with suitable foster parents, while Fiona is on maternity leave. When a shifter baby is abandoned at Bear Bluff Hospital, it is Suzie’s job to ensure she is properly cared for. When Suzie arrives at the hospital, she finds the baby in the safe hands of Kit Malvern. Who tells her he is her mate. 

She knows she must resist temptation and focus on her job. However, resisting the good doctor is going to be the biggest challenge of her life. 

Dr. Kit Malvern loves kids and has fostered many shifter children for years, as a way of keeping his longing in check. So when a possible shifter baby is abandoned, he is more than willing to take her home and offer her his love and protection. Then he meets the woman tasked with making sure the baby is well cared for, Suzie McLeish, and his world is changed forever. 

She is his mate. And he intends to make sure she knows it. 

But when a cougar shifter comes sniffing around, Kit and Suzie must work together to uncover the secrets that led to a mother abandoning a child. Is it possible to reunite mother and child and lead them to their own happy ever after? 

With help from the dragons, they might just find a way. Talking of dragons—maybe there is another baby about to make an appearance in Bear Creek.

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 –  Mountain Bear –  Honey Bear – Forever Bear – Storm Bear – Silverback Dragon –  P.I. Bear – Doctor 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 from all these series seem 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:  Doctor Daddy Bear
Series:  Return to Bear Creek #8
Author:  Harmony Raines
Published:  September 12, 2017
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Suzie has been an occasional secondary character throughout this series – she is, after all, Fiona’s supervisor… even though it often seems the reverse.  Not too sure how many people actually try to take on Fiona, and I’m thinking most of them would lose, badly.  In Doctor Daddy Bear Suzie, a human, will meet the man who is her mate under most unusual circumstances.  While Fiona is off on maternity leave waiting for her now overdue baby dragon to make an appearance Suzie has been taking on some of her cases.  This time it’s an abandoned baby left in the snowy parking lot of the local hospital.  Is the baby a shifter?  That’s not known, but suspected given the cougar tracks around where she was found.  Not knowing what she’s walking into, Suzie heads out to find the baby and the doctor who is supposedly going to foster her and gets the surprise of her life.  Kit immediately knows she’s his mate, the physical and emotional reaction is intense.  Yet they have a baby to care for and a blizzard heading their way.

Suzie and Kit have to care for a baby, find a mother who is obviously in trouble and discover each other as mates…. oh, and be on baby dragon watch for Fiona to go into labor.  Quite an unusual beginning for this couple.

I loved Doctor Daddy Bear.  We get a glimpse into the life of a dedicated doctor and social worker, the chance to finally meet the newest dragon in Bear Creek and help a young mother get a new beginning.  And I thought I  caught a whiff of a possible romance for two other people, but I don’t know for sure… just a “wonder if they” type of moment.  We’ll see if that is a follow through.  In any event, should this be the final story in this series it was a simply amazing tale.

I’d highly recommend Doctor Daddy Bear and this series, as well as the connecting series to any Paranormal or Shifter Romance reader.  Likable characters, unique situations, steamy moments and really good stories.  What’s not to love about all that?

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