When curvy Lily Carmichael wins the lottery, it seems that all of her dreams have come true. It’s just enough money to buy the little farm her uncle left behind. But when she arrives, she finds out that the farm was just sold to a stranger – who turns out to be a gorgeous, charismatic man who leaves Lily breathless from the first moment their eyes meet.

Bear shifter Logan Anders hides from the pain of his past, fearing that he can never regain the trust of the family he tried to protect all his life. Tired of pain and conflict, he’s decided to settle down on a small farm, trying to befriend the skeptical animals who can sense the bear in him. When he recognizes his mate in Lily, it seems as if fate might have shown him a way to find redemption – but can a born fighter like Logan settle down and prove himself worthy of a woman like Lily?

Just when two lonely souls start to teach each other to trust again, and Logan begins to believe that he has a right to a family and happiness, an intruder disturbs the peacefulness of the quiet farm. Can Logan and Lily defend their home and the animals against a mysterious attacker? And can Lily’s love heal Logan’s wounded heart and teach him that it is never too late to return to those who love you?

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 Enforcer Bears series include:  Bear Cop – Hunter Bear – Wedding Bear – Fighter Bear

Title:  Fighter Bear
Series:  Enforcer Bears #4
Author:  Zoe Chant
Published:  March 4, 2017
My Rating:  4 stars

Years ago, as a younger man, Logan had made a choice that would change his life from what it could have been to what he became.  He certainly isn’t proud of the things he’d done in that other life, but it had saved his brothers, and in the end that was all that mattered.  Now his brothers were grown with mates and families of their own – and most important to Logan, safe.  He has escaped that previous existence, always cautious, looking for strangers to appear on his property but for the most part he felt safer than he had in years.  His newly purchased farm was exactly what he needed now.  A home out in the backhand of nowhere, a purpose and perhaps peace.  If he longed for what his brothers had, well, he kept that to himself and his bear.

Lily was excited and hopeful.  She, of all people, had won a smallish lottery and now she was heading back home to her uncle’s farm to purchase the one place that would give her everything she’d ever need.  Unfortunately, she found a stranger there.  She’d been too late and the farm had been sold.  The man certainly was handsome and she felt a spark at the first glance between them.  As she spent some time revisiting the farm and it’s animals, with Logan’s approval she began to wish for something she’d not known until them she wanted… a home with this stranger.

Fighter Bear brings Logan and Lily together, two people who certainly deserve their chance at happiness.  I really liked this couple.  yes, there is instant lust-love but it’s a shifter romance so that didn’t surprise me.  When a bear knows, he simply knows his mate.  Lily is a charming woman, secure in herself and determined to protect what she considers hers – Logan, the farm and the animals she’s loved since her childhood.  When that is threatened by a man with a tranquilizer gun, she doesn’t hesitate to protect her man.

A bit of a mystery, some delicious sexy times and a reunion with couples from earlier in this series made this a completely enjoyable story.  I’ve loved this series, and while I don’t know if it’s finished (I kinda hope not just yet) I would not hesitate to recommend any and all of the stories in the Enforcer Bears series.  Intriguing characters, interesting stories, likable secondary characters… really, what’s not to love about all that?

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