A bear shifter in need of redemption. A mate in need of revenge.

Something called to Gunner. Something he could not describe. A need to go into the mountains.

He’d heeded the call even though he had no idea what he’d find. Certainly, he’d never expected to find his mate. Gunner had long stopped hoping she would walk into his life. Not that Sadie did walk into his life. She crawled, on all fours, determined to get down off the mountain and avenge the death of her friend.

But Gunner knew revenge led to ruin and death. Could he protect his mate from harm, even if that harm was self-inflicted?

They’d killed her friend and mentor.

Sadie couldn’t get the image of Professor Augustine, lying in a pool of his own blood, out of her head. No matter how dangerous it was she had to avenge his death and bring those responsible to justice.

But who could she trust?

Should she believe in the man—bear—who had found her in the mountains? Should she believe him when he calls her mate and tells her they are meant to be together forever? It all seems impossible. Sadie had accepted she would always be alone. People confused her. They said one thing and meant another.

But when she was with Gunner, everything made sense.

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Titles in the Silverback Redemption series include – Gunner – Patrick –

This series is a spin-off from the Return to Bear Creek world – if you love anything by Harmoney Raines, including her many connecting series then please visit our Harmony Raines page for lists of series and titles (almost all) reviewed here at Shifter Haven.

Title:  Gunner
Series:  Silverback Redemption #1
Author:  Harmony Raines
Published:  October 14, 2019
My Rating:  4.5 stars

GUNNER is the first title in the Silverback Redemption series, a spin-off from the Return to Bear Creek/Bear Bluff world.  I love connecting series, to be able to step back into a world that I’m comfortable with, where I know many of the secondary characters from their own stories is a special treat for me.  To also see that Ms. Raines is embracing the idea of the new-ish genre of Seasoned Romance (couples both over 35) is something I’m really, truly enjoying.  This is not her first “Silverback” series and I hope to see more to come.

Gunner and his friends have moved to Bear Creek to start over, each for a slightly different reason.  They seek redemption, in their own minds, by taking care of those in need within their community.  None have found their mate, and at this point in their lives believe they probably will not so serving, giving to others is their mission now.  Gunner is about to be drawn to the high points of the mountains surrounding their town, in search of something his bear knows is there waiting for them, in trouble and needing them – he is about to run into his mate, Sadie, and she is definitely in a heap of trouble.

GUNNER is fast-paced, with an intriguing introduction story of a woman temporarily on the run seeking revenge or justice for what has happened to her mentor, her friend.  She’s never known of Shifters but her mind is open, even if the scientist within wonders “how is this possible”.  She’s down at the moment, but she’s strong, stubborn and determined to get answers.

I loved Gunner and Sadie together – they heal each other in ways only those who truly love us can.  Sizzling chemistry for sure, but at the core, they like and trust each other instinctively (on Sadie’s part for she’s unfamiliar with the mate bond).  I am so looking forward to Gunner’s friends’ stories to come, this is a tight group of men who would lay down their lives for each other – or tease each other unmercifully when needed.  I loved seeing old friends once again, and Fiona never ceases to bring a smile to my face with her fierceness and her strength in any situation.  If you enjoy Shifter Romance and are ready to start on a new adventure, then I’d highly recommend GUNNER and the rest of the series to come.  I’m hooked once again and loving it.

I read this title through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Available for the Kindle