He’s been hidden away for centuries. Now he intends to claim her heart. 

Finally, she’s here. He can feel her, she stirs his blood, stirs him into consciousness. His time is in the past, but his mate is in the present and together they will build their future. 

Doran can’t remember anything about his past, it’s lost, his memories blocked. But he’s willing to learn to live in this strange new world. He must, because his mate is here, and she is everything to him. 

However, glimpses of his forgotten life creep into his mind, leaving him with questions that need answering if he is ever going to rebuild his life. But when Doran returns to the place where he slept for centuries, he regains his memories, but at a terrible cost. 

Bear shifter, Fleur, has her career all mapped out. At least she had. However, as events rapidly unfold her world is turned upside down. Not least because she suddenly has a centuries-old dragon shifter as her mate. Can she help Doran find out the truth behind his Ancient Slumber, without losing sight of who she is and what she wants to achieve? 

After all, she isn’t some medieval damsel in distress and she certainly doesn’t need Doran to ask her father for her hand in marriage. He has been warned! 

Doran does not want to get on the wrong side of her bear who might not be able to breathe fire, but she’s fierce and ready to teach the old dragon some new tricks.

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

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 – Bad Boy Bear – Silverback Bear – Ranger Bear – Christmas Bear – Hero Bear – Undercover Eagle – Single Daddy Dragon – Secret Baby Bear – Silverback Wolf – Awakened Dragon – Treasure Bear – Silverback History Bear – River Run Wolf – Second Chance Bear – Animal Rescue BearHidden Dragon

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 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:  Hidden Dragon
Series:  Return to Bear Creek #24
Author:  Harmony Raines
Published:  June 16, 2019
My Rating:  4.5 stars

As 600-year-old dragon shifter Doran stirred in his cavern beneath the ground at his mate’s approach he had no clear idea of the world he would be tumbling into – or the dangers from his past that he still must face.  Hidden Dragon brings Fleur and Doran together as, perhaps, unlikely mates.  One bear shifter, one dragon shifter, one lost in this world, one afraid of losing herself in the world created with her mate.  This story gave me pause at several moments while it intrigued and entertained me at others.

There are mysteries swirling around Doran as to how he was put under into the feared deep sleep, and so much more.  There is also a present and current danger to him and his mate from an unexpected source.  Fleur’s family, friends, and the community of Bear Creek will come to Doran’s aid in discovering his past and solving a new challenge.

While I enjoyed Doran and his quick adaptation to modern times, for once I wasn’t able to easily see past a heroine’s stubbornness or her unnecessary sarcasm.  I understood that an ancient dragon who had been asleep for centuries was revealed as her mate and that his ideas of a woman’s part in his life and hers might be different.  But seeing what Doran was facing, he certainly didn’t deserve that attitude from his mate – and I’ll admit that it bothered me more than usual.  Aside from not being able to really connect with Fleur I enjoyed my time in this world once again, and would not hesitate to recommend this story or any other one from this series.

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