He’d nearly given up hope of ever finding his mate. But fate unexpectedly brought them together.

Can he win her heart and live the happy ever after they both deserve?

Jake Harrison has fought for his family from the day his parents died. He fought to keep his brothers together. Now he has a new fight on his hands. One he must win. Or risk losing his mate forever.

Lana Ross has lost her daughter, Kiki. It’s as if she just disappeared into thin air, leaving Lana to raise her granddaughter alone. Deep down, she knows her Kiki would never abandon her family. However, Lana has no clue as to what happened to her daughter or why she didn’t come home—and it’s eating Lana up inside.

So, when Lana’s editor shows her a photograph containing a shadowy reflection of Kiki, she travels to Bear Creek in the hope of finding the answers she desperately needs.

What she doesn’t expect to find is Jake Harrison, a man who stirs a deep, long forgotten, need in Lana.

Can Lana trust him to help solve the puzzle of her missing daughter? Or is Jake deeply involved in the tangled web of secrets and lies surrounding his adopted daughter, Milly?

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

Titles in the Three Silverback Bears and A Baby series include —  Max – Tad – Jake

This series connects in some ways to the Bear Creek series, the Bear Bluff series, the Return to Bear Bluff series… And especially to the Return to Bear Creek 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 somewhat connecting series is on the Harmony Raines page.

Title:  Jake
Series:  Three Silverback Bears and A Baby #3
Author:  Harmony Raines
Published:  September 2, 2019
My Rating:  4.5 stars

JAKE brings this spin-off series to a close, and what a story we ended this engaging series with.   Waiting for Jake to find his mate while watching his brothers find their own happy endings wasn’t easy.  This man has sacrificed so much for his family, to keep his family together over the years that to see him looking in from the outside was heartbreaking – until Lana showed up.

It would be so easy to “tell” you their story, so I’ll have to be careful here.  Yet the pain that Lana brings with her is so intense that I couldn’t help but experience her worry, her fears and her confusion as to what happened to her daughter.  I loved watching Jake fall – Mr. always in control, got his act together, no I’m okay don’t worry about me.  Yeah, I got quite a few chuckles as his bear fell hard for his lady.

I was so very proud of Fiona in this story.  As a long-time reader of this series I’ve seen this dragon’s fire and her temper – and you just don’t mess with this dragon.  To see her pull in her anger, temper the desire to use that dragon fire to eradicate the source of the problem was a pure delight to experience.  Also, as a long-time reader, I certainly knew that Fiona could never have done what she is accused of – yet, Lana, as a newcomer to this town, to understanding these people doesn’t have that knowledge so I “got” Lana’s hesitation in trusting her.

I was completely captured by JAKE and would recommend this entire spin-off series to any Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance reader.  It’s so nice to see Seasoned Romance coming more and more to the Shifter world.  Okay, we all kinda know that Shifters are older than the rest of us humans, but seeing someone go so very, very long without finding their mate and then in what would be considered their mid-life years to finally find them – that is a story I will fall into every single time.  I loved these couples and would encourage you to experience Three Silverback Bears and A Baby for yourself – you’ll fall in love.

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