Ruth is new in town. After spending years raising her siblings, she is now fulfilling her own ambitions. Training to be a teacher was the best thing she ever did, right alongside moving to Bear Creek. Sure, she’d like a man to share her life with, but if that doesn’t pan out, she is content to be alone. 

Witnessing the breakdown her stepfather suffered when he lost his mate has shown her love, especially the love shared between a shifter and his mate, can lead to a broken heart and soul. 

Michael lives a simple life. He might be a lottery winner, which earned him the name, lucky bear, but he knows money doesn’t buy you happiness. It does, however, buy you a large parcel of forest to call home. 

If only he had a mate to share it with, he’d be the happiest bear alive. 

Or cubs. 

And two cubs just walked into his life. Fostered by his best friend, Dean, Jason and Jenny are in need of a permanent home. Could he take them in and give them the life, and love, they deserve? 

When worlds collide, this lucky bear might get everything he ever wanted. But is there a risk he could lose it all?

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 Silverbacks and Second Chances series include:  Cursed Bear – Lucky Bear – Fated Bear – 

Although this spin-off series is from the Shifters In Love-Fun & Flirty Romances line there are definitely connections to series we know and love.  This series connects in some ways to the Bear Creek series, the Bear Bluff series, the Return to Bear Bluff series and 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 series is on the Harmony Raines page.

Title:  Lucky Bear
Series:  Silverbacks and Second Chances #2
Author:  Harmony Raines
Published:  February 15, 2018
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Love doesn’t always find us in our youth, not the forever kind of love.  Sifters don’t always find their mates, not until or unless fate or destiny drives them to be in the same place at the same time.  Two people who thought that they’d be alone for the remainder of their years make a wonderful discovery – there are always second chances at love and family.

Lucky Bear shows that there are always possibilities where love and family are concerned.  Ruth has raised her half-brothers and sisters since their mother’s death and their father falling apart at losing his mate.  Now she’s got her own life firmly in hand, doing what she’s always loved, teaching.  She’s the newest teacher in town, and while content on her own certainly wouldn’t turn down the right man should he come along… some day.  But what if some day is today at the Renaissance Faire happening in Bear Creek – and what if her mate is one handsome, lonely but lucky bear of a man.

Michael and Ruth are such a sweet and sexy couple.  They may have met later in life, but that doesn’t dim the emotional pull of finding your mate, your true love.  And it certainly doesn’t set aside the hope of having a family, even if that family happens in an unusual way.  Ruth’s unique life experiences make her a perfect fit for Michael and possibilities.  I loved this story, it’s emotional, seductive and so full of hope.  I’d recommend this one for any Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance reader — especially if you’ve followed any of the Bear Creek or Bear Bluff series for you will find familiar faces within this story.

I read this title through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Available for the Kindle