Joanna never expected to be left alone to raise her two adopted children. However, when her cheating husband ran off with another woman, that’s exactly what happened. 

Determined to make the most of it, and give Reece and Winnie a happy childhood, she agrees to go camping and sets off on an adventure that will lead her to Chance Heights Activity Center 

—And a bear shifter who offers her a second chance at love. 

Or maybe her first chance—since now she knows what it’s like to be loved by Marcus, nothing else can ever compare. 

Marcus Chance can’t believe it when his mate arrives for a week-long camp out arranged for adopted children and their parents. Is she married? Will she accept him as both her mate and the father of her children, even though they’ve just met? 

Hell, will she accept him as a bear shifter, or will she run the other way taking his only chance of love her? 

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 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

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:  Second Chance Bear
Series:  Return to Bear Creek #22
Author:  Harmony Raines
Published:  September 25, 2018
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Second Chance Bear will focus mainly on the Chance family, and their mates of course.  This time around Marcus will feel the mating call when a woman who has been dealt far too many emotional blows in her life comes to the Chance Heights Activity Center with her two adopted children for a shared experience.  Joanna will make a few surprising discoveries this week, but in addition to discovering that people really do shift into animals, she’ll also discover what being truly, completely loved for herself exactly as she is feels like.  Watching Joanna and Marcus interact, discover each other and accept who they really are was an emotional journey that I completely enjoyed.

There are a few surprises – some pleasant and uplifting, one not so much when a jerk of an ex shows his face and his true colors as well.  The twists are subtle, yet I found myself nodding with a smile as one was unveiled for it made perfect sense.  Secondary characters make a book for me and there are some wonderful non-Bear Creek people to get to know and embrace.  I had fun with Second Chance Bear, and if you love a few twists and turns with your Shifter Romance, then I’m certain you’ll love this one, too.

I read this title through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Available for the Kindle