Nana has a history she walked away from a long time ago. But now it’s caught up with her, threatening to destroy the life she’s built. A good life, with good people she loves. 

Many years ago, a young woman walked up the winding road to Chance Heights with all her belongings in a battered suitcase. She never expected the Chance family to take her in and give her a home. She also never expected to become mother to the Chance children when their parents are tragically killed. 

But when threats are made, can she find the strength to walk away from the family she loves, in order to protect them? 
George never expected to find his mate. A retired history teacher, he misses working with children. To fill the void in his life, George volunteers at Chance Heights Activity Center. What he doesn’t expect, is to meet his true mate. 

He soon realizes his mate is in trouble. Can he gain her trust? Will she let this silverback bear help her?  Or will his mating bond be history before it’s even begun?

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

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:  Silverback History Bear
Series:  Return to Bear Creek #20
Author:  Harmony Raines
Published:  June 24, 2018
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Silverback History Bear not only gives us George and Nana’s delightful romance, but a chance to meet up with Nana’s adopted children.  It’s probably a sure bet that we’ll have Sage, Luke and Marcus as the recipient of their own fated mate soon enough, and I actually cannot wait.

Nana once got a second chance when she walked up the long driveway to the Chance home.  Young with a past full of trouble and mistakes, she was given a new life, love of family and friends on that day.  When tragedy struck leaving the children without their mother and father it was Nana who stepped in and adopted Sage, Luke and Marcus, even going as far as taking their last name to continue their family line and honor the two people they all loved.  Now, far from the first bloom of youth, Nana who is not a shifter, discovers that she is a shifter’s mate.  And that knowledge couldn’t have come at a worse time, for her past has reared its ugly head once more, and everyone she cares about is now in danger.

I loved George and Nana’s romance.  It is a little slower paced, focusing on Nana’s troubles and introducing the Chance family in more detail.  Yet when the danger does strike, the pace is fast and involved, I’d expect nothing less when dragons are on the hunt for part of  their stolen treasure.  As always, Silverback History Bear is an engaging story with love, danger and steamy moments – ti’s also the kind of love story that comes later to some people in life but no less amazing, passionate and welcomed.  Now, I’m definitely going to be on the lookout for Sage, Luke and Marcus to show up in their own stories… you know it’s only a matter of time.  (gets a silly full of anticipation smile on her face)  If you love Shifter Romance then you’d enjoy this one or any story in these connected stories.  I would recommend reading the series from the beginning.  There are threads woven throughout the stories that connect them all in some way as characters and events flow through Bear Creek and Bear Bluff.

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Available for the Kindle