Max, Tad, and Jake think fate – and mates – have passed them by. Resigned to life alone, they have each put all their energy into their careers. However, change arrives in the small but perfectly formed guise of baby Milly. Orphaned when her mother overdoses on drugs, Milly brings out the protective side in all three bear shifter brothers.
Well, Jake might need a little persuading!
But that’s not all.
When Milly’s foster mom, Josephine, comes to visit, Max instantly knows she is his mate. Max is more than ready to open his heart and his home to Milly and Josephine. But Josephine has a hidden past, and as danger threatens, he will do whatever it takes to keep his new family safe.
Josephine has a past she’d rather forget. But visions of the abuse she suffered at the hands of an ex-boyfriend, are impossible to wipe from her memory. Not that she’s let his actions prevent her from building a good life for herself. One where she provides love and care for children in need.
However, she’s never let anyone else in. She’s never allowed herself to trust another man.
But now, Max tells her she is his mate. Josephine knows what that means. And she wants to be part of a family, a real loving family, for the first time. Can she open her heart to love?
Just when she finds the answer to that question, her past finally catches up with her.
This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
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.