the-bear-is-back-in-townTitle:  The Bear Is Back In Town
Series:  Return To Bear Bluff #1
Author:  Harmony Raines
Published:  October 2, 2016
My Rating:  4 stars
Source:  Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Ten years is a long time to hide from your past. After a terrible accident, Dylan left Bear Bluff, his grandpa told him never to return. If he wanted to make a good life for himself, he was better off starting again, where no one knew who he was and what he’d done. Dylan took that advice, and worked hard to achieve success.

But now he’s back. And what was supposed to be a short trip looks as if it’s going to turn into something much longer. Like forever…

Steph doesn’t need a mate. Especially one as sexy and dangerous as Dylan Taylor. Why did he have to haul his leather clad hide back into Bear Bluff now? And why does he have to decide to ride past her on his motorcycle when she’s broken down on the side of the road? But more importantly – why does he have to be her mate?

She’s had enough of men, doesn’t need one, especially one that is trouble on two legs. But Dylan might just be the man to prove she does need a man. A man like him; in her life and in her bed.

This bear is back in town, and he’s going to stay, at least until he’s made Steph see he’s the one for 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 this series include:  The Bear Is Back In Town,  His Bear’s Necessity, Black Bear Down

read on for my thoughts on The Bear Is Back In Town.

Dylan is returning to Bear Bluff after being away from home for a decade.  His grandfather still lives in their old cabin, but he’s getting up in years and can no longer make the trip to the city to visit with Dylan easily, so this time Dylan is coming home.  He’s a changed, successful man who is far different from the young man who left under a cloud.  Only he and one other person know the facts behind his leaving, and Dylan intends for it to stay that way.  What he hadn’t expected was to find his mate broken down on the side of the road on the way home.  He wasn’t certain if the fates were working for or against him, but he couldn’t turn his back on the one person meant for him.

Stephanie has also been away from home for awhile.  After her father’s death and her brother’s actions she returned to help her mother tend to their farm.  If Steph has her way soon the property will become a successful Bed & Breakfast giving her mother a decent living while retaining her home.  Trouble is the farm is in bad shape and she cannot really afford to hire help so she’s learning as she goes.  Too bad her ancient truck decided to simply shut down far from home.  Oh, she could shift and make it home but then she’d have to leave the lumber here… and she needed that for repairs at home.  Just as she was certain she’d have to take the risk she heard a motorcycle coming down the road.  Little did she know that soon she’d be face to face with her mate and life was going to get interesting.

The Bear Is Back In Town starts off the new series Return To Bear Bluff with a fun, sexy and interesting story.  Dylan and Steph, while facing a few complications, actually make the flow into mates very smoothly.  Neither fought it… well, much on Steph’s part.  And while the getting the mate on the same page is entertaining, sometimes it’s simply fun to watch two people accept their fate and move forward with life.  Dylan is holding a few things back from Steph.  And while they were important things, the way they were revealed made sense and fit this couple perfectly.

No high drama, but a simply, touching and sexy love match between two Shifters who definitely needed each other.  I enjoyed this one very much and have downloaded the next story in this series.  If you love Shifter Romance then I believe you’d like The Bear Is Back In Town.

I read this story through my Kindle Unlimited subscription. For ten dollars a month you get access to thousands of really great stories across all genre, and the authors get paid for you reading the story through to the 100% mark. It’s a win-win. Probably the best 10 bucks I spend a month.

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