When bear shifter, Caleb, meets Zoe, he realizes returning to Bear Bluff is not a choice, it’s a necessity. One look at his mate and he’s ready to settle down and start a family—with an emphasis on practicing baby making, of course. In fact, he’s willing to start making babies right now…

But Zoe isn’t sure that’s what she wants. At all. Not when she has her teenage brother, Tony, to keep out of jail.

Tony is the reason she gave up her old life and moved to a town filled with big, broad, bear shifters. Not the ideal place to live when your side is … well … smaller. And fluffier, with a cute bobtail.

Can Zoe dare to take a chance on Caleb?

When Caleb takes Dylan’s offer and goes to work at Bear Bluff Construction, just so he can help Tony get himself straight, she begins to think that maybe she can.

Settling down and starting a family though, that was never part of her plans, not when her own mom was never there for her and Tony. Afraid she might be a terrible mother too, only Caleb can persuade her to take a chance.

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 Bluff series include:  The Bear Is Back In TownHis Bear NecessityBlack Bear Down – Who Bears Wins – When Bears Collide – Wish Upon A Bear

Title:  Who Bears Wins
Series:  Return To Bear Bluff #4
Author:  Harmony Raines
Published:  November 12, 2-16
My Rating:  4 stars

Caleb and Zoe’s story is endearing and brings home the fact that not all families are raised by the parents, often it is the siblings who do the raising of their younger brothers and sisters by default and by choice.  Zoe’s younger brother, Tony, had gotten himself into enough trouble to be recommended for Dylan’s program.  She’d moved them to Bear Bluff in the hopes that finally something would calm him down and bring him to his senses.  It was a risk in many ways, including the small detail that this town was full of bear shifters… and she and her brother shifted into, well,  possible prey for those bears.

It was an enjoyable journey watching Caleb slowly bring Zoe around to believing that she deserved as much happiness with her mate as her brother deserved a second chance at turning his life around.  As the relationship between Tony and Caleb grew, Zoe could begin to trust that maybe it would be safe to let her mate into their lives.  A few minor complications and a few lessons learned proved that family is what you make it.. and it doesn’t always have to include related DNA.

If you’re looking for a lighthearted Shifter romance with a little drama and a lot of hope, then this is a story you’ll want to pick up.  I’d recommend it for any Shifter or Paranormal Romance reader.

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