Killian by Harmony Raines

Posted February 12, 2020 by Marsha in Shifter Connected, Shifter Seasoned Romance, Shifter Series / 0 Comments

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If she has a child, then she had a mate. Could fate be so cruel? Was Killian destined to live his life alone?

Killian didn’t care if his mate already had a child. All that mattered, was that one day he would win her heart and shower her with love. However, Killian soon finds that the one thing his mate, Petra, really seeks is loyalty. As a bear shifter, love and loyalty came naturally, he simply needs to convince Petra’s teenage son, Shane, he is not a threat to his relationship with his mom.

Killian intends to be there for them both. No matter what life throws their way.

Petra came to Bear Creek to start over after her husband, and the father of her child dumped them both. Feeling like a failure, she isn’t interested in a new relationship. Instead, she intends to focus on supporting Shane and helping her Uncle Arthur keep his farm.

Then Killian walks into her life. Petra was raised by shifters and knows her mate will be there for her and Shane. However, before she can commit to a new life with Killian, someone threatens her happy ever after.

But Petra won’t be blackmailed. No matter what the cost.

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Titles in the Silverback Redemption series include – Gunner – Patrick – Killian – Jason

This series is a spin-off from the Return to Bear Creek world – if you love anything by Harmony Raines, including her many connecting series then please visit our Harmony Raines page for lists of series and titles (almost all) reviewed here at Shifter Haven.

Title:  Killian
Series:  Silverback Redemption #3
Author:  Harmony Raines
Published:  December 14, 2019
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Killian is the third title in the Silverback Redemption series, a spin-off from the Bear Creek universe.  We’ve watched two of four friends finally find their mates after a long lifetime of searching.  In my mind, Shifters are always “older” than they appear so the thought of a Seasoned Romance within the Shifter world works so very well for me – it’s heartbreaking to go so long without their mate, but the unbelievable joy when they finally make their appearance is a pure delight to behold.  Each of the friends’ stories has been just a little bit more heartbreaking as slowly their circle of men in the same situation is gifted with the wish of a lifetime, leaving some still on the outside.  I will admit that I have such anticipation for Jason’s story, for often the most heartbreaking (and heart-healing) story of all is the final one… but that’s for a few days from now.  Right now we have Killian and Petra (as well as, Shane and Arthur) coming together to form perhaps an unusual but tight-knit family – eventually.

A hint of the trouble facing Petra and Killian (and of course, Arthur) was given previously, and now we get to see Harry in full bad guy mode.  Without giving anything away, I think it’s fair to say that everyone reacts to life differently.  Harry is a jerk, not one single doubt about that – but even if we don’t like him or understand why he’s acting this way there are reasons for his actions – at least, in his mind.  That will come to a head in Killian and Petra’s story although I’m not convinced we’ve seen the end of Harry just yet though, time will tell.

Even though Petra is not herself a Shifter, she was adopted into a Shifter family so she knows more than the average person about how mates work.  Her reluctance to just jump into a life with Killian is understandable given what she’s gone through recently – still, I had the urge to give her a gentle (or not so gentle) shove now and then.  Learning Killian’s closely held secret (all of these men have “secrets”) was heartbreaking for the boy he was and the man who made a choice.  But it also explains his actions so well.

I liked Petra and Killian together so much.  Their story is full of promise, compromise, sizzle and family which comes in so many forms.  Now comes Jason and that is a story I cannot wait to dive into.  If you love a really solid story with characters who will easily find their way into your own heart then you’d love the Silverback Redemption series without a doubt in my mind.

I read this title through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

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