For The Love Of An Outlaw (Outlaw Shifters #1) by T.S. Joyce
Ava Dorset is back in town on the pleading of her brother. He’s calling in big favours for her to fix the finances of the local Two Claws Ranch, but she’s wary. She hasn’t been back to her small hometown in years because there’s something off about that place. That and Trigger Massey, owner of the Two Claws Ranch, is too mysterious for his own good. There’s something wrong with that man. Too snarly, too moody, and every time he sets his eyes on her, he looks downright hungry. But the more she gets to know him, the more she thinks she might have been wrong about him all this time. Sure, he’s an outlaw, but there is something else he wrestles with. Something monstrous that he’s kept everyone protected from, and her respect for him grows by the day. She can’t afford to fall in love with an outlaw, and especially not one as dangerous as Trigger, but the longer she stays in Darby, Montana, the more she thinks she can handle his life… if she can only survive it...
Trigger’s had his eye on Ava since they were kids, but he made sure she never knew. That beautiful little spitfire was always going to find a big life away from their small town, and away from him. All he wants is to keep her safe, but she’s digging her claws into his ranch and his heart. But Ava doesn’t realise… the real danger to her life… is him!
Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets. Intended for mature audiences.
I have to thank Petra for introducing me to T.S. Joyce. She has become one of my favorite go to authors for shifter romance.
I was excited to dive into her new Outlaw shifter series.
This story is about Ava and Trigger.
Ava couldn’t wait to escape her odd small little town. After her father left, her brother did the best he could to provide for her. The moment she graduated high school, she was gone and there was no looking back that is until her brother begs her to come home and help Trigger get his ranch back in order before he loses it all.
Trigger is her brother’s best friend. He is your silent type, and I am extremely silent type. Ava has always been the girl, well woman now, that he has always wanted but never pursued. Now that she is at his ranch, trying to help him save it, Trigger finds himself struggling to stay in control.
The chemistry between Ava and Trigger is one that is closer to a hunger. Ava does what she says and she follows through. She struggles to understand why the town treats Trigger like an outlaw. She also gets in their face when it comes to allowing them to let Trigger make things right by settling his debts.
Trigger loves that Ava is going to bat for him and he is doing his best to keep her distanced. He knows how dangerous things could be and how dangerous he could be for her. The last thing he wants to do is see her get hurt.
T. S Joyce has done it again. I love characters she creates. It is so easy for fall in love with them and their challenging journeys towards happiness.