Karis Dunway is looking for a complete overhaul of her life. On the tail-end of a heartbreak, she makes a desperate move and applies to be a part of a matchmaking program for big predator shifters. Colt seems charming and sweet over messages, but meeting the scar-faced man in person sets Karis’s life on a path she can’t escape from. And the more she gets to know her potential future mate, the more she thinks she doesn’t want to escape. But Colt has a nickname that sends up big red flags. His friends and enemies call him the Warmaker, and pretty soon she will figure out exactly what that means. And it could cost her more than she could’ve ever imagined. 

Colton Dorset, aka the Peacemaker, aka the Warmaker, is hunting for something to tame his bear. He’s on a tear sabotaging Trigger’s ranch, and now his options are slim: find someone who can settle him down, or leave the life he has worked so hard to build. But Karis isn’t what he imagined, and on top of that, she is hiding an animal that gets his inner grizzly all riled up, instead of settling him. If he could figure out what kind of shifter she is, he might be able to navigate this new arranged match, but Karis keeps him guessing at every turn. And as life at the ranch spirals out of control, he will have to figure out if her animal is a help, or a huge hindrance.

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 Outlaw Shifters series include:  For The Love Of An Outlaw – A Very Outlaw Christmas – For The Heart Of An Outlaw

Title:  For The Heart of an Outlaw
Series:  Outlaw Shifters #3
Author:  T. S. Joyce
Published:  January 11, 2018
My Rating:  5 stars

It’s not often that I’m left speechless and raw by a story, but I can damn well guarantee when I am it’s by a story from T. S. Joyce.  I don’t even know how to talk about For The Heart of an Outlaw without giving away major spoilers… and believe me, I want to talk about this one.  So I’m going to have to stick with the emotional fallout from this one and hope that conveys how much I absolutely loved Karis and Colt’s love story.  For it is love at the very base of it all.  By the end of the first chapter there should be no doubt that these two wounded souls are meant for each other… no doubt at all.  These two people have wounds, deep emotional, mental and physical wounds that should have destroyed them long ago.  Yet they’re survivors and in each other they will find that someone who completely gets them. who will defend and protect them to the death but also has the strength and courage to make a life with them that is so much richer than either could have dreamed of.

There is a lot going on in this story.  And I confess that I don’t know and don’t care where we’re going with this series, but I know it’s going to be one amazing journey.  In For The Heart of an Outlaw you will find love and hate, acceptance and forgiveness, betrayals and anger, and so many changes to lives that didn’t have to be but will be survived and come out stronger on the other side.  This one is powerful, it will shred your heart and put it back together whole by the ending.  This story is T. S. Joyce at her best – and I cannot wait to see what comes our way next in this series.

I would highly recommend this story and this series to any Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance reader.  You’ll discover raw emotions, a plot with some twists and turns that you won’t see coming, and characters who will wrap themselves around your heart.

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