Sora Burge doesn’t have any fight in her anymore. After breaking the most important shifter law, she knows her fate is in the Tarian Pride’s hands. She’s counting down to the trial, but something is coming for her. Something she never thought possible. When Ford Owens, the man she used to love, shows up, she can’t believe what he’s become. Something killed the human in him, and now he’s a terrifying monster who will take on the entire Tarian Pride to keep her safe. But how safe is she, really? Because Ford doesn’t have any control over the animal he’s become. 

Ford Owens had carved out a stable life in the mountains away from everyone. Work, eat, sleep, Change, Change, Change, hunt. But when a call from his past comes back to haunt him, he’ll have to venture out of his mountains and to the aid of a lioness he used to know. He’s not the man he was. In fact, he’s not a man at all anymore. And that first terrified look on Sora’s face says she knows he’s unsalvageable now. But if his mistakes are to mean anything, it has to be to help the girl he used to love. 

Because she doesn’t know the dark deeds he’s done…but it was all for her.

This is an adult 18+ story that includes language, violence and sexual situations geared toward an adult audience.

Titles in the New Tarian Pride series include — Tarian Alpha – Tarian Silver Lion – Tarian OutcastTarian Protector – Tarian Traitor –

This series has a tie-in, a continuing tie (a strong one) to the connecting sets of series that make up the Damon’s Mountain universe.  For a complete listing of those series and links to the reviews done here at Shifter Haven, please visit our T. S. Joyce page.

Title:  Tarian Protector
Series:  New Tarian Pride #4
Author:  T.S. Joyce
Published:  May 1, 2019
My Rating:  5 stars

There have been stories set in the Damon’s Mountains Universe that broke my heart – TARIAN PROTECTOR not only broke my heart it ripped it out of my chest and oh, so slowly healed me back better than before.  I don’t even know how to convey the emotional impact this story has on so many levels so I won’t try I’ll just let you discover the shattered souls of Sora and Ford for yourself.

If life had been kinder to them in their youth Sora, a lioness shifter and Ford, a human might have finished their happy ever after lives by getting married and living in peace.  But life isn’t always kind and they were torn apart by a power-hungry father and a mad leader who knew no end to the cruelties he could inflict on the members of his Pride or others.  The Sora that Ford once knew was slowly replaced by a woman he wouldn’t recognize – and the man Ford once was has been taken over by his Dark Lion after being changed.  But the heart knows its true mate and even when Ford had isolated himself from the world when Sora needed him he was there for her.  The funny thing about being a savior, you’ll often find yourself saved as well whether you intended for that to happen or not.

I have loved getting to know the true members of the New Tarian Pride, the real Pride not those who hide within and do damage from the inside out.  The Tarian Pride showed their true colors in TARIAN PROTECTOR and I enjoyed every heartbreaking, healing moment of my time with them.  If you love not only a good Shifter Romance but a touching, emotional, heartwrenching romance as well then you’ll want to pick up TARIAN PROTECTOR.  You will not be disappointed.

I read this title through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Available for the Kindle