Talon Lawson is a runner. He’s been on the move to keep his daughter safe for years, and now it’s a habit he isn’t capable of breaking. Too long in one place, and his inner lion pushes him to move on. He’s sworn to himself he will only make sure his daughter, Emerald, is settled in her new home with her mate, and then he’ll leave, but something more is anchoring him to the New Tarian Pride. A battle with a rival Pride left him injured, and he was nursed back to health by a quiet, mysterious lioness named Rose. The animal in him says to run before he gets drawn too far into this new Pride, but the man in him can’t stop thinking about the silver-haired beauty. 

Rose’s home has been destroyed by a rival Pride of lion shifters, and she’s taken it upon herself to handle everything quietly and alone like she always does. But when a big, burly, silver lion shifter named Talon falls into her life, she can’t help but find excuses to see him. For the first time in years, a man makes her feel safe, and like everything will be all right. But the cost of war between her Pride and the Old Tarians is steep, and it’s taking its toll on the animal inside of her. And the harder she tries to dig the Pride out of the hole that’s consumed them, the more she thinks she might not want to do all of this alone anymore. Broken hearts are for the young though, and Talon is a flight risk. She’ll have to try some new tactics to get this rogue male to stick around–even if it means setting them both free. 

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

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 Silver Lion
Series:  New Tarian Pride #2
Author:  T. S. Joyce
Published:  February 16, 2019
My Rating:  5 stars

Every time I download the newest T. S. Joyce release I’ll tell myself it cannot possibly be better than the last one… and every single time I am wrong.  The newest release has always passed what came before in writing, in character development and in the creation of this unique universe.  Yet, sometimes there is a gem a diamond in the rough that sticks out for me… and TARIAN SILVER LION is just that diamond for me.

We’ve known Rose, Grim’s grandmother, from several stories back.  She’s been an important secondary character in several stories, and her presence in the story has made it richer, more believable.  But in TARIAN SILVER LION, oh my stars, how she shines as the main character, half of a couple that simply blows away any idea that age matters in steamy, sexy times or in finding true, fated love one more time.  I liked this feisty, yet serene woman in previous books… I loved her in this one, she truly comes into her own with Talon.

Talon has been through hell in the recent battle.  His injuries were severe, and it has been Rose who has nursed him back to health – even when fighting her own battles and tending her own wounds.  She might think she’s past the need for a mate, but she can still admire a mighty fine man’s form.  She’s not dead yet.  And as Talon regains consciousness and understands what’s happened around him that attraction is going to go both ways… and burn hot as well.  Now, if this were only a sultry romance between two older shifters… that would be a great story.  But, no… there is depth here that is as delightful as it is unexpected.

Talon is a runner.  In order to protect his young daughter and wife years ago, he took them on the road, moving from place to place not allowing them to have a permanent home for fear of attack.  Now his cat is accustomed to moving on, to not staying, because there was nothing to stay for.  Now Rose and Talon are burning hot romantically, but Talon is beginning to hear his cat’s insistence of it’s time to move on.  Rose has no expectations, she’s known from the start that Talon has been a runner, he is free to come or go as he needs.  She loves him, sees him as her second chance fated mate but she will not bind him to her.  Probably the most beautiful love story I’ve ever read was Talon’s postcards to Rose after he left.  Because he really couldn’t leave her so postcards became their connection.  I’ll leave it there for there are parts that I don’t want to ruin for any other reader.  Yet, that connection, that obvious show of their love and need for each other was priceless and beautiful to read.

I loved TARIAN SILVER LION so much.  It’s full of a great story, solid characters, a believable situation, some sexy times, some absolute laugh out loud moments at the reactions of the younger set, and a love story that will bring tears to your eyes and a warm smile to your lips.  This is one of my all-time favorites in the Damon’s Mountains Universe  I think there’s a good chance you’ll think so, too.

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