Grim is trying to hold it together for the holidays. He’s vowed to be a better Alpha for the Rogue Pride Crew, but he’s at war with the two lions inside of him, and at war with a certain Red Dragon as well. He was raised to be a weapon and had never celebrated like everyone else. All he wants to do is coast straight through the holiday, but his new Crew is messing with his head. He wants to hate them, but little by little, they are chipping away at his heart. Especially his new mate, Ash, who is so sweet about making it the perfect day.
Ashlynn Kane is bound and determined to make Grim’s first Christmas outside of the Tarian Pride the happiest day of his life. The only problem is, her new lion shifter mate is a bit of a scrooge. With a can-do attitude and some mishaps along the way, she is going to do her best to make the man she loves feel special. Even if it means going against her Alpha’s wishes.
Naked mole rats, talking pebbles, and baby donkeys, oh my. Ash won’t stop until Grim believes in Christmas again.
Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – in other words, there’s going to be sex involved in this story – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.
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: Grim Christmas
Series: Daughters of Beasts #4
Author: T. S. Joyce
Published: December 11, 2018
My Rating: 5 stars
By now, if you’ve read any of my Shifter related reviews, you are well aware that I’m completely in love with any and all the various shifters who make up the Damon’s Mountains Universe… but this latest crew holds a very special part of my heart, for they are the misfits of the misfits that work so perfectly and whole together. If you have not experienced this world yet — I cannot give enough praise or high recommendations about these stories, they really have to be read by any Shifter Romance reader to understand the draw that they have on so many people who love T. S. Joyce’s imagination.
Every year we get a Christmas present from Ms Joyce in the form of a Christmas Short for the series she’s writing in at that moment. This year we get the 4th book of the Daughters of Beasts series and their unique Christmas celebration. In some ways, Grim Christmas is both a continuation and a settling in to their crew from the events that happened in Ash Bear. It’s a short story, but one that has all the heart of this crew on wide open display. I love the changes we’re seeing in Grim / Reaper, he’s becoming the Alpha he never believed he could be and watching his continuing transformation is a lovely sight. Ash, Juno and Remi are their usual goofy, adorable selves – Kamp, Rhett and Grim are the same oddball group of shifters we first fell in love with … only so much better with their mates, and their Alpha in place. Simply put… I loved this one so much, and I cannot wait to see what Ms Joyce has in sore for us next year. I don’t know if it’s because I want more so badly, but I might have seen some possible hints — time will tell, but I’ll keep fingers crossed that we get more from Damon’s Mountains real soon.
Come spend Christmas with the Rogue Pride Crew — you’ll have a blast, some heartwarming sighs and just a damned good time with these friends once again.
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