Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Review of Lowlander Silverback (Gray Back Bears #5) by T.S. Joyce

**Gorilla Shifter Romance – Can be read as a standalone book.** 

Marked by a notoriously dangerous leader, Kong is gorilla shifter royalty who is being guarded until he is called to perform his fated duty for his people. That duty? Take over a family group and father the next generation of gorilla shifters. Too bad he has no interest in that future. His eyes and heart have been on a buxom beauty who works at the bar his Lowlander Crew hangs out at. Three years and he’s had to keep his distance to protect her from his guards, but she’s noticed his silent attention, and now she’s showing up in unexpected places, tempting him to break all the rules. And the closer he gets to Layla, the harder it is for him to accept leaving her behind. 

Layla Taylor is baffled by the sexy shifter who watches her work. His eyes follow her wherever she goes, but he refuses to talk to her and shuts her down every time she strikes up a conversation. Without his crew around, a chance encounter opens her eyes to Kong’s volatile world, and she realizes the man she’s fallen for is not what he seems. In a love story full of adventure, danger, betrayal, unlikely allies, and heart-pounding romance, Layla will have to decide whether loving Kong is worth risking her life, or walk away and let him fulfill his destiny. 

Content Warning: explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets. 
Adult only bear shifter romance. 

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

King Kong doesn't have anything on T.S. Joyce's Lowlander Silverback gorilla shifter romance! The author creates an angst filled relationship between the heroine and hero akin to Romeo and Juliet's tale of forbidden love.  Kong and Layla have been in love from a distance for over three years.  Yearning to connect but circumstances forbid it to occur.  Kong is royalty and his path and future is bound to his people's archaic practices.  Layla is treading in shark infested waters trying to stay afloat.  Her bills are piling up and as much as she works she is still being hounded by the bank for Mac's (her adoptive father of choice) home.  The home she grew up in and felt safe in.

When Kong receives the call to return home to fulfill his duties, he is torn from his life and friends he has made in Saratoga.  Sacrificing his future with Layla is the only way he knows to keep her safe and alive.  Beaston and the Grayback Crew stand ready to help him stay and his life is forever changed.  Willa's jokes continue to get better and better and the other crew members bond strengthens to save one of their own, lessons are learned and the future is altered.

Each book released by T.S. Joyce evokes certain emotions and takes me on a journey outside the chaotic daily grind.  Kong and Layla's story was beautiful and entertaining. Two lost souls needing each other to complete the other.  Don't take my word for it, buy this book and read it!

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