Dig Deeper (Keepers of the Swamp, #2)
Morgan Holland is a poacher’s daughter looking for a way out of the swamp. She’s been making secret moves to relocate, but it seems like every time she takes a step forward, she gets shoved two steps back. Her dad and friends are on the hunt for the Shifters, and they’re closing in fast. She doesn’t know Liam Lachlan, but he’s in danger, and she’ll take a huge risk to warn him. She’s walking a fine line that could get her in deep trouble with both sides. But the more time she spends with Liam, the more she wants to keep him safe—even if it means risking her own life and the future she’s been fighting for. Liam Lachlan is one of the legendary gator shifters in the swamps of Uncertain. He’s been quiet about what he is all these years, but rumor has it some poachers have figured him out and are hunting him. Good. Bring it. It’s been a while since he had a good war. Only problem is, the girl who warned him is the daughter of the biggest, baddest poacher in the swamps, and hurting her people means demolishing her. If it’s up to the gator in him, he’ll put an end to anyone who is hunting his family. But the man in him will stop at nothing to keep Morgan safe. Two worlds collide in the Swamps of Uncertain in this thrilling second installment of T. S. Joyce’s Keepers of the Swamp series…and these gators are just getting started. Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets. Intended for mature audiences.

Dig Deeper (Keepers of the Swamp, #2) Details

TitleDig Deeper (Keepers of the Swamp, #2)
Author
ReleaseAug 25th, 2019
PublisherWicked Willow Press
Rating
GenreRomance, Paranormal, Shapeshifters, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy

Dig Deeper (Keepers of the Swamp, #2) Review

  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    **My review is not an attack on the author. I actually quite like her a lot, but this, this was not a good book. Regardless I can't give it less than three stars.**I've been disappointed by the last several of these books. They feel like they keep getting shorter and shorter and are pretty much just novellas now. I follow the author on social media and I can see that she's got a lot going on and that's okay. You should have a life outside of writing to be healthy. The problem I have is that she **My review is not an attack on the author. I actually quite like her a lot, but this, this was not a good book. Regardless I can't give it less than three stars.**I've been disappointed by the last several of these books. They feel like they keep getting shorter and shorter and are pretty much just novellas now. I follow the author on social media and I can see that she's got a lot going on and that's okay. You should have a life outside of writing to be healthy. The problem I have is that she is trying to keep with one book released every month and that makes her work suffer. I don't know if it's a money thing, to keep a steady flow, but I personally would rather wait another month or so to get a better book than one that feels rushed out before a deadline.When you write a shorter story, you don't give the characters the chance to actually develop. I've said this before that I feel like we are being told that the character is changing and it doesn't feel real. I have experience with the home life that the main character had in this book. And even with a good man by your side, you do not change in an instant. Abuse that deep doesn't go away because a cute guy says that you are strong. I don't know maybe it was just me, but it felt rushed and a failed attempt to give her a tragic backstory.The only other issue I have is that I feel like there are recycled themes through the last few books. And not just the themes but the dialogue is too familiar that it doesn't feel like different stories anymore. The thing I loved about Damon's mountains is that each book and every character felt different. I can remember each of their personalities with crystal clear accuracy. Most of the characters since Red Dead have felt muddled and I couldn't tell you which couple is which.As for this book, I feel like it was an okay book. I didn't feel too strongly to any of the characters or what was happening to them. The "fight" at the end was not realistic. I don't know of any gator that can flip a car. Not how it was described, never mind sending it flowing into others. I don't know the whole thing just left a bad taste in my mouth.For the first time ever, I'm not looking forward to or excited for the next book in the series. And that makes me extremely sad.
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  • ZETTER
    January 1, 1970
    Protecting Morgan!!!Morgan Holland, the daughter of the biggest and meanest poacher in the swamps who was looking for a way out of Uncertain. She was secretly making plans to move but each time those said plans got derailed. Her father and his friends were hunting Shifters. She knew that Liam Lachlan was in danger, even though she didn't know him at all. She had to warm him so she risked everything and took a chance.Liam Lachlan was Holt's ( SWIM DEEPER ) cousin and one oc the legendary gator sh Protecting Morgan!!!Morgan Holland, the daughter of the biggest and meanest poacher in the swamps who was looking for a way out of Uncertain. She was secretly making plans to move but each time those said plans got derailed. Her father and his friends were hunting Shifters. She knew that Liam Lachlan was in danger, even though she didn't know him at all. She had to warm him so she risked everything and took a chance.Liam Lachlan was Holt's ( SWIM DEEPER ) cousin and one oc the legendary gator shifters that the people of Uncertain spoke of. He had been keeping his inner animal side a secret but it seemed like some poachers figured out who and what he really was. The person who'd warned him was the daughter of one the poachers. He didn't want to do anything that would upset her but he would protect her and his family at any cost. The more they interacted with each other, the more they both found out some interesting and amazing tidbits about one another. Morgan and Liam took their relationship one step further. The banter and the mutual respect they had for each other was alluring. Bringing Morgam to meet his family was very eye opening for both of them, they discovered some secrets that showed how intertwined their lives have always been. Liam's faith in her, made her lift her head high and put her foot down. She took a stand and she was the happiest she'd ever been. He was her mate, the other half of her soul, she now had a future and people who truly loved her. When her family threatened his, she did what she had to to make sure they were all safe. The Lachlan Clan had a new big bad cominv after them. But as long as they had each other, they knew they coyld face any obstacles. Loved how Liam and Holt have been there for one another, the way their relation changed throughout this book was a delightful treat to see. So happy that they both got their HEAs. DIG DEEPER  is the second installment in T. S. Joyce's KEEPERS OF THE SWAMP  series. It was intoxicating, magnificent and oh so irresistible...Mind-blowing job by T. S. Joyce! 5++++P. S. Can't wait for the next installment! ;)
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  • Amelia
    January 1, 1970
    The Keepers of the Swamp series has an innovative premise, and the second book added more fascination that kept me totally engrossed during any situation that cropped up. Every development cleverly imagined by T. S. Joyce comes across as believable, even when an incident is beyond anything within my reality. The supernatural aspects seem to be so natural, making me want to think these events could actually occur. DIG DEEPER is constantly spellbinding, as its characters face numerous dilemmas whe The Keepers of the Swamp series has an innovative premise, and the second book added more fascination that kept me totally engrossed during any situation that cropped up. Every development cleverly imagined by T. S. Joyce comes across as believable, even when an incident is beyond anything within my reality. The supernatural aspects seem to be so natural, making me want to think these events could actually occur. DIG DEEPER is constantly spellbinding, as its characters face numerous dilemmas where nothing is assured. It is bad enough that the father of Morgan Holland is a poacher in the swamps around Uncertain, but lately he has taken his illegal activities in an even more disturbing direction. He is now determined to kill a gator shifter, but she cannot support his murdering a being who is often in human form. Warning Liam Lachlan of the danger makes her unfaithful to those whom she should be loyal, but Morgan is already thinking about how living on her own would be so much better. As more truths come out, the peril threatening Liam and Morgan increases daily.I like when a paranormal story is emotional yet funny, and this story definitely has plenty of both. There were many moments which touched me because of how Morgan has suffered in secret, and I also felt for Liam and his need to keep anyone from getting too close. While these two may not be alike when it comes to their background, both are caring individuals with the right person. There were quite a few places in the story where the intensity of the circumstances grabbed my full attention, as I feared what would end up happening. I found there was no way to not laugh when a scene contained amusement, as the author really made some of the episodes hilarious either visually or by what was spoken. A conversation between Liam and his cousin is priceless. DIG DEEPER is another truly memorable story, and the main character featured in the next book has me intrigued.
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  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    This is a good book but I didn’t love it like I did the first one. I really enjoyed parts of it and have a few highlighted passages. Liam is much more than he seems. It was great to see him open up and sometimes I forgot he was gator with the way he acted. We are able to delve more into the relationship between him and Holt. They really come a long way in this one. It’s good to see everyone making changes. The town, the gatahs, and the mates. I can see them all growing and changing as the storie This is a good book but I didn’t love it like I did the first one. I really enjoyed parts of it and have a few highlighted passages. Liam is much more than he seems. It was great to see him open up and sometimes I forgot he was gator with the way he acted. We are able to delve more into the relationship between him and Holt. They really come a long way in this one. It’s good to see everyone making changes. The town, the gatahs, and the mates. I can see them all growing and changing as the stories evolve. Speaking of.. I did enjoy how much Holt and Bre were involved with this story. I liked that Morgan is the poachers daughter. I mean can they be any more opposite? They should by rights hate each other. But they each see something they recognize in the other which makes them take a second and third look. Morgan is pretty shy and reserved..so different from Bre. But she really brings out the smile in Liam and I can feel the happiness radiating off both of them through the pages. When Liam went to her house...I froze just like Morgan thinking what can come of this meeting. Then Liam went all Alpha and I was like Day-um boy! I want that! This author did a good job with this story and it’s characters. Setting the swampy scenes And there are many enjoyable moments as well as a few serious ones. I figured out a little secret while reading this and it was confirmed by seeing the next book in the series. I knew it I knew it!! Can’t wait!
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    Joyce is one of my favorite writers, and I think I've read all, but one of her books. As usual, I enjoyed the story, but as a few other reviewers stated, it felt short. It wasn't rushed. What was there flowed fine, but there was a lot of story that wasn't told, that I felt could have been added to make the whole story better. Another 30-40 pages would have turned this from a nice read to a really solid, enjoyable novel. You are shot-gunned into Morgan's life and get a pretty rough and quick unde Joyce is one of my favorite writers, and I think I've read all, but one of her books. As usual, I enjoyed the story, but as a few other reviewers stated, it felt short. It wasn't rushed. What was there flowed fine, but there was a lot of story that wasn't told, that I felt could have been added to make the whole story better. Another 30-40 pages would have turned this from a nice read to a really solid, enjoyable novel. You are shot-gunned into Morgan's life and get a pretty rough and quick understanding of it right off the bat. And the story doesn't slow down from there. Suddenly Liam is watching her, and they are thrown together three times in a matter of hours. Then some dramatic confrontation, the climax, and the end. It was like, okay, fun story, but I have no idea who Liam really is and aside from Morgan having a crappy life and trying her hardest to get out of it, I really don't know much more about her. The first book, Swim Deeper, wasn't much longer, but I felt there was more detail put into who Bre was and even Holt. The story was sweet and just different enough to not come across as a repeat like a few other books in the various series sometimes do. Though I noticed a few grammatical errors, enough so that they pulled me from the story as I tried to work around them. If I had a choice between a book released every month and one every other month that was a little longer and more rounded, I'd definitely pick the latter.
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  • Shelley
    January 1, 1970
    A 🐊 and a poachers daughter😍I’m so excited that this book came out today😁 I honestly never thought I’d like reading about any other type of shifter besides the usual bears and wolves that T.S. Joyce wrote about, but I am loving this series💕 Morgan is the daughter of a poacher and as the years go by, she’s been forced to become less than...because of her family. She witnessed Liam Change a few years before and never told a soul and now when she believes his life is in danger because of her poachi A 🐊 and a poachers daughter😍I’m so excited that this book came out today😁 I honestly never thought I’d like reading about any other type of shifter besides the usual bears and wolves that T.S. Joyce wrote about, but I am loving this series💕 Morgan is the daughter of a poacher and as the years go by, she’s been forced to become less than...because of her family. She witnessed Liam Change a few years before and never told a soul and now when she believes his life is in danger because of her poaching family, she does the only thing that’s right....she goes to warn them❣️Liam’s 🐊 is always fighting or trying to gain more territory and is the reason he and Holt never used to interact more. Until Morgan gives him the warning, he’s always tried to make sure he doesn’t get involved with anyone, that is until now when she shows him what she’s made of😁Loved this story and the next one in the series is going to be a super surprise.....even I didn’t see it coming🤩🙂
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  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    Liam and Morgan Wow! Amazing read from a amazing writer that will get you glued to the story to the very end. Great plot, likeable characters and red hot romance that will get your panties in a twist for sure. Liam is a alligator shifter that keeps everybody away. Until Morgan, the daughter of a local poacher and his enemy. He started really looking at her when she protected him and his family. Morgan feels invisible in her on home. Spending her hole life working and taking care of of a father t Liam and Morgan Wow! Amazing read from a amazing writer that will get you glued to the story to the very end. Great plot, likeable characters and red hot romance that will get your panties in a twist for sure. Liam is a alligator shifter that keeps everybody away. Until Morgan, the daughter of a local poacher and his enemy. He started really looking at her when she protected him and his family. Morgan feels invisible in her on home. Spending her hole life working and taking care of of a father that doesn't deserve her loyalty she has plans to start over. Until Liam started really looking at her with those amazing green eyes. Their attraction if of the charts. Highly recommended
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  • Darcy
    January 1, 1970
    This one is a bit of a Romeo and Juliet story, only with a gator shifter and the daughter of a poacher. I loved that Morgan wasn't like her family, in fact she sort of hated them and how for years she kept Liam's big secret. I thought more would come of Liam learning that, but instead he fooled us and Morgan because he knew. I think that alone helped Liam believe Morgan when she called to warn them what her father was up to. With that one call Morgan picked a side, it just sucked that it took to This one is a bit of a Romeo and Juliet story, only with a gator shifter and the daughter of a poacher. I loved that Morgan wasn't like her family, in fact she sort of hated them and how for years she kept Liam's big secret. I thought more would come of Liam learning that, but instead he fooled us and Morgan because he knew. I think that alone helped Liam believe Morgan when she called to warn them what her father was up to. With that one call Morgan picked a side, it just sucked that it took to the end of the book for her to be able to fully get on that side. But through it all Liam and the rest of them were there for Morgan, the family she needed.
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  • Maria
    January 1, 1970
    Needed More3.5 Stars - Liam and Morgan's story was a good addition to this new Keepers of the Swamp Series. I could not rate this higher for a couple of reasons. First their were a couple grammatical errors. Then the most important is that it ended too soon. There should have been so much more. It felt rushed at the end. The characters deserved a more well rounded ending. It made it feel as though there was a cliff hanger which to be honest I do not like. Now, I hope Fargo's story comes out soon Needed More3.5 Stars - Liam and Morgan's story was a good addition to this new Keepers of the Swamp Series. I could not rate this higher for a couple of reasons. First their were a couple grammatical errors. Then the most important is that it ended too soon. There should have been so much more. It felt rushed at the end. The characters deserved a more well rounded ending. It made it feel as though there was a cliff hanger which to be honest I do not like. Now, I hope Fargo's story comes out soon to rectify how this story ended. But then I think Fargo is a dog not a gator.
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  • Judy Warshaw
    January 1, 1970
    Simple but sweet.Love these books. Such a good story buried in the interactions of the characters with each other and with the town. I delight in reading them and have enjoyed every one. I set aside a few hours and get engrossed in a fantasy that isn't real because over and over the author talks about family and the life satisfaction to be found in the closeness and in the knowledge that someone you love and who loves you will always have your back. I think that is closer to the human dream than Simple but sweet.Love these books. Such a good story buried in the interactions of the characters with each other and with the town. I delight in reading them and have enjoyed every one. I set aside a few hours and get engrossed in a fantasy that isn't real because over and over the author talks about family and the life satisfaction to be found in the closeness and in the knowledge that someone you love and who loves you will always have your back. I think that is closer to the human dream than even the American dream is to most people. Thank you for your stories Ms. Joyce.
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  • Sandy Bowers
    January 1, 1970
    Omg!!!!!Again, as with most of her series, these stories just keep getting better and better with every new release!! I LOVED this book!!! This author grabs you up from Page one of her books, and doesn't let go till the end!!! Love, thrills and chills, fury, admiration, hope, are just a few of the emotions she evokes!! And the very best part? She doesn't make you wait a year for the next new release!! Usually you get a new one every month of so when she starts a new series!!! I love that!!! Happ Omg!!!!!Again, as with most of her series, these stories just keep getting better and better with every new release!! I LOVED this book!!! This author grabs you up from Page one of her books, and doesn't let go till the end!!! Love, thrills and chills, fury, admiration, hope, are just a few of the emotions she evokes!! And the very best part? She doesn't make you wait a year for the next new release!! Usually you get a new one every month of so when she starts a new series!!! I love that!!! Happy reading!!! Can't WAIT for Fargo's story!! I love German Shepherds!!!!! Coming in September!! See?
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  • Debbie
    January 1, 1970
    Dig Deeper is the second book in the Keepers of the Swamp series. Unlike the last book, I felt this one had more actual story in it. We were able to get to know Morgan a little bit, and clearly see and understand why she wanted to leave her father and his friends in order to make a better life for herself. Liam is a nice guy. Just like Holt, I believe he’s spent a great deal of his life being lonely and trying to hide who he really is. The story ends in a good place, but you know the poachers ar Dig Deeper is the second book in the Keepers of the Swamp series. Unlike the last book, I felt this one had more actual story in it. We were able to get to know Morgan a little bit, and clearly see and understand why she wanted to leave her father and his friends in order to make a better life for herself. Liam is a nice guy. Just like Holt, I believe he’s spent a great deal of his life being lonely and trying to hide who he really is. The story ends in a good place, but you know the poachers aren’t done creating problems.
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  • Gail Stroker
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely loved it! As always T.S. Joyce has gone and written one amazing shifter romance. Morgan & Liam’s story is so beautiful! Poor Morgan has had a awful life with a horrible father and his poacher friends. All Morgan wants is to save enough money to move out and start her life. Liam’s support gives her the strength to keep moving forward. You’ll totally fall in love with these two. You’ll get more of Holt, Bre, Fargo and Raina in this story and you’ll just fall deeper in love with thes Absolutely loved it! As always T.S. Joyce has gone and written one amazing shifter romance. Morgan & Liam’s story is so beautiful! Poor Morgan has had a awful life with a horrible father and his poacher friends. All Morgan wants is to save enough money to move out and start her life. Liam’s support gives her the strength to keep moving forward. You’ll totally fall in love with these two. You’ll get more of Holt, Bre, Fargo and Raina in this story and you’ll just fall deeper in love with these characters. I need MORE!
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  • Carmen
    January 1, 1970
    A Grand Slam!I absolutely adore T. S. Joyce’s books. I think I own every one she has published because they are so much fun to read. Her characters are alway a little off kilter but you quickly get into the story and love them. This book is set in the bayou and deals with a gator shifter named Liam and the girl he falls hard for, Morgan. Two outcast come together and have that epiphany that maybe they can have happiness too. It was sweet, a little violent but oh so much steam!
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  • Noemi
    January 1, 1970
    Gatah love foundMorgan has a secret. A secret that isnt her's to tell, so she's kept quiet. Then it all unravels once she captures Liam's eye. Life will never be the same.Liam is drawn to Morgan. This attraction was something he'd never experienced. She'd seen him in his secret place. He was surprised she hadn't told the others.Their lives are now interwined. There's no going back.It was a good read! I wish it'd been longer. Cant wait for Fargo next.
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  • Jane Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    KU Edition reader Things are heating up in this second story. There is a lesson to be learned and T.S. Joyce said it perfectly with this sentence: Sometimes family isn’t blood, sometimes it’s the people you gather around you who you can trust, who have your back, who cheer when you triumph, and who cry when you cry.”There is a lot of truth right there!Great story and series.
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  • frances dunning
    January 1, 1970
    The poachers daughter and her gatahI thought Holt and Bres story was amazing, but Morgan and Liams is my new favorite. These stories are always emotional and this one was heartbreaking. I'm excited for for the next in the series. I think the town just might come together and rid themselves of these bad guys intending to harm their own. I can't wait for Raina to become a great grandma. Things are going to get crazy.
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  • Meghan
    January 1, 1970
    Awesome as always!I don't think I have read a T.S Joyce book that I don't absolutely love. Dig Deeper hooked me from beginning to end and o didn't put it down until I was finished. This author has an amazing ability to make you want to just immerse yourself in the fictional universe that she has created. I'm looking forward to seeing what the next book in the series has in store for us. LOVE T.S Joyce and her characters.
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  • Sian Bulpin
    January 1, 1970
    Loving this series!!Morgan is a poachers daughter but doesn't agree with their ways.Liam and his gatah has taken a shine to Morgan but will they get on.Find out by reading,. Great story of how two people from different sides can get on and how small minded some people can be.Another excellent read.
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  • Helen
    January 1, 1970
    LiamI knew he was a good guy! I saw it in him in the 1st book! I loved their story! I can't wait for the next one! I recommend this book, this series, and anything this author writes. If you like seeing women empowered and overcoming great barriers, you'll love these books! I've not been disappointed yet and I've read most all of them. Enjoy!
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  • Jamie
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my!!!In a place where most people see dirty water, heat and humidity and incredibly large reptiles T.S. Joyce brings us a story of beauty and joy, of overcoming obstacles and finding family. Well written and researched down to the language used in areas of swamps, think gatah for gator. Perfect length, perfect back story perfect book.
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  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    Fantastic!!!What an amazing ride! I will be honest and say I wasn't sure if I would like a gator shifter with never reading one but the first book made me love love love them!! This was a fantastic read from start to finish. I can not wait until we see what fargos story will be. I knew from the first book that there was more than meets the eye with that dog.
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  • Dee
    January 1, 1970
    Excitement supreme!!!!I love US Joyce's books! This is another exciting book! Each page brings more excitement. Liam is powerful, protective, fun and thoughtful! Morgan is a stand up woman with a scrappy father! The way everyone stands up to her father and suck bag Cal is fantastic.
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  • LaKeysia Briscoe
    January 1, 1970
    I loved every moment of Liam’s story! I can’t wait for Fargo story! Man when Holt told Fargo to Fuck em up! I was cheering him on! Favorite line in the book! You’ll love this book! I’m never disappointed when I read TS Joyce. Just sad that I have to wait for the next release and that I finished so fast because the book was so good 😊
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  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    Ahhhhhhh Oops she did it againShe played with my heartAnd put it back together again!Omg this book is awesome. I have never been a fan of reptiles but I want me a gatah-boy. This book had me oohing and aahing and crying and laughing. I was screaming at it my kids thought I was crazy. If you want a shifter book that has all the feels get this series.
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  • Andrea
    January 1, 1970
    I love these Gatahs!!!!I finished this within a night! So so so good! Love me these gatahs and their drive protectiveness and loyalty to those they care about. Also, can I just say I knew Fargo would get his own story and I cannot wait for it!!!!! T is amazing and I love the way her brain makes up these beautiful worlds!!!
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  • Kirsten Ensman
    January 1, 1970
    Gatah man gets his mateLiam finds his mate in an unlikely place. Morgan doesn't like her life. She hates what her father does and helps to protect Holt and Liam. The story is really good. Cal and Seamus hurt Morgan without a care. Only thinking of themselves as usual. A sunrise in The swamp never looked as good as the one Morgan and Liam shared. Gatah's rule!!
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  • Sarah Cleaver
    January 1, 1970
    Romance awayT s joyce is a marvel she always surprises me with her shifter books each and every one are brilliant. I love them all. This one is liam and morgans story and aww im so happy they found each other. Im hoping liam will eat cal and her dad at some point thou those two are a waste of air
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  • Denise R
    January 1, 1970
    NOT AGAIN!!!!It has happened again! I turned the page only to find I have reached the end of another riveting story by T.S. Joyce when all I want is more more more! So many feels, so much strength... Her books just keep getting better with every book she writes, & that's saying a lot considering her earlier books are awesome! I am on pins & needles waiting for the next book!
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  • myles hillier
    January 1, 1970
    Not enjoying series unfortunatelyI was sceptical about Gators, went with it read the first book, didn't love it, second book again not hooked and next we have a shifter dog! Usually love T.S works even Squirrels, Ravens etc, this series just not gripping me at all. I'm sad because I want to love them but just not connecting.
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