How It Has to Be

How It Has to Be

Mercy. This was a word Brick Bane had never understood until his brother spared his life three weeks ago. As bear shifter with a failed mission, he’s watching his brother’s every move to try and discover what has changed him so much. The only thing that makes sense? The girl his brother has broken the rules with. There’s a waitress in town who is paying a little too much attention to Brick, and now he’s wondering why she’s calling so strongly to him. The rules are simple: Never touch a human’s skin, never fall for a woman, and never, ever let a human find out what he is. But this beguiling creature is slowly making him want to break the rules of the Oath of Bane too. The only problem? The consequence is complete annihilation…for both of them.

Trinity is just trying to get her head above water right now, but when a big, burly, sexy-as-fire mountain man starts frequenting her restaurant, she can’t help but be distracted. He’s rough around the edges, and blunt, and has these crazy rules, but he’s also protective, and kind to her in surprising moments. After the year she’s had, she sure could use the feeling of safety he provides. The issue with that? Brick Bane’s life is anything but safe. There’s a big bad bear in the woods hunting them, and the crows in the sky say something is very, very wrong. She has two options. One, go back to the safe life, or two, stand beside Brick and weather the storm that is barreling toward them.

Destiny is coming for the Bane brothers, and Trinity is determined not to let Brick hide from it any longer. Only her love can awaken the monster.

Don’t miss this exciting second installment in T. S. Joyce’s bestselling Oath of Bane novella series.



Content Warning: Explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets. Intended for mature audiences.

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    How It Has to Be Reviews

  • Darcy

    This one really got to me right away. Brick really comes off as lost, the fight with Aux totally threw him. The one encounter with Trinity and Tucker also threw him, but in a different way, a way that...

  • Amelia

    After Bricken Bane did not complete the task he and his two brothers had vowed to uphold, he knows dealing with the situation is what must be done. All three are bear-shifters, and to make sure no one...

  • ZETTER

    Breaking The Rules!!! Bricken "Brick" Bane, a Bear shifter like his brothers, Auxor ( HOW IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE ) and Moore. They all make a path to let their lineage die with them but then Aux went...

  • Maria

    Better!3.5 Stars - I was so happy to take a chance at book 2! Brick and Trinity's story really brought this series to light for me. Book one left me perplexed because it definitely needed more. Now, t...

  • Kathy Wideman

    This is the second book in the series and they need to be read as order. Brick was tasked with killing his brother for breaking their Oath. Only his brother bests him and then doesn’t kill him when ...

  • Shelley

    Chills all around😳How it has to be is the second book in this series and I absolutely loved getting to know these characters❣️Brick is struggling to heal after the fight with his brother Aux...

  • Vicki Shaff

    HeartwarmingShifter grizzly brothers who made a pact to stay away from humans and to never procreate so their line died with them. First Aux finds his mate with Gwen and he and Brick fight. Aux beats ...

  • Kirsten Ensman

    Baby crow to the rescueI enjoyed this story a lot. Trinity is such a likable person with so many problems like so many of us. Brick is her knight aka bear to the rescue. There are a couple of really g...

  • Winsome Edwards9

    Oh wow!!!I just love a happy ending..but I wander what it means with all these coincidence. But as Gwen said fate sure knows how to play tricks. Brick is one lucky fellow he and his brother now has a ...

  • Vallene Boddington

    It's gritty, growly and grizzled good shifter read Wow... I was already enamoured by T. S. Joyce's books but the oath of bane series just blew my mind. Its gritty, growly and grizzled. Nothing better ...