Friday, August 21, 2015

Tangling With the Tiger: Lone Pine Pride, Book 5 - Shapeshifting with lots of romance

4 of 5 Stars     Review copy

If I had it to do all over again, I probably would not have requested this book through Netgalley.  I expected a lot more action and considerably less romance/sex.  My mistake, so I really can't complain.  This book is what it is and succeeds tremendously in what it sets out to accomplish.

Although, Tangling With the Tiger: Lone Pine Pride, is book five in an ongoing series, it works very well as a stand-alone novel.

"Warning: This book contains a scarred, brooding tiger with an unconventional approach to romance, a feisty, flirty lioness who doesn't know how to quit, love triangles, secret missions, and rooftop kisses hot enough to melt the Montana snow."

The central characters in Tangling With the Tiger are lioness, Grace Calaveras, the only female lieutenant in Lone Pine Pride history and Dominec Giroux, a French-Canadian Siberian tiger with deep issues after spending five years as a prisoner of the Organization.

The basic story has to do with efforts of the Lone Pine Pride to garner support among other prides of shapeshifters to launch an offensive against the Organization and put an end to the threat to their existence.  There are some entertaining moments, even some occasional snark from Grace, which I did enjoy, but although this is a story about shapeshifters, it is much more a romance novel than a horror book.

Well-written and, no doubt enjoyable for its target audience, Tangling With the Tiger, was not really my cup of tea.

Tangling With the Tiger is available now, both in paperback and e-book formats, and published by Samhain Horror.

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