Once Upon a Tiger (Tiger Shifters) (Volume 1) 1st Edition
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About the Author
- Item Weight : 6.1 ounces
- Paperback : 128 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1944600006
- ISBN-10 : 1944600000
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.32 x 8.5 inches
- Publisher : T&D Publishing; 1st edition (March 14, 2016)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,243,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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* I love a hero who faces some sort of challenge (in this read, hero is mute and unable to speak)
* As for the steam factor, on a scale from 1-10, I'd rate the passion a strong 7 stars
* No cliffhanger
* Fairly priced at .99 at my time of purchase
* It was a short read, only 75 pages, but very little seemed to occur during this book. Not a lot of action except for in the bedroom, which normally works for me, but I didn’t feel a connection to this storyline/characters
* Not much character depth, I don’t feel as if I knew much at all about either the hero, or heroine's personalities
* The ending was very abrupt..........at very least an Epilogue would have been nice
This was the beginning of a series, I do believe. I'm not sure if this is one I will continue or not but it's doubtful. Like I said, before, it was just a mediocre read for me. Not good or bad, but not one I'd personally recommend. It just fell short for me.
1. It was free (always a plus).
2. It was about Feline Shifters (one of my favorites).
3. The second book is a little longer, and currently available through the Kindle Lending Library.
4. If I like Book Two, I'll be willing to pay to continue with the third book, since its actually a full length novel (Yea!).
This first little book was OK. I give it 3-1/2 Stars. There were two strong characters, and one interesting supporting character. Two, if you count one 'Elder' that does not actually appear in this story, but we hear a lot about her. The world building is understandably skimpy, due to the short length--but there's enough to give the reader enough insight to roll with the plot. Not much of a plot, sadly, but it was a decent romance. Reasonably good sex scenes, strong language, adult content.
I liked it enough that I'll go on to the next book. So, I guess that this 'Teaser' has accomplished its goal.
In any book I read, I will always look for strong female characters, and Alexis – the main female protagonist – was just the perfect character. This female refused anything that stood in her way and would defy anyone that tried to control her in any form. As you read, you will learn so much about her and the love she ultimately claims with the male character, Victor. Now this particular male was special in the book, as he didn't have the ability to speak and was considered a “forbidden object” to Alexis, but she refused to let this stop her. This couple fought and pushed through many obstacles just to be together, and in the long run, they followed their hearts and ignored everything around them.
While this book did contain some mature content, it was refreshing to read the romance develop from the ground and work its way up to the more interesting sex scenes that this novel contained – all while not being the main focus of the book. It's hinted at the end that there maybe a second book coming out for this series and I really hope that this is true. It's a great romance novel that I would recommend to many who enjoy paranormal, romance, and/or good stories.
Top reviews from other countries
Alexis Tarasova is special - she’s one of the few female tiger shifters and is also the only female Tracker, seeking, capturing and, if necessary, killing rogue tiger shifters. She’s a fearsome warrior, not to be underestimated and the only female who is usually exempted from the mating run. Or she was . . . this time a handful of males turn up, determined to meet with her. She’s equally determined not to run and not to accept any of them as her mate because there’s only one tiger she wants as her mate, Victor Romanov, and he’s not allowed to join the run.
Victor was seriously injured when he was just four years old. He was attacked by humans and one of the lasting effects is that he is now mute. The elders have never allowed him to take part in the mate run but when he hears that Alexis may be in danger because the elders have now rescinded her abstention so it is open season for the males wishing to mate with her. He’s loved her for years, but whilst she never mated it wasn’t an issue for him. Now he’ll go to help her but can they resist their attraction or will they break the law? The chemistry between them is hot and passionate but will they let it consume them or will the knowledge of possible consequences of letting their love develop prevent them from doing so?
This is a lovely novella, written by an author who clearly has great understanding of animals which she uses to develop a great story about tiger shifters, though the fact that normally tigers are usually solitary and don’t mate for life seems to have been forgotten! The characters are great, a feisty female and a strong, silent male fighting their laws and traditions to find their chance at love whilst being manipulated by one of the Elders who helps create those very laws. It is an enjoyable quick read - I’d love to read a longer, more developed version of this story as I believe that could easily be worthy of a 5* rating.
I did love Victor and I found his inability to speak quite interesting. It did make him stand out more from your typical male shifter hero. He was such an interesting character, which is why I'd have preferred a longer book to explore him a little more.
The book was well-written and kept me entertained. I'll probably buy some more of this author's work to see what she can do with a longer novel.