Friday, February 7, 2014

Once upon a Tiger Review

Once upon a Tiger
Author:  Kat Simons

Release Date: 
December 11th 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Tiger Shifters #1

She’ll never run.

Among the tiger shifters, Alexis Tarasova is regarded as fierce and dangerous, with a reputation that would make even the most daring tiger think twice about challenging her. Female tiger shifters may be rare and the mating run a critical part of their species’s survival, but Alexis is the only female Tracker and will not back down, even at the threat of tiger law. She will not be forced to mate. So when a handful of males band together to force her to participate in the run, Alexis chooses to stand her ground and fight instead.

He's forbidden to run.

Outcast from the tiger shifters after a vicious childhood attack left him mute, Victor Romanov has never taken part in the mate run. He’s never particularly cared, though, since the woman he loves refuses to take a mate. However, when he learns Alexis may be in danger, all bets are off. Nothing will keep him from her side.

Together, they’re unmovable.

The chemistry between them burns wickedly hot and forges them into an unbeatable pair. Alexis knows that being with Victor means she will have to break another one of her people’s laws—a move that might push the tigers too far. But, for Victor, she will risk everything, including her life, and do what she thought she’d never do—run.

Getting this book was mostly on a whim, as the cover of the book drew me in – I had no clue that by purchasing this book, I would find gold. The book was just so entertaining that I couldn't put it down and ended up finishing it in record time. From the tiger shifters, story line, and steamy romance, these were the elements that made the novel great.

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.
5 out of 5 Howling Wolves

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