Review originally featured on Angel's Guilty Pleasures
Eternal Mates #13
August 5th 2017
ARC Review Copy
A snow leopard shifter in the prime of his life, the last thing on August’s mind is tying himself to one female. He welcomes a different one to his bed each night, or at least he had until five months ago when he became alpha. The duties and pressures of running his pride have his libido dead on arrival—until a trip to London to discuss business with the former alpha lands him in the path of a beautiful, bewitching tigress who awakens a passion in him that flares white hot and a need of her that consumes his every moment.
Promised at birth to a male she has never met, Maya has left her pride behind to go to the tiger alpha who is to be her mate, but she can’t leave without saying goodbye to her older brother, Talon. A stop in London at Underworld to see him one last time turns out far different, and far more dangerous, than how she had imagined it when she sets eyes on an alluring crimson-haired stranger who stirs new, unbidden feelings in her, desires that rouse her fiercest and most frightening instincts and demand she stake a claim on him—her fated mate.
Will Maya be strong enough to place her pride and her family’s safety before the desires of her own heart? And will August unravel his feelings for the black-haired beauty before it’s too late and he loses her forever?
Tamed by a Tiger was a pleasant addition to the Eternal Mates series.
We do meet both Maya and August in previous books, but even if you haven’t read any of the previous books you can still pick this one up and go.
August is taking a break from Alpha of his pride. He’s come to visit his cousin and get advice. He’s feeling bogged down with the responsibilities of running and leading a pride of Snow Leopards.
Maya is stopping off in London to say good-bye to her brother; before heading on her way to an arranged mating to another Tiger Alpha. She feels it’s her duty to protect the pride by going through with the mating.
I had a delightful time reading this one. It’s an action-packed adventure with strong characters who end up learning to fight for what they need to be happy in life. These two go through a number of emotions. Maya is very and I mean very determined to go through with the arranged mating and August, as leader, is expect to take a Snow Leopard as a mate. Their doesn’t seam to be a way out for either of them.
The thing that bothered me was Maya’s inner dialogue, the determination to go through with the mating, and sacrifice so much. It just got to be too much. Her bloodline is unique and it makes her different. She’s powerful, strong, and alpha, but she was giving up instead of standing up for herself and what she really wanted in life. Sacrifice is all and good, but when your brothers are warning you not to do this.. Well maybe you should listen. She did finally come to her senses, but not until after meeting her betrothed male, who btw is not a nice Alpha, does she make a plan to stand up and fight.
Tamed by a Tiger has a hint of danger and plenty of heat. I’m looking forward to the next installment.
Rated: 3 Stars
*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Felicity Heaton with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
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