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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Tiger's Claim, an honest review



As the Alpha’s only daughter Shayna Andrews has always been treated like a rare gem, protected like royalty, and she’s suffocating.  Her longing to be independent has driven her to sneak out one evening after dinner. After relishing in being able to run free without an escort, she finds herself face-to-face with the enemy, miles from home, and nearly loses her life until a lone wolf comes to her aid.

Travis Hunter’s main objective is to destroy the Onyx Pack—a group of drug using, murdering rogue shifters. His seek-and-destroy plans are put on hold when he rescues a female from a brutal attack. The beautifully exotic tiger shifter, Shayna, stirs a passion he thought died with his long-lost mate.

When Shay’s first heat cycle slams into her, Travis has no choice but to submit to her needs—and his own. But there is always a price to sleeping with the Pack princess. Not only will they have to face her Pack, Shay and Travis will have to deal with a mating that is beyond a single night and could have consequences more than either of them had thought. And when Travis finds out Shay wears the enemy’s brand, things will go from bad to worse. 

Warning: One alpha female who doesn’t take no for an answer, a wolf with more on the line than just his heart, and a combustible attraction that’s sure to cause more than one sweaty night.


A Tiger’s Claim by Lia Davis

I received a free review copy of A Tiger's Claim and found it an exceptionally easy read.  I devoured this novel in two days.  Had it not been for work, it would’ve been one day.  While away from the novel, I did find myself wondering what was going to happen next to Travis and Shayna (Shay).  That in itself should tell you this was a very decent read. Grammatically, the book flowed well. The plot was easy to follow (sometimes too easy), and the seeds the author sewed for the sequels, firmly planted.

Having said that, I must admit there were areas of the book that could’ve used a little more work.  Such as the main characters (Travis & Shayna) came across as one dimensional.  Also, when reading a shifter novel whose primary plot is mating, one tends to expect some blistering love scenes—details, semi-graphic love-making, etc.  I didn’t get that heat with this novel.  I instead was left wanting more.  Let’s just say if this were a lover, I would’ve rolled over and grabbed a toy to finish the job. Also, I’m not a cheerleader for super strong heroines who act as if they don’t need a man, but after about the third time that Shayna fainted/passed out/blacked out, I found myself wanting to reach into the pages and shove some steel into her spine.

Having said that, this was not a horrible read.  Quite the contrary. There was something very simplistic and innocent in the way Lia delivered Travis’s and Shayna’s tale.  So much so, that I can’t really define it.  However, it is the reason that if on a long road trip, flight, or just sitting on a beach relaxing, I would definitely pick up one of Lia’s books to keep my company.

Lia Davis may not be a seasoned writer, but she is definitely one to watch!!


Ankhs Given:  (Three out of Five)