Friday, 14 July 2017
Review: Turned by a Tiger - Felicity Heaton
Tending bar at Underworld is never dull when you’re a mortal surrounded by immortals, but when a gorgeous tiger shifter covered in blood stumbles into the club, and set’s fire to her boss’s temper, Sherry’s entire world is in danger of being turned on its head. Something about the mysterious warrior has her stepping in to save him, something that ignites her heart and stirs her soul, and no matter how fiercely she fights it, she can’t hold herself back.
When Talon reveals the name of his captors, and his plan to head back in to save his friends, will Sherry be brave enough to embrace the feelings he stirs in her and step deeper into the world of immortals? And will Talon be strong enough to resist the lure of Sherry to protect his family’s secret or will he risk everything to claim his eternal mate?
Eternal Mates Series:
(This series is set in the same world as the Vampire Erotic Theatre series but can be read completely separately)
Kissed by a Dark Prince
Claimed by a Demon King
Tempted by a Rogue Prince
Hunted by a Jaguar
Craved by an Alpha
Bitten by a Hellcat
Taken by a Dragon
Marked by an Assassin
Possessed by a Dark Warrior
Awakened by a Demoness
Haunted by the King of Death
Tuned by a Tiger
Tamed by a Tiger (August 2017)
Treasured by a Tiger (September 2017)
Vampire Erotic Theatre Series:
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I always know I'm in for a fun story when I pick up one of Felicity Heaton's books so I went into Turned by a Tiger with high expectations and she didn't let me down. Talon was captured by Archangel and has been being held prisoner for months while they performed experiments on him, he managed to escape but was badly wounded and now he's in desperate need of somewhere to recuperate before he goes back and tries to save his fellow prisoners. Stumbling into Underworld looking for safety he's shocked to discover his fated mate waiting there for him, even more so when he realises she is a normal human woman not a fellow shifter.
Sherry loves her job at Underworld and has learned to hold her own amongst its immortal clientele but there is something about Talon that calls out to her in a visceral way. When Kyter refuses to offer him sanctuary Sherry offers to let him stay with her until he has recovered but once she has him in her home she quickly realises that she doesn't want to let him leave. When Sherry and her friends realise what Archangel have been up to they agree to help Talon with his rescue mission but will Sherry be left with a broken heart at the end of it all or can she find happiness as human with an immortal shifter who will outlive her by centuries.
I have to admit I was a little put off by the massive case of insta-love between Talon and Sherry, I've got nothing against instant attraction but things go way beyond that between them within 24 hours and that's not my favourite trope. I was able to forgive that because I did really like both characters though, the banter between them was amusing and they had great chemistry but I also liked the way they worked together to help rescue his friends. Sherry had a role of her own to play in the rescue mission and Talon wouldn't have been able to do it without the help of her and several of the other characters we've come to love throughout this series. The rushed beginning of their relationship allowed us to dive right back into the action and we did get some slow and sweet scenes with them as a couple at the end that satisfied my need for a little romance.
It was great to catch up with some of the previous characters and I definitely enjoyed meeting Talon's family so I'm really pleased that his sister's story is up next (I'm really hoping his brother's will follow soon afterwards!). I'm definitely interested to see what Archangel is up to, it looks like things have taken a sinister turn within the organisation so there is definitely more to be revealed there. Each story in this series works as a standalone featuring a different couple but now that the plot is getting more interconnected I'd recommend reading the series in order to make the most out of it. It's a series that's going from strength to strength though and I'm looking forward to continuing it!
Source: Received from the author in exchange for an honest review
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