Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tiger by the Tail: A Midnight Liaisons Novella by Jessica Sims

Were-tiger Adrian Merino is determined to see the newest shifter on the block, Mandy, become his mate. But it’s got to be her idea first… Can he convince her that what he wants is what she wants, too? Or is Mandy too stubborn to see what's before her whiskered nose?
This 15,000 word Midnight Liaisons novella was originally published in ON THE GROWL.

I’m completely and utterly addicted to the Midnight Liaison Series by Jessica Sims.
Mandy’s story—or at least how she was turned and then exiled— first appeared in Must Love Fangs (book 3 of the Midnight Liaisons Series) and since then I’ve been wondering what happened to her. Now I finally have my answer.
Mandy’s returned from exile and broken up with her ex (who was the one who turned her) but she feels as though her life is being control by the tiger clan. All she wants is a normal life, so she’s refusing to shift which Vic, the alpha, knows is only going to cause more trouble. So, to get her under control, he agrees to allow his brother, Adrian, to act as her guide into the were-tiger world.
Adrian has been attracted to Mandy since his younger brother, Johnny, turned her. Now that she’s no longer with his brother, Adrian can now make his move. He decides to enter into a deal with Mandy: Spend three days with him. If he can’t convince her to shift in three days, then she’s free to go. If she does shift, then she agrees to become his mate.
He knows it’s a bet he can’t lose, but now that he’s fallen for Mandy, he’s not sure if he can hold her to a life she doesn’t want.
I loved this novella.
Mandy was a determined little newbie were-tiger. She wanted to hold on to her human side for as long as she could and she put up quite the fight.
I thought that Adrian was going to come on as strong as Vic but he has this quiet strength that made him so bloody sexy. He was determined to make Mandy bend to his will but once he realized she felt as though the walls were closing in around her, he decided to offer his support instead.
Although she was trying to fight it, they had amazing chemistry. And the romance was steamy.
Overall, Tiger by the Tail was a fast-paced read. While the ending felt a little abrupt, I thought the book was brilliant.
Series Alert: Tiger by the Tail does standalone, but if you want a bit more understanding of what came before with Mandy, I recommend that you read book 3, Must Love Fangs.

Book Details
Title: Tiger by the Tail
A Midnight Liaisons Novella
Author: Jessica Sims
Publisher: Jill Myles
Release Date: 1/2015
Format: E-book
Source: Purchased
Rating: 4 Cups

Midnight Liaison Series 

3.      VIXEN (novella)
6.      SINGLE WOLF FEMALE (novella)
8.      BEAR NAKED (novella)
9.      CLAWS & EFFECT (novella)

 11. Tiger by the Tail (novella)


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