Tangling with the Tiger (Lone Pine Pride #5) by Vivi Andrews

Tangling with the TigerIt might be love. If they don’t kill each other first.

Siberian tiger-shifter Dominec Giroux doesn’t play well with others. Horribly scarred by the Organization scientists who killed his family and tried to turn him into their pet assassin, his sanity has been hanging by a thread ever since his escape.

His one reason for living—revenge. But when he snaps during one of the shifters’ strikes against the Organization and goes on a killing spree, it doesn’t go over so well with his pride mates.

As the only female lieutenant in Lone Pine Pride history, Grace Calaveras has a lot to prove, and a lot on her plate. The last thing she needs to deal with is Dominec’s brand of crazy, but until she can get him under control, she’s his babysitter.

It would take a miracle for these two to find common ground, but when they’re sent on a mission that could impact the future of every shifter in the world, lioness and tiger form an uneasy alliance…and unleash an attraction that could be their salvation. If it doesn’t destroy them both.

Warning: This book contains a scarred, brooding tiger with an unconventional approach to romance, a feisty, flirty lioness who doesn’t know how to quit, love triangles, secret missions, and rooftop kisses hot enough to melt the Montana snow. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 Kim Talks TomesTAG

The shifters of the world have been held captive by The Organization for years and used a experiments. Some have escaped and others have died at the hands of the humans within The Organization. Dominec was one of the prisoners, taken against his will after watching the humans kill his wife and young son. He escaped and took refuge among the Lone Pine lion pride – a pride that accepts all kinds of refugees among them. After going on a killing spree during a mission to retrieve shifters from The Organization, Dominec is put on probation. The Pride’s Lieutenant, Grace, is the only one not put off by Dominec’s scarred face. He uses it as a shield against others getting too close. But, Grace sees something in him that no one else does. Grace makes Dominec feel “home” and like a man, so he stalks her and hangs around close to her without her knowing. When the Pride’s safety is compromised by the prisoners from the raid of The Organization escaping, the Alpha puts together a group to head out and talk to an old Wolf Pack. Grace heads the group and take along Dominec, Kelly (a shifter pursing her for mating), and a mated lion pair from another pride). Things get dicey and Dominec becomes very protective of Grace, showing off his true feelings for her. The Pride prepares to infiltrate The Organization before more shifters are taken and killed, while Grace and Dominec figure out whether to fight or escape their attraction to one another.

This was an interesting shifter story. On one hand, the pride has a new young Alpha who is trying to find his way in leading the pride. He has a woman Lieutenant who helps him run things and they take in other shifter species to help them escape from The Organization. There is romance, suspense, and mystery within the story…all things that should make it a great read. However, there was something about the book that caused my attention to drift while reading. It was a little slow paced, so that may be it. But, other than that, it was a good read. I felt for Dominec and his broken spirit from being held captive all of those years. Who would stay sane after all he had gone through? Grace had such a big heart when it came to those in her pride. It was understandable why these two turned to each other for comfort and had such a deep attraction to one another. While this was well written and there was a lot of detail within the book, the pace threw me off and my attention could not be held. For this reason, the book was just an ok read for me.


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