[Note: The following review refers to the digital edition of this work.]
When we last left Shelly Laurenston's world of shape shifters, Angelina Santiago had just disappeared while on her way to visiting her friends Sara and Miki in California. Her purse, some blood, and a few torn-up hyena shifters had been found outside her shop in Texas, and her friends thought she was dead. Turns out she wasn't dead, just kidnapped by a pair of Siberian tiger shifters from North Carolina. Thinking they were saving her from the hyenas (not knowing Angie, they didn't realize she could hold her own in a fight), they brought her to their brother Nik's estate, where she woke up with a splitting headache, mad as hell.
Nik Vorislav, one hunka-hunka Siberian tiger male, certainly didn't want her staying with him! After all, tigers were loners, like most cats, which is why they never associated with the wolf shape shifters, who lived in packs. Love `em and leave `em, Nik always said. Of course, this was difficult with human females, they were so clingy. But ... Angie was very decorative. Maybe she'd understand that they could have some fun, then go their separate ways? Maybe not...
I think the thing that I like so much about Ms. Laurenston's work is that it is totally irreverent, and off the wall. As in Pack Challenge and Go Fetch!, the first two books in this shape shifter trilogy, the action is extremely physical. The hero and heroine brawl it out like Burton and Taylor in The Taming of the Shrew. In any other universe, Sara, Miki, and Angie would be arrested for assault and battery, but in Ms. Laurenston's shape shifter universe, they're just assertive females holding their own against the wicked hyenas. Although this story could stand alone, you will understand the action much better if you read the two other books first since it is one continuous story.
I loved the juxtaposition of Angie's methods of self-defense, and her impeccable sense of style. And I loved the "hillbilly" family of Siberian tigers, and especially Nik. God, what a sexy, cuddly, mouth-watering man! A wide thread of humor runs through the plot, adding a fillip of laughter to the hot, hot, hot relationship of the hero and heroine. The many sex scenes are graphic, sexy, explicit, sexy, and inspiring - did I mention sexy? Even if you only like the book half as much as I did, you will love it! -- Jean, Fallen Angel Reviews (courtesy of Fallen Angel Reviews)