Jaguar shifter Stella Moore has one thing on her mind – to take down the anti-shifter organization that destroyed her family. Her plans are going perfectly until a sexy-as-sin stranger throws off her game and decides the only way they can both avoid getting caught is to claim her as his girlfriend. Wait! What? Now she has to fly to a tropical island and play along because the alternative is…deadly.
Most people know Cole Turner as an uber-wealthy playboy – not as a tiger shifter who’s part of a special ops team to protect his kind. Now his undercover mission has been compromised by a redheaded bombshell, and every animal instinct he has is screaming mate. To survive among so many enemies, they’ll have to keep up their romantic act, find their intel… and absolutely not fall in love along the way
Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – in other words,there’s going to be sex involved in this story – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.
Title: Tiger’s Claim
Series: Shifter Rogues #2
Author: Celia Kyle
Published: November 27, 2018
My Rating: 4 stars
Tiger’s Claim is the second story in the Shifter Rogues series. It “could” be read on its own, yet if you can I would strongly suggest starting at the beginning with Wolf’s Mate since there are threads that connect all the books with team mates and a specific villain organization. You’ll understand nuances better, get a better feel for the closeness between the members of this team and their eventual mates, as well as see the evil that is Unified Humanity in all of its nasty piece of crap-ness, in my opinion.
We met Cole, along with the rest of the team in Declan and Abby’s story, Wolf’s Mate. He’s just a bit jealous of what Abby and Declan have, although he’d walk through a rose garden, thorns and all, naked, before admitting that to anyone else or maybe even himself. While a part of him longs for a mate, his missions are dangerous and if he’s learned anything from watching Declan’s frantic actions when Abby was in danger… well, he’s not so sure he wants that distraction. Yeah. Sure. Right up until he meets his own mate, jaguar shifter, Stella Moore. And while it might take a while for that light bulb to go off, he knows Stella is more important to him than she should be.
Stella has waited what seems like a life time to take her revenge on the man, the organization that destroyed her family. Now she’s just about to pounce when tiger shifter, Cole Turner gets in her way and her life. Plans might have changed, but her purpose never waivers… she will sink her claws into an evil beyond comprehension and end its life. Just maybe she didn’t expect others to be doing the same, have better plans and backups or that finding her mate would throw a huge wrench into those plans of hers.
Tiger’s Claim is intense, full of banter, puzzles, sexy times and more possibilities for the team members. Stella and Cole are intriguing, often at cross purposes and fighting each other on many levels, especially acknowledging they are mates. We’ll get a glimpse of the next team member to fall for his mate, catch up with all the members of this team… and perhaps sense what is brewing for the next story and beyond. Time will tell. I enjoyed Tiger’s Claim, Stella and Cole are likable, I simply didn’t feel the connection with them that I did with Declan and Abby. I don’t know why, there is nothing blatant that shows me why, I simply didn’t. But that does not take away from an intense story that will keep you turning pages until the end. I’d definitely recommend this series to any Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance reader. Now the wait for the next story.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
This review first appeared on my Keeper Bookshelf blog.*
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