Trancing The Tiger review
Delve into a world steeped in tradition and superstition…
After her parents become infected with the Red Death, Lucy Yeoh flees to Malaysia seeking answers. Everything in this closed-off section of the world is paradise—from the lush tropical climate to her sexy new neighbor, Sheng…who just might be delusional. He claims the Plague God unleashed the Red Death and only a circle of Chinese Zodiac spirit animals can cleanse the Earth. Even more, he insists she’s one of them: the Rabbit. Long furry ears and fluffy bunny tail included.
As the Chosen of the Tiger, the burden of restoring balance to the world has fallen onto Li Sheng’s shoulders. When he discovers that the ally he’s long awaited, the Dragon, is actually just the Rabbit, Sheng is quick to dismiss Lucy. If only she’d stay dismissed. Lucy’s Rabbit refuses to cooperate, undermining the authority of his Tiger at every turn…and seducing him to the limits of his darkest desires. He’s not supposed to want her. Not when he needs the spirit circle complete and she’s their weakest link.
Sheng’s enemies draw closer, and not everyone wants Lucy alive. Together, they’ll have to navigate a treacherous world where a line between duty and their hearts has been drawn between them. They must either sacrifice one, or find a way to surrender to both.
I thought this book was great. This is the first paranormal romance I’ve picked up in probably a year. The first couple chapters of background were a little slow for me, but then it picked up and didn’t slow down. Once Sheng & Lucy start getting to know one another the obstacles they face are adventurous and exciting. Rachael Slate has a way of making you feel like you’re part of their world.
Because this story isn’t like any other I’ve read, truly unique, I had a bit of difficulty figuring out the Spirits and how things worked, but I don’t want to spoil anything. Sheng & Lucy are meant for each other, True Soulmates, and getting to watch that unfold over the chapters was so rewarding.
I would recommend this book to those who love paranormal romance, truly unique books, and those who are looking for something different than their normal reading. This is 4 out of 5 kisses in my book!
Trancing The Tiger