Flora Reviews… Treasured by a Tiger (Eternal Mates #14) by Felicity Heaton
Read: 10th – 16th September 2017
My Goodreads Rating: 5 Stars
Publication date: 9th September 2017
…So what’s this book about?
Treasured by a Tiger is the fourteenth paranormal romance novel in Ms Heaton’s Eternal Mates series. There will be 15 books in the series by the end of this year. This story is about various powerful shapeshifters both feline and dragon but includes other supernatural species too.
The Eternal Mates world is the same as Ms Heaton’s London Vampires series. Many of the characters found at the Vampire theatre make an appearance in this book. Ms Heaton weaves any relevant information into this story. However, I’d like to point out that as with most books within a well established series, you may miss things. For example, the nuances of experiencing past relationships and adventures when reading Treasured by a Tiger as a standalone story.
I focus my reviews on how the story was told rather than the plot itself. I’m looking at the author’s writing style, how they paced their plots and how well they constructed their characters and setting. Therefore, my reviews don’t contain spoilers or reveal plot twists.
Here’s what the official blurb has to say about the story.
Despised by his tiger shifter pride as an abomination, Grey has ventured far from home, deep into the bowels of Hell in search of answers about the machinations of Archangel, the mortal hunter organisation who held his twin captive. With no knowledge of the realm, and little skill with the local languages, he quickly finds himself at a dead end—until he crosses paths with a beautiful hellcat female who rouses his darkest most dangerous instincts.
Lyra has been a fool, falling for the charms of a male whose only desire was to make a fast buck by selling her. Shackled and collared, her strength muted by magic, she awaits her time on the stage at a black-market auction, but before it can come, all hell breaks loose and she seizes a chance to escape—and runs straight into a majestic warrior who steals her breath away and tempts her like no other as he battles alone to free everyone.
When Lyra offers her services as a translator to repay Grey for saving her, will he be strong enough to resist the needs she awakens in him and spare himself the pain of her inevitable rejection when she discovers the truth about him? And when the powerful male in charge of the slave ring starts a bloody hunt for Lyra, can she escape another collar and find the courage to trust the tiger who is capturing her heart?
I was given an unedited digital version of this book (eARC) for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence or affect this review. This is my candid opinion about the writing style and story.
…So, what did I like about it?
I’m already a fan of Ms Heaton’s writing style. Her books are very easy to read. I find the worlds she creates interesting. The journeys and adventures she takes us on are well thought out. Plus the characters she introduces us to are all complex beings that quickly become real in our imaginations and hearts!
Treasured by a Tiger lived up to my expectations and didn’t disappoint!
In this story, the traditions, hierarchy and expectations of both the tiger and hellcat shifter communities played a big role. As well as how past experiences can change our perspective, not only of the world but of ourselves too. I enjoyed the way Ms Heaton dealt with this. Grey and Lyra both have very valid reasons to keep their hearts closed, to separate themselves from the joy of loving another and being loved. I enjoyed their internal conflict with their growing feelings for each other and couldn’t stop reading.
Now, it can’t be a review about Ms Heaton’s work without mentioning sex.
I have to be emotionally connected to the characters involved for a story to feel erotic. Ms Heaton gives protagonists such depth that they do become real in my mind. She also has a talent for managing to make the most explicit sex scenes feel very romantic. However, this attention to detail is not just given to her protagonists. I find all of her characters complex, multifaceted and completely believable. She’s written them with real human virtues and foibles even though they’re mythical, paranormal beings. Can’t wait until a certain black dragon gets his own book.
Throughout this novel, I found myself giggling, gasping in shock, enraged at the injustice and shedding a tear or two. Oh, and I definitely got caught up with the passion (who wouldn’t *blush*) but as I said before, the inner dialogue of both Grey and Lyra where they voice their conflicting feelings and admit the growth of their trust and love for each other is beautiful to read.
…So, ummm, was there anything I disliked about it?
…So, basically what I’m saying is…
I really loved this paranormal romance tale. It was a great read that made me feel so many things. There were scenes that made me smile, cry and all warm-hearted. Not forgetting the well written erotic sizzles, edge-of-your-seat fight scenes and heaps of romantic gestures. Purrr-fect!
There are scenes of explicit sexual content and graphic violence in this book. Therefore, I’d only recommend it to adults who aren’t offended by scenes of this sort.
I’d recommend Treasured by a Tiger to adult readers who enjoy romance and relationship stories. Tales about the lengths we go for our families, the true worth of inner strength and soul saving love. *soppysigh*
So, has my review of TREASURED BY A TIGER (ETERNAL MATES #14) sparked your interest in this shape shifting romance? Click on any of the links below to check it out yourself. Keep reading to find out more about the series and its author.
Step out of Vampirerotique (London Vampires series) and into the wider world of powerful dark elves, immortal demon kings, sexy shape-shifters, lethal fae, wicked vampires, dark sorceresses, light witches and the demon-hunting organisation, Archangel… where portals link realms both terrifying and fantastical, and men are willing to risk all to claim the hearts of their eternal mates.
If you haven’t read any of the Eternal Mates books yet, it’s never too late to start your adventures. Most can be read as standalone titles. Read my thoughts on each one or buy them for yourself using the links below.
- Kissed by a Dark Prince (Eternal Mates #1) (2013)
- Claimed by a Demon King (Eternal Mates #2) (2014)
- Tempted by a Rogue Prince (Eternal Mates #3) (2014)
- Hunted by a Jaguar (Eternal Mates #4) (2015)
- Craved by an Alpha (Eternal Mates #5) (2015)
- Bitten by a Hellcat (Eternal Mates #6) (2015)
- Taken by a Dragon (Eternal Mates #7) (2015)
- Marked by an Assassin (Eternal Mates #8) (2015)
- Possessed by a Dark Warrior (Eternal Mates #9) (2016)
- Awakened by a Demoness (Eternal Mates #10) (2016)
- Haunted by the King of Death (Eternal Mates #11) (2016)
- Turned by a Tiger (Eternal Mates #12) (2017)
- Tamed by a Tiger (Eternal Mates #13) (2017)
- Treasured by a Tiger (Eternal Mates #14) (2017)
- Unchained by a Forbidden Love (Eternal Mates #15) (2017)
- Avenged by an Angel (Eternal Mates #16) (2019)
- Seduced by a Demon King (Eternal Mates #17) (2019)
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About The Author
Felicity Heaton is a New York Times and USA Today international best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books. In her books, she creates detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons!
If you’re a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will enjoy her books too.
Which of her series are for you?
If you love your angels a little dark and wicked, the best-selling Her Angel series is for you. Or if you like strong, powerful, and dark vampires then try the Vampires Realm series or any of her stand-alone vampire romance books. If you’re looking for vampire romances that are sinful, passionate and erotic then try the best-selling London Vampires series. Seven sexy and sinful Greek god brothers can be your new addiction in the Guardians of Hades series. Or how about four hot alpha shifter brothers in her Cougar Creek Mates series? Or if you prefer huge detailed worlds filled with hot-blooded alpha males in every species, from elves to demons to dragons to shifters and angels, then take a look at her Eternal Mates series.
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Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts about Treasured by a Tiger. I really appreciate it. As you may have worked out, Felicity Heaton is one of my favourite authors. Click HERE to see who else is on my list.