Flora Reviews… Turned by a Tiger (Eternal Mates #12) by Felicity Heaton
Read: 24th – 24th June 2017
My Goodreads Rating: 5 Stars
Publication date: 1st July 2017
…So what’s this book about?
Turned by a Tiger is the twelfth paranormal romance novel in Ms Heaton’s Eternal Mates series. There will be 15 books in the series by the end of 2017. This story is about a cat shapeshifters.
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 Turned 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.
On the verge of bleeding out and hunted by his merciless torturers, Talon has no choice but to seek sanctuary at Underworld, a nightclub run by a jaguar shifter liable to kill him on sight for being a tiger shifter male. What he finds in the old warehouse isn’t the grim shadow of Death though but an angel of mercy, one who offers him salvation and revenge—one who happens to be his fated mate.
Tending bar at Underworld is never dull when you’re a mortal surrounded by immortals, but when a gorgeous tiger shifter covered in blood stumbles into the club, and set’s fire to her boss’s temper, Sherry’s entire world is in danger of being turned on its head. Something about the mysterious warrior has her stepping in to save him, something that ignites her heart and stirs her soul, and no matter how fiercely she fights it, she can’t hold herself back.
When Talon reveals the name of his captors, and his plan to head back in to save his friends, will Sherry be brave enough to embrace the feelings he stirs in her and step deeper into the world of immortals? And will Talon be strong enough to resist the lure of Sherry to protect his family’s secret or will he risk everything to claim his eternal mate?
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 am already a fan of Ms Heaton’s writing style. The worlds she creates, the plots she weaves and the characters she introduces us to. This latest instalment in her Eternal Mates series didn’t disappoint!
There are a lot of cameo and supporting characters from previous books in Turned by a Tiger which is something that I loved. However, I won’t spoil the surprise here… Sherry is our main female character in this book; she’s a bartender that we’ve met before in previous Eternal Mates books and I had already admired her sense of humour and strength of character. I like her even more now that I’ve got to know her and I enjoyed the journey that this tale gave her. Talon, her love interest, is quite the alpha too; strong, loyal and fierce but with such a big warm heart, mine just melted. I’m looking forward to seeing Sherry & Talon in future books.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I love the way Ms Heaton makes the most explicit sex scenes very romantic. For me, a story is only really erotic if I’m emotionally connected to the characters involved, Ms Heaton gives her characters such depth that they become very real, but it’s not just her main characters, I find all of her characters complex, multifaceted and completely believable due to their very real human virtues and foibles even though they’re mythical, paranormal beings.
I found myself giggling, gasping in shock and shedding a tear or two while reading Turned by a Tiger. Oh and I definitely got caught up with the passion (who wouldn’t *blush*). However, as I said before, the tender insights into both Talon and Sherry’s doubts, their feelings of uncertainty and the growth of their trust in each other’s love was heart-warming 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 smile, cry and feel all warm and fuzzy inside. With well written erotic thrills, heart pumping fight scenes and tons of romantic gestures.
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 Turned by a Tiger to adults who enjoy reading stories about the lengths we go for our families. Both by blood and choice. Inspirational inner strength and of course, soul saving love. *sappysigh*
So, has my review of TURNED BY A TIGER (ETERNAL MATES #12) sparked your interest? Click on any of the links below to check it out yourself. Keep reading to find out more about the series and Felicity herself.
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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