Friday, January 15, 2010
Title: Tiger Juice
Author: Melisse Aires
Publisher: Aspen Mountain Press
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ISBN: 978-1-60168-208-6
Genre: Adult Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifter, EBook
Pages: 63
Reviewed By: Amy J Ramsey/Ramsey’s Reviews/
Rating: 4 Stars
Letha is from a small town Covenant Farm with strict beliefs, sheltered and secluded from the Outside world where non-humans were believed to exist. She has a unique gift called “The Sight”, but referred to as “The Demon Sight” by her Covenant members. After her dear husband, Ben, passed away, Letha’s Uncle and Pastor, the Head of the Covenant, insisted she marry another widower, a man she didn’t know or love. Rebelling against their demands and being shunned by the Covenant, Letha decided to leave town to seek a new life elsewhere.
Traveling far from home, Letha came upon the Del Fantasma Restaurant. Needing more money, she obtained a job as a waitress, but as soon as she entered into Cody’s office, Letha was aware Del Fantasma harbored many different paranormal beings. What she didn’t expect to find was Jagger, a gorgeous hunk of a man, who also happens to be a white tiger shape shifter. Letha and Jagger both shared a sense of intense attraction towards each other. When Cody offers her his special “Matchmaking” drink, she would never have guessed it would lead to discovering what her true nature was. But will she be able to accept her mysterious heritage? Or will she submissively run back to the Covenant?
Melisse Aires has created a diverse and entertaining story that will capture the readers attention the further they become involved in the tale. The story line starts out slow, but gains in momentum and will surprise the reader with an unexpected twist. I am intrigued with the world Melisse Aires has invented and would love to see more character development of Letha’s and Jagger’s relationship in a future series. I believe “Tiger Juice” would be a great starter story to build on. This is a wonderful short story and I look forward to reading more of Melisse Aires works. I recommend “Tiger Juice” to any reader who wants to curl up by the fire for a quick sensual read.