Series: The Tiger Saga #2
Publisher: Splinter on June 7, 2011
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Back in Oregon, Kelsey tries to pick up the pieces of her life and push aside her feelings for Ren. But danger lurks around the corner, forcing her to return to India where she embarks on a second quest--this time with Ren's dark, bad-boy brother Kishan, who has also fallen prey to the Tiger's Curse. Fraught with danger, spellbinding dreams, and choices of the heart, TIGER'S QUEST brings the trio one step closer to breaking the spell that binds them.
“There are many different types of kisses. There’s a passionate kiss of farewell—like the kind Rhett gave Scarlett when he went off to war. The kiss of I-can’t-really-be-with-you-but-I-want-to-be—like with Superman and Lois Lane. There’s the first kiss—one that is gentle and hesitant, warm and vulnerable. And then there’s the kiss of possession—which was how Ren kissed me now.
It went beyond passion, beyond desire. His kiss was full of longing, need, and love, like all those other kisses. But, it was also filled with promises and pledges, some of which seemed sweet and tender while others seemed dangerous and exciting. He was taking me over. Staking a claim.
He seized me as boldly as the tiger captured his prey. There was no escape. And I didn’t want to. I would have happily died in his clutches. I was his. And he made sure I knew it. My heart burst with a thousand beautiful blooms, all tiger lilies. And I knew with a certainty more powerful than anything I’d ever felt before that we belonged together.”
Favorite Character: Ren. He’s adorable. And in love.
“I clung to the leather seat and felt my heart fall as the private plane rose into the sky, streaking away from India.”
My Musings: Colleen Houck is a truly gifted writer. She has again written a thrilling installment to the Tiger Saga. Her writing flows well and is interesting and it pulls you in for the whole duration of the novel. The plot follows Kelsey, Kishan, and Ren on their second quest to turn the tigers into men. I enjoyed following the trio as they completed the quest. They faced various dangers on their quest, with interesting paranormal spins. The plot kept moving, and it never dulled.
The characters were well developed, and continued to develop and grow over the course of the novel. Each character had a distinct personality that interacted in certain ways with each other. The dialogue was interesting and unique. I loved the interaction between Ren and Kishan—it showed that things were not okay between the two, and I loved being able to see them begin to tolerate each other. I also loved Kelsey’s character. She continued to mature and grow into herself over the course of the novel. I also enjoyed the romance aspect of this novel. I think that Ren and Kelsey make the perfect couple. They complement each other very well and work together as a team perfectly. And Ren is such a sweetheart. Seriously. Adorable.
“‘I decided to find you, throw myself at your feet, and beg you to have mercy on me. Honestly, I’ll accept whatever you choose, Kelsey. Just don’t ask me to live apart from you again. Because…I can’t.”‘
Tiger’s Quest was another great installment to the Tiger Saga. I cannot wait to read the other installments of the series—I hope that they continue in the manner in which the first two flowed.