Most girls would throw a fit if their parents tried to set up an arranged marriage for them. It's so outrageously old-fashioned - even for a Tiguri family, members of a fierce race of shape-shifting weretigers. But Saskia isn't getting her claws out just yet. She'll go through with this marriage to help unite two powerful families - and because her husband-to-be, Nicolas Preda, is the sexiest, hunkiest, and only man she's ever wanted.... Of course, marrying an alpha male like Nic comes with its share of danger.
As leader of his Streak and head of a global corporation, Nic and his new fiancée must take their places in the jungles of Manhattan - and the local Others seem to have a strict "no pets" policy. In fact, the Council seems to think the Tiguri are at the root of all their problems, including an attempt on the life of its leader. If Nic hopes to protect his name and his mate, it's hunt or be hunted - and he can't do it alone. But if anyone can bring out the beast in him, it's the sexy, savage tigress he's sworn to love....
©2012 Christine Warren (P)2013 Tantor
"[Fans] will be immersed in a world of fantasy and the supernatural filled with otherworldly beings in constant conflict. Add to that a passionate romance mingled with an aura of mystery, and [fans] are left with one amazingly good story." (Romantic Times)
I spin my own wool and knit. Listening to audiobooks while I craft is one of my favorite things. I'm hooked.
First, a comment for readers of this series. I have checked with Christine Warren's website, and the correct reading order of the "Others" series is not exactly like they have it on Audible. Christine had her books published out of order, sometimes with different publishers, and it wound up being a bit of a hassle to get the chronology sorted out. According to the author, the correct order is as follows:
1) One Bite With a Stranger
2) Big Bad Wolf
3) Prince Charming Doesn't Live Here
4) Black Magic Woman
5) Not Your Ordinary Fairy Tale
6) On the Prowl
7) Drive Me Wild
8) Hungry Like a Wolf (rewrite of Fur Play, not on audible, expected release June 25, 2013)
9) Wolf at the Door
10) She's No Faerie Princess
11) The Demon You Know
12) Howl at the Moon
13) Walk on the Wild Side
14) You're So Vein
15) Born to Be Wild
For non readers of the series, my only suggestion is that you read it! It's great!
Now to get to this book, On the Prowl. I think it resonated so much with me because the heroine, Saskia, a tiger shifter, was a bit of a different sort to the "classic" paranormal heroine. She was raised very "old school", to be the keeper of home and hearth for a powerful husband, and was reasonably content in that roll. She consents to an arranged marriage with Nicolas, another tiger shifter from the old and powerful Praeda family whom she had met only once as a girl. This story begins with their marriage.
Of course, Saskia has a few second thoughts on exactly what her role is once faced with the reality of her marriage and the insensitive, if not downright callous treatment from her new groom. With the help of a few of our old friends, heroines from previous books, Saskia decides that a balance must be found that both she and Nicolas can both live with.
While trying to find some harmony and perhaps even love in their marriage, the newlyweds are also struggling to figure out who is plotting to frame Nicolas for an attempted murder.
Saskia proves that women don't have to be tough to be strong, and I really enjoyed her as a character. Nicolas, of course, was all strong and male and alpha. Watching how she maneuvers him towards their HEA was quite entertaining.
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I love all the books Christine /Warren has written.
many, this one is spot on or perhaps stripe of the correct color.
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