"A delightful Regency romantic suspense novel"
In 1823, after spending years overseas, Lord Michael Keynes
returns home from India. However, he does not return to
the family fold, but instead plans to kill his older
stepbrother, the notorious Jermyn, Duke of Tallant, not
because he wants to inherit, but because he detests his
abominable sibling. Jermyn looks forward to the
confrontation with an eye on a different outcome.
Michael, accompanied by his Indian friend Hari Singh, rents
a room at the estate of Beata Neri. Also residing there is
Mira Holocombe and her wheelchair-bound father, who has
almost no muscular movement. Jermyn drove them off their
estate. Even though he knows better, Michael falls in love
with Mira, but fears that if Jermyn finds out she will
become an endangered pawn in their life and death contest.
Mira reciprocates Michael's feelings, but seems to react
with horror whenever Michael touches her. There is someone
else who wants both brothers dead.
HEART OF THE TIGER is a delightful Regency romantic
suspense novel with some eastern paranormal elements to
freshen up the plot. The characters for the most part are
a wonderful group as their uniqueness makes each of the key
players and the plot come alive. Jermyn is too evil to
take seriously except as a viable threat and even that
proves minuscule. Still sub-genre fans will appreciate
Lynn Kerstan's tale and look forward to the next story
starring another Michael enemy, the Archangel.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 24, 2003
One of the most beautiful women in all of England, Mira
Holcombe has been presented with countless marriage
proposalsand has turned down every single one. Ever
since she was brutalized by the vicious Duke of Tallant,
she has no trust to lavish upon any man. All she wants is
to destroy the duke, but first she must resist the fiery
passion stirred by Michael Keynesthe brother of the
beast who has ruined her life...
What Mira doesn't know is that Michael, who has just
returned from India, is intent on the duke's demise. But
nothing prepares him for his encounter with the beautiful,
tormented Mira Holcombeor for the way she makes his
blood burn with desire. He will do anything to protect
her, but can he make her feel safe enough to surrender to
the heat that burns between themand reveal the dark
secrets with which she guards her wounded heart?