"A forbidden attraction"
Jack Hunter had been captured and experimented on during
World War II, transforming him into a super solider.
Therefore, he joined the Sentinels, an international group
that polices paranormal activity. He is sent on assignment
to a small village in France to investigate the
reappearance of a dead, mythological creature, Le Bete.
But, Jack isn't happy because he's been teamed with
Antoine, or Le Tigre, and Antoine is overtly homosexual.
Since Jack has been attempting to deny his homosexuality,
being around Antoine makes him defensive because both
Antoine and Jack are attracted to each other. They must
find and eliminate Le Bete, but will Jack survive Antoine's
The Tiger Within is a compelling story of cat and
mouse between Antoine and Jack. I thoroughly enjoyed their
interactions, although I found Jack's character to be a bit
abrasive. On the other hand, Antoine is amusing and
entirely likeable, balancing out Jack's moodiness. They
are the perfect couple.
The hunt for Le Bete and its master, Endolon, is
interesting. Both Antoine and Jack have past experiences
with either Le Bete or Endolon, adding further intrigue
into this short story. There are a few historical
inaccuracies in respect to technology of the 1940s, but
these are minor and do not take away interest from the
story as a whole, just left me scratching my head in
confusion. Lastly, the ending is open and I look forward
to the possibility that The Tiger Within is the
beginning of a new series.
Reviewed by Katie Seely
Posted October 15, 2009
When shapeshifter Le Tigre steals a kiss from Jack in a dark alley, he knows he's found his khalid, his lifemate. But the enhanced soldier hates his blatant homosexuality. Can the tiger snare his prey or will the soldier elude him for eternity?
Sentinel agent, Jack Hunter, is blessed…or cursed…with superhuman abilities. He's horrified by the unholy creatures he's been hired to kill: renegade vampires, werewolves, and other unworldly beings spawned from hell. But none of these creatures terrify him as much as Sentinel's top agent and shape-shifter, Le Tigre aka Antoine Fortescue…for Antoine knows his most shameful secret.
From an ancient lineage of shape-shifters, Antoine Fortescue is the last of his kind. He is careful when it comes to love, preferring short-term affairs that don't involve the heart. Until the day he meets the enhanced soldier, Jack Hunter. The man fascinates Antoine with his All-American good looks and arrogance, and it doesn't take long for Antoine to realize Jack is his khalid—his life mate.
A stolen kiss in an alley gives Antoine hope that eventually he'll win Jack's closed-up heart. But Jack Hunter despises Antoine for his openly gay manner and outrageous flirting. When they must work together on a case that's close to Antoine's heart, he's hunting not just a killer but his khalid. He will have his prey, his Jack, and unleash the tiger within.
Genre: LGBT Historical Shape-shifter Paranormal
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Male/male sexual practices.