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Ruthless assassin or irresistible bodyguard?
Tiger shifter Cruz Khala doesn't trust humans. He doesn't trust destiny either -- not even when it sends him the one woman capable of saving his tormented soul. But there's more than love at stake as merciless shifter forces gather on sunny Maui, intent on stealing a priceless jewel with mysterious powers. Before he knows it, Cruz becomes the last line of defense between pure evil and the sapphire -- and the only one capable of saving his destined mate's life.
Footloose and carefree? Not anymore. Jody Monroe, pro surfer, is a woman on a mission -- until an unknown gunman turns her world upside down. She escapes thanks to a stealthy, enigmatic stranger with haunting, yellow-green eyes who arouses all her fears -- and her desires. Cruz is a contradiction: gruff and grouchy, painfully private, yet tender and protective of those he loves. And sexy. Mouthwateringly sexy, all the damn time. Soon, Jody's life isn't the only thing on the line -- her heart is, too.
ALOHA SHIFTERS: JEWELS of the HEART is a thrilling new series set on the tropical shores of Maui. Each story is a page-turner packed with action, emotion, and romance! "Magnum, PI" with a shifter twist (a smoldering hot, alpha shapeshifter twist)!
Lure of the Tiger (Aloha Shifters) by Anna Lowe is Book Four in the Jewels of the Heart series. Although this book is part of a series and is enhanced by reading the series in order, Anna Lowe gives enough info from the previous stories so you don't feel lost if you want to read it as a stand alone. But don't worry, there aren't any real “Oh Man!” spoilers so you can go back and read the previous books (and you will want to after Lure of the Tiger!).
There is an underlying storyline that carries through all the books (Sila's Story), but it does not resolve in this book. This thread does not detract from Jody and Cruz's story, in fact I think the mystery enhances the whole storyline and sets you up for the next book.
I really enjoyed this story. There was action, mystery, drama, humor and sweet, sexy heat. (This is mature audience read!) Anna Lowe breathes life into her characters and locales. I swear I could smell the forests and hear the rain pounding the leaves and trees.
I loved the chemistry between Jody and Cruz, sweet and spicy hot! This is the perfect read to curl up with on one of those chilly winter nights. Be warned, once you start reading this book you won't want to put it down!
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