Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tiger's Voyage by Colleen Houck

Source: Purchased

My Summary:

Kelsey is living a nightmare.  Her beautiful Ren is back and safe but he can't remember anything that has to do with her.  In fact he feels pain just being around her and even more when he touches her.  Will he even want to be friends with her let alone love her?  Kishan is very willing to be friends but wants to make sure things are over with Ren.  In steps Wes to teach her how to dive.  He is certainly interested.  And then there is Durgan's necklace to find.  It becomes very complicated as she spends time in close quarters aboard the luxury boat with the brothers.  As the search for the necklace moves forward, Kelsey's heart is torn apart as she tries to understand what her heart is telling her.  Will there be anything left of her heart or the brothers when the voyage is over?

My Thoughts:

3 stars - a good read

So I'm team Ren and this book was hard for me.  I love the world that Colleen builds for this series.  I love the tigers and the Indian lure.  It's all very unique.  Tiger's Curse has been my favorite of at the series.  Tiger's Quest broke my heart.  This book was hard to read at least until I got to Lady Silkworm's chapter.  In that chapter I found hope. It allowed me to settle down about the love story and enjoy the quest!  And what a quest it was too.  Five dragons plus the seventh pagoda.  Lots of adventure and drama.  I enjoyed this aspect of the story very much.

****Spoilers below****

Did you hear the "BUT" in my words.  The part of the story that made me crazy was still the love triangle.  Frankly by the end of the book, I wanted to smack Kelsey.  She claims to love both tigers but it's obvious to everyone including her that she loves Ren passionately while what she feels for Kishan is more platonic.  Yet she holds Ren's memory loss against him even though he did it to protect her.  She fears that something else will come between them and she can't risk the pain.  I kept yelling at her that to have that kind of love for even a brief time would be worth the risk of losing it.  She worried that if she chooses Ren and loses him that Kishan will no longer be there for her to fall back on.  Are you kidding me?  Talk about selfish and manipulative.  I rarely get to the point that I don't like a heroine that I have previously cared for but it happened with this book.  I gave the book 3 stars because the rest of the storyline is brilliant but I'm not sure I can take another 500 pages of Kelsey's waffling between the two tigers.  Maybe someone will take pity on me and just tell me who she ends up with and if they managed to break the curse.  Probably not, I'm sure I will read it for Ren's sake.

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