Wow I'm not sure where my review went after I had first read this one so I'll give another quick one as its a book (and whole series) that I have read and re-read!! For me this was truly a magical story and remains my favourite, I always inhale any snippets of Tiger and Carly in any of the other books in the series. They are so beautiful together but I especially loved Tiger. For having such a horrific beginning, he had such a vulnerability and almost child-like innocence to him in how he views the world that you just want to heap so much love on him and Carly does that, unconditionally. From the first moment he meets Carly he knows she is his mate and even when he leaves her knowing what he does, he always finds his way back and protects her. I could honestly go into more in-depth details and rave all day, but I'll keep it short and let you discover the joy that is Tiger magic yourself. You see some of the previously mentioned characters and how things are developing for them also which I love. Overall an amazing addition to the series which has remained a favourite for me.
TIGER MAGIC is the fifth storyline in Jennifer Ashley’s Shifters Unbound series focusing on the animal shifters and the people they love in the Shiftertown of Austin. The premise of Shiftertown is similar to the Japanese Internment Camps of the 40s and the Native American Indian reservations of North America-animal shifters are relegated to second class citizens; tagged and collared and must remain within the confines of a pre-arranged area. Tiger Magic follows an unknown shifter known as Tiger as he traverses a new world-one in which he was never raised and a world that wants to use and destroy the beast within the man.
Tiger is an anomaly to the world of shifters-his heritage is unknown to all but the scientists and the government who have tortured, persecuted and experimented all in the name of security, warfare and a better army. Tiger is a hunted animal, a wounded soul who wants to be left alone to live his life. But the day he stopped to help a human female with car trouble, is the day that will change his life-for better or for worse. Tiger will discover the woman is his mate but his identity and the truth about his DNA will place everyone he cares about in danger-including the woman who calls to his soul. Tiger is more beast than man and believes a little bit of magic can be found in every shifter-including himself.
Jennifer takes the reader on a journey of discovery. We watch as some of those wanting to take Tiger down will be forced to see that not every shifter is an animal, but a human with a beating heart; a mind; with the ability to love and hurt, feel sorrow and pain, and experience the loss of a loved one. But not everyone is willing to accept the human side of the beast. There are those still willing to cull the pack, round up the rogues, and control the shifters with every available method.
Tiger and Carly’s attraction is immediate. Reeling from betrayal, Carly will discover that Tiger is unlike any man she has ever encountered especially when he can shift into a larger than life tiger that is willing to defend and protect her at all costs-and it will cost Tiger plenty. Tiger has been created for one purpose and that purpose will show itself time and again. But those who know Tiger are still fearful of the beast, and it will take a small human female to show the shifters of Austin that the beast has been tamed by the ‘mate of his heart’.
TIGER MAGIC is a fascinating look at shifters and their lives. Jennifer keeps the series cohesive and up to date by including many of the previous storyline characters allowing for a smooth jump from one book to the next. The reader never has to wonder what happened to..? The colorful and imaginary characters of Shiftertown are as real and human as any man or woman; they love and hate; cry and laugh; feel pain and pleasure; and most of all will pull you into the story with their heartbreaking tales of discrimination because they are different – different makes things interesting and Jennifer weaves an interesting and wonderful series for everyone to enjoy.
Just love the fact Tiger gets his story and really pleased he gets Carly for his mate. Interesting story about how special Tiger is, with some humour and I loved how Carly accepted Tiger as he is. Hated what that ragbag Sheldon did putting Carly and the kids in danger like that and Crosby’s fate was brilliant.