Reviewed by Ami
Title: White Tiger
Author: Jennifer Ashley
Series: Shifters Unbound #8
Genre: MF Paranormal
Length: 336 Pages
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: A woman is lured into the shadows of a dangerous manhunt…
Wanted and on the run…
For twenty years, Kendrick, a white tiger Shifter, has been the Guardian of un-Collared Shifters who spend their lives living in secret—and in fear of being shunted into Shiftertowns. When Kendrick’s group is discovered and forced to flee, Kendrick is more desperate than ever to protect them
His only salvation was in a beautiful stranger.
In a diner in the middle of nowhere, lonely waitress Addison Price has seen a lot of unusual drifters come and go, but none has ever captivated—and intimidated—her like the imposing fugitive who wields a broadsword with incredible skill. But when he risks all to protect her, Addison’s fear turns to empathy—and empathy to desire as she learns more about her savior. Soon she’s more than willing to help the crushingly sensual white tiger and his cubs in a passionate bid for freedom. Whatever the cost.
Review: Kendrick is a white Tiger shifter who has been a Guardian of un-collared shifters who have been living in secret. He first appeared in the novella, Bear Attraction, when Rebecca and Walker attacked their hiding place while looking for a missing woman. After that, Kendrick has been on the run with his cubs and adopted teenage boy. Addison is a waitress in a diner whom Kendrick and his boys meet while they are having their dinner and pies…
White Tiger is book #8 in Ashley’s long-running Shifters Unbound series. It started to get a little crowded with a lot of players! I got dizzy with all the name of the characters thrown in this book as I tried to remember who was who *laugh*.
I enjoyed this but not as much as I did the previous three novels. Aside from the numerous secondary characters that I thought stole scenes from Kendrick and Addison, I thought the romance was rather undeveloped. I wasn’t invested with their relationship. Maybe because I also thought that, personality wise, neither Kendrick nor Addison stood out among the rest of the characters. Yes, Kendrick was a rare white tiger, but that was all he was to me. Same as Addison, just another nice addition for the heroines in this series.
I also didn’t think the main plot of this book – someone being revengeful against Kendrick – added anything important in the grand scheme of things, with the progress of shifters getting fake collars or the part with the Fae (which started to be developed in the previous stories).
To be honest, I was more intrigued with the secondary characters, namely Zander the polar bear healer and Ben the goblin. I thought they were more interesting compared to Kendrick. I also loved Kendrick’s cubs and friends. Heck, even the plot about Tiger (the hero from book #5) and his pregnant wife was more interesting.
In conclusion, it was a good addition and I liked it. I just didn’t love it. But I am looking forward to next book since it will be Zander’s book.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*