Series: Shifters Unbound #8
Published by Berkley on April 5th 2016
“Addie never paid much attention to Shifters — they weren’t part of her world. And now one had come to her diner to eat pie.”
FINAL DECISION: An enjoyable romp, WHITE TIGER continues to expand the Shifter universe. As always, the world building is strong here. The sweetness of the romance between Kendrick and Addison is matched with an adventurous story. The only thing I missed here was a progression in the overarching story.
THE STORY: Kendrick is a Guardian and the white tiger shfiter leader of a group of uncollared shifters. A father with motherless children, Kendrick has lived for so many years in secret in order to protect his family and his shifters, Kendrick has not been able to resist a nightly trip to a diner to see a waitress Addison Price. When an attack leaves them all vulnerable, Addison is pulled into the world of the Shifters.
OPINION: I really enjoyed this book because Kendrick and Addison are such a sweet pair. Addie is really strong as a woman and I love her protective instincts. Kendrick has a hidden gentleness to him and the pain he has experienced makes him wary of falling for Addie but he quickly does even as he wants to keep his distance to protect her.
Most of the conflict in this story involves Kendrick’s clan and a shifter who wants Kendrick for herself. That part of the story didn’t work as well for me, but I enjoyed the overall story in such a way that I could overlook it.
Aside from the romance, my favorite part of the book was watching Kendrick, with Addie’s help begin to build a home for his shifters. The sense of finding a home and building a place where shifters can find happiness and community just made me happy.
WORTH MENTIONING: Any book where Tiger appears is a great book to me! I love that guy and was pleased to see this part of his story.
CONNECTED BOOKS: WHITE TIGER is the eighth book in the Shifters Unbound series. It can be read as a standalone although a new reader might feel challenged by the worldbuilding that has already been done and isn’t explained here.
STAR RATING: I give this book 4 stars.