“I didn’t just like this book, I LOVED this book. Anyone who loves my work should love it too”
—New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan
“If you have yet to add Liu to your must-read list, you’re doing yourself a disservice.”
The first exciting Dirk & Steele novel by the incomparable Marjorie M. Liu, Tiger Eye is a breathtaking masterwork of paranormal romance—a stunningly original tale of magic, sensuality, desire, and danger, featuring a hero who is the answer to every romance lover’s fantasy. Tiger Eye is the book that started it all, ushering readers into the Dirk & Steele world of shapeshifters, psychics, and extraordinary beings, showcasing one of the most inventive talents currently working the shadowland where passion and the amazing intertwine.
At the start of Liu's first-rate debut, psychically sensitive tourist Dela Reese browses for treasures at Beijing's Dirt Market, where an old woman sells her a riddle box for only one yuan. Surprisingly, when Dela opens the box back in her hotel room, a gorgeous seven-foot-tall warrior appears, bearing 2,000-year-old weapons. The warrior, Hari, has been cursed for two millennia to serve as a slave bereft of his power to shape-shift into a tiger to anyone who opens the box. Assassins follow Delilah and Hari from Beijing back home to the U.S., where Dela and Hari soon find themselves in the midst of a war between Chinese crime syndicates. The reappearance of Hari's age-old nemesis, the Magi, who has been searching for Hari since he was imprisoned in the box, jacks up the suspense. The romance between Delilah and Hari tantalizingly builds until it culminates in a sensual love scene. Repetitive references to Hari's great stature fortunately don't detract from the appeal of this striking paranormal romance.
Engaging fresh paranormal romance
This was pretty well written aside from a few typos and inconsistencies. The plot was engaging and refreshingly starts in China with a non virginal female protagonist. The animal sex was a little surprising but less weird that one would expect. Overall a quick and entertaining read.
What! I'm confused, why hasn't anyone written a review??! I read this in one sitting, actually laying, because I ended up reading it in bed the entire night until morning! Marjorie M. Liu does a phenomenal job with detailing emotions and descriptions, and she oscillates back and forth between the two main characters at just the right moments. With what people tend to like most about popular series such as Harry Potter or Twilight, this single book grabs the best elements from both of those series, leaving readers getting just enough mystery, murder, suspense, romance, and humor to make one feel complete. This is wonderful for being free (there were a few minor typos with a few character names, that's all) but now I'm off to buy some of this author's other works. Definitely recommend this.
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Beastism sex scene really turned me off.