Well, someone’s been watching a little too much Tiger King (says the person who binged it months ago, lol). This has an unexpected storyline featuring a sexy widower, a woman on the run, and… a tiger. While the freshness of the storyline was working for me in the beginning, it wasn’t long before I was feeling the length of this book. It definitely dragged. In the time it takes for these two to even acknowledge their attraction to each other, many other romance novels would’ve been on their HEA. And while there’s a unique feel to the start of the story, it transitions into a romance that feels exceedingly repetitive at this point. If you’re a fan of this author’s formula, then this will likely work very well for you. If you’re even a little bit tired of the growly alpha/younger woman storylines, then this sexy single dad turned caveman in the bedroom might feel like old news.
The story follows Grady, a widower who has devoted his life to his daughters over the last few years. When his wife died, Grady closed his heart off and he doesn’t see that ever changing. But when a zoologist on the run comes storming into his life, Grady’s entire world flips. Willow is great with his kids, sexy, loving, and the perfect woman to brighten up his life. Not even her tiger is enough to scare him off. But Willow is only in town long enough to figure things out, and that’s ideal for a fling but not for lasting love.
I usually find this author’s romantic suspense novels to be comfortingly predictable. As in, I always know what to expect from the dynamic (a younger heroine, a very alpha hero, a slow burn that transitions into intense steam, and some action towards the end). However, at this point, they all feel so similar that I’m just kinda bored – and the length certainly doesn’t help matters. The author changed things up a little bit in her last few books, so I had higher hopes for this one, but it felt like deja vu once the tiger plot was straightened out. There aren’t a whole lot of surprises here. Initially, I was really enjoying Grady’s character and his sweeter side, but he became over the top in his alpha ways during the back half. It also didn’t feel particularly romantic, though there were several moments when it was heading in that direction. This one is much more lust-focused, with plenty of steam later on. Fans of this author’s work are still likely to enjoy it, but this is not one of her stronger books. I received an early copy via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review of this single dad romance.
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Nicole Snow returns with a hilariously intense small-town love story where two star-crossed hearts and one snarly tiger ignite a romance up-roar.
He knew I was trouble the instant I showed up with a stolen Bengal tiger.
But Grady McKnight didn’t flinch like a sane person—he took us in.
Bruce the tiger found shelter. I met a hero grump. And Grady got a hot mess.
Born-to-sizzle single dads and rogue zoologists don’t play nice.
So freaking what if I said I’m his nanny?
We needed a story when his two sweet daughters barged in.
Hiding a contraband tiger isn’t easy.
Neither is pretending he isn’t sending my pulse to pitter-patter heaven.
Cupid, you sneaky little nugget.
There’s only room for one hulking, growly, mesmerizing beast in my life.
I don’t belong at warm family dinners, or in the fortress of his arms.
Saving Bruce is my mission—not falling in love.
This won’t end well.
The longer I stay, the more he grins.
Walls come crashing down.
And my heart becomes willing prey for his carnivorous eyes.
I must resist Grady flipping McKnight.
Even if a scared, aching part of me knows I’m already his.
Even if I know he’s the hero I need…
Full-length romance thriller with the growliest Happily Ever After. It’s claws and effect when a wounded single dad saves a firestarter—along with her tiger, his girls, and his own beat-up heart.
About the Author:
Nicole Snow is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author. She found her love of writing by hashing out love scenes on lunch breaks and plotting her great escape from boardrooms. Her work roared onto the indie romance scene in 2014 with her Grizzlies MC series.
Since then Snow aims for the very best in growly, heart-of-gold alpha heroes, unbelievable suspense, and swoon storms aplenty. With over a million books sold, she lives for the joy of making two people fight with every bit of their soul for a Happily Ever After.
Current fan favorites include her Enguard Protectors series, accidental love novels, plus long beloved MC romance thrillers like the Grizzlies and Deadly Pistols.
She adores reader feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about Nicole at nicolesnowbooks.com
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