When Kelsey got a summer job cleaning up at a small circus, she didn't expect to meet a gorgeous, mysterious white tiger with mesmerizing blue eyes. She didn't expect to travel to India with said tiger. She didn't expect to discover that the tiger was actually a centuries-old cursed Indian prince. She didn't expect to be chosen to break the curse.
But most of all, she didn't expect to fall in love...
I liked it - sort of a "female Indiana Jones in India with a shapeshifting tiger" premise. I thought it was well-executed, well-written, entertaining, and unique. I also thought the romance was tasteful and well-done.
I loved the adventure aspect of the plot - I thought it was quite unusual and interesting. I also loved the romance side of the story; there was an undeniable attraction between the two main characters, but Kelsey didn't go swooning into anybody's arms.
Kelsey was awesome, I'm just going to establish that and move on. Ren was kind of a unique challenge, since he was stuck in a mute tiger form for much of the story. Still, Houck did a great job with nonverbal characterization. And overall, I thought Ren was cool. The side characters - well, really, there weren't many, and most of them had only bit parts - were a little marginalized and not as well characterized, but still pretty interesting.
Very nicely written, and I liked the little bits of Indian culture sprinkled here and there in the story.
End Result: four stars. A good book, definitely worth your time.