Monday, June 15, 2015

Tiger's Lily by Cheyenne Meadows

Title:Tiger’s Lily
Series:  Wind Warriors, 1
Author:Cheyenne Meadows
Publisher:Totally Bound Publishing
Genre and Pairing:Contemporary and M/F
Word Count:50,675
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
When a wounded man shows up, Lily agrees to nurse him back to health, not realizing she will fall for his scowling brother. She vows to teach him to smile even as revenge-seeking criminals threaten their lives.    
Lily’s peaceful life in a small town vanishes when two men arrive, one bearing a bullet wound. She’s nominated for private nursing care in her home and grudgingly accepts despite her uncertainty. However, she soon finds herself drawn to the scowling Cale.
Cale, a.k.a. Tiger, isn’t thrilled either, but agrees to the arrangement for his wounded brother’s sake. He learned a hard lesson from his deceitful barracuda ex-wife and has vowed never again. With a handful of revenge-seeking criminals hot on their heels, though, Cale fights his developing feelings for the tender-natured Lily.
Can the brothers survive the upcoming clash while protecting Lily? When they leave, will Lily’s fears come true? Will she never see the man she loves again?
Publisher's Note: This book was previously released by another publisher. It has been considerably expanded, revised and re-edited for release with Totally Bound Publishing.

Calm, cold and determined is our first view of Tiger.  He will not lose his brother and if putting a little fear into the female he is holding is necessary he will not flinch.  But will the bundle of femininity that is Lily crack the façade he presents to the world?  I wasn’t sure if I would like Tiger when we first meet him is this story by Cheyenne Meadows.  He was so focused and determined to allow no one close it took a minute for me to realize that he felt too much.  Once Lily made it her new mission to pull a smile from him, I began to see what was so appealing about him.  He was locked so tight and full of pain that you knew it would take someone special to have the patience to deal with his bitterness.  He was like an animal in pain and you know that is when they are at their most deadly.  In spite of his pain he was a protector at heart and seeing Lily slowly uncover the somewhat funny and goofy man beneath the bitter pain was well articulated by Ms. Meadows in this story.  Lily didn’t take his attack personally nor did she allow his attacks to go unchallenged.  But rarely was she defensive even as she appreciated his somewhat warped sense of humor.  I appreciated the glimpse of sweetness Ms. Meadows showed us as Tiger interacted with both his brother and his teammates.  It provided a wonderful window into core of strength, loyalty and honor Tiger had.  It became clearer as to why Lily was more than willing to become Tiger’s Lily.

                                  Four Twinkling stars 

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