Monday, January 8, 2018

Lions and Tigers and Boys
by Tawny Stokes

ebook247 pages
Expected publication: January 8th 2018 by Entangled Publishing
ISBN: 1640633588

The last thing a girl as awkward as Dani Gale should be doing is trying to learn the high wire. Yet that’s exactly where Dani ends up—at OZ, the Oswald Zinzendorf School of Circus Arts. Trying to overcome her shyness is near impossible when her new partner—the hottest guy she’s ever laid eyes on, and whose touch seems to give her poise she thought impossible—also seems to be sabotaging her progress.

The last thing Cai Coppersmith needs is a distraction, especially in the form of the new, cute shy girl. He needs to focus on trying not to shape-shift into a tiger on school grounds, and completing his mission to keep Dani from winning the school’s high-wire competition. In fact, the entire safety of OZ is relying on Dani not succeeding. But there’s something about the girl that draws him in. She has magic, he can feel it. So he’ll do what he can to protect her, even if it means pushing her away.

Lions and Tigers and Boys was a unique story full of magic and romance, however, it ended up falling flat for me.

The beginning of the book was extremely confusing for me. There were so many elements of the story thrown in the first chapter, that I had a hard time wrapping my mind around everything. So many characters were introduced, I seriously could not keep track of all the people. Once I understood everything that was happening, I thought the overall plot of the book was interesting. I loved the creativity the author incorporated into the story. I just wish there was more time in this book to develop the plot more.

Dani, the main female character, was a sweet girl. I admired her dedication to her family and her goals. She was kind of awkward and quirky, which is something I could really relate to. She was a fun main character to read from the POV of. Cai was a charming and smooth-talking male lead in this book. He had a lot of chemistry with Dani, which provided the romance for this story. I thought Dani and Cai had a good connection, but I felt like their romance developed way too quickly. I would have liked it to be slower paced throughout the novel, which would have lead to their romance feeling more believable for me. I also wish the romance didn't overshadow the other plots of the story. 

Since this was a shorter book, there wasn't as much time to develop the characters, relationships, and plot lines as much as I would have liked. I wish this book would have been a bit longer so there could have been more focus on developing those elements. 

Overall, this was a fast and unique read! I think this book has a lot of potential to be turned into a fun series, so I hope there will be more books in this series to develop this world and the characters to their full potential.

2 / 5 Fangs

*This ebook was given to me in exchange for an honest review. * 

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