I had a grin going the entire time I read this book, it may have made me look slightly insane and maybe scared small children, but I was too involved reading the book to reall ...more
Now, I really liked the story. It was light but the best part of it was the humor. I really enjoyed the whole Tigress thing. I gathered some quotes that I thought hilarious, but there were too many so I had to ...more
Royce is the perfect man: rich, handsome, gentle, clever... you really can hate him, too perfect!
Naomi instead is not so perfect: average beautiful, no a success working girl, not very rich... you really can hate her, too imper ...more
Untold numbers of writers, particularly in this genre, attempt to create heroes and heroines that are chock full of sarcasm and witty banter. Unfortunately, most of their efforts feel forced and fall flat. Showalter, on the other hand, has a gift for delivering truly funny and clev ...more
I'm a sucker for books with the shy, clueless heroine and the relentless hot guy. For the most part, I like the whole resistance and denial, him working to earn her trust. Sometimes the heroine can be wrapped up in her own thoughts for too long, how she's hurt, or she's just not good enough, so the hero breaking those notions can be so much fun.
-In Animal Instincts, it worked, and it didn't. It worked because Naomi did soften up to him, and eventually she learned to trust. Her refusing his ...more
The heroine is a plain jane doormat turned "tigress", the hero a very rich handsome man. She goes to work for him (she plans parties) only to find out he's already totally smitten with her and it scares her. Why? She had a yuck dad + jerk ex-husband.
Now, I feel like I could truly rip this sucker to shreds, ...more
Here's what I disliked:
1. I don't prefer to read books written in the first person. These kind of books usually leave out to much of what others are thinking. This book is a perfect example of just that.
2. I don't like books ...more
"I've never met two people more in need of a divorce. They bickered and fought all evening.
Royce said that's how they express their love. I don't believe him. I mean, please. You tell me if you feel
the love from this conversation (written word for word as I remember it):
Linda: Elliot, be a dear and get me another drink.
Elliot: Get it yourself.
If you're a single or divorced self-help-book lover who is convinced all men are evil but really deep down inside just wants a white horse and a walk down the aisle with lots of babies ...more
Fascinating. A real departure for Showalter with a contemporary romance with no paranormal aspects. Royce is at first a little overbearing but is perfectly romantic. Naomi is a little less likeable with her trust issues that almost destroy their relationsh ...more
Naomi (recently divorce and a party planner) is courted by Royce (CEO of aeronatuical company).
Unleashing your inner tigress isn't easy when you're a doormat by nature! Still, after escaping a wretched marriage to a cheating SOB, Dallas party planner Naomi Delacroix isn't about to let another man sweet-talk her into sheathing her protective claws. Not even hunky millionaire Royce Powell, who's hired her to arrange his mother's surprise party. Even if he does make her purr like a kitten with one heated glance... Royce claims he's been in love with her ever since she threw a par ...more
Il pretesto iniziale, le domande per sposare Royce per intenderci, l'ho trovato francamente demenziale, al limite del ridicolo; le schermaglie dialettiche e mentali tra i due protagonisti sono ben scritte, con uno stile fresco e diretto che diverte e non annoia mai, ma in generale l'intero intreccio, lo svolgersi della trama e i passag ...more
Naomi invece sa che liberare la tigre che è in lei non sarà facile quando per natura è più portata a fare da zerbino. Cosa può inventarsi allora una ragazza timida e delusa dal sesso maschile per recuperare i suoi istinti primordiali? La sua identità più remota, più sottilmente sexy, in una parola: il suo istinto animale? Naomi è infatti poco propensa a lasciarsi ...more
I was looking for a light, fun, romantic read - taking a break, actually, from a book that defines heavy reading. Of course I went to Showalter - she's usually a sure fire gem in that arena. And in Animal Instincts, she was as well...for the first half of the book.
Naomi, burned first by the biological father who did her mom wrong then again by her own husband, sees love and marriage as the most insidious sorts of traps and thinks all men are utter sn ...more
Ho un bel po' di cose da dire su questo libro. Molte cose mi sono piaciute, altre no. Le divido in una lista, così magari la recensione sembra lunga, ehehhe.
Cose che mi sono piaciute:
- Le gemelle. Mel e Kera sono le mie ragazze, le protagonist ...more
Naomi è una donna tanto delusa dagli uomini che potrebbe fare la promoter della castrazione chimica maschile. Ben decisa a non dare mai più credito all'altro sesso, è costretta a rivedere alcune delle sue priorità dopo l'incontro con il bel milia ...more
Honnêtement, "animal instincts" c'est un petit bijou. Mais j'aurais du attendre un peu pour le lire car juste après "catch a mate" forcement, j'ai vu les ressemblances et j'ai comparés les deux livres.... ...more
Then enters Royce who is just intimidating to Naomi, but she kno ...more
3 stars! Let me just start out by saying I love Gena Showalter. I like her paranormal stuff better though. So this entire book was written in first person, which I’m not totally a fan of. It always ends up being very one sided. We never really get an insight to Royce. Who he is, how he feels, etc… It was just, oh I want to hire this woman to plan a party, and then BAM I’m in love with her, always have been since the day I laid eyes on her. I was kind of like, ‘OK, when was that?’ (This is the o...more
I'm not quite sure how I missed this book before because I have read everything of Gena Showalter's over the years but I am so glad that I found it. While it is one of her earlier books and there is nothing paranorm ...more
10^ LETTURA DI GRUPPO "EDICOLA & LIBRERIA"
questo libro non è per intenditori. personaggi senza troppo spessore e che non si prendono troppo sul serio. la storia niente di nuovo e sconvolegente: lei divorziata non vuole più avere a che fare con gli uomini fino a che arriva lui, bello ricco e innamorato di lei che le sconvolge la vita.
il tutto però sotto chiave ironica..vi giuro che in alcuni punti avevo i lacrimoni per il troppo ridere.
romantico e divertente..con situazioni un pò assurde.
mi h ...more
I felt like Naomi's personality was so close to my own, the sarcastic nature, that it had me laughing at every page turn.
The Tigress is something every women should get to know. Because it is in every one of us! Sometimes it just really bad things that brings it out in us.
This book wasnt your traditional boy meets girl, they fall in love, and the rest is history. Well, okay, it is a little bit. But I liked all the sarcastic bantering that happened with all the charaters. ...more
Her novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine, and Seventeen Magazine, and have been transl ...more
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