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Heart of the Tiger (The Big Cat Trilogy #2)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  53 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
The Golden Leopard swept readers away on a worldwide adventure of intrigue and romance. Now Lynn Kerstan continues her mesmerizing saga-with an unforgettable tale of forbidden passion and revenge...

Ever since she was brutalized by the vicious Duke of Tallant, Mira Holcombe has no trust to lavish upon any man. All she wants is to destroy the duke, but first she must resis
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 6th 2003 by Onyx (first published 2003)
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Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
Fantastic characters - a break from the norm.

Now then, this was something a little bit different. I don't tend to read many Regency Romances but something about the blurb piqued my interest for this one so I gave it a whirl and I'm very glad that I did!

This book breaks all the rules of Regency Romance as I've come to know them. Doesn't it know that the hero and heroine are supposed to meet within the first 20 pages, and then the hero is meant to be transfixed by her heaving bosom, and she's me
I don't read many historical romances anymore. I used to, constantly, but over the years my reading appetite has changed, and now, I'm lucky to read 5, maybe 10, a year - and I tend to be very picky about which ones I choose. I search for historicals that aren't afraid to color outside the usual lines, that dare to be different. Well, I am happy to say I found what I was looking for in Heart of the Tiger. In fact, I would say it's one of the best historical romances I've read in quite a while. T ...more
Kathie (katmom)
Oct 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you, NetGalley and Bell Bridge Books, for the opportunity to read HEART OF THE TIGER.

Gosh, Jermyn, the Duke of Tallant, is a horrible person. EVERYONE wants him dead, from his wife, to his brother, his daughters, Miranda (his neighbor) to basically everyone who meets him.

There is much disappointment when he turns up dead and those that wanted him so didn't get to do it.

This book is about Miranda and Michael, the new Duke...and what they want, what they wish for, and their hopes and dreams

I read the first book in the series and had to get the second. I was not disappointed.
The hero and heroine are both deeply damaged by events which happened long in the past, which are revealed gradually although the reader knows from hints what they must be. The final solution seems a bit of a let-down, but I am hoping for another layer of plot in the third book. It was not enough to detract from the book as a whole in any case, and in a way life is not so tidy as that anyway.
Oct 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Heart of the Tiger is slightly related to Lynn Kerstan's The Golden Leopard, if only because we deal with some of the same secondary characters. But it is written with the same power, passion and intrigue that captivated me.

Mira Holcombe is fighting for her father's lands. Unjustly taken over by a powerful Duke. One who wants only what he wants and is willing to destroy all in his path. Mira has spent the past few years caring for her father who was felled by a stroke, but has an active mind. Sh
Oct 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
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Heart of the Tiger was an okay book. It wasn't amazing, but it was okay. It just got kind of...boring.

All the characters were okay.
Mira is fueled by revenge and we don't get the full reason why until close to the end of the book. She was okay. She was strong and determined, but she didn't take it too far. She was perfectly likable.

Michael was a good character as well. He is bent of revenge as much as Mira is. But he
This is the sequel to The Golden Leopard and the second in Lynn Kerstan's Big Cat Trilogy. In it, we are re-introduced to Mira Holcombe and her invalid father, who had played a part in helping Hugo and Jessica locate the Golden Leopard in the previous book. Like it, Heart of the Tiger has strong elements of Indian folklore and some Indian characters who are the story. Our hero this time is Michael Keynes, younger brother of the execrable Duke of Tallant and whose sole aim in life is ...more

By: Lynn Kerstan
Published By: Onyx
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Book Blog For: GMTA
Series: The Big Cat Trilogy #2

"Heart of the Tiger" by Lynn Kerstan was the sequel to 'The Golden Leopard' in the 'Big Cat Trilogy.' In this novel we will be introduced to Michael Keynes, who was the 'younger brother of the execrable Duke of Tallant and whose sole aim in life is to kill his brother.' This 'Duke of Tallant' is know as "The Beast." Now, the story really get interesting
Molly Mirren
Sep 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Four stars for being well written, and bc this author's worst writing is better than most authors' best. That said, the romance took forever to build, and the first two-thirds of the book were slow. I found my mind wandering to other things and wasn't as captivated as I was in the first book of this series. As in this author's previous works, the murder mystery part of the plot seemed to meander, and the resolution was a bit lame. Still, I love this author and am looking forward to reading the t ...more
Mar 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great book, not as steamy as THE GOLDEN LEOPARD, but a page turner none the less.
Comfort re-read while I'm waiting for the Fletch mysteries I ordered to come in. Either way I am ignoring all the ALA award winners on my dresser!
Nov 24, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

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Oct 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4.5 stars (wish GR would allow half stars)
Mar 30, 2010 rated it it was ok
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The heroine has webbed fingers, which is mentioned at least a hundred times. Wacky!
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Lynn Kerstan is a former college professor, folksinger, professional bridge player, and nun.

Her first book, A Spirited Affair, published in 1993, was a double RITA finalist. In 1996, she took home a prestigious RITA Award for Gwen's Christmas Ghost, written with Indianapolis resident Alicia Rasley via E-Mail. A pioneer of on-line collaboration, she had previously collaborated with Rasley and Juli
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Other Books in the Series

The Big Cat Trilogy (3 books)
  • The Golden Leopard
  • The Silver Lion (The Big Cat Trilogy, #3)

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