Catch A Tiger By The Tail by Eve Langlais
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on May 16, 2017
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Previously published in the anthology Wild, the paranormal queen of steam and sass pulls out all the stops in this sexy, funny short story from New York Times bestselling author Eve Langlais.
Broderick has a job to do—audit the books of a gentleman’s club. Sounds simple, except his company wants him to find dirt linking to the mob, his secret mob employer wants someone to pin the blame on, and the bar manager at the heart of the controversy doesn’t want him—even though she’s his mate.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I’ve liked several of Eve Langlais’ stories, so I snagged an arc of this one when it came up on Netgalley without really looking at what it was about. Once I started reading it, it sounded really familiar. It actually was part of the Wild Anthology, of which I’ve already reviewed. The good news is Catch A Tiger By The Tail was my favorite of the bunch and I liked it the second time around just as much as the first.
Broderick is a geeky accountant who’s far too sexy for his own good. He is hiding more than one secret, including who his real boss is, well, one of them at least. His super cheesy come-on lines had me in hysterics more than once, as did his hilarious inner thoughts.
Lulu is a badass little strip club manager also who has some huge secrets of her very own. Money is coming up missing from the club and the owner, a suspected mobster, wants to know who is stealing from him. Lulu is clueless as to who it is, other than the fact she knows it’s not her. The last thing she needed at this point is Broderick all up in her business, but no matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t shake the pesky cat.
The banter between these two was interesting and quite funny. Broderick was hilarious enough for both of them, with Lulu’s seriousness playing well against all his chaos. The chemistry between them was a super hot bonus. Even with all the danger swirling around, neither could keep their mind off the other for very long. Those shifter soul mate bonds can be quite the bitch that way sometimes.
There were a couple twists at the end I did not see coming especially the truth about Lulu. I really enjoyed this quick little story that kept me laughing and interested from start to finish.
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