Hello and welcome to my stop on The Tiger Catcher blog tour! Thank you to Over the River PR for my invitation and to William Morrow and Paullina Simons for my gifted copy of the book. I have an autographed copy on the way, and I am ecstatic about it!
Paullina Simons! I have the Bronze Horseman trilogy on my shelves saved for a someday read. I have longed to read it, so hopefully someday comes soon. I can tell you this: reading The Tiger Catcher definitely made me want to grab them right away.
The Tiger Catcher is edgy. It’s the first in a shiny, new trilogy, which is even more exciting because there’s more of this story to be told!
The Tiger Catcher is billed as a romance, but to me, it’s so much more. The story here is an epic one, and it’s much bigger than the love between two people. It’s also bigger than their pain. There’s intense, emotional pain that left me bereft at times.
Julian and Josephine are the “couple.” They live in Los Angeles. Josephine breaks Julian’s heart by leaving. In order to find her again, Julian must take a trip bestowed upon him by a mysterious stranger. What ensues is what can only be described as an adventure. Will Julian ever find his true love again?
You can tell based on the synopsis, there’s a touch of science fiction to this novel. I don’t want to go into it and spoil anything, but just know, in my opinion, it only adds to the story and its marvel.
While I didn’t always find Julian and Josephine to be the most relatable of characters, they are complex and I admired that. Their story hooked me, so I how I felt about them individually didn’t matter as much. I’m talking around this story quite a bit to avoid spoilers, and I’ll conclude with this. We are apparently in luck because the next two installments of this trilogy are already finished and releasing soon in succession, so I don’t have to wait long to find out what’s next! And I am eagerly awaiting whatever that may be!
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
The first novel in a beautiful, heartbreaking new trilogy from Paullina Simons, the international bestselling author of Tully and The Bronze Horseman.
Can true love ever die?
Julian lives a charmed life in Los Angeles. Surrounded by friends, he is young, handsome, and runs a successful business. Everything changes after he has a fateful encounter with a mysterious young woman named Josephine. Julian’s world is turned upside down by a love affair that takes him—and everyone else in his life—by storm. For the two new lovers, the City of Angels is transformed into a magical playground.
But Josephine is not what she seems and carries secrets that threaten to tear them apart—seemingly forever.
A broken man, his faith in tatters, Julian meets a mysterious stranger who tells him how to find Josephine again if he is willing to give up everything and take a death-defying trip from which no one has ever returned.
So begins Julian and Josephine’s extraordinary adventure of love, loss, and the mystical forces that bind people across time and space. It is a journey that propels Julian toward an impossible choice which will lead him to love fulfilled…or to oblivion.
The Tiger Catcher takes readers from the depths of despair to the dizzying heights of joy in the first novel of an unforgettable trilogy of love lost and found. For all fans of Outlander, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and Jojo Moyes.
About the Author:
Paullina Simons was born in Leningrad, USSR, in 1963. At the age of ten her family immigrated to the United States. Growing up in Russia Paullina dreamt of someday becoming a writer. Her dream was put on hold as she learned English and overcame the shock of a new culture.
After graduating from university and after various jobs including working as a financial journalist and as a translator Paullina wrote her first novel Tully. Through word of mouth that book was welcomed by readers all over the world.
She continued with more novels, including Red Leaves, Eleven Hours, The Bronze Horseman, The Bridge to Holy Cross (also known as Tatiana and Alexander), The Summer Garden and The Girl in Times Square (also known as Lily). Many of Paullina’s novels have reached international bestseller lists.
Apart from her novels, Paullina has also written a cookbook, Tatiana’s Table, which is a collection of recipes, short stories and recollections from her best selling trilogy of novels, The Bronze Horseman, The Bridge to Holy Cross, (also known as Tatiana and Alexander) and The Summer Garden.
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Have you read The Tiger Catcher, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR