Rating: 3.5 Stars
Synopsis via Goodreads:
The third book in the gripping Tiger’s Curse series!
With the head-to-head battle against the villainous Lokesh behind her, Kelsey confronts a new heartbreak: in the wake of his traumatic experience, her beloved Ren no longer remembers who she is. As the trio continues their quest by challenging five cunning and duplicitous dragons, Ren and Kishan once more vie for her affections–leaving Kelsey more confused than ever.
Fraught with danger, filled with magic, and packed with romance, TIger’s Voyage brings Kelsey and her two tiger princes one step closer to breaking the curse.
“What’s my problem? Poor me. Having to pick between two of the best looking guys on the planet.”
Yes, dear, we’re all wondering that exact thing.
I just want you to pick freakin’ Ren. I want Ren to stop being a
douche idiot and just kiss you already!
When Ren and Kelsey finally do get back together (as we all knew was going to happen), what happens?
Someone has to go and be an idiot.
Ren breaks up with her because of his pride. Sound familiar? It should, if you’ve ever read a good amount of YA books. Because, heaven and hell, that’s what a good chunk of guys in YA books do. They get protective of the girl, treat her like fragile glass, and then typically end up leaving her because something happens and she gets a boo boo on her knee.
Okay, okay . . . so it’s a little more than a scratch on her knee that makes Ren freak out. But I’ve never understood this complex guys have were if they’re not there 24/7 to protect the girl, and something (no matter how minor it is) happens to her, they somehow think the next course of action is to break her heart (violently), make her think you don’t love her anymore, and leave her in someone else’s (usually the love rival’s) hands to be kept safe. They tell the girl to move on, that she can find someone else and all but physically push her towards someone else.
So what happens, you ask?
She starts falling for the freakin’ other love interest.
So, what happens? The original guy who pushed her away, who now likes to flaunt other girls in her face, is supremely jealous. Gets mad at her for moving on, and tells her it’s still for her own good. Even though that’s what he told her he wanted.
NO. JUST NO.
Ren does not break up with Kelsey for her “own good” . . . he breaks up with her because he’s got hubris that would conquer Oedipus and instead of confronting his fears and moving on, he takes it out on Kelsey.
There is absolutely nothing attractive about this type of behavior. Does Kelsey have her own faults? Ohhhh yes she does! But you’re being just as stupid now.
“I had once told Ren that once I committed to Kishan I’d stick by him, and I wasn’t the kind of person to play games with people’s feelings.”
Let me tell you how this works sweetheart . . . Trying to make yourself fall in love with Kishan when your feelings are still for Ren does not help Kishan in any way. He’s head-over-heels for you, and just because you don’t want to hurt him is NOT a good enough to be with him when you’re still drooling after Ren. It does not matter how much you want your feelings to change . . . they’re not gonna! And even if you could love Kishan more in the future, that’s not what he deserves. He deserves someone who loves him as much as he loves them RIGHT NOW, not in fifty years! You’re not helping anyone by dating Kishan right after Ren breaks your heart.
You’re definitely not helping yourself.
Ladies, just because you might have two great guys drooling after you and the one you chose breaks up with you does NOT mean you should jump the boat with the other one! It really doesn’t! In fact, I would really, really ask that you not date anyone in the immediate future, because no matter how angry you are at the guy for leaving you, you’re still going to have some feelings for him still, and it’s just not fair to the other guy.
I could not think of a worse choice that Kelsey could have made.
And then . . . and then . . . GUESS WHAT HAPPENS?
Ren wants her back.
But! But Kelsey sticks to her word and tells him to take a hike. Go girl! But, of course, he’s not about to let her go without a fight.
He got up and walked around to my side of the table, pulled me to my feet, and kissed me softly, a drowning, luxurious, knee-buckling kiss, and then took a step back. “That’s just a little something to remember me by.”
He left, and I pressed my hands against the wall to steady myself. Holy Hannah, that man is dangerous.
Honestly, I just like this because it has my name in it. Apparently, I’m holy and sexually distressed teenage girls think upon me as they have two guys vying over them.
I’m not completely sure how to take that.