Title: Backstroking with a Tiger Shark
Series: Beneath Aquatica’s Waves #1
Author: Charlie Richards
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
Publisher: eXtasy Books (July 14, 2017)
Length: Novella (104 Pages)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Tortelion, Tort to his friends, is a tiger shark shifter. He spends his workdays awing human audiences with a few aquatic parlor tricks. To him, it’s a pretty good gig. Plus, the people who come to World of Aquatica learn about his kind…well, tiger sharks of the non-shifter variety, anyway. A day that starts the same as any other suddenly takes a turn for the better when a mishap sends two humans tumbling into his tank. Blood in the water tells Tort that one of them is his mate. Joining those taken to the doc’s office as a witness, Tort learns his mate is Kane Cornshun, a busy human graphic designer only visiting the area to see his sister and her kids for a few days. Tort has very little time to woo his unsuspecting mate. Can he convince Kane to give up his life and join him at Aquatica?
Review: I came across Charlie Richards some time ago when she wrote her first book in the Wolves of Stone Ridge series. From the first book I was captivated and new that she would be a favorite of mine. So you can imagine what I felt when I saw that she had this brand new series just coming out. You guessed it, I had to run and grab it.
She has always written stories that don’t focus on one type of paranormal and for that alone she would be an author that I would follow. I never figured a tiger shark as a shifter, but let’s just say Tort was one of a kind. It caught my attention from the moment I started reading and definitely kept it all the way to the end.
Tort is a tiger shark shifter and works at the World of Aquatica Park, which is a bit like sea world I suppose. He swims around and gives the audience a show. He just hadn’t expected for a man to fall into his pool with a child. Nor did he expect that man to be his mate.
Kane, his sister and her kids decided to spend the day at the World of Aquatica celebrating his nephew’s birthday. Sounds like fun that is until he falls into the tiger sharks pool with a bleeding head. Things are going to get exciting, but you must read the book.
It has a serious tone to it but there is quite a bit of humor that mixes with it. This is one of those stories that will be read more than once. I enjoyed reading it and can’t wait for the next book to come out.