Book Review: The Tiger Catcher by Paullina Simons

September 20, 2019 Book review 3 ★★½

Well if ever there seemed to be a match made in heaven, it would seem to be me and The Tiger Catcher by Paullina Simons. I mean it’s Paullina Simons (who I’ve adored in the past) and it’s time travel. I would have been swiping right as quick as I could, if this was on tinder. But when we met in real life, there was no real chemistry, I think we’re just destined to be lukewarm friends.

Book Review: The Tiger Catcher by Paullina SimonsThe Tiger Catcher (End of Forever, #1) by Paullina Simons
Published by HarperCollins on May 28, 2019
Genres: Love & Romance, Time Travel
Pages: 464
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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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.

AUDIOBOOK Paranormal Romance

My thoughts on The Tiger Catcher by Paullina Simons

My rating for this one makes me a little sad. I think Paullina Simons is an amazing author and time travel is one of my favourite themes in books, so my expectations were probably way too high. Darn it, I wanted to love it and scream about it from the rooftops.

Instead I’m whispering lowly that it’s ok. I loved the theme of souls reincarnating, and that side of the book was great. And I enjoyed Julian, the main lead. However I disliked Josephine, and hated her in her previous life as Mary. And because of that I found it hard to buy into their love story. It’s hard to fangirl about a romance, when you think one of deserves so much better.

I will still read on in the series, I liked it enough to do that. But I won’t be sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for it’s release.

Rating Report
Did I feel it?
Overall: two-half-stars

Who should read The Tiger Catcher?

Hmmhh, I’m not sure. I don’t think all her previous fans will necessarily like this, or even all time traveller fans. Maybe if you like flawed characters, and don’t hate insta love?


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3 Responses to “Book Review: The Tiger Catcher by Paullina Simons”

  1. Kathryn

    No, really disliked it and I will not be reading on. I’ve loved so many of her books but I part roads with her on this series.

  2. Leanna

    Oh, that’s a shame. I’m such a fan of Paullina Simons – but I have to say yours is not the only negative review I’ve read of this one.

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