Declan - Heart of a Tiger Book Cover Declan - Heart of a Tiger
Royal Taiga Streak Book One: A Fated Mates Hurt/Comfort Gay Romance
J.R. Loveless
MM Paranormal Romance
Independently Published
December 4, 2020

Will the truth bring them together, or tear them apart?

When a battered shifter rescued from a lifetime of trauma ends up as the top tiger’s mate, Declan is faced with possible war. With his nephew safe, and a new mate to secure, he should be focused on them. Instead he’s facing a challenge that will end up changing everything, or his death.

Sean grew up in a cage never dreaming of freedom, until the chance to save another brings him into the light. Now he’s met a man he can’t imagine living without. Only they both face a trial neither of them may survive. Can love give them the strength to win?

This is Book One in the series and while the MCs do receive their happy ending, there is an overall story arc which must be read in order to enjoy the story. Each book will feature its own main couple.

Content advisory warning: off page non-con, violence, child abuse, and PTSD. (Please use "Look Inside" feature on Amazon before purchase/download.)

Reviewed by Melissa Brus

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

This is the first of a new series and is a really good book that I would have given a 4 star rating except for the initial sexual interaction between the two main characters.  The premise is great and the writing is very compelling.  It is a testament to the quality of the writing that I finished the book.  Sean is such a sympathetic character.  His past is horrific and the fact that he has kept any compassion is such a gift.  Declan is initially a character that seemed like a perfect safe place for Sean to find.  My following rating explanation contains spoilers.  This scene is in addition to and is not covered in the trigger warnings.


There is a scene in the doctor’s office between Declan and Sean that is too close to rape for me.  Sean is an innocent that doesn’t even understand what sex is, and yet Declan is too overcome to put off having a basic conversation about it with him before taking him then and there.  I had a very difficult time reading further with any good feelings towards him after that point.  For that reason, I dropped the rating by a star.  If this is not an issue or trigger for a reader, then they may be able to more easily enjoy this book.