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Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on September 15, 2019
After the exciting mischief and mayhem that was Shenanigans, I couldn’t wait to see what came next for psychic pet detective, Kandi Cain, straight-laced cop, Dutch Callaghan, and a bunch of other colorful and quirky characters not all of the human variety. Kandi’s trouble magnet ways lead her into so many scrapes, but this time she has help between a client getting her circus tiger back and a CIA tough who won’t take no for an answer when it comes to taking on some terrorists. Hijinks ensue and a good time was had by all.
The Trouble With Tigers is the second installment in the series and works best in order when the characters and the world are all introduced.
In this latest, Kandi is fending off Dutch’s interest to keep him from developing an interest in her dad’s very dark past and because she really doesn’t see it working out to have a straight-laced cop mingling with her family and her own not always legal affairs. But, Dutch is sticking tight and especially since she’s been involved in a few animal rescue-related contretemps that might have involved the police getting called. But, now, a desperate woman wanting her beloved tiger back leads to deadly danger and Kandi gets embroiled in more than she can handle alone.
Like the first book, this was light and fun, plenty of hijinks, some spice, and quite a bit of excitement. Kandi has a big heart and is all about the animals. She can communicate with animals and control them. She can see dead spirits and help them cross over and she can touch an object to learn about its owner whether human or animal.
Samson, the CIA guy, who discovered her gifts in the first book is back and seeking to exploit her which is at the heart of the adventure. Well, one of the adventures since there were a few before the big one. Always hilarious when she gets the animals involved and her dad goes into serial killer mode.
I enjoyed seeing Dutch stick to it when it came to Kandi. A lot of guys would have run away fast whether it was her gifts, her animals, her troubles, or her scary parents, but he doesn’t and he respects the strong, gifted woman she is. He had her back all the way and I loved that he got past her hesitations and earned her respect, too.
It read fast and paced well. I was left satisfied, but also wanting more Kandi Cain adventures. Those who enjoy light urban fantasy comedy should definitely give this sassy series a go.
My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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