Review: The Trouble With Tigers by Gail Koger

Posted September 30, 2019 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 12 Comments

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I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: The Trouble With Tigers by Gail Koger
The Trouble With Tigers

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Series: Shenanigans #2
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on September 15, 2019
Pages: 235
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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The Delight

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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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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2 years ago

I don’t think I knew about this one but I”m glad to see you had a good time with the story

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Melliane

Glad to introduce you, Melliane. 🙂

2 years ago

Ah, I love the sound of this. Adding this to my reading list.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Nadene

They are fun ones. 🙂

Mary Kirkland
2 years ago

Sounds like you enjoyed this one. I’ve read a couple of her books and enjoyed them.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

Oh man, I always do, Mary. Yay, glad you like them, too.

2 years ago

A psychic pet detective? That sounds interesting. I hadn’t heard of this series before. I like the sound of this one with how it’s light and fun and there are animals involved too.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Lola

They make me laugh and not take things seriously. Hope you get the chance to try them, Lola. 🙂

Melanie Simmons
2 years ago

Wonderful review, Sophia. I think this sounds like a story I would enjoy.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

These are a hoot. 🙂

Carole Rae
2 years ago

Fun! This is new to me but it sounds like a good one!

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

Yes, this new psychic paranormal series is pretty new and I’ve had several laughs from it. It’s paranormal romance comedy of the madcap sort. 🙂