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Publisher: Dorchester Publishing/Leisure Books
Release Date: December 2003
ISBN: 0-8439-5299-7
Format Reviewed: Advance Review Copy
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Genre:   Historical Romance
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Faith V. Smith
Reviewer Notes:  Explicit Sexual Content

The Tiger And The Tomb
By Bonnie Vanak

     Beware the eye of the tiger in Ms. Vanek’s historical tale of a Khamsin desert warrior and his future bride.

      Katherine is stunned when she gets her first glimpse of Ramses, a Khamsin Wind Warrior who is renown for his reputation with women. His proud carriage, handsome looks and superb body only emphasize that fact when he turns his seductive charm on her. Katherine believes beneath the pleasing wrapper, there lurks a tiger that can tear her to shreds and when he catches her in the act of thievery. She is sure of it.

      Ramses is amazed when the exotic beauty attempts to steal a map of a gold mine and his ancestors’ final resting place. Instead of slaying her as the law decrees, he finds himself fascinated with Katherine, a fascination that he must forget, because he is betrothed to an English maiden and he must honor his vow.

      With her own unwanted marriage looming on the horizon, Katherine vows to forget the warrior, a vow she can’t keep when he is injured. His caring attitude as he recovers is a balm to her heart and she vows she will give herself only to him.

      Katherine and Ramses both seek ways to escape their own problems. Both the lady and the tiger find they are being drawn closer together as their hearts, bodies and souls recognize that they are two halves of a whole. Ms. Vanek blends cultural facts, historical myths and love in a wonderful and seductive novel of romance.