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Fiction Book Reviews

Romance | The Tiger Catcher | Paullina Simons

We’re delighted to be on tour today sharing Laura’s thoughts for The Tiger Catcher by Paullina Simons.

Book cover for The Tiger Catcher by Paullina Simons

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.

The Tiger Catcher by Paullina Simons is the first story in the trilogy End of Forever and is published by Harper Collins in digital, paperback and audiobook formats.


Wow, what a beautiful start to a trilogy. It is certainly a different love story with fantastical elements in the second part, however I enjoyed the challenges the main character, Julian faced.

He meets Josephine on stage and is completely besotted with her, in fact he can’t stop thinking about her. In L.A they begin their relationship, and even with their friends disapproval, Julian is swept up in her mystery.

Unfortunately for Julian, Josephine leaves and he is left heartbroken. With the help of a shaman in London he begins a quest to find Josephine. At first I struggled to piece the start and end of the book together, however on finishing I thoroughly enjoyed the vast differences.

Julian’s character is wonderfully written and he shares such an array of feelings. I really felt for him throughout this book.

I look forward to reading A Beggar’s Kingdom, the next book in this trilogy and finding out more about his friend Ashton.

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Author photo Paullina Simons

Born in the Soviet Union and raised in the United States, Paullina Simons grew up wanting to be a writer. After graduating from the University of Kansas, she wrote her first novel, Tully, at the age of twenty-nine. Based in New York, Paullina previously lived in London, Rome and Kansas, and has authored thirteen novels and two children’s books.

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Qualified as a Sleep Consultant, Dyslexia Therapist, Reiki Master, Mental Health First Aider and Mindfulness Practitioner, my passion is for sharing anything that will make life easier. My love of reading, crocheting, being out in nature and positive psychology are all things that help me unwind.

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