Title: Catch a Tiger by the Tail
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Author: Charlie Cochet
Calvin Summers and Ethan Hobbs have been best friends since childhood, but somewhere along the line, their friendship evolved into something more. With the Therian Youth Center bombing, Calvin realizes just how short life can be and no longer keeps his feelings for his best friend a secret. Unfortunately, change is difficult for Ethan; most days he does well to deal with his selective mutism and social anxiety. Calvin’s confession adds a new struggle for Ethan, one he fears might cost him the friendship that’s been his whole world for as long as he can remember.
As partners and Defense Agents at the THIRDS, being on Destructive Delta is tough at the best of times, but between call-outs and life-threatening situations, Calvin and Ethan not only face traversing the challenges of their job, but also working toward a future as more than friends.
Catch a Tiger by the Tail is the sixth book in the THIRDS series. This is a series that should be read in order so that you have a full understanding of the characters as well as the world in which the stories takes place.
In Catch a Tiger by the Tail, Destructive Delta members, Calvin and Hobbs take center stage. The two have been friends since they were kids and when Hobbs went into the THIRDS, Calvin followed. Over the years, however, Calvin’s feelings for his friend have changed and now their working relationship is starting to be affected. Fans of this series have seen this coming for some time and I am glad the author did not keep us waiting to long for their story.
The author fills in more of the men’s back stories, allowing readers to get to know Calvin and Hobbs better, but it also lets us see why their connection is so strong. When Calvin’s scars are revealed I could have cried. I loved watching them become closer and understanding, as well as accepting, the change in their relationship. Watch out because these two really heat up the pages. While team members are not surprised by their feelings for each other, one of Hob’s brothers is not happy. There is a surprise there that readers will not see coming and I am glad that the author gives the Hobbs brothers closure.
Like the other stories in this series, Catch a Tiger by the Tail has a mystery woven through it. The author also pulls aspects of real life into the story when Calvin becomes a target of public ridicule. I also found myself wondering just what Sparks was up to and no matter how much I try I just can’t seem to trust her. Readers should also be warned that while everything between Calvin and Hobbs is fine for now, the story does end on a cliffhanger.
Reviewed by: Lydia
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