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Forest of Thorns and Claws - J.T. Hall

Donavi=on was British but spent a lot of his life in Sumatra, Indonesia, Donovan was a veterinarian. He is involved in in conservation of tigers habitat and tiger rescue. He runs  a research and conservation center. And fights to save the rainforest. Donovan’s speciality is tiger conservation. He also fights for land that is supposed to be federally protected land where rare and endangered species of flora and fauna are. But also unknown to humans including Donovan a tiger shifter clan or were tigers live. Donovan had been rescuing a tiger who had been injured by poachers and was bitten. The timing was not good as a company was looking to but some jungle land for agriculture. Donovan isn’t feeling very good since he was bitten. Kersen is from the tiger shifter clan and had lived his whole life in the jungle and didn’t know anything different.  But he must get his sister back from the tiger rescue then he finds Donovan was bitten by her and is starting to change into a were tiger and he will need help getting through that. The sooner Kersen gets Donovan away from humans the better. Kersen has to find a way to tell Donovan what is happening to him and help him survive the change. Kersen also realizes Donovan will help the fight against deforestation. Donovan and Kersen are attracted to each other. But Donovan may not be accepted by the people of Kersen’s village. Donovan is still an outsider with a very different background, education, and status then Kersen. Kersen’s people have hid themselves from humans for several centuries

I did really enjoy this book. I did love how the author portrays the problems of the rain forest and things about its people. I liked the story a lot for the most part but I didn’t realize Kersen was a male as I don’t read M/M or F/F romances. Although this story did pull me in and I just skimmed over or ignored the romantic/sexual parts. I did feel this was insta/lust/love but also know from reading that can be the way with shifters. I loved Donovan’s commitment to conservation and preservation of the rain forest as well as tigers. But things moved a little too fast for me for the most part.  I really liked how the author showed how human greed destroys animal habitats as well as the animals themselves especially endangered species. I recommend this book as long as it is realize it is M/M love interests.