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"Sleeping Tigers is the kind of book you wish didn't have to end. Fast-moving and funny, loaded with sex, adventure, and characters who feel like your oldest friends, it takes the reader through fabulous, keenly-observed settings as it follows one woman on a brave journey of self-discovery. Robinson's prose crackles with wit and humanity - it brims with all the energy that's released when life and love are unleashed and allowed to roam. With wisdom to spare, Robinson shows how being honest and brave today can bring healing to the past and a new shape to the future. You won't be able to read this book without imagining all your favorite actors in the roles."
Elisabeth Brink, author of Save Your Own
Posted May 4, 2012
"A COMPLETE TRIUMPH!"
Jordan O'Malley thought she had everything in her safe world, her career as a teacher, her boyfriend, and a lovely home. However, after a breast cancer scare, she begins to realize that in realty, there was a void in her life. What she had was nice, but what she really wanted she longed for, and her picture on life began to change drastically. She realized that her boyfriend wasn't Mr. Right, her parents were smothering her, and she missed her brother and a very close friend. Her New England life was about to be left behind as she sets out on a mission, determined to find her hero and her very dear friend. As Jordan travels cross-country to find Cam and reunite with Karin, along the way, she finds passion and happiness within herself. Her life began to change for the better as she followed her heart. Was Jordan selfish, what kind of childhood did she have, and did her boyfriend from back home ever give her support? Jordan gave up social ties and material possessions, but did she ever break the bond with her brother? I highly recommend this incredible novel to all contemporary fiction lovers, who enjoy suspenseful stories, with a blend of romance. Holly Robinson delivers a mesmerizing page-turner with colorful characters that make you laugh and cry, steamy romance, and an intriguing story made for the Movie screen! The author conveys that the greatest risk in life is not taking one, and the results of venturing out without any plans can indeed be extremely rewarding. This fabulous adventure is a journey of discovery, a reawakening of one brave woman, who is filled with courage and love. The addicting story is powerfully moving as the reader takes an emotional roller-coaster ride through the life of the main character. Each life-changing page of Jordan's journey portrays humanity, wit, sadness, and the importance of family and friendship. "SLEEPING TIGERS" is as touching as STEPMOM, as entertaining as NORMA RAE, and as dramatic as ERIN BROCKOVICH.
Posted March 22, 2012
This was a very interesting novel. The novel opens in San Francisco after Jordan's break-up when she first meets up with her friend Karen. Jordan is looking for her brother who we realized she hasn't seen in years, and hasn't heard from in months. We quickly learn that Jordan's family is not a cookie cutter suburban family. They have an interesting set of dynamics. When she finds her brother living with an eclectic group of people and working in a food truck on the streets of San Francisco, she also finds herself getting in over her head trying to "fix" his problems.
The next couple of months turn into an adventure and a journey that Jordan O'Malley never expected. She finds herself on her own in Nepal searching for her brother and his travel companions to try and convince him to come home. Her time there is literally life-changing. I really enjoyed this novel. The characters were colorful and convincing, the family dynamics were complicated and real. I only wish we'd gotten more information about Jordan and Cam's childhood. I still had some questions when the novel ended about their history.
I really enjoyed this book though. It was a story of self-discovery and the limitless love of family. I would definitely recommend it!
Posted March 4, 2012
From the blurb, you might expect the majority of the novel and character growth to take place in Nepal. Actually most of the story takes place in San Francisco - and, of the two, I enjoyed the San Francisco leg of the journey better than the Nepal leg.
Jordan's friend, Karin, is a blast. I loved her and totally got Jordan's connection with her. She's a hard partying girl with a huge heart. The two of them together make a great team. On the other hand, brother Cam is an annoying brat. He marginally succeeds in redeeming himself toward the end of the book and the story wouldn't have been what it was without him, but I didn't like him at all. There are lots of other personalities woven into the story of Jordan's summer vacation and the interactions between them were delightful. So many times I found myself laughing out loud.
I'm trying so hard to avoid spoilers here - hard to do when I enjoyed the book so much and just want to talk about it. Suffice it to say that the difficulties Jordan encounters cause her to examine her choices, her dreams and her life's path. This one has found a place in my 'favorites' list!