I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hunted by a Jaguar by Felicity Heaton
Series: Eternal Mates #4
Published by Independent on January 6, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Hunted by a Jaguar really grabbed me at the beginning, lost me for a while in the early middle, and the gripped me from about 60% forwards. It starts off really pissing you off and getting your blood boiling (in that really great way), but then the story went in a direction that felt kinda blah for a bit. I got worried that I wasn’t going to love this one after all. But once things really got going, we were back to the Felicity Heaton I’ve grown to love with this series!
A jaguar shifter with a dark secret, Kyter has spent his entire life running from his demons. When a tragedy takes him back to his pride’s village, he is set on a path of vengeance that will see him collide with the terrible ghosts of his past and a beautiful vision of his future.
Iolanthe deals in finding artefacts for discerning clients, but this time her client is one of the deadliest men in Hell and her mission has the highest stakes imaginable. Failure is not an option when your life is on the line, but things take a dangerous turn when she crosses paths with a handsome and mysterious male on the hunt for the same artefact—a male who declares she is his eternal mate.
Can Iolanthe resist Kyter’s wicked allure and find the artefact before he does? Can Kyter face his demons and win the heart of his fated female? Or will this deadly game of cat and mouse claim both of their lives?
I think one of the things that made Hunted by a Jaguar a little harder for me to get into was the very shaky connection to the previous books and characters that I was so eager to see more of. Although there are connections, it takes a long time for them to produce any real significance in the actual story and even then, we aren’t seeing 99% of the people I was looking forward to seeing. And that’s been one of the treats of this series for me – all the ways everyone weaves together.
But that’s pretty much my only complaint. I LOVED Kyter – why don’t we have more stories about jaguar shifters? He’s that fabulous mix of tough and tormented. He’s had it rough and it’s taught him a lot about treating people with respect. The love he has for his mother kinda melts your heart too.
And then there’s Iolanthe – who doesn’t love a kick ass woman? She’s ancient (like all the elves we’ve met so far) and she’s a treasure hunter. Kinda your hot, Elvin Indiana Jones. I liked her attitude and determination. And the sexual friction between her and Kyter didn’t hurt either 😉
Felicity sure knows how to create great sexual tension and she always delivers the goods spectacularly – and in that regard she definitely didn’t let me down in Hunted By a Jaguar either. There’s a fun little twist (which I predicted for the most part, but in a satisfying kind of way, not an obvious way) and a good amount of action to keep things moving along and exciting.
I really enjoyed unted By A Jaguar and just hope we’ll be seeing some more of the earlier couples as the series progresses.