Saturday, September 29, 2012

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of A Jaguar's Kiss

Katie Reus fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After graduating summa cum laude with a degree in psychology and working too many jobs she hated, she finally figured things out.

She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. Her publishers include Carina Press, Ellora's Cave, Harlequin Nocturne and NAL/Signet Eclipse. Regardless of genre, she always includes a happy ending. When she’s not creating stories she loves spending time with her husband and son.

A Jaguar's Kiss
Author:  Katie Reus


Owen Wright, alpha of his wolf pack, hasn’t seen jaguar shifter Gabriela Segura in nearly ten years. She was his first love—until he did something to drive her away just as their relationship was heating up. Now Gabriela has returned to Montana, and his craving for her is stronger than ever….

But a recent string of brutal attacks on humans have the wolves suspicious of the jaguars, threatening the tenuous peace between the packs. Before he can claim Gabriela as his mate, they must join forces to prove her family’s innocence and track down the true predator.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:

I'm a big fan of big cat shifters, so I figured that I'd like A Jaguar's Kiss. I didn't think that I'd enjoy it quite as much as I did though...

Gabriela is a strong, confident, alpha female jaguar shifter who works for the CIA and is coming back home for some R&R after an incident leaves her shaken.  She's looking forward to her time off, but not looking forward to running into her high school fling, the one man who broke her heart.

Owen is Bear Mountain's wolf Pack Alpha, and an ex-military man. He's sexy, sensitive, and capable, yet he's stepped into some pretty big shoes, taking over the pack at the tender age of 23.  He's also never forgotten his best friend and the woman who he was never able to get out of his thoughts - Gabriela.

When a jaguar shifter killing humans brings the jaguar and wolf packs against each other, Gabriela and Owen find themselves working together to find out what's going on and confronting the still smoldering attraction between them. Owen has never forgotten Gabriela and while she's spent the last 10 years incredibly upset with Owen, she's never been able to get him out of her heart.

Katie did an unbelievable job of fitting a story this intense with romance this steamy and emotion this strong into a novella.  I was hooked and only wanted more when all was said and done.  I would have liked a bit more story, but it is a novella and there are only so many pages to work with. So, if asked to choose between getting into the bad guys' heads a bit more and getting a bit more backstory vs. what Katie gave us with the romance and Owen/Gabriela storyline, I have to say I'll take what I was given. :)

LITERAL ADDICTION gives A Jaguar's Kiss 4 Skulls and would recommend it to pretty much any Paranormal Romance fan.

A Jaguar's Kiss

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