A Very Jaguar Christmas
If you're looking for a little winter heat, this steamy jaguar shifter romance by USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has everything you need:A fierce jaguar shifter who puts everything on the line to protect her ward
•A fearless military man who can tear down any obstacle stupid enough to get in his way
•A shift of fate that brings them together for a holiday they'll never forgetThere are all kinds of surprises under the mistletoe, but neither of them thought being captured by the shifter would be the best Christmas present ever…
As a protector of all jaguar-kind, Guardian agent Demetria MacFarlane isn't surprised to get a call near Christmas—but when she's sent to protect a cub whose species she didn't even know existed, her holiday season gets complicated. And it doesn't help that her partner is a distraction of the hottest kind.
Hotshot JAG agent Everett Anderson can handle dangerous poachers and wildlife traffickers, no problem…but kids? Everett fears he'll be stuck cub-sitting under the Christmas tree, but working with one sexy Guardian she-cat may be the best present he's ever gotten.
A long-delayed romance blooms between two werejaguars trying to return a child home in time for Christmas in this sweet and breezy tale that's light on tension and suspense. Everett Anderson and Demetria MacFarlane are working on integrating the branches of the werejaguar defense agency in Dallas, Tex., when they get a call about an abandoned child. He turns out to be another kind of shifter, one that the werejaguars had no idea even existed. Everett and Demetria act on the strong feelings they've long had for each other as they search for the child's family. Their biggest obstacle is the child's kindred's matching skepticism about jaguar shifters, but even that is easily overcome as the various plot threads flow smoothly toward happy resolutions. The emphasis on superficial Christmas elements lights, trees, presents, visits to Santa make this a pleasant Yuletide read, but it lacks depth.
perfect book to get you into the holiday spirit
Terry Spear has created a perfectly heartwarming Christmas shifter story with A Very Jaguar Christmas.
Demetria and Everett have been interested in each other for a long while. When they are placed together to protect a shifter child, Corey, their worlds are thrown back together. First, they never knew there was other shifter animals out there. Then to be stuck together, caring for a child, and searching for a new breed of shifter made for fun and highly entertaining reading.
I love the idea that the wolf and jaguar world are starting to come together.
The stunning discoveries, the absolutely adorable Corey and the tender romance made A Very Jaguar Christmas the perfect book to get you into the holiday spirit.
I received this ARC copy of A Very Jaguar Christmas from SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca in exchange for a honest review.
Not my favorite
I really wanted to love this one. There were so many great elements, but they never really came together. Demetria and Everett have a shared grief that has kept them apart - it was quite a sad beginning, which you don't usually see in a Christmas novel, and that was good. It set it apart a little. But, things change very quickly when they find an abandoned cub. Now, this cub is quite a surprise - it's beyond a surprise, but I can't give it away. Let's just say the Jaguar world will never be the same.
It was cure and well done, this introduction to something new. But it sort of took over the story. Instead of watching Demetria and Everett bond over a little cub, it turned into more of a mystery with a dash of sex. I needed more romance and feelings and denied attraction.
It also sort of bounced around a bit. At times it was hard to follow the dialog and keep up with who was doing what.
*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*