An agent and a jaguar-shifter chase trouble, and each other, through the jungles of Belize
Agent Tammy Anderson has a reputation: she prefers to work alone. So when she’s paired up on a mission with jaguar-shifter David Patterson-who’s only recently been released from jail-to say she’s less than thrilled is a understatement. Until she realizes that this sexy agent has what it takes…
Soon, what started as an “easy” mission to locate a missing jaguar takes the pair to Belize, where they’re chasing down two renegade teen shifters who know more than they’re telling. As the action heats up, can they keep their minds on the job and off each other?
“Good night.” David closed his eyes, but he couldn’t stop taking in deep breaths of her jasmine soap and she-cat scent mixed into one delightful fragrance. He couldn’t ignore the beat of her heart – or his – that told him he was way too turned on, and that she was feeling the same way. He couldn’t help feeling the heat of her body and wanting to ratchet it up a few degrees, starting with a kiss.
A kiss. Hell, he’d never gone to bed with a woman when it meant total hands off. But lips…they didn’t count, did they?
She’d closed her eyes, but she wasn’t sleeping. She hadn’t pulled away from him, giving him her back. That meant something. Didn’t it?
He could ask. And she could say no.
He could kiss her, and when she got ready to slap him, he’d tell her it was a good-night kiss. And it would be. Unless she wanted more.
He could get lucky and she’d kiss him back.
Somehow it didn’t seem right to go to bed with a woman and not at least kiss her good night.
She opened her eyes to see him looking down at her – well, he was judging her lips, but when they curved up a bit, he lifted his gaze to meet her eyes and saw she was watching him.
“What?” she asked.
He couldn’t say it. David Patterson, who had no trouble interesting women in kisses and so much more, couldn’t say it.
“Don’t…tell…me. You want a good-night kiss,” she said, but he wasn’t certain whether she was offering or…not.
Not about to lose the opportunity, he placed his hand under her chin, lifted her face, and waited only the briefest period for her to pull away if she wasn’t in the mood for this. When she didn’t, he leaned down and kissed her mouth.
USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over two dozen paranormal romance novels and medieval Highland historical romances. In 2008 HEART OF THE WOLF was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry also creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world. She lives in Crawford, Texas.
Terry Spear’s third book in her Heart of the Jaguar series, JAGUAR HUNT had it all! At least everything I need to keep my attention and my fingers turning those pages at a frantic pace! Mystery, hot men, intrigue, danger, sexy men, humor, exotic locales, great dialogue and banter, a hot man with a dirty-talkin’ mouth, a sassy, independent woman who doesn’t take guff from the men who surround her, and the all important love story.
I fell for the hero, agent and jaguar-shifter David Patterson, almost right away. I seriously don’t know how the heroine, enforcer agent and jaguar-shifter Tammy Anderson, resisted him as long as she did. He was gorgeous, funny, totally focused on some sexy times with her and more than fully equipped to follow through with what he was offering. That’s right size XXL condoms for that man! He was also sincere, protective, admiring and respectful of her job abilities, and kept a good sense of humor every time she totally burned him. I like a man who doesn’t hold grudges when a woman bests him.
Tammy was a hoot too. As I said, a sassy, independent woman who doesn’t take guff from the men who surround her, and can totally hold her own in a man’s world and still be comfortable with her femininity. She was the perfect foil for stealing that player David’s heart by getting under his skin before either one of them really knew what was happening.
The twins characters added great twists to the plot and lots of comic relief. Wily, witty, and impossible to track down. They were an important element to the mystery and played their roles well. All in all, this book was a very entertaining read from start to finish and I highly recommend it! 4.5 stars.
~Complimentary copy downloaded from NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
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