Title: Heart of the Jaguar
Dr. Cindy Shahi is resigned to being mateless, but her inner jaguar has needs that must be sated. An encounter with a deliciously sexy stranger is the perfect chance for a night of no-strings primal passion.
Elias was content to be a lone wolf until the moment he laid eyes--and much more--on Cindy. Their intense attraction can mean only one thing: the mating call. And when it becomes clear someone isn't happy about their budding relationship, all of Elias's protective instincts go on high alert. He'll do anything to keep Cindy safe--and convince her that he intends to claim her as his own, no matter what.
Author: Katie Reus
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Breaking Her Rules, First Surrender, Protecting His Witness, Targeted
Published by Harlequin Source: Author
Published: May 1, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Cindy doesn’t bother with long term relationships any longer. She learned long ago in a painful way that a mate will never be part of her life. She is content with finding no strings partners for a quick tumble. When she meets Elias at a friend’s wedding she believes that is exactly what she is getting. After all Elias is just there for the wedding or so she believed.
Elias is more than happy for his friend and his recent mating. The trip to the wedding soon turns into more than just a trip when he is offered a job. The trip just keeps getting better for him when the sexy jaguar shifter he has been watching shares an instant attraction and is more than eager to quickly become more intimate.
The circumstances behind Elias and Cindy’s initial hook up allows for the romance to progress at an accelerated rate while staying believable. Cindy and Elias are easily likeable and make a great pair. Elias is one of the most laid back alphas I have read outside of humorous romances. He is fairly easy going and will do anything to make the woman he knows is his mate happy. The characters from the past books in this world make brief appearances, but they all still work as stand alones.
My only complaint (and it is a very minor one) was the abrupt and easy resolution to the evil doer of this tale. For the most part it is known from the moment this particular character steps on the page that he is the one causing trouble in Cindy’s life. There was just not much conflict in the manner in which he is brought down and it all happens rather rapidly.