Monday, July 21, 2014

ARC Review: One Sexy Ride

One Sexy Ride (Thompson & Sons #2)

by  

Blurb:

His goal is to stand firm
As the middle child in a big family, Len Thompson has found it easy to slip under the radar. His relationships outside the family-run garage tend to run a mile wide but only an inch deep as he keeps his heart, body and soul protected. But when the one woman he’s always wanted makes it known she’ll soon be leaving town, he can’t resist letting her into his carefully constructed fortress.
Her gift is rocking his world
Chasing her best friend’s big brother has both entertained and frustrated Janey for years. She’s not sure what triggered his change of heart, but hell, yeah, she’ll accept it. All of it. Every kiss, every touch, every bit of body-shaking pleasure. Working to meet her renovation deadline is suddenly not nearly as interesting as the mind-blowing escapades she’s enjoying with the big sexy mechanic.
When old fears threaten, Len must finally choose—face his past or let their future crumble.
Themes: erotica
Rating: 4.5 stars
Heat Rating: 
Review:
Another interesting story about a sexy strong and sweet man and the woman who has always held his heart.  Arend of course does this like no other, taking us through some heated loving to the sweet and often sad relationship building that leads to true love and HEA.  I’ve loved this series from the first I heard about it and I am thrilled to have the chance to spread the news about this greatness. If you love sexy men, often greasy from a hard day of working under an engine you can bet this story is for you. 
Len is finally giving in to his feelings for Janey, the woman who has held his heart since they were both teens.  He knows their time together will be limited and this is the only reason he will allow himself to become her lover, knowing she won’t be hurt when their relationship ends, because they’ll go into knowing it won’t last.  But Janey has never done what was expected of her and she quickly finds herself falling in love with Len, more than just the love of a girl, the deep abiding love of the woman she has become. Working side by side and exploring their long time passion, both Janey and Len never see the hard truths that they might soon be facing.
I loved Len for so many reasons.  Firstly it’s obvious that he gave his heart to Janey long ago, and has remained faithful to that love, even knowing he would never see a future with her.  While he is sexy as hell, he is the sweetest of the all boys, with the kindest heart and obviously he feels pain and sadness more than the others.  He has carried the grief of his mother’s loss with him along with a huge amount of guilt that no child should have to carry and it has kept him from going after his heart’s desire.  Janey is an adventurous, sexy, and hard as nails woman, who refuses to let the man she loves slip through her fingers.  But when faced with his inability to commit to a future for them, she decides she is strong enough to live without him, no matter how much it breaks her heart. I liked that she was so determined to show Len just how much he is worth to her, but I wish she had kicked his ass instead of letting him try to break them apart. 
In the end, Len pulls his heart out of the darkness he has wrapped it in and sees that sometimes any pain is worth the happiness of living a life with the one who loves you unconditionally.  I loved seeing him blossom with Janey, embracing his sensual nature and also the sweetness that he shows exclusively to Janey. He is one of those characters that you can’t help but love and feel sorry for, even when he is being an idiot.  Janey is my kind of girl for sure.  Sexy, strong, and passionate in both her work and her personal life, she pushes forward in life, not allowing anything to knock her off her goals. I was thrilled to see them find their love and be able to move beyond their fears and hang-ups to find a chance at a future.  I am loving every book in this series and cannot wait to see the women the next two brothers fall for.  As always with this author there was an intense level of passion and there were some serious sexy moments that couldn’t have been more endearing at the same time.  If you haven’t read the others in their series, you’re missing out, but you will still love Len and Janey’s story.  Another great love story between two people with such different outlooks on life.
*eARC provided by publisher (via netgalley) for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review.  No compensation was provided. 


Sunday, July 6, 2014

ARC Review: Rocky Ride

Rocky Ride (Thompson & Sons #1)

by Vivian Arend 

Blurb:

He’s got a touch that’s hotter than hot
It took a hell of a lot of fast-talking and more than a few speeding tickets before Mitch Thompson convinced Constable Anna Coleman to take him for a ride. Only now that she’s loosened off her stiff RCMP uniform, it’s not nearly enough. Their secret sexual escapades are mind-blowing, but Mitch wants more than her body—he wants her heart.
Her world could go up in flames
It’s a dangerous road to walk, and Anna doesn’t know how far she can safely tread. Bad boy Mitch may have lured her wild side out to play, but giving in to their increasingly passionate desires could endanger her very civilized career. Somewhere between yearning and obsession there has to be a balance point.
Or they’re both going to get burned
Themes: bikers, cops, voyeurism, contemporary
Rating: 4.5 stars
Heat Rating: 
Review:
Wow that was a seriously sexy story about one hot but sweet biker and a sexy gorgeous cop.  I admit I love anything by this author, but sadly I read this spin-off series long before I finished all of the first series, which spoiled a few surprises for me, but nothing that makes me unwilling to read the original series (Six Pack Ranch).  Arend takes us back to this small Canadian town full of sexy as hell men with libidos that are off the charts and adventurous spirits that are unbeatable.  This story starts off with passion and it never lets up, even as the hearts of the couples become more invested.  I am looking forward to reading more about this family and seeing the other sexy Thompson brothers find their HEA. I will throw out one recommendation; you should try to read Baby, Be Mine simultaneously, perhaps even switching back and forth so that you get to fill in all the details about the sister Katy as well, as I have now learned they are running at the same time.  Wish I had done this.
I loved every minute of seeing Mitch and Anna as they interacted, from that very first sexy interlude between them to the very last second where they finally find their HEA. Anna is a strong woman, but one that has for so long suppressed her inner vixen and Mitch is determined to bring her out of her shell so she can share that fire with others.   Anna has always found Mitch to be a dangerous man, but she never let herself look any deeper until she realizes that she is just as judgmental as others and decides to give him a chance to show her just who he really is.  Mitch jumps at the chance and I love seeing him show Anna just how great a man he is and that he is a perfect match for her, when he’s not being a jerk trying to make decision he thinks will be best for her.  Other than a few misunderstandings and the obvious need for them to find a balance in their lives between professional and personal, it is obvious they are more than meant to be together forever.  Thankfully they finally find their paths converging and are able to find their happiness.
I loved this story and am thrilled to have a chance to meet all new sexy men, while still getting to see some of the characters from the previous stories in this town.  Anna is the type of woman I would love to grow up to be :); she’s strong, Passionate, determined, and willing to give her all in everything she does. When she sets her mind to something she refuses to give in, and when her mind is set on a chance for a relationship with Mitch the passion between them is unbearably hot.  Mitch is a great guy.  He definitely has his dark and dangerous edges and his passions run high most of the time, but seeing how sweet and caring he is with Anna reminded me that even the most dangerous looking men can be the gentlest of men in the right hands.  And really who can resist the sexiness of a big, bad biker with sexy as hell tattoos and a dark passionate edge to him? Not Me! Keep the hits coming Vivian.
*eARC provided by publisher (via netgalley) for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review.  No compensation was provided. 


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

ARC Review: Dare to Surrender (minor Spoliers)

Dare to Surrender (Dare to Love #3)

by Carly Phillips

Blurb:

After ending a relationship to a cheating, domineering man, Isabelle Masters takes off in her leased Mercedes, only to be arrested for grand theft and hauled to a local police station. To her surprise, she is rescued by the most unlikely person possible, Gabriel Dare, a man she’s been attracted to for far too long. Gabe offers Isabelle freedom along with an invitation to Eden, an exclusive island resort where everything and anything is possible.
Although Gabe yearns to possess Isabelle, he knows all too well he must fight his primitive need to bind her to him, and instead help bring out the independent woman she yearns to become – or risk losing her for good.
A woman who needs to run her own life. A man who needs to exert control. Can she surrender to his erotic demands without losing her sense of self once more?
Themes: Bondage, contemporary
Rating: 4.25 stars
Heat Rating: 
Review:
 What a strange and interesting view of a relationship that borders on Dom/sub without ever actually labeling the relationship that way.  It is obvious from the beginning that Gabe is a man that likes to be in control and Isabelle is the type of woman that flourishes with the love and care of a man who can fulfill all her emotional needs, without completely taking over all aspects of her life. This is technically the third novel in the Dare to Love series, though it is a rather loose connection, with only a small mention of the Dare siblings that have starred in previous books.  It also belongs to a large group of books (Invitation to Eden) with several authors including novellas all in some way connected to the Private resort called Eden (or so I understand as this is the only one I’ve read).  While I enjoy all Carly Phillips novels, Her newest self-published Dare to Love Series is certainly one of her steamiest set of books and I find myself drawn to them inexplicably and unable to resist them.  I am looking forward to reading the rest of the Dare siblings and cousins’ stories and perhaps getting a chance to read more of the Eden novels as well.
Gabe has watched Isabelle from a far for a long time, unwilling to poach on another man’s woman, but unable to resist her pull on him.  When he stumbles on her, handcuffed to his brother’s desk, and discovers she is no longer unavailable, he jumps immediately to the conclusion that this is his only chance and he can’t squander it.   Offering her sanctuary in his luxury apartment until she is able to find her feet again, he immediately starts a sensual assault on all her walls, determined to convince her to stay with him forever and let him care for her.  Isabelle fights him at every turn, though she knows she has fallen for him deeply, she is determined to stand on her own two feet.  After the debacle of her last relationship she refuses to let any man take over her life again and knows with every fiber of her being that Gabe is the type of man that will completely take over her life if she lets him.  When she leaves him behind, breaking both their hearts, in an attempt to make her own way, there is no denying that she hungers for him and regrets her choice to leave him behind.  When Gabe’s sister offers her the business opportunity of her lifetime, she reluctantly agrees to travel with Lucy Dare to the private island resort of Eden to serve as designer on the new nightclub the Dares are opening there.  But when Gabe returns to her life with a bang, there is no way in hell she’ll let him go a second time…as long as they can compromise and find a way to be together without losing their identities at the same time.
Damn that Gabe is seriously sexy and a man whose sexy voice and wicked thoughts could lead any woman down the path of sensual exploration. Though he has lived his life for the last years keeping all emotions from his relationships with women, there is no way he can keep himself from falling for Isabelle. He is sexy in his determination to keep her happy, sweet in how he cares for her, and always seems to be there when she really needs him including emotionally. I loved seeing him take charge in their lives, especially the bedroom, but it was obvious he had very little experience with the softer side of his emotions or hers.  It was nice to see Isabelle pull him out of his shell and remind him that she is perfectly capable of making a life for herself without him, but that having him in her life makes it infinitely richer and worth the risk to have their HEA.  Isabelle was a strange mix of innocence and experience, strength and vulnerability, self-consciousness and bravado.  Once minute you can see just how much her past has left her broken emotionally, and the next we see her picking herself back up and refusing to give in the her weaknesses.  It was nice to see her as she blossomed with the compliments from Gabe and the honest desire he displayed for her so readily. This was a story of her coming in to her own as much as finding her love and finally allowing herself to fall for a good and honest man.
I really did enjoy this story very much, though I can say with all honestly I hated the fact that the portions of the story directly pertaining to Isabelle were written in first person.  While it was well enough done, I just don’t like reading romances in this writing manner, especially when the portions from Gabe's POV were in third person.  It was a bit confusing when jumping around, but I guess it can deal with it for such a great story.  Gabe was the quintessential Dare man—sexy, controlling, demanding, sexy, sensual, sweet, caring, sexy and loving, nuff said.  While he was obviously resistant to letting Isabelle into his heart and especially his past, he demanded she give him all of herself, which made him seem a bit of a hypocrite at times, but thankfully he comes around and gives her all of him too.  Isabelle is the kind of woman I can relate to;  she has insecurities like any other woman, and sometimes makes mistakes in her life, but she always deals with the consequences of her choices and is determined not to let Gabe stand in front of her in their life, instead having him at her side is her goal.  The passion between them exploded every second, and he spoke dirty to her or even just used his commanding voice, I felt ever word in my own body, which is the sign of a great author if you ask me. I am dying to see what comes next for the Dare family, but I do hope that the rest of the novels revert to Carly’s standard third person writing style.

*eARC provided by publisher (via netgalley) for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review.  No compensation was provided. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

ARC Review: Bride Of A Scottish Warrior

Bride Of A Scottish Warrior

by Adrienne Basso

Blurb:

A union born of duty...
Newly knighted Sir Ewan Gilroy needs a dowry and a wife, in that order. Though the widowed Lady Grace plans to enter a convent, squandering so much lush beauty - and such a fortune - would surely be its own sin. Grace will not be easily wooed, despite her family's urging and Ewan's famed charm. She challenges him as no woman ever dared, proving his equal in spirit and in passions...
Forged by desire...
To atone for her past, Grace vows to never remarry - least of all a brash and reckless warrior. Yet whether defending her honor or stoking desires she hardly knew she possessed, Ewan is a man beyond compare. And as their fragile trust is threatened by treachery, Grace must decide whether to reach for the happiness within her grasp - and fight for the love of her bold Highlander...
Themes: Historical
Rating: 3.75 stars
Heat Rating: 
Review:
Another richly detailed and vividly beautiful portrayal of the lives of historic highlanders, full of intrigue, drama, passion and beauty, Basso takes us through the highland season and the troubles and issues faced by all clans big and small and all members of the clan from the lowliest farmer to the leaders of the clans.  I am a big fan of historicals, especially anything set in Scotland, but I have found that I love the richness of Basso’s writing and the way she always shows the day to day lives of her characters, not just the drama and passion.  This story, while not connected to other series, is the second book of hers I have read and gives me the same feelings and enjoyment.
This story is about the lives of two people who both swore to never fall in love again, never risk the danger to their hearts, but sometimes fate steps in.  Ewan has been given the great honor of becoming a landowner and leading a small clan to a new start, but he is rather short of supplies and needs a rich bride to make the lives of his new people better. Grace has just returned to her family home after becoming a young widow under slightly suspicious circumstances when Ewan arrives seeking advice from his old friend Brian, who just happens to be Grace’s older brother.  Though there is an immediate connection between Grace and Ewan, she is determined to return to the convent where she was raised and live out her life in solitude.  Ewan sets about winning her hand, but her resistance makes his quest futile.  Only when the sisters who have given her sanctuary are put into danger by her presence does she relent, agreeing to marry Ewan in exchange for his keeping her safe.  But as their passion explodes in their marriage, it becomes less likely they will be able to keep their hearts from falling to one another. With danger around every corner the only chance for them to maintain their happiness is to trust one another explicitly and work together to overcome all odds.
I liked Grace very much when she finally stopped being so self-deprecating, but I did wish she had let go of her guilt for something beyond her control much sooner.  Being a very religious woman she is a bit more pious than I would have been able to handle in person, but when she finally allows herself to be free and to love Ewan with all her heart and body I found myself liking her much more.  It was nice to see a woman with more of a brain than many women in historicals, but her stubbornness in resisting Ewan was incomprehensible to me.  I would have given in five minutes after meeting him! Ewan was a sexy, chivalrous, sweet and gorgeous knight.  A man with the skills to lay siege to one’s body and heart with very little effort, one that could find any weakness and make you life better with very little true effort.  He treats Grace like a queen, even when she resists that role, and does everything he can to make sure she never regrets becoming his bride. When he is facing his enemies he is strength personified in all ways and you never have any doubts that he will prevail no matter the circumstances.
I found myself engrossed in every second of this novel, never doubting that it would end well for both Grace and Ewan, but traveling with them on their journey brought tears and laughter as they grew together and separately.  Grace was a pretty decent character once you got past the overly pious nature to the core of the woman underneath all her religious training.  She is obviously a care-giver, a woman meant to be the center of her family with those around her leaning on her for all their emotional and many of their physical needs.  Ewan, a man that really has no reason to believe in love, is a man that knows what he wants and will go to any length to get it, slowly convincing Grace that she belongs with him and no outside forces will ever tear them apart.   There was a lot of drama and danger returning from Grace’s past, but Ewan is more than up for the challenge of protecting her and their people. I am looking forward to the chance to read more by this author and would love to see a good series come out of some of her books.  Definitely adding Adrienne to my list of historical authors to watch out for.
*eARC provided by publisher (via netgalley) for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review.  No compensation was provided. 


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Review: All Fired Up

All Fired Up (DreamMakers #1)

by Vivian Arend, Elle Kennedy 

Blurb:

He’s ready to lead the way
Parker Wilson never thought he’d go from battle-hardened soldier to romance expert, but after his stint in the Rangers, that’s exactly what happened. As the owner of DreamMakers Inc., he helps other men win in the love department, using every resource available to plan the perfect date. When a routine recon turns into an unexpected night of passion, Parker’s mission becomes more personal—and he won’t give up until Lynn Davidson is all his.
She’s more than willing to follow
Lynn is a goner from the moment she lays eyes on the delectable Parker. She’s just ditched her boring almost-boyfriend and is tired of sticking to the straight and narrow. It’s time to walk on the wild side, and what better way than in the arms of the most irresistible man she’s ever met? But when their red-hot affair is threatened, it’ll take a team effort to make their dreams come true.
Themes: contemporary
Rating: 4 stars
Heat Rating: 
Review:
 If you were expecting something, anything, in this story I can tell you that all your expectation will be blown away.  The premise for this series was one that seemed odd to me at first, but seeing how well it plays out in this book leaves me saying to myself “of Course!” which was certainly the goal of the authors.  These men are sexy, sweet, and brilliant when it comes to women and finding just the right trick to make their clients happy, but their personal lives are a whole nother story.  Seeing them deal with their love lives in vastly different ways brought laughs and sighs, but watching Parker fall madly in love was of course the best part.  I am not surprised I loved this novel and anything by either of these authors is great, but the combination of their writing was even hotter than anything they have written alone and still just as sweet as expected from a contemporary novella.
The story begins with the ever common asshole male coming to the DreamMakers office in search of help planning a special date for his girlfriend.  It quickly becomes obvious that he knows nothing about her, so the DreamMakers team, especially Parker sets out to do a little recon and learn more about Lynn in order to do their jobs, but Parker quickly begins to lust after their new clients girlfriends for himself.  When he meets Lynn in person he is unable to resist her and when he learns that she has ended her relationship with their, now former, client there is nothing to stand in Parker’s way.  He is fast to jump on the chance to get to know Lynn for his own personal desires and finds himself falling deep quickly.  Lynn is understandably wary of beginning a relationship with Parker, but the passion and desire he inspires in her has been missing from her life for so long she refuses to pass up the opportunity to have him in her bed and her life.   As their relationship becomes deeper and deeper the truth of their meeting comes out and only by trusting one another and believing in their love can they be together and build a life. And I must say that when her ex tries to come back into her life I found myself wishing I could come into this book and strangle him.  
Lynn was a very sassy woman who met every challenge that came her way with dignity and strength.  I loved watching her kick her ex to the curb and go after Parker with everything she had so she could have a chance with a real man and find her happiness. She definitely blossomed in her self-esteem as she gets closer to Parker and he shows her just how sexy he finds her to be.  When she finds herself in a rather awkward situation she handles herself beautifully, not waiting for Parker to come to her rescue like a helpless female.  Parker is one sexy ex-commando, with a heart of gold and the body to go with his former lifestyle.  It was interesting to see how he and his business partners are filling the niche they have found lacking in the world of dating.  Seeing him deal with the connection to Lynn was great, obviously his morals kept him from jumping right to grabbing her up for himself, but when he learns the way is clear, he is quick to decide that the risk to their business is worth a chance with a woman like Lynn. 
As surprising as this series has been I can say with all honesty that I loved every second of reading this book and am seriously looking forward to the next two books where Parker’s partners fall under the spell of the woman of their dreams.  I can already see the danger inherent in making these ladies men settle down and ride the line without losing any of their dangerous edge.  All Fired Up was a great read with laughs, sweetness, passion and heart.  The antics these guys get up to were beyond interesting and seeing how the men handle crises both business and personal kept me smiling every second.   Lynn was a wonderful heroine and seeing her find a man who can match her made it worth every second.   Parker was a sweetheart with a passionate layer covering his sweetness to make him a well rounded hottie.  Cannot wait for more of this series and am dying to get to see more of Parker and Lynn’s relationship in their friends’ books.


*eARC provided by publisher (via netgalley) for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review.  No compensation was provided. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mini-Review: Fire Rising Part 1

Fire Rising: Part 1

by Donna Grant 

Blurb:

First in an exclusive four-part e-serial by New York Times bestselling author Donna Grant!Sammi’s world has been blown to bits—literally. With her pub up in flames, she escapes to Dreagan, the only place she will be safe. Her plan is to recover quickly and leave quietly. What she doesn’t count on is meeting the dangerously desirable and enigmatic Tristan…Tristan is instantly drawn to the woman seeking refuge at the Manor. Dazzled by her stunning beauty and intrigued by her silence about her past, Tristan knows he will not be able to let this woman go, no matter what the cost. And when Sammi slips away from Dreagan, Tristan is compelled to follow…in Fire Rising: Part 1.
Themes: dragons, paranormals, Fae
Rating: 3.75 stars
Heat Rating: 
Review:
I am not much of a fan of reading serial versions of my novels, but I couldn’t pass up this chance to read the first portion of Tristan’s story as soon as possible. I have been reading books by Donna Gant for a long time now and seeing Tristan, then Duncan, die in a previous novel about broke my heart.  So when we discovered he had returned in his new guise as Tristan, a sexy, strong immortal Dragon King, I jumped at the chance to see him fall in love.  Getting this chance to read his novel and watch him fall was wonderful, but I was dying until I was able to finally read the next three parts of the serial and find out the whole story.

Part 1 of Fire Rising takes us from Sammi’s bar which has just been destroyed to her arrival at Dreagan, where her half-sister Jane finds her gravely injured and in need of help.  When Tristan first sees her he is enraptured and unable to let her leave without their help.  They soon discover that Sammi is being used to draw them out and that their shared enemies are darker and scarier than ever imagined. The section ends with Tristan standing guard over Sammi who is once again on the run from enemies and determined to make her way on her own.

I liked Sammi a lot even though she is very stubborn.  Sammi seems to be a strong character but one that is closed off and unwilling to trust anyone with her safety or her heart. Hopefully with Tristan’s help she can overcome her fears.  Tristan on the other hand is fighting with Sammi because he does not want to betray his friends and he doesn't understand the unique connection they have. Hopefully in the coming chapters we will see more development of a friendship and ultimately a relationship between Tristan and Sammi.  It is obvious that there will be serious flames  between this couple as they come together and I am looking forward to what comes next in the story.  I am dying to find out who their enemies are and seriously see them get their asses kicked by the Dragon Kings.

*ebook provided by publisher (via netgalley) for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review.  No compensation was provided. 


Sunday, June 8, 2014

ARC Review: Jaguar Hunt


Jaguar Hunt (Heart of the Jaguar #3)

by  

Blurb:

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 of each other? 



Themes: shifters, paranormal
Rating: 3.5 stars
Heat Rating: 
Review:
I have been a fan of Terry Spear since I bought the first book in her Heart of the Wolf series many years ago on sale for just a penny, and I have never found a book I didn’t like in any of her series since.  Her Jaguar series has many interesting parallels with her Wolf series and even some character crossover that only big fans of both series might catch, which gives me a little chuckle every time it happens.  The Jaguar series is always wild and the settings for most of them are deep and lush rainforests in places I would never venture into personally so getting a chance to go there in these stories is wonderful.  Book three in the series is one that had me laughing often, entranced in the lives of these jaguar shifters and reveling in the intense passion the H/h shared. I am looking forward to what’s next in this series and maybe even a few years from now seeing the sweet but adventurous twin boys getting their own novels.
Tammy is a many layered woman, but a lot of those layers sadly were put into place by untrustworthy men and the pain they caused her.  Her suspicions about her father, the two-timing guys she’s dated in the past and the generally womanizing nature of the men she works with day-to-day, have made her understandably wary of jaguar males and having a relationship with them.  The attraction to David from the beginning is undeniable however.  From the moment she meets the sexy male she finds herself losing more and more of her conviction to keep him away and she knows that if she keeps giving way in her own heart and mind he will worm his way right in and destroy her heart. She is a passionate female and is more than willing to give a no strings affair a try, but David has other plans in mind and sooner than later she finds herself in a relationship that gives her fears a chance to be proven wrong.  Jaded might be a good word to describe her, but David is such a great guy that she is unable to deny herself or him for very long.  When danger arises he doesn’t just push her out of the way, instead trusting her as a full partner, proving to her that they might have a chance for the future.
David is a sexy, fun, and intense jaguar male and his desire for Tammy is one that he refuses to leave unexplored.  When he sees his chance to work with her and spend more time with her, he jumps on the case and inserts himself into her life.  Working to overcome her resistance becomes more than just a fun sexy challenge for him as his heart becomes more and more invested in a relationship with the sexy she-cat.  He works to keep her safe while allowing her to do what she needs to do for her job, but leaving her to her own defenses is just not something he is willing to do.  Sometimes having a man like David stand beside you is just as or even sexier than having him stand in front of you.  David was a bit arrogant at times, but never in a repellent way; more in an exasperating manner that would just make you smile and shake your head at his antics.  He is defiantly a dangerous male in his own right, but seeing him be gentle and caring with the boys and earning their trust we get to see a softer and sweeter side right along with Tammy.  He is quite frankly the whole package—sweet, caring, strong, sexy, and don’t forget he can turn into a big cuddly Jaguar.
Jaguar Hunt is another great story in the Jaguar series that is sexy, entertaining, and hilarious at times.  The series has taken us from the heated jungles of Belize, to the dry heat of Texas, and back again.  The characters are wonderfully, richly written, and the settings are vivid, sensual and a great backdrop for the intense passion between the shifters that populate these pages. David and Tammy’s story is a prime example of all that makes this series great. Tammy is a woman who has lost her trust in the male of the species and has no interest in ever again risking her heart on a male cat that will just break it, until David begins to weasel his way in. David hasn't felt such intense desire for a woman before and is willing to fight to have a chance to explore that passion with Tammy.  Using the opportunity presented to him he insinuates himself into her case and with a little persistence hopes to worm his way into her personal life as well.  I loved seeing these two circling around each other, much like a dance, as they learn more about one another and work together to achieve there several objectives.   I am looking forward to whose books might be coming next in the series and where it might lead us next.  If you haven’t read others in the series or the Heart of the Wolf series, you will enjoy this book for sure, but you will be missing out on a lot of the subtext in the book and I highly recommend you set aside some time to catch up on the greatness that is these two series.

*eARC provided by publisher (via netgalley) for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review.  No compensation was provided.