Review: ‘Jaguar Pride’ by Terry Spear
Jaguar Prideby Terry Spear
Series: Heart of the Jaguar #4
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on February 3, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Netgalley, publisher
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JAG Special Forces operatives like Golden Claw agent Melissa Overton and her partner, Huntley Anderson, are trained for the most dangerous missions in the harshest environments. These hardened jaguar shifters can handle any variable, even . . . babies?
When Huntley and Melissa find two jaguar shifter cubs snoozing in their jungle hut while on assignment, they have to keep the cubs and each other safe from ruthless poachers, bringing these partners closer in ways they never expected...
Jaguar Pride by Terry Spear is the fourth book to her Heart of Jaguar series. I’ve meant to read this book for a while now. I made time to finally read it, especially since it’s been my TBR since the mid-2010s. I’m slowly but surely working through my massive TBR.
Storyline/My Thoughts: Terry Spear has always been a favorite PNR author of mine. She’s the reason why I love shifter romances. In this book, she introduces readers to a JAG Special Forces operative team on a mission to protect big cats from getting caught by poachers. Unfortunately, they will end up taking on not only poachers but babies of jaguar shifters who have been captured by the poachers they have been hunting.
Melissa Overton and Huntley Anderson have separate lives outside of the JAG Special Forces, but they work well as partners on their missions. They are going to take their duties seriously when they have to care for jaguar shifter babies. These two are adorable together. I liked their connection with each other during work, and I was bummed when they were not a couple at first. Although, fate has them working together a lot and sooner or later more than co-workers. Melissa is a kick-butt heroine, and Huntley is a kick-butt hero. They mashed well with each other and handled anything thrown at them.
Terry Spear gave me what I needed to get me out of a reading funk. Although there is a slight hint of instant attraction with the characters, it didn’t take away from the storyline. I love jaguar shifter romances, and this is the perfect story. It has adventure, suspense, and romance. It’s set in Costa Rica most of the time, which is another plus to the story. I love reading books in different settings.
Overall, this book gets four stars from me. I’ll have to make more time to catch up on other books Terry Spear has written now. I’ve missed her shifter romance books.
Standalone or Part of Series: It’s part of the Heart of Jaguar series, but each can read as a standalone.
Trope: Workplace Romance; Instant Attraction
Work I recommend this book? Yes. If you are a Paranormal Romance reader. I love how Terry Spear writes shifter romances, which happens to be one of my favorite paranormal creatures. I can’t get enough of them.