I found Lure of the Jaguar to be a good quick read. I could not put the book down. Hades and his minions would do anything to keep Stravos and Toni apart. I wanted to see how Stravos (immortal, warrior, jaguar shifter), and Antoinette (Toni) Richards (human female) survived. Will Stravos stop ignoring his possible mate?
I was caught up in the original storyline, drama, action, and suspense. I wanted to find out what would happen next. There was enough going on in the novel to keep my interest. The story was great, and characters' dialogues was believable. The story was well paced, and the setting was realistic.
I could imagine Stravos in jaguar form watching Toni in the bayou. I liked that Toni was a independent female, and didn't break down easily. I am happy that Stravos woke up, and didn't want to let Toni go. I enjoyed reading about Stravos and Toni's steamy scenes, and their happy ever after.
I give 4.50 stars for Lure of the Jaguar (Hades' Carnival Series, Book 7) by N.J. Walters. This novella is part of a series, but can be read standalone. The urban fantasy and paranormal romance is for readers 18+ age group due to sexual content.
With the ancient curse broken, the warriors serving the Lady of Beasts are free. Stavros, the only unmated warrior, retreats to the solitude of the Louisiana bayou, but he’s not alone there. The minute he sees the woman stalking wildlife with her camera, he realizes her for who she is—his mate.
When wildlife photographer Toni Richards is almost kidnapped her, she’s shocked when the rare jaguar who saves her then morphs into a man—a sexy man with a tattoo of a snarling jaguar on his back.
Good judgment flies out the window, and Stavros lets his animal instincts reign. Now that he’s found Toni, he can never let her go. He just hopes she’ll forgive him for what he must do to protect her soul.
Each book in the Hades’ Carnival series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.