Cougar's Mate

Heart of the Cougar, #1

Cougar Mate is the first book in a brand new and exciting paranormal series from author Terry Spear. As usual, she did an outstanding job with this book. I just can't get enough of her shifter novels, and this one was no different. This time around the author explores the cougar shifter world, and she made it every bit as exciting as her wolves and jaguars. It was a great read that I enjoyed. Spear easily pulled me into the story with her wonderful characters and vivid descriptions. I had a hard time putting this one down.

Shannon Rafferty has a knack for getting involved with the wrong men. Bad luck seems to follow her around until she catches the attention of Chase Buchanan. Chase is a cougar shifter just like Shannon. He has lost a lot and wasn't really interested in hooking up until he accidentally shoots the feisty she-cat on the run. Well, needless to say that Chase and Shannon had some fantastic chemistry that neither one could fight. They had some hot love scenes, but really the pull for me was how romantic it was that Chase immediately stepped up to defend and protect Shannon. The plot had lots of suspense, adventure and action. Danger follows Shannon and the whole town comes together to protect her.

Terry Spear is so good at creating Shifter books. She set up the series with several interesting characters that I am looking forward to reading about in the future. This book was pretty much what I've come to expect from this author. It was a super-fast read with loads of action and adventure, a bit of humor and a few chuckles, and a great new world that I can't wait to revisit.

I liked everything about this book.

Book Blurb for Cougar's Mate

Instinct told her to run…

Shannon Rafferty learns that hanging out with the bad boys could be a dangerous business, but hooking up with a cop is even worse. Now she’s on the run, trying to avoid being murdered by his cougar shifter brothers and uncle. If that isn’t bad enough, a deputy sheriff hunts her down while she’s running as a cougar and trying to survive in the Colorado wilderness. He vows to protect her no matter what she’s done. With three dead boyfriends to her name, she’s sure she will be the death of Chase Buchanan before either of them can prevent it. No matter how much she knows she has to run again, he soon holds her heart hostage. But will that be enough to keep them both alive?

Chase Buchanan—as wilderness cabin resort owner, former US Army Special Forces, and part time deputy of the small town of Yuma, Colorado that boasts a love of cougars—is tasked to track down a cougar reported to be hunting human prey. Chase soon learns she’s a shifter, not a full-time cougar, and she’s on the run. When he takes her in, he vows to protect her. After losing his wife and baby to the human kind of predator years earlier, he’s not letting Shannon’s hunters kill her, too. But how is he going to hold onto the wild-cat woman, who is unpredictable at every turn, without losing his heart to her, and then losing her as well?

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2014 4.00