This book was an awesome reading experience for me. It was very entertaining, capturing and holding my interest throughout the entire story. I enjoy reading about this exciting Jaguar world that Spear has created. The imagery is so vivid and her writing is expressive, dragging this reader right into the scenes with her descriptions and wonderful characters. I loved the first book in the new Jaguar series, but found myself liking this one even more. The story cleared up a mystery that had kept me wondering and tied up an intense situation while opening a few new doors that I can go through later with this fantastic series that I've come to love.
Wade and Maya were more than a little intrigued with each other already. Their paths had crossed way back in an adventurous Savage Hunger, the first book. Back then I got the impression that he might be kind of shady. But here I learned that he was actually a good guy, who got his facts wrong. I saw him in a new light, and learned a few secrets, when he jumped into this story and came to Maya's rescue. While the big cat is away... the little cat will play. Maya's curiosity gets her into some mischief that comes back to bite her on the tail.
The story had a lot of action and suspense with Maya and Wade facing danger from poachers and renegade shifters who like to play deadly games. Ha!!! Of course, I can't let the cat outta the bag so you'll have to figure that one out on your own. You can always read the book and have as much fun with it as I did.
It wasn't all just suspense though. The story was very romantic with Wade being an incredible alpha hero. Maya wasn't too shabby herself. I found her to be a very strong character, and her curious and intrepid cat nature shone through brightly. I felt that Spear gave her the perfect match and their romantic relationship worked perfectly.
The story flowed at a super-fast speed as it traversed continents, from Houston to the South American jungle and back stateside to face even more danger. The plot was exceptionally strong with conflict coming from around every corner. In this the story kept me on the edge of my seat and I bit off more than one nail.
The book had even more yet to offer this reader. I liked the interesting secondary characters that I met in the story so it would seem that Spear is probably planning on expanding the series to include more big cats. This I love as I can really get into an ongoing series and actually prefer them. It also must be said that Spear's descriptive talent played a key part in the story as well. The vivid images that she projects so well seemed to pull me right into those pages. She did such a great job that at times it almost did seem like I was right there in the scene with the characters. Just one more reason why I enjoyed the book so much. I guess you could say that I really got into it.
I am very impressed with this book by an author who never lets me down. I feel that it is a must read for shifter lovers and highly recommend it.
She's being pursued by everyone, in more ways than one.
Even in an exotic world of humans, jaguars, and tantalizing creatures who shift between the two, Maya Anderson stands out from the crowd. Interest from human suitors is bad enough, but when male shifters give chase, the real trouble starts.
Who's the hunter and who's the prey?
Investigating the black marketing trade of exotic animals keeps Wade Patterson more than busy. When he and Maya both get entangled in a steamy jungle mission, it becomes impossible to tell who is being hunted or who the hunters are. Wade is desperate to survive this deadly game of cat and mouse. But it's Maya's piercing eyes that keep him awake at night.
Praise for Savage Hunger:
"A sizzling page-turner, Terry Spear is wickedly talented."—Night Owl Reviews Reviewer Top Pick, 5 Stars