Jaguar's Kiss

Lone Pine Pride, #1

With her wedding on the horizon, a young lioness will have to choose between duty and her happiness in this captivating shifter romance.

This fast paced and smooth flowing plot keeps readers on the edge with suspense, drama and spicy romance. The author describes the story with well written words and details that capture the imagination and the well orchestrated suspense and drama draw the reader deeper into the story while the strong compelling characters grab the reader’s attention and ensure that they want to get to know them.

Lila Fallon is the only daughter of the Lone Pride Pride’s alpha and it is her duty to marry the heir so her attraction to the black panther, Santiago Flores is a temptation she can never admit to. The reader can’t help but get caught up in this romance as Santiago tries to convince Lila that she can want things for herself not just what others want for her. But even after Santiago rattles Lila’s neatly ordered world, Lila has trouble pleasing herself adding lots of depth and drama to the story.

While there is no cliffhanger for Lila personally, some aspects of Lila’s dilemma doesn’t get closure, and though it is a little short I found the story to be a quick, entertaining and enjoyable read. The author created a fascinating world and built up lots of suspense for the future books and the captivating characters and I’m sure the closure will come in those books as it addresses other related issues and characters. So I will be looking forward to reading the next novella in the Lone Pine Pride series. Just a side note I would really love to hire Santiago to build me a new home, one similar to his would be awesome.

Book Blurb for Jaguar's Kiss

To get what he wants, he’ll have to rattle her cage…

Lila Fallon, the Lone Pine Pride Alpha’s only daughter, has been betrothed since childhood to marry her father’s chosen successor. The match is designed to maintain peace by shoring up any cracks in pride solidarity.

She’s always known she would do her duty—she just never expected to meet a man who would tempt her to throw it all away.

As a black panther, Santiago Flores couldn’t be a less suitable mate for the Alpha’s purebred lioness daughter. But that doesn’t change the fact that for every one of the five years he’s been with the Lone Pine Pride, he’s been head-over-heels in love with her. And when the Alpha announces that Lila’s indefinite engagement is about to end in a very definite marriage, Santiago is through holding his peace.

From their very first kiss, Santiago rattles Lila’s neatly ordered world. But can a lioness who’s always lived to please everyone else risk everything to please herself?

Warning: This book contains tempting lone-wolf jaguars, lionesses who long for fairy tale endings, arranged marriages, tangled emotions and a pride full of trouble.

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2014 4.00