“A Deer Surprise” was truly a wonderful surprise. It continues a very good series. This is book two in the Wildcat Hills Pride series and I recommend you read these in order. Start with “The Panther's Heart”.
I liked the oh $hit moment when Viggo finds out that he has a male mate instead of the female he thought he'd get. Jaxon had the patience to wait for Viggo to finally get his act together. Viggo had to go through the emotional and mental acceptance that his mate was a male and that he and Jaxon were meant to be together.
The attraction between the two men was intense and hot and made for a good read. I encourage the author to keep the overall story arc going and for readers to get started on this series.
Viggo Cavanaugh leads an easy life. The European wildcat shifter loves his work as a climbing coach and travel guide, and he’s looking forward to meeting his mate and raising a passel of kittens with her. His life spins out of control when he returns home from a business trip to find his mate already waiting for him. His male mate.
Jaxon’s life has been in upheaval since he’s defied his alpha and risked his life to rescue a shifter held captive by his herd. Luckily, the deer shifter has found shelter with a pride of cats. Jaxon is overjoyed when he scents his mate in beta Alan’s home, even if his mate’s gender takes him by surprise.
Too bad Jaxon’s past soon catches up with him. His ex-alpha kidnaps Xander, the Wildcat Hills Pride’s leader, in order to get his hands on Jaxon.
Between rescue missions, new friends, a dubious ambassador for the shifter Council, and Viggo’s erratic behavior, Jaxon wonders if he and Viggo will ever have a chance at a relationship.