Review: Savage Hunger by Terry Spear

Tuesday, October 9

Title: Savage Hunger*
Author:  Terry Spear
Series: Heart of the Jaguar #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Format: Paperback & E-book
Date/Year:  Oct 2, 2012
Reviewed by: ElaineReads

*This book was provided to the reviewer by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Summary from the publisher:

USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has captured hearts worldwide by wrapping the realities of nature into the glorious romance of the wild. Now, she turns her award—winning imagination from the sexy werewolf hunt to the intense sizzle of jaguar shape-shifters.

As a jaguar he is graceful and gorgeous...
Speedy and stealthy...
Fierce, independent, and wild...

As a man he is passionate and powerful...
Willful and wonderful...
And he'll stop at nothing to protect what's his...

In the heat of the jungle, jaguars are clawed, dangerous, and hungry for love. With hopes of overcoming night terrors and thanking the man who saved her life, Kathleen McKnight returns to the Amazon. A jaguar at heart, Connor Anderson doesn’t just protect her, but wants to claim her for his own.

My Musings:

This is the first book I have read by Terry Spear, but it definitely won’t be the last.  Savage Hunger is the beginning of her new series titled Heart of the Jaguar.  I have read other series featuring jaguar shapeshifters, but Connor is in a class by himself.

Male shapeshifters are generally portrayed as aggressive and dominant . . . very much the alpha.  Although Connor is definitely alpha in regards to his streak of protectiveness and he is very possessive of Kathleen, but he is also tender and loving.  He cares about Kathleen.  He doesn’t just want her.

Kathleen is a former Army officer who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.  She was captured by drug runners in the Amazon and suffers from nightmares a year later.  The main thing she remembers about the experience is being rescued by a jaguar.

Hmmm . . . I wonder who that could have been :)

She returns to the Amazon in hopes of alleviating her nightmares and becomes separated from her guide.  Fortunately, Connor and his sister Maya are there vacationing and rescue her - again.

I only had one real issue with this book.  I thought that Kathleen accepted the existence of shifters far too easily.  She was also very calm when Maya tried to turn her into a shifter.

I have a soft spot for shifters and cannot wait to start on the author’s wolf series.  She is also writing a sequel to this book which will feature Maya.  Unfortunately, I have not been able to find out anything about a publication date for Maya’s book.

Edited to add:  The next book in this series is Jaguar Fever (Aug 2013)


Overall: 4
Sensuality level: 3.5
(No kink, but definitely explicit)
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