Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Heat Rating: 3
Jaguars are hunters, through and through. That lifestyle will be protected at all costs in the Costa Rican rain forest village of Guarida, where Ran VicMoran and his littermates have settled. Ran will hunt and kill as necessary to protect their peaceful way of life. Times are changing though, and danger comes on two feet.
Olivia Sancerre has endured her overbearing mother all her life. She won’t be the same manipulative woman her mother is. However, each time Olivia runs into Ran, her calm, quiet nature dissolves and she can’t seem to stop sparring with him. The more they banter, the hotter she is for the incredibly sexy, commanding jaguar.
As danger smells stronger, enemies are right under their noses and life as they know it is about to change, Ran and Olivia begin a torrential love affair. Soon they’re not only fighting to remain together, they’re also struggling with a new way of life they never saw coming.
Reader Advisory: These jaguars aren’t your everyday cuddly tabby cats. The males are wild and feral, the females are strong and won’t roll over to have their tummies rubbed. If you want your loving untamed and fierce, then come take a ride on the wild side…if you can stand the heat.
Neither Ran nor Olivia wanted a mate, which made them perfect for each other. Olivia is the only child of parents who dote on her. She is in charge of all the finances for the Guarida, and she made sure everyone was treated equally. Ran is one of three brothers who arrived in Guarida only three months ago. He uses the internet to keep everyone safe by monitoring jaguar activity around the world. They come together in a frenzy of need and desire that leads to them accidently marking each other as mates.
The two of them face many trials together, from the manipulation of her mother into trying to mate her to another jaguar, to the invasion of the military into their village while attempting to capture the villagers for use in everything from mercenaries to research projects. They manage to survive each challenge by working together.
This is the first thing I have read by Lorie O'Clare, but it certainly won't be the last. Her characters are strong and interesting and they pull you into their lives.The story moved along at a fast pace. I read this as a stand alone, but now I want to read the rest of the series.
4 Tea Cups!