Jaguar Hunger by Regina Carlysle

Story: 6
Presentation: 8
Total: 14
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Erotic Paranormal

Blurb: Noah Littlehawk and Aaron O'Malley have searched long years for the mate they will share, a jaguar female to fulfill their lives and ease their loneliness. What begins as a job soon becomes much more when they meet Violet. Her quiet intensity calls to them. Her body makes them yearn to claim her with the savage hunger of their species.

Death comes for Violet Carson like a speeding train. She knows the shift from woman to beast will rip her apart without the help of jaguar mates. As heat and lust overwhelm her, two men step from the shadows to claim her body and soothe the fire that consumes her. But a human predator waits and he won't rest until he possesses her, body and soul.

Review: I want to start off first by saying I normally LOVE Regina Carlysle’s work. She invokes emotion into her characters that will leave you aching when the story is over and you have to say goodbye because you feel like you really know them. And in Jaguar Hunger there is some of this characterization. The problem is that you have great characters in a story that just, for me at least, didn’t work.

I found Violet’s reason for being in the house unbelievable and imprudent. Staying in the home of a man who is dangerous and trying to establish an elicit affair is foolish. I understood her fears that came from her impending shift and that she might not survive. But why again would her boss’s home, an unsavory character, be the location she’d choose to go?

Noah and Aaron are sexy, Alpha and refreshingly, not into each other. They just want Violet. She’ll complete jaguar triad bond. All elements of the sexual relationship between the three are hot and satisfying, but a bit redundant in execution.

The story has a beginning that sets up the plot, a middle full of steamy sex and an ending that satisfies the problem of her boss, her shift and addresses Noah and Aaron’s initial deception but doesn’t satisfy the romance reader in me. Maybe it was all too easy and predicable. The story is entertaining, just not at the level that I’ve come to love and appreciate from this author. This will in no way keep her from my must read list of authors.


Regina Carlysle said...

First let me say that I'm so sorry I didn't respond before now and say, thank you so much for taking the time to review Jaguar Hunger. I stumbled upon the review by accident. And Second let me say I am soooo sorry I disappointed you with the story. I try, I promise, I really do. :-) Sometimes a story will work for a reader and sometimes it doesn't. I'll try not to mess up again! I just hope you will continue to review my work in the future.

Fran Lee said...

I read it and enjoyed the book. Regina is my all time favorite author. Mess up? LOL! No way, girl!

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