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Thursday, October 4, 2012
Book Review: Savage Hunger by Terry Spear
Author: Terry Spear
Series: Heart of the Jaguar, book 1
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source: From publisher for review
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Through a horrific event, medical discharge from the army and a failed engagement, Kathleen McKnight hasn't stopped thinking about Connor Anderson and the jaguar she believes is like his pet. A year after a failed mission in the Amazon, Kat makes her way back into the jungle to thank the man that saved her life on that fateful day.
Connor hasn't been able to get Kat off his mind and when he and his sister Maya make their annual trip to South America to shift and roam freely as jaguars, he's surprised to find her there. Though he's happy to see Kat again, he's determined to get her to safety and out of his life because he can't see a human/shifter relationship working. Luckily for him, Maya sees the desire and need in his eyes every time he looks at Kat and has plans of her own.
What Kat went through during her failed mission to take down a drug lord was terrible and I recognize that it takes a lot of strength and courage for her to work past that, not to mention the trip into the Amazon itself, but I wasn't blow away by her. It's not that I didn't like her, it's just there wasn't a lot that will make me put her on my favorite heroines list. The same goes for Connor. He's not the type of alpha that borders on being a a-hole but I can see that he's one with how easily he takes charge. He's handsome and strong but again, not a whole lot that will stick with me. Both kept me interested in the story and I wanted them to have their HEA but now that the books over, I probably won't give them any more thought.
Kat's reemergence in the Amazon hasn't gone unnoticed by the drug lord she escaped from and he wants revenge. Connor, Maya and Kat are in a race to get back to the U.S. before the drug lord's henchmen get their hands on Kat, a task that's made more challenging by something Maya does to Kat. All this added intensity to the story and brought Kat and Connor closer together. I liked these scenes because they showed what the jaguars were cable of and introduced a character that I'm guessing will come to mean something to Maya.
Savage Hunger checked off all the boxes that were necessary for a good paranormal romance. A hero and heroine who are right for each other but need a little help, sassy side character, a bit of action, hot sex and of course, romance. Kat and Connor didn't blow me out of the water but at no time did I think I would put the book down and not finish. It's not going on my keep shelf but I do plan on continuing the series so I can read Maya's story.