I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Jaguar Hunt by Terry Spear
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on 3 June 2014
Reading Challenges: 2014 Mid Year COYER
They say it takes a thief to catch a thief, well in this case, it takes a couple of special agent jaguar shapeshifters to catch some naughty teen shifters who might have something to do with a missing jaguar. Agents David Patterson and Tammy Anderson track the pair to Belize but things aren’t quite as simple as they initially seemed.
Tammy is unwilling to compromise when it comes to partners as in six months, she’d managed to ditch five and solve the cases single-handedly. She thinks it will be fairly easy to ditch David but he shows surprising tenacity. I was pleasantly surprised that David backed off from the idea that Tammy wasn’t able to cope with any dangerous aspects of the mission as that is a pretty common shifter trope. The pair were unfortunately outclassed in the investigation techniques by the teenagers who had the drop on them a number of times, broke into their room and led them on a merry goose chase. The best our duo could come up with was Tammy wearing a bikini and slowly rubbing suntan lotion on herself to get their attention. In case you’re interested, it worked.
Both leads have quite a colourful romantic past with past lovers that crop up in their investigation. I guess that since the shifter world is fairly small, it makes sense that there would be some overlap. The romance between Tammy and David worked well with the sexual tension leading to a solid partnership. There was an air of playfulness in many of their interactions as both jaguars and humans which reflected their feline natures nicely. In many romance novels there is one clear villain but here Spear went out of her way to create a pool of likely suspects and difficult to interview. I appreciated this attention to detail as it made the investigation more robust.
I enjoyed this novel and was able to get up to speed pretty quickly even though I hadn’t read the first two – something I’ll be quickly remedying. If you’re in the mood for a flirty and fun PNR, you should definitely give this a shot.