Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jaguar Mate

Title: Jaguar Mate
Author: SA Welsh
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Publisher URL: http://www.silverpublishing/
ISBN: 978-1-920468-91-0
Genre: {M/M} Shape-Shifter
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Jayden, a human, has always suspected there was something different about Pack Valley. However, it was not until Jay was dragged to the woods by the local bullies that revealed the reality. Jay’s antagonist shifted into a bear, ripping Jay’s back to shreds. Thinking his life was at an end, Jay is rescued by a black jaguar who leads Jay to safety, where more revelations are exposed.

Jaguar Mate is the first story in the Pack Valley series. The plot is well paced. The intimate scenes are steamy. The characters are amusing along with being compassionate. Years before, Jay’s mother was killed by a grizzly bear. Shortly after her death, Jay’s stepfather became abusive, hitting Jay’s body in places that would not allow others see the bruises. Jay has had a crush on his best friend Kyle since childhood. Jay did not deem himself worthy of Kyle even before he learned the truth. Kyle’s family is the leadership in Pack Valley. Paying attention to the narration given by Kyle regarding bonding, Jay still cannot believe he could be Kyle's mate. Kyle had always known Jay was his mate; Kyle was simply waiting for the right time to reveal his dual nature. Kyle feared refusal from Jay. However, the affectionate looks expressed for each other shattered some of Jay and Kyle’s mating uncertainties. SA Welsh’s Jaguar Mate is an impressive, as well as enjoyable, beginning to the Pack Valley series. I look forward to the next installment.

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