Monday, November 11, 2013

Jaguar, Be Mine

Title:  Jaguar, Be Mine
Author:  Ju Dimello
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
ISBN/BIN:  9781419946714
Genre:  {M/F} Paranormal, Shape-shifters
Rating:  3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amethyst Nymph

Karintha Montreaux  has no desire for a mate in her life, especially one who was being forced on her.  She’d worked hard taking care of her pack and didn’t appreciate being doubted.  Just because she has a soft spot for Xander doesn’t mean she plans on giving in to the desire she’s been hiding.

Xander Steele is finally getting his chance with the woman he’s been in love with since his teen years.  Karintha has never taken him seriously, but now she had no choice.  As much as he wanted forever, Xander was willing to settle for one night if it would make Karintha happy.  It would kill him to leave her, but it was a risk he was willing to take.

Karintha and Xander both feel the undeniable attraction, but Karintha is the least honest about her feelings for Xander.  Granted, she has her reasons, but those reasons could destroy her life and perhaps the lives of her pack if she isn’t careful.  Xander knows that Karintha operates best when she’s in control and he does his best to let her think she is.  There is a bit of a power struggle that leads to some very emotionally raw moments between the couple.  When the walls come down, it’s a beautiful thing. 

Jaguar, Be Mine is a love story that was sitting on the back burner on low for a long time.  Finally things boiled over and turned into something better than expected.  Karintha had moments where she seemed detached, but the more I read, the more I understood why.  I was a bit put out by all the time she wasted and I’m glad that the pack elders jumped in when they did.  Love didn’t come when these two wanted, but it was right on time.  This happy ending is only the beginning for them.

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