The United Shifter Force gives jaguar agent Howard Armstrong an impossible task—to protect fierce she-jaguar Valerie Chambers when the last thing she wants is protecting.
They’re going international to take down a killer and he can guard Valerie all day long. But guard his heart? He doesn’t stand a chance.
Titles in the Heart of the Shifter series include — You Had Me At Jaguar –
Note: Although this title is listed as the first in the series, the reality is that most of Ms. Spear’s Shifter/Paranormal stories have some connection or characters from different series making appearances. Don’t be surprised to see old friends once again.
This is an adult 18+ story with language, possible violence and sexual situations geared toward an adult audience.
For a complete listing of titles and how they connect please visit our Terry Spear page.
Title: You Had Me At Jaguar
Series: Heart of the Shifter #1
Author: Terry Spear
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Shifter
Published: February 26, 2019
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Although YOU HAD ME AT JAGUAR is the first story in the Heart of the Shifter series there are so many faces that readers of Ms. Spear’s related or connected series will recognize with little trouble. That is just one of the many reasons I return to her series constantly, once we’re done with a story doesn’t always mean we’re done with those characters and that only adds to the draw of Terry Spear’s stories for me.
Valerie, an Enforcer, is on a mission to take down a rogue jaguar who turned his wife and then killed her. Val is intelligent, strong, independent and usually works alone as she prefers it that way. But with parents who are also Enforcers, well, sometimes unwanted help is called in as a backup… only this time the man she’s after is going to lead to other connections that several different teams are also on missions about, so that backup isn’t as completely unwanted as Val first insisted.
Howard, as a member of the USF (United Shifters Force), has had more than his share of intriguing and frustrating assignments – but shadowing and protecting without her knowledge a capable jaguar Enforcer has to be one of the most… intriguing. It also doesn’t hurt that Howard and Valerie have encountered each other before, and each has gone away with an unspoken attraction. Now that spark is going full bloom as they are working together to take down a rogue with several far-reaching connections.
YOU HAD ME AT JAGUAR is another fast-paced, interesting story from this unique world. There are definitely vile villains to go after but also several familiar faces to enjoy once again as so many assignments will cross during this investigation and takedown of the bad guys. You’ll find suspense, twists and turns, humor, sizzling moments and a couple who work together in so many ways. I enjoyed my time in this world once again and would not hesitate to recommend this story to any reader who loves Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
*This review first appeared on my Keeper Bookshelf blog.*
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