Sunday, 11 January 2015
Review: Hunted by a Jaguar - Felicity Heaton
Iolanthe deals in finding artefacts for discerning clients, but this time her client is one of the deadliest men in Hell and her mission has the highest stakes imaginable. Failure is not an option when your life is on the line, but things take a dangerous turn when she crosses paths with a handsome and mysterious male on the hunt for the same artefact—a male who declares she is his eternal mate.
Can Iolanthe resist Kyter’s wicked allure and find the artefact before he does? Can Kyter face his demons and win the heart of his fated female? Or will this deadly game of cat and mouse claim both of their lives?
Eternal Mates Series:
(This series is set in the same world as the Vampire Erotic Theatre series but can be read completely separately)
Kissed by a Dark Prince
Claimed by a Demon King
Tempted by a Rogue Prince
Hunted by a Jaguar
Craved by an Alpha
Bitten by a Hellcat
Taken by a Dragon
Marked by an Assassin
Possessed by a Dark Warrior
Awakened by a Demoness
Haunted by the King of Death
Tuned by a Tiger
Tamed by a Tiger
Treasured by a Tiger
Unchained by a Forbidden Love
Vampire Erotic Theatre Series:
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Hunted by a Jaguar is the fourth story in Felicity Heaton's Eternal Mates series but although it includes appearances from characters we have already met I think the story would work very well as a stand alone. I love this series though so personally I think you should read them all starting with Kissed by a Dark Prince!
Kyter is an alpha shifter with a dark secret, he left his jaguar pride behind when he left the jungle and has never looked back. Now the owner of Underworld, a nightclub that caters to shifters, fae and demons alike, Kyter has left his past behind him. When he finds out that demons attacked his old pride and murdered his mother he swears to get revenge. All he needs is to find the artefact that will enable him to summon his enemy. Iolanthe is a treasure hunter who is also searching for the artefact, she only has a week to find it for her client or she will suffer the consequences. Kyter and Iolanthe are both desperate to find the item which leads to a fierce rivalry between them but could they both get what they want if they can just find a way to work together?
I have to say how much I loved this story, we met Kyter in the first book in the series when Loren and the others visited Underworld but we didn't know much about him and I enjoyed finding out about his past. It was quite heartbreaking reading about his upbringing though and I was so mad at the way his pride had treated him - he was an innocent child and they blamed him for something that was completely out of his control which was just maddening. Considering the way he was raised he has grown up to be a surprisingly caring guy, he has built a good life for himself and he has turned Underworld into a safe place for others to be, somewhere that they will be protected and cared for. Kyter was abandoned by his family but he has created a pride of his own and he will protect the members with his life. His biggest regret was leaving his mother behind when he left so he feels terrible now that she has been murdered. The only thing he can do is promise to avenge her and there is nothing that will stop him destroying the demon who hurt her.
Iolanthe is a new character (well, I don't remember seeing her before anyway) but she is the sister of someone we're very familiar with. I'm not going to say who for fear of spoilers but I will say I loved getting to see another side of one of my favourite characters through Iolanthe and I really, REALLY hope that we get their story soon - it's one I've been wanting for such a long time now! I loved how strong Iolanthe was, she isn't a weak heroine who needs a man to rescue her, in fact she's smart, intelligent and more than capable of protecting herself. When she first meets Kyter she wants nothing to do with him, the last thing she wants is a man who is going to stop her from living her life the way she wants to. Kyter is a bit of an idiot at their first meeting so I was really pleased that Iolanthe didn't take any of his crap, luckily he soon wises up and realises how stupid he was and it doesn't take long for him to make up for it. I was glad that he realised his mistake and was man enough to apologise for his actions and I don't blame Iolanthe for finding it hard to resist his flirtatious nature. There is a lot of fun banter between the two of them, they have fantastic chemistry and I enjoyed seeing them learn to work together.
Hunted by a Jaguar was a very satisfying story and it's left me eager to get my hands on the next book in the series. This series just gets better and better and I'm sure Cavanaugh is going to win my heart in Craved by an Alpha.
Source: Received from the author in exchange for an honest review
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