Tempted by the Jaguar: Transformation and Revelation by Cristina Rayne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Tempted by the Jaguar: Transformation and Revelation is book #1 of the Riverford Shifters series of paranormal romance.
It takes place in Riverford, Texas and opens with the abduction of Kylie Moore by a ruthless serial attacker. When faced with her attacker and his cutting knife, Kylie’s fear sets off a primal animal soul hidden deep within. Kylie shifts into a Jaguar and almost kills her attacker.
Stopped by a second Jaguar, Kylie runs away in fear. Utterly exhausted she calls Paul for help and drags herself home. Next day Hunter Rivera shows up at her door, because he followed her scent, he was the second Jaguar and he opens her world to were-folk.
Hunter takes her to his clan and is asked to protect her in her early days on self discovery, but Kylie holds her own secrets. Paul is not her real father, he’s been helping to her find her parents. Kylie can use Hunter to find answers, where her own investigations have stopped.
Some interesting changes heighten the attraction between Hunter and Kylie which they try to fight at first. If Kylie is who the clan think then she is, she’s a prize that more than one clan will want. However as the book ends on an exciting cliff hanger, Kylie reveals an even bigger shock to Hunter.
This book is for you if you enjoy the supernatural fantasy worlds of were-folk mixed with hot romance. The story will continue in book #2
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Kylie Moore has a secret, one she and her adoptive father have carefully guarded for over a decade since the night her parents disappeared. However, when she is randomly attacked one night in her apartment complex’s parking lot, that one violent act sets in motion events that reveal not only her long-dormant shifter heritage in the worst possible way, but could also railroad her efforts of finding out what really happened to her parents.
Suddenly finding herself the center of attention among Riverford’s shifter clans, Kylie’s only hope of navigating such a dangerous minefield of politics and perpetual battles over territory is Hunter, a too-sexy-for-her-peace-of-mind jaguar shifter that might be her key to gaining insider access to the hidden and secretive shifter society.
Now Kylie must decide whether to integrate more deeply into Hunter’s jaguar clan in order to take advantage of this rare opportunity or to run while her secret still remains uncovered. To stay would mean deliberately putting herself in more danger than Kylie may be prepared to handle, especially when Hunter, the person she must rely on, may be hiding something as well.
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If Paranormal Romantic Suspense appeals to you, I have also read and reviewed Book #2 and #4 in this series and you can read my reviews here.
Book #3 is a standalone novella about a minor character which I chose not to read.