Heart of the Jaguar by Katie Reus – a review

HEART OF THE JAGUAR (Nocturne Craving Paranormal Series) by Katie Reus-a review


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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 1, 2013

Dr. Cindy Shahi is resigned to being mateless, but her inner jaguar has needs that must be sated. An encounter with a deliciously sexy stranger is the perfect chance for a night of no-strings primal passion.

Elias was content to be a lone wolf until the moment he laid eyes–and much more–on Cindy. Their intense attraction can mean only one thing: the mating call. And when it becomes clear someone isn’t happy about their budding relationship, all of Elias’s protective instincts go on high alert. He’ll do anything to keep Cindy safe–and convince her that he intends to claim her as his own, no matter what.


REVIEW: HEART OF THE JAGUAR is the fifth installment in Katie Reus’s Nocturne Craving Paranormal series of novellas. This particular series is NOT connected to Katie’s Moonshifter series, but is series of short stories focusing on the lives and loves of the shifter wolves and jaguars in Bear Mountain, Montana.

Heart of the Jaguar follows wolf shifter Elias, the pack alpha’s new second in command and Dr. Cindy Shahi, a jaguar and local physician. The chemistry is instant when the couple meet at the wedding of mutual friends, but Elias’s wolf only knows one thing-Cindy is his mate. Cindy on the other hand wants nothing to do with long term relationships-she had a secret and was willing to bet that no shifter male would take her on as his mate

Threats against the couple begin to escalate placing Cindy and Elias in danger. Believing they know who is responsible, the information is handed over to the local police, but all too soon, the rules of the game change when a late night drive turns deadly and the couple are forced to shift in order to save their own lives.

HEART OF THE JAGUAR is another fascinating storyline from the pen of Katie Reus. Although this series of novels can be read as stand-alones, there is enough of a connection between the storylines that they should be read in order to keep the character and world building cohesive. I am a big fan of Katie Reus, and she has yet to disappoint this reader.

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Reviewed by Sandy

Destined Mate- August 2011
Protector’s Mate- April 2012
A Jaguar’s Kiss-October 2012
Tempting the Jaguar-February 2013
Heart of the Jaguar-May 2013


10 thoughts on “Heart of the Jaguar by Katie Reus – a review

  1. Great review Sandy… haven’t been paying attention to this lately and almost had heart failure to think book five until I saw the word novellas… 🙂 Whole different story.

  2. Nice one Sandy. I’ve yet to tackle any of Katie’s books. I have her on my tbr list, but, but….help me!!!!! My list scares the bejesus out of me, LOL!!!!

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