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first in series. have enjoyed twist and turns in book. Well written, great storyline,funny .already have next in series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 21, 2014
Bestselling Author Terry Spear takes readers on a new adventure with the first book in a new shifter series, Heart of the Cougar. This time cougar's that take center stage, as Spear builds her new series around another powerful, intelligent animal. Cougar's Mate introduces readers to the town of Yuma, Colorado, ran by cougar shifters and open to helping heroine Shannon Rafferty who is on the run from those who want her dead. Deputy Chase Buchanan doesn't know what he's getting himself into, but he knows he has to protect this woman, this she-cat who has stolen his heart.
What I liked:
Shannon Rafferty is one of those women that just doesn't know how to pick'em. She has had three boyfriends that were not Mr. Right and all three have ended up dead. Now she's on the run from the brothers of boyfriend number three which ended up murdered before her eyes. She's a cougar shifter and ends up living as a cougar in order to protect herself. She certainly hasn't had an easy life and she doesn't know who she can trust. As a heroine I think Shannon had her moments. At first she needs a lot of help to survive, but eventually she comes into her own and shows her fierce cougar spirit.
Chase is an interesting hero. He is ex military and has a strong and courageous heart. He wants to be a loner, but he can't quite pull it off. He is drawn to the people of his small shifter community and when he meets Shannon in a very precarious situation, his protective instincts kick in hard. He was great hero for a lot of reasons. But I think the most interesting part of his character was the way his past shaped him into the man and cougar shifter he is. He is not immune to tragedy, and he knows where Shannon is coming from. I liked that about him and Spear just seemed to know how to make these two characters relate.
As with any good Spear book, the world building is central to the story. I loved Yuma from the first description. It reminded me of Silver Town from Spear's Heart of the Wolf series, in that it was run by shifters, but that's where the similarities end. It wasn't a pattern that Spear carried over or reused. This town was unique and had secondary characters that were multi-dimensional. Spear showed depth and understanding in creating a community that was united and protective. A town that looked after it's own. I loved that community spirit and strong connections between the characters and I'm looking forward to where Spear will take readers with them.
What I didn't like:
Sometimes I think readers put too much credence in books that are published by the big houses and don't take the time to look closer at books that are self published. Terry Spear did a remarkable job with this book, from the cover art to the exceptional writing and the promotional aspects. It's time for a change in attitude about self-publication and books like this one will be the cornerstone that will rival any titles from the name houses.
This is an exceptional paranormal romance. Terry Spear never disappoints. She creates characters that readers can relate to, whether they are paranormal or not. Her world building is a real strength in her writing, as is her easy style and humor. If you are looking for an engaging love story that just happens to involve cougar shifters, this one is one to read.
Posted April 2, 2014
Posted March 30, 2014
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~ 5 Cougar Stars ~
Cover is awesome and sexy! Very attractive and inviting.
I love it when I find a book I can not put down even though I know I need to; because it’s so late. Cougar’s Mate is one of thous amazing book’s that you just can't put down until you have finished. What an astonishing beginning to a wonderful new series by Terry Spear. She has created a fascinating world full of fun characters, adventure, suspense and passion. I can’t tell you enough how much I enjoy Ms. Spear's writing style and the easy flow, the character development and the plot. I am such a fan of Terry Spear and was blown away by her new series Heart of the Cougar.
Now onto Cougar’s Mate :
So many things happen once you open the first page. Ms. Spear throws us into Shannon’s life. She is a strong woman determined to survive. She has made some bad decisions in the boyfriend department as well as had a difficult life growing up which has lead to her not trusting easily and wanting to just be loved, but it always seams to be out of her reach. I enjoyed her strong and feisty personality as well her character development and growth throughout the book.
Chase (fan myself) is a very sexy man with a sad past that will make anyone cry. He try’s to be a loner running his wilderness inn, but all his friends won’t let him. He works as a part time deputy which ends up getting him into an interesting situation. When Shannon and Chase meet for the first time it’s not in a normal way, no that would be to easy. (If you want to know what happens you’ll just have to read and find out.) Oh course all his friends keep bring up how a feisty she-cat got the better of him.
I really loved the Cougar run town of Yuma. We usually don’t see a lot of cat shifter run towns. I found this to be refreshing. It was also sweet to see how they helped each other out and how very open and welcoming they where to Shannon. The chemistry between Shannon and Chase is off the charts. It grows throughout the book and it’s not until half way through that they finally hit the sheets. I like a story with a great plot and time for the romance to come together; before we are off to the bedroom. I also loved all the secondary characters that are introduced in this book. I am looking forward to their stories and learning more about them. We get suspense, adventure, passion and so much more that Cougar’s Mate will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Note: We get a sneak peek of book 2 Call of the Cougar at the end of Cougar’s Mate, so more is coming. YA!
I received a complimentary copy of the book from Author Terry Spear in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
Posted March 6, 2014
Well Terry Spear had done it again!!! She has brought out a new and very exciting series in" Heart of the Cougar" The first book being "Cougar's Mate" and I have to say that she took me on a journey of into the world of Cougar shifter's that kept me on the edge of my seat practically through the entire book. It was what I would call a chase to the very end of the book. Her characters were strong, passionate, loving, and very supporting with what can only be called a stranger that wondered into there town, and into there lives. It was a very strong adventure all the way!!! I loved it!!! I am so looking forward to more books to come in the new series!!! Great job Terry, you have once again brought us a great story!!!
Happy reading and writing*
Posted March 3, 2014
This book opens with a great scene and keeps the momentum going throughout the book. You’ll get sucked in right away and won’t be able to put it down until the last page is turned.
Shannon is a cougar shifter and is running for her life. I love how she defends herself when she feels threatened. She also has a soft side and shows concern for other people even if it puts her in danger.
Chase is one sizzling hot alpha cougar and decides he’s going to take care of Shannon, whether she wants him to or not. He’s also an on-call deputy who protects his town.
What I loved about the story was the cougar community. Everyone is worried about Shannon even though she’s new in town. They go out of their way to make her feel welcome and show their concern about her. I also loved when Shannon went “cougar” on the bad guys.
I can’t think of anything I didn’t love about this story.
I highly recommend this book if you love shifters, cats, and like to stay up all night reading. This story has humor, suspense, and hot romance.
Posted March 3, 2014
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!
***Author gifted me a copy for an honest review
The cover is awesome and sexy :) It is what attracted me to the excerpt up on Wattpad & of course that it is Terry Spear.
I have read most of the Heart of the Wolf series by Terry and loved them all. I have the ones I haven’t read yet sitting on my coffee table as well as the Jaguar shifter books too. As always there is never enough time for reading :)
Okay I fell in love with this story from the moment I read Chapter 1 on Wattpad. I had to find out if this was a book, so I left a comment asking :) She told me it was a book and would be out soon. I was so excited because I love shifter books & Terry Spear, so together ***insert a girly scream here, I was extremely happy!
In Terry’s books, you never have to wait to be sucked into the story. She had me at the first chapter. I read the book straight through with tiny breaks for necessities.
First impressions of Shannon, she is the type of girl who just wants to be loved but is always found by the wrong men. I love that she is not a pushover because I don’t want to read a story about a fainting daisy that always need rescuing and won’t try to rescue herself. I love my heroine’s strong and feisty and that is Shannon even when she is skittish.
Chase is a sexy man with a past that makes you cry. It makes you want to save him :) He would be a loner, but his friends won’t let him. I love this!! I love seeing people rally together and support each other when needed. I wish it happened more in life especially with kids.
All of this makes me love the shifter town of Yuma, and I hope this is a series because I want to read more about all of the secondary characters who I have already started loving.
I highly recommend this book to my shifter loving friends & those who already love Terry Spear!! Can’t wait to read more!!!
Posted March 29, 2014
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Posted March 21, 2014
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