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Savage: Daughters of the Jaguar

Savage: Daughters of the Jaguar

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by Willow Rose

Praise for Savage:

"This book will really tug at your heartstrings" - Concise Book Reviews

"I really really like this book because not only was it a refreshing take on what would seem like a very familiar genre but it gives a retrospective male voice which is very unique in the paranormal romance genre (...) a huge congrats for Ms. Rose for creating such a


Praise for Savage:

"This book will really tug at your heartstrings" - Concise Book Reviews

"I really really like this book because not only was it a refreshing take on what would seem like a very familiar genre but it gives a retrospective male voice which is very unique in the paranormal romance genre (...) a huge congrats for Ms. Rose for creating such a fantastic novel." - Sky Rose Reviews


"The story was charming and yet very realistic. Thank you very much for that, Willow Rose!" - Books Cats and Coffee.

"I really enjoyed this one. Willow Rose has managed to craft a story that both keeps you interested and guessing all at the same time. It was a nice break from the usual, girl meets boy, boy is a werewolf kind of paranormal romance." - Wolf Majick Reviews

"I have to say I really did enjoy this book (...) Savage is a very interesting book with good characters and gripping situations." - Library Mosaic Reviews

"Wow... Im a little stunned right now to be honest.. because the lovely Willow Rose has actually done what I didn't really think was possible anymore. Stun me so much that I actually have to think about the message of the book (...) this book struck a chord in me that I think we all need to reflect on (...) Splendid writing, adorable characters and an ending that will leave you wanting more ( I know I did) !" - Review from

"I have to say that this was the best book I have read in a long time. I simply loved the characters and the storyline. It is a very beautiful book with wonderful people (...) To anyone who likes a good book I'll just say: get this one! I promise you won't regret it."- Review from

"I quickly became immersed in the story and had a difficult time letting go the few times I had to set my kindle aside in order to take care of some pressing chores. (...) I loved the voice of Christian; it was fascinating watching his character grow and become stronger as he faced many trials. Several times, the decisions he makes become defining points in his life. This is an adventure story with romantic elements, but it also does not shy away from delving into deeper contemplation of issues most of us have to face at one time or another. That's not say it comes across as sanctimonious or preachy, because that is just not the case. The swamp scenes were my favorite. I had the action perfectly choreographed in my head as I read those. Savage should appeal to older teens and mature readers, too". - Night Owl Reviews

Book description:The year is 1983. Christian is twenty-two years old when he leaves his home in Denmark to spend a year in Florida with a very wealthy family and go to med-school. A joyful night out with friends is shattered by an encounter with a savage predator that changes his life forever. Soon he faces challenges he had never expected. A supernatural gift he has no idea how to embrace. A haunting family in the house next door. A spirit-filled girl who seems to carry all the answers. An ancient secret hidden in the swamps of Florida. One life never the same. One love that becomes an obsession. Two destinies that will be forever entangled.

Savage is a Paranormal Romance with some language, violence, and sexual situations recommended for ages sixteen and up

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CreateSpace Publishing
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5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.91(d)

Meet the Author

Willow Rose writes YA Paranormal Romance and fantasy. Originally from Denmark she now lives on Florida's Space Coast with her husband and two daughters. She is a huge fan of Anne Rice and Isabel Allende. When she is not writing or reading she enjoys watching the dolphins play in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Other books by the author:- One, Two ... He is coming for you- The eye of the Crystal ball- Beyond - Afterlife #1- Serenity - Afterlife #2- Endurance - Afterlife #3

Currently Willow Rose is working on the sequal in the series "Daughters of the Jaguar". It is expected to be published fall 2012.

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Savage: Daughters of the Jaguar 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
pagese More than 1 year ago
I was intrigued by this one. A man from another country trying to immerse himself in our culture and attend medical school. I was really hoping this would be a good read. I wonder what Christian was expecting when he came to Florida. I hope he realized that he didn't land himself in typical America situation. A rich family that will basically adopt him as the long lost son. I don't think that's a realistic situation. I was also a little leery of the fact that the daughter just readily accepted him into her friend circle. I don't think I would have done that, and she doesn't strike me as the type of person who would either. Plus, I often really didn't like the family Christian leaves with. The father/doctor seems to have conditions to everything, the mother seems spacey and discounted, and the daughter has more than one issue. Despite that I liked Christian. He seems generally optimistic and grateful for the situation he is in. He knows that it's an awesome opportunity to study medicine in the US. But at the same time, he's ensure if that's what he truly wants to do. It's more of what's expected of him and it would be extremely hard for him to strike out in a directions that hasn't been mapped for him. When the jaguar saves him life, he begins to think of his own mortality. Does he really want to spend the rest of his life doing something he doesn't really enjoy? I enjoyed the interactions with the family next door. Their idiosyncrasies were a sharp contract to the rich world that Christian was accustomed to. I loved learning about each family member and what they brought to the overall dynamics of the whole group. I think they taught Christian a lot about life and the bigger picture. The romantic relationships were a little intense for me. Christian seems to have little regard for Heather, the girl he lives with. It's just sex to him, but I'm not sure what it was for her. And there are some instances that bothered me a little. Then he meets Aiyana the girl next door and becomes obsessive. It's a good thing she could handle him, because he became very intense. I had a really hard time with the beginning third of this book, to the point I almost put it down. I enjoyed the rest of it for the most part. An interesting book that I would recommend for older readers. It's definitely not young adult.
Magluvsya03 More than 1 year ago
So this is a very interesting book. This kid, Chris, I love him and I hate him all at the same time. I think a part of me doesn’t like so much conformity, so there’s my issue. Ok lemme tell you a few things. Chris is very happy to come to America to study at Florida’s medical school. He’s really smart and his dad has told him to become a doctor, so he will. That’s my first negative point. But his dad is a GP, and Chris wants to help people especially kids, so he’d like to be a doctor without borders for a while and then go into Peds. Here’s his first positive point  things get real interesting one his first night in the USA. He’s staying at a mansion, they give him nice things. But it also seems superficial. So, he goes out with the rich family’s hot daughter, heather. Heather is your typical spoiled rich girl, but at least she is honest about exactly who she is. So she introduces Chris to her friends down by the swamps, and serious drama takes place… He’s attacked and then saved by TWO different predators! It’s a thrill ride of crazy! And then some odd things begin happening, and Chris meets the “mysterious girl next door.” You know, I can’t stand people who judge others without the real story. And of course you get this. The rich family doesn’t like the “weird” neighbors so they spread lies. BUT positive point for Chris into not listening to all the crap. this is a fascinating story. Things unfolded so well! I read it quite quick. There were some surprises and some things I predicted. But I still loved it. I really liked the Native American lore that plays into the story. I especially like the “weird” neighbors! This family makes me happy! I loved reading every thing about them! Everyone has their own uniqueness and that’s very cool to me I will say one more negative thing about Chris… HE’S SUCH A TYPICAL GUY!!! You know, he gets a heartbreak, so he fixes it with loveless sex and bottled up emotions. You know, our choices in life really do shape things. I don’t think I could do something unless my whole heart is in it, so I could never “follow the family trade” unless it meant something big to me. But I get that it’s “sensible”. Now with that said, I really did like this book, a lot! Especially all the mysteries unfolding  and you know you’ve connected with a character when you wanna slap them for their stupid choices lol The author is working on book two and I can honestly say I can’t wait to read it. There is a kind of happily ever after, it just wasn’t MY HEA! Hahahaha I’m seriously anxious to see where the story will go with that last sentence  so with that, pretty please hurry and gimme book 2! 4 PAWS! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Openbooksociety_dot_com More than 1 year ago
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Lee Jutton Christian is a playboy with a past. He seems like he has it all: amazing good looks that harkens back to his Danish ancestors, the Vikings; intelligence enough to pursue a career as a doctor; a wealthy father; a knack for songwriting and guitar playing that makes girls swoon. Christian has all of these gifts and knows it, which makes him a somewhat irritating protagonist at the start of Savage, the first in a new YA trilogy by author Willow Rose. However, the story that Rose drops Christian into is interesting and compelling enough that not only does the reader forget about Christian’s ego, but soon Christian does as well. The evolution of the main character is one of the biggest strengths of Savage, and I look forward to seeing how Christian involves in the next two installments, which are due to take place at ten year intervals in Christian’s life. Christian has a darkness within him due to the death of his beloved mother at a young age. Upon leaving Denmark for the sunny beaches of Florida, that darkness remains within him, even as he bonds with the beautiful young daughter of the couple he is staying with and her friends. When one of the group’s nighttime excursions goes awry, Christian is nearly killed by alligators in the Florida swamps. However, he is rescued by a mysterious jaguar that pulls him from the reptiles’ jaws and leaves him on shore. Why did the jaguar not kill him? Why has Christian started having visions and premonitions since the accident? Who are the beautiful women living next door, and why do they appear to have supernatural powers? These are the questions that plague Christian even as he is trying to concentrate on starting medical school in Florida. Eventually he meets and falls passionately in love with the gorgeous Aiyana, one of the exotic and mystical women from next door. However, being with Aiyana isn’t as easy as it would seem—especially when the jaguar keeps haunting Christian in both dreams and reality. Yet Christian is willing to do whatever it takes to be a part of Aiyana’s life, even if it means throwing aside a respectable life to live amongst the spirits and magic of the swamps. Christian, as I previously noted, becomes much more likeable throughout the novel, especially after he falls for Aiyana, who brings out the humanity in him. The cast of characters is diverse and interesting, and the interesting aspects of Native American culture and myth that Rose writes about are fascinating. Because the book takes place in 1983 there are plenty of other cultural references that might make older readers chuckle, though they might go over the target YA audience’s heads. However, it is important to note that Savage is far more adult than young adult. The book is rife with adult language and violent situations, as well as several explicit sex scenes. If it were a film, it would most definitely be R rated. I would keep that in mind, and advise that no one younger than 16-17 years old should be reading Savage. However, the older readers will enjoy Christian’s journey and Aiyana’s culture, and look forward to book two in the trilogy, due out this fall. This review and more at openbooksociety dot com