You Had Me at Jaguar

You Had Me at Jaguar

by Terry Spear

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"[T]hrilling from start to finish."—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars for Jaguar Pride

They're not the only ones on the prowl...but they're the most dangerous...

The United Shifter Force gives jaguar agent Howard Armstrong an impossible task—to protect fierce she-jaguar Valerie Chambers, when the last thing she wants is protecting. They're going international to take down a killer and he can guard Valerie all day long. But guard his heart? He doesn't stand a chance.

Heart of the Shifter Series:
You Had Me at Jaguar (Book 1)

Praise for Terry Spear's shifters:
"Fantastic! Again Terry Spear weaves her magic."—Fresh Fiction for Jaguar Pride
"Sensual, intense...Terry Spear captivates."—The Reading Café

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492677260
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 02/26/2019
Series: Terry Spear's Heart of the Shifter Series , #1
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 51,784
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over sixty paranormal and medieval Highland romances. In 2008, Heart of the Wolf was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. She has received a PNR Top Pick, a Best Book of the Month nomination by Long and Short Reviews, numerous Night Owl Romance Top Picks, and 2 Paranormal Excellence Awards for Romantic Literature (Finalist & Honorable Mention). In 2016, Billionaire in Wolf's Clothing was an RT Book Reviews top pick. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry also creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world, helps out with her grandbaby, and she is raising two Havanese puppies. She lives in Spring, Texas.

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You Had Me at Jaguar 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
BuckeyeAngel 6 months ago
The United Shifter Force gives jaguar agent Howard Armstrong an impossible task—to protect fierce she-jaguar Valerie Chambers, when the last thing she wants is protecting. They're going international to take down a killer and he can guard Valerie all day long. But guard his heart? He doesn't stand a chance. This was a pretty good story. I really liked both Val and Howard. I liked reading along on their adventure. My only complaint is something that happens with this author. It’s just very wordy in places I don’t think are necessary. When this happens. I tend to skim through a bit. I’d still recommend to anyone that likes shifter books. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
cherlym 6 months ago
(3.5) I have read Terry Spear before and will read her again. This one for me was not quite as fantastic as others I have read by her and I am not 100% sure why. I realize its book 1 in a new series so she has to lay some ground work. I enjoyed Valerie, she was intelligent, quick thinker and I appreciate the fact that Howard was all for that aspect. There were twists and turns, which I always love in any book and Terry delivered. There was indeed the hot sex that so many love and require, but the connection wasn't there for me. Thank you NetGalley for the arc. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Cali-Jewel 7 months ago
Emotionally thrilling, sexy, witty and engaging adventure filled with heart pounding danger, exciting twists and unrelenting passion.... was a great read from beginning to end. Highly entertaining reading that was so hard to put down (house work was left undone.... LOL) was a great read!
Evampire9 7 months ago
He’s been given the impossible task to protect the fierce jaguar Valerie while on an international take down. He can guard Valerie all day long, but he doesn’t stand a chance of guarding his heart in the thrilling new shifter series by Terry Spear. The United Shifter Force has the wolves and the jaguars working together to take down rogue shifters and this time they are after a killer. The characters are strong, bold and easily draw readers into their story and the romance is sweet and the passion is hot with lots of sizzling chemistry between Howard and Valerie. Their relationship is hampered by the mission they are on but that doesn’t stop the magnetic attraction and the undeniable feelings from keep these two apart. The plot is fast paced and full of thrilling suspense and dangerously exciting events as the case Howard and Valerie are on is more complicated than they could have imagined. The single suspect becomes a group of suspects when he flees to meet up some drug dealers and the danger escalates with some unexpected twists adding even more excitement to the story. Terry Spear has joined her two shifter worlds into another exciting world full of suspense and action for readers to enjoy and the first one is a thrilling read that readers can’t put down.
Pokeybooboo 7 months ago
It's been quite some time since I've read a book by Terry Spear. It appears that this one was the right one to pick to get reacquainted with her writing. One word that can sum up this story? FUN. It was just a fun tale, full of sexy jaguar (and wolf) shifters and lots of action. I love books with lots of angst; but sometimes, when life is being ornery, I just want to be entertained. Instead of detailing the plot, let me explain why I loved these characters. When Howard was training Val before he was assigned to protect her, she surprised him by jumping the gun and taking him down to the mat before the whistle blew. Did our hunky hero get mad? Did it threaten his manhood? Nope. He found it sexy and intriguing. That's what made these characters so appealing. There was no fight for supremacy. They were simply equals. They respected and appreciated each other's strengths and compensated for the other's weakness. And that, dear readers, was totally refreshing. Take some time to relax and treat yourself to some hot shifter loving, excitement and characters you can not only enjoy, but can also respect. I received an ARC of this book courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley. I received no compensation for my review, and all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.
ReadingInPajamas 7 months ago
✦Review,: YOU HAD ME AT JAGUAR (Heart of the Shifter Book 1) by Terry Spear Publication Date: February 26, 2019 Genre: Paranormal Romance Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna Rated 3.5 Stars This is a fast paced and action-packed story. It seemed to ramble a bit, but it all tied in toward the end. This book was so close to being a great read, but I never connected to the characters. Perhaps if there was less talking and explaining, and more showing, I would have cared about them more. It was still a suspenseful and sexy romance that kept me reading to see how it all turned out. I enjoyed it. *Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for a review. ~*~*~*~
Sandy-thereadingcafe 7 months ago
3.75stars-- YOU HAD ME AT JAGUAR is the sixth instalment in Terry Spear’s contemporary, adult HEART OF THE JAGUAR, and the first instalment in the Heart of the Shifter paranormal, romance series. This is she-jaguar Enforcer Valerie Chambers, and United Shifter Force (USF) Agent Howard Armstrong’s story line. YOU HAD ME AT JAGUAR can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. Told from dual third person perspectives (Valerie and Howard) YOU HAD ME AT JAGUAR follows the building relationship between she-jaguar Enforcer Valerie Chambers, and United Shifter Force (USF) Agent Howard Armstrong. Valerie Chambers’ latest assignment as a member of the Enforcer Team is to hunt, and take down a killer; a jaguar male who killed his newly turned mate, then ran to places unknown. While on assignment Val will come face to face with former Enforcer, and new USF agent Howard Armstrong, whose own assignment is to shadow and protect our story line heroine. What ensues is the building relationship and romance between Val and Howard, and the potential fall-out as several investigations cross paths in Belize, placing the Enforcers and USF team in the line of fire. As a Enforcer, Valerie’s job is to take down the worst rogue shifters, and sometimes the human who were killing jaguars or shifters in the wild but never had Valerie suspected that the USF would assign backup, on her latest solo mission. Howard Armstrong’s attraction to Valerie began during Valerie’s training as a jaguar Enforcer. Now, months later Howard ‘volunteered’ along with his USF partner and wolf-shifter Jillian Greystoke, to cover and protect the woman with whom he is falling in love. Meanwhile Valerie’s parents, and jaguar Guardians are on an assignment of their own, tracking a drug dealer in Belize, who may or may not have connections to the jaguar shifters, and the man for whom Valerie and Howard are on the hunt. The relationship between Valerie and Howard is one of mutual attraction; a friends to lovers romance heightened by their current working assignments that forces our couple to work and live in close proximity. The quick building romance is fated, passionate and hot. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including human homicide detective Rowdy Sanderson whom we have met on a number of previous occasions; wolf shifters Jillian Greystoke and her mate Vaughn ; Valerie’s parents; Izzie Summerfield- a woman whose life is about to change, and jaguar female Emmie Bancoft. The requisite evil has many faces including jaguar and murderer Benny Canton. The world building continues to look at the law enforcement and secret society of shifters; their private police and investigative forces, as well as the political hierarchy of the shifter nation. YOU HAD ME AT JAGUAR is a character driven story line of family, friendship, betrayal and love but a story line with more telling than showing driven by the conversations between most of the characters. There is some redundancy and repetition when the characters restate or explain previous conversations. The premise is engaging; the romance is seductive; the characters are numerous, colorful and energetic. YOU HAD ME AT JAGUAR is a fast paced and intriguing story of shifters and the human world of which they inhabit.
CathyGeha 7 months ago
You Had Me At Jaguar by Terry Spear Heart of the Shifter #1 First in a new Paranormal Romance series this book has a collection of shifter groups that police and care for other shifters. We meet Howard Armstrong and Valerie Chambers, jaguar shifters, immediately as they train for their jobs as enforcers. A year passes and then they are thrown together again and the interest they originally felt for one another is given an opportunity to flourish as they do their best to bring down some bad shifters. I never really related to this group of characters, saw what Howard and Valerie saw in one another or became invested in the story and ended up feeling the book was okay to good but that it didn’t add anything new or different...kind of predictable and no doubt just what some readers look forward to. Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablance for the ARC – This is my honest review. 3-4 Stars
Rainn2978 7 months ago
This is book 1 in the Heart of the Shifter series. It's about Valerie (Val) Chambers and Howard Armstrong. Val and Howard met years ago when they were going through training to become Enforcer's. But once they were fully agent's, they never saw each other again. Val has been given the mission of finding a shifter who murdered his wife and eliminate him to protect all shifters. Howard and his team have been asked to be her backup, even though most enforcer's don't have backup. From the moment they meet up again, they have chemistry like no tomorrow! But when the mission gets much more involved than either of them expect, can they not only finish it but figure out that they are perfect for each other? I really liked this book. Val and Howard made me laugh at points with their antics with each other. And there was plenty of action to go around. There were only a few things that kinda made me iffy about things. It was a little slow at parts. So while it was a good read, I felt like some things were just unnecessary and just made it drag out. And I felt almost like this book was already part of a series instead of being book 1. I even went back to check to make sure that I hadn't missed a book. I was slightly confused about that. But on a whole it is a good read, it was just little things that got to me. I would still read it again!