Title:A Jaguar’s Touch
Series: Awakening Pride, 5
Genre and Pairing:Paranormal and M/F
Reviewer Name: Luna
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The lone Jaguar…
Gideon prefers to stay on the outside, watching, but he’s willing to step in and protect when needed. He doesn’t want family, keeps friends at arm’s length and refuses to believe there might be a woman out there meant to be his and only his. Men like him don’t have mates.
A Woman Undone…
Vic only has one use for men, and it sure as hell isn’t to protect her. She was a Marine. She takes care of herself. She feels the intense burn of desire and knows what others think. There’s only one way to prove them wrong. Sate the lust and walk away.
He’s sure he can fight the need for her even with the touch of fever in his veins, but he never counted on fighting her need as well. Neither of them wants a mate, but the beast inside Gideon is ready to stake a claim. And if that happens, one night might turn into forever.
Gideon doesn’t expect to live long. He is going after his friend and he is sure it’s a suicide mission. He is fighting feral fever and Vic peaks his beast’s interest. It is best that she stay out of his way. He just wants to help this growing pride and be on his way, but Vic is not a woman to be pushed aside. She refuses to be given limits especially within the men and women she has served with and given her loyalty to. She will hit the road with a quickness before she allows anyone to tell her where she can go and who she can have contact with. I love that Vic took no guff from anyone. She wasn’t looking for long term and she was attracted to Gideon, so of course she was going to offer to scratch that itch both she and Gideon were striving to hide. She thought nothing of having Gideon for as long as he was with the pride and then moving on, that is until things changed and feelings were engaged. I thought Ms. Thorn gave us a wonderful female character in Vic. She was strong, determined and so surprised by her growing feelings for Gideon. Gideon was not much better. He was so focused on protecting others, he missed that he wasn’t superman and not responsible for anyone’s actions other than his own.
I thoroughly enjoyed A Jaguar’s Touch by Lacey Thorn. In the fifth story of the Awakening Pride series, Ms. Thorn gives us characters with depth. We have a better understanding of this emerging pride and she is able to focus more on the characters. I am enjoying getting to know not only Vic and Gideon but also those that have chosen to follow Tah. Characters that become more likeable the more we learn about them even as we wait to see what Ms. Thorn has in store for their upcoming battles.
Four Twinkling Stars