Jaguar’s Mate by Katie Reus

She’s not looking for a mate… 

Sapphire is cursed. Every relationship she’s ever been in has ended poorly. So she’s sworn off relationships and is happy with her life. Until Eli comes along—a one-night stand that turned into two nights. When things got too intense, she did what she always did. She ran. 

He’s not letting her get away… 

This time Eli isn’t letting Sapphire go without a fight. When her friend needs help escaping an abusive situation, he steps up, no questions asked. It doesn’t matter that Sapphire won’t tell him why she’s holding back from him. He’s a jaguar shifter and cats are very patient—he’ll wait for his mate to come around. But before he can claim her once and for all, they’ll have to deal with an angry bunch of shifters who are out for blood. 

Titles in the Crescent Moon series written by Savanah Stuart and Katie Reus include —  Taming the Alpha – Claiming His Mate – Tempting His Mate – Saving His Mate – To Catch His Mate – Falling For His Mate – Wolf’s Mate – Jaguar’s Mate –

Title:  Jaguar’s Mate
Series:  Crescent Moon #8
Author:  Katie Reus (& Savannah Stuart)
Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance
Published:  February 12, 2019
Publisher:  KR Press
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Paranormal Romance, particularly Shifter Romance is my first love in reading materials, I will freely admit to that.  I happen to love a series that is longer, where we’ll meet up with old book friends occasionally and has an overall appeal that draws me back into that world time and time again.  The Crescent Moon series by Savannah Stuart and Katie Reus does all of that and so much more.

JAGUAR’S MATE is a quick story with fast-paced action, two likable main characters, some sexy times, definitely danger to be faced, and a romance that blends it all together seamlessly.  Like any of the stories in the Crescent Moon series, this one could be read on its own but I’d still recommend the entire series for an in-depth reading experience.

Sapphire may believe that she’s cursed to never find her mate, but in reality, she’s not looking in the right places – like right in front of her with that one night stand that was so intense that she ran away from him and her feelings.  Sapphire needs the comfort, the closeness of her wolf pack and believes she can never find happiness away from them.  What she’s not seeing or understanding is that with her mate she will have everything she’s ever needed, but her fears keep her on the overly cautious, disbelieving side when it comes to the man who claims to be her mate.

Eli knows full well that Sapphire is his mate.  And this time she’s not running away from him or their fate.  Helping her come to the rescue of a friend who is facing an abusive relationship will keep them close, hopefully, long enough for Eli to convince her that they do belong together.

I enjoyed stepping back into the Crescent Moon world once again.  Eli and Sapphire are quite the couple with stubborn streaks a mile wide, and they work so well together that the wait for Sapphire to realize just what Eli truly is to her is well worth it.  If you’re in the mood for a fast-paced, engaging, interesting Shifter Romance then JAGUAR’S MATE is a book you should have on your need to read list.  I had a blast and I believe you will, too.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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