Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Review: Jaguar's Bite by Sunny Day

Jaguar's BiteJaguar's Bite
by Sunny Day
Published August 24th 2013 by Siren-BookStrand, Inc.
Formats Available: Adobe Acrobat, HTML, EPUB, Mobipocket
My Rating: 2 of 5 Stars

[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, HEA]

Blake is not thrilled when his friend concocts idea which will have him tagging along whenever his pridemates decide to meet with members of neighboring pride, Golden Grass. The only bright spot is that Golden Grass enforcer Luc LeBleu is supposed to do the same. A spark of attraction between them quickly sizzles into encompassing fire. It's not that Blake has a problem going after what he wants and he definitely wants Luc and the feeling seems to be mutual—except that they are both pride enforcers and it could turn ugly quickly if anyone finds out.

The situation once again spins out of control, but the way prides handle it isn't something Blake was expecting. He is for all intents and purposes, now mated to Luc.

What is he supposed to do when random attacks starts happening in both prides? Who is he supposed to trust? 

He wants to protects Luc. He is just not sure from whom.

The Jaguar's Bite is a VERY light read, so light I finished it within the hour. It is basically a formulaic shape-shifter MM romance complete with the romance and angsts expected. The good thing about this book is that the relationship between Luc and Blake developed even before the story begins so readers get into their romance knowing these two already have a bit of a platonic and tolerating relationship between them. It is as the story opens that we read these two men start to notice each other. Thing is, I really did not get the background as to WHY these two started noticing each other. 

Their relationship go a bit mysterious at the mention of the "bonding" which was not explained all that well. The ceremony was glossed over as well. It was so glossed over that it was like looking down at a garden wedding from 27,000 feet above in an airplane complete with the background rucus inside the plane and the humm of the engines. Yeah, pretty glossed over so I have a VERY VAGUE impression on what actually happened. All I know is that AFTER the ceremony, the two are mated. And no, there is no mating cry here.

The antagonists appear and do their thing. But then again, it was still a very VAGUE event. I really don't know the why's behind the antagonism but the how's were quite clear. So I guess that should solve any issues any readers get in the process of reading this.

So okay, this is the nth book by Sunny Day that I have read but this is about the vaguest and lightest read encountered. It did give the required HEA ending we all crave for and the little bit of MM erotica against the wall but that is it. 

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