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Review: Hunted by a Jaguar by Felicity Heaton

Review: Hunted by a Jaguar by Felicity Heaton
Hunted by a Jaguar by Felicity Heaton
Series: Eternal Mates #4
Published by Indie
Published on: January 6, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 302
Format: eARC
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A jaguar shifter with a dark secret, Kyter has spent his entire life running from his demons. When a tragedy takes him back to his pride’s village, he is set on a path of vengeance that will see him collide with the terrible ghosts of his past and a beautiful vision of his future.

Iolanthe deals in finding artefacts for discerning clients, but this time her client is one of the deadliest men in Hell and her mission has the highest stakes imaginable. Failure is not an option when your life is on the line, but things take a dangerous turn when she crosses paths with a handsome and mysterious male on the hunt for the same artefact—a male who declares she is his eternal mate.

Can Iolanthe resist Kyter’s wicked allure and find the artefact before he does? Can Kyter face his demons and win the heart of his fated female? Or will this deadly game of cat and mouse claim both of their lives?


Mark my words, Felicity Heaton’s ETERNAL MATES series is going to one day succeed in uprooting Urban Fantasy as my top genre, and after reading HUNTED BY A JAGUAR I find myself barely holding on by the skin of my teeth. This author continuously opens my eyes to the virtues of Paranormal Romance with her bruised males, spirited heroines, and seductive love stories. This installment was a return to the novel that started it all because the elves were back on the front lines, as was one of the founding secondary characters, or rather his sister, and wherever Iolanthe is, big bro is sure to follow. One day his tale will be told, but until then, book 4 was a satisfying substitute.

I enjoyed learning more about Kyter’s background; his sex appeal was already well established thanks to his nightclub owner status (and the cover!), so I was happy that the author chose to focus on his life before Underworld in the opening chapters. The scene where he reunites with his pride was upsetting, and although it did very little to turn me pro jaguar, it solidified Kyter’s character in a big way. I also liked how Heaton played up his kitty attributes via his dialogue, actions and personality. He preens a lot in an attempt to capture his mate’s attention in the early stages of their relationship which made for some great visuals, and purring during sex is just straight-up HOT.

It was interesting that Iolanthe’s reaction to meeting her fated male was as far from insta-love as you can get. In fact, she tries to kill Kyter, and when that fails, she gets the hell out of Dodge. It goes without saying that these two had more than their fair share of issues to work through before a HEA was even in the realm of possibility. Personally, I prefer that to the alternative because it makes for a more compelling read. I really liked Io; she’s spunky, deadly, and in essence a female version of my favourite EM elf. I’m not sure if his identity is a spoiler or not, so I’ll leave it at that, but I’m positive that followers of this series will be able to put two and two together.

This novel’s treasure hunting story line was very entertaining, one of the best to date in my opinion. I enjoyed following the trail of clues, bouncing between locales, and was pleased with how all of the fragments fit together. I also liked that both Kyer and Iolanthe had given up on finding their ETERNAL MATES; the former because his pride told him that he was a lost cause on account of his heritage, and the latter due an elf tradition where a female’s parents get to chose for their daughter if she’s still single on her 1,000th birthday. As a result, this tale had a hopeful feel to it, and validated the proverb that good things come to those who wait.

HUNTED BY A JAGUAR was a sensational way to ring in the New Year, and with three more EM books on the way in as many months, 2015 is looking good!

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  1. Purring during sex? That sounds sexy as hell indeed!!
    I don’t usually read paranomal romance all that much, but were and elves? That’s quite an intriguing combination, Carmel!
    Pili recently posted…Mark This Book Monday: ARC Review of The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick!!!

    • I don’t have two clues as to how Heaton manages to write as many PNRs as she does while still succeeding in being original in every book. That’s a tall order!

  2. I just love this series. It just keeps getting better and better.
    Melanie recently posted…Interview with Kristi Charish, author of Owl and the Japanese Circus

  3. I have the first one in this series but I haven’t read it yet. Another blogger keeps telling me I need to read it..and now you really like the series so maybe I need to give i a try. 🙂
    Stormi recently posted…Review of Frightfully Friendly Ghosties: School of Meanies

    • Stop ignoring the excellent advice of your peers, and boot up your Kindle already! 😛

  4. Okay, I’m convinced. Must. Read. This. Series.

    I’ve been reading a LOT of Urban Fantasy lately, so this series may be a nice change of pace.
    E.J. Stevens recently posted…Paranormal Road Trip: Destination Dublin, Ireland with Ruth Frances Long

    • I usually switch back-and-forth between the two. The EM series is a great way to go.

  5. I really need to try this series. Lord knows right now I am on a shifter kick (Kate Daniels in Audio, Jennifer Ashley in Print)
    Felicia the Geeky Blogger recently posted…DNF (Not You but Me) Audiobook Review: Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas

    • That makes perfect sense to me, although you still have your work cut out for you with Andrews & Ashley.

  6. These have been on my radar and was thinking maybe on audio. I love paranormal romance it has a different vibe that UF.
    kimbacaffeinate recently posted…Silver Thaw by Catherine Anderson

    • They aren’t available in audio, so you’ll just have to go at them the old fashion way. Book 1 is on sale until tomorrow…

  7. I’ve already got this series on my list Carmel, I know it’s one that will work for me. I’m a paranormal romance girl through and through, and I can’t wait to meet Kyter and Io:) Love that despite the fated mates aspect, there’s no insta love or even insta lust really, sounds like this romance is a heck of a ride!

    • You’ll meet Kyter in the earlier installments, so it’ll give you something to look forward to!

  8. I feel so guilty when I see your reviews for this series, I love Felicity’s books and still haven’t gotten to these, I have a few on my ereader…sounds like I need to move them up my list and get to the smexiness already! 🙂
    Lori recently posted…One Month of Elle Kennedy {Promo + Giveaway}

    • Oh well, at least you’ll have a series to binge on once you get back to reading.

  9. I really wish I could get into these type of books this year. You ladies do a marvelous job of convincing your readers. :)You make these books sound fun and addictive!
    Joy // Joyousreads recently posted…On the Night Table [#8]: Space and the Japanese Circus.

  10. Oh, yummy review, Carmel! I really need to start this series! It sounds like my kind of story, both because of the yummy shifters, and for the hotness 🙂
    Also, Felicity Heaton is one of the first indie authors I ever read – but somehow, I’ve not read any of her books for a while. Now, I know I have to find one of hers on my kindle so I can read it now!
    Lexxie recently posted…Theme Song #1 – Rock it Out!

    • I try to squeeze in a few indie authors every year, and Heaton is usually at the top of the list because the quality of her writing can’t be beat.

  11. So, I just finished this gem this weekend – and oh-sweet-baby- did Felicity have some surprises in store! I loved the relic hunting and cool Vesuvius setting and that the Fae and big bro were featured in this story. Didn’t you just get the biggest smile as Iolanthe kicks Kyter’s butt. Lol, I fetl sorryfor him – and that purr thing was hot …
    Awesome review Carmel!! 🙂
    kim { Book Swoon } recently posted…Young Adult Book Review: A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd

    • What a wonderful way to spend a weekend! Io puts ALL of the men in her life in their place—you go girl! I will stalk your blog even more than usual until your review posts.

  12. Oh Carmel, one of these days I’m going to need to read these epic UF books you keep reviewing and see what the fuss is all about MYSELF. You always make me want to drop and pick up these books.
    Lily recently posted…The Young Elites (The Young Elites #1): Review

    • This is PNR, so make sure that you add that genre to your to-do list as well. Hehe!

  13. Stop reviewing all these great series and authors I need to try, I can’t keep up! 😛
    kindlemom1 recently posted…Review: Magic Slays by Ilona Adnrews

  14. WOW! I have seen these books and the author’s name around, but never really paid much attention. Looks like this needs to go on my TBR wish list! Thanks!
    Jen Twimom recently posted…Review: Billy and the Cloneasaurus by Stephen Kozeniewski

    • I’m turning my readers onto Felicity Heaton one follower at a time!

  15. My dear, if this book is on its way to one of your top reads, then I have no doubt that I will enjoy it, too. You seem to have a penchant for making me love all these urban fantasy books. Did you know it was because of you and Jessica I tried Ilona Andrews in the first place? HAHA!

    And oh, that cover… I totally feel the jaguar vibe. <3
    Faye M. recently posted…Potato Prints #5: Harry Potter, Throne of Glass

    • How could I forget, especially after your crazed tweets demanding that I spoil one of Andrews’ books for you. LOL!

  16. Thanks for sharing! I’m glad there wasn’t insta-love and it really worked. That’s always a plus to hear. 🙂

    ShootingStarsMag recently posted…Review: Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth

    • Considering this series is called Eternal Mates, I’m impressed with how the author gets around the instant aspect.

  17. Maybe too much smexy times for me
    blodeuedd recently posted…No Life but This – Anna Sheehan

  18. Wow. Those covers are stunning. Sounds like an awesome series and I am interested to know more now. Thanks for introducing me to this one.
    Heidi recently posted…Audiobook Review: The Retribution of Mara Dyer(Mara Dyer #3) by Michelle Hodkin

    • This is one of my favourite covers to date, ooh and Taken by a Dragon. I have a weakness for tats!

  19. I totally agree on the “bar owner status”. It like gave him extra point in the sex appeal. LOL I also enjoyed that he used it to his advantage to make Iolanthe jealous. hehe
    Great Review.
    angela carr recently posted…UTC Insider: January 2015

    • I loved the preening scene in the ruins, it was so cat-like, but HOT at the same time.

  20. Doesn’t a lot of her PNR have a UF edge to it? I’ve only read a novella by her and want to read more but it seemed like it had UF elements. So, never fear you won’t be abandoning the UF world if you love this PNR. LOL Btw, love that cover and now you see why I couldn’t chose one shifter. It’s not in my nature to turn away a hot shifter… 😉 Oh and the first book is .99 and I’m going to snag it!
    Melissa (Books and Things) recently posted…Audiobook Review: Magic Strikes by Ilona Andrews

    • Not all PNR comes with a side of UF, but Heaton’s do which is probably one of the main reasons why I can’t stop reading ’em. Can’t wait ’til her wolf spin-off series comes out!

  21. Im feeling the pressure to abandon my trading sched and just binge on this. I need some catching up to do. Bah!

    • I’m jealous of all the binging you do. I’m too easily distracted.

  22. This sounds fabulous and glad to hear it is meeting and topping expectations

    • And, now I have Cavanaugh’s story to look forward to!

  23. And another series I need to delve into. I love what you say about his panther traits and lol her reaction is classic.
    Sophia Rose recently posted…Edge by Tiffinie Helmer #audioreview

    • You keep adding to my wishlist, and I’ll do the same.

  24. This sounds Fantastic! I need to get in there and read a Felicity Heaton book! Seems she is getting better and better! Glad you enjoyed this one too Carmel!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    Naomi recently posted…Teaser Tuesday #125 – UnWritten by Chelsea M. Cameron

    • You definitely should. 2015 has just started, so make doing so one of your resolutions. 🙂

  25. This is one author that has been on my radar for awhile. I don’t read much PNR but sometimes I find a series that works for me. This sounds pretty good!
    Candace recently posted…The Originals: The Rise ~Blog Tour & Giveaway!

    • It’s rare that I make it this far into a PNR series without getting bored. Need I say more? It’s GOOD!

  26. Great review! This is another series that I’ve never heard of but I should probably check it out! This one sounds really cool, thanks for bringing it to my attention! 🙂
    Tricia recently posted…Reading or Listening?

    • You are very welcome! The first book is only $0.99 until Jan 15th.

  27. Wonderful review, Carmel! I can’t wait to get to this one. I’m liking the sound of all that Iolanthe and Kyter have to endure. She tried to kill him?!? LOL I really love the fact that Heaton writes kickass heroines. I like the variety of alpha males, too. And I too like that the couples have to get through all their respective issues to reach their HEA. I’m so glad you (and Berls & Traci) turned me on to this series!! 🙂
    Bookworm Brandee recently posted…**Blog Barrage & Giveaway ~ Hunted by a Jaguar ~ Felicity Heaton**

    • This is payback for you, Lexxie & Berls’ nagging me about J. A. Huss. We’re square… for now.

  28. *adds FHeaton to my list* Yay for jaguar!!

  29. Okay! The first book is only $0.99 so I grabbed it. Happy now? 😉
    Christy recently posted…Contradictions by Tiffany King

  30. I’ve been meaning to give this series a try because every review I read sounds so good. This series is definitely going into my tbr pile.
    Mary Kirkland recently posted…Why Does My Rat Smell like Warm Corn Tortillas

    • You’re a big Paranormal Romance reader, so the EM series should be right up your alley.

  31. LOL, so I’m just sitting here and looking at the covers. Maybe this series would be for me… in a few years. It seems like you really love this author and it’s great that as series goes on, it’s still good to read 🙂
    Paula M. recently posted…BOOK PLAYLIST: Perfect Couple (Superlatives #2) by Jennifer Echols + Giveaway!!

    • I try to keep my reviews PG13 even when the books are not. What’s the age of majority in the Philippines? 😉

  32. I really wish I could read this one, but sadly I haven’t been able to finish Kissed by a Dark Prince. I hope to get out of this reading slump someday soon. It’s really frustrating. :'(
    BookaholicCat recently posted…Hot Off the Press: January 13th Releases

    • I saw! Such a shame. Aahh well, at least you know it’s you. Hehe!

  33. You know what they say: Love at first murder attempt! Bwahaha. I like the sound of these characters. Hot cover too.
    Jennifer Bielman recently posted…Review: Come by J.A. Huss

    • RIGHT!? That’s totally my kind of love story.

  34. You have been tearing through these Felicity Heaton books! I confess I’ve never read anything by her, but I do enjoy a good PNR now and then, especially ones about shifters. I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled for her books at the library. 🙂
    Danya recently posted…DNF Review: The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

    • I know! It’s like a bug that I just can’t shake, luckily this one doesn’t come with sniffles & a cough.