Review: Hunted by a Jaguar by Felicity Heaton

Posted January 12, 2015 by Carmel in Carmel, Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 68 Comments

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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68 responses to “Review: Hunted by a Jaguar by Felicity Heaton

    • 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!

  1. 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!

  2. 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!
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  3. 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!! 🙂
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    • 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.

  4. 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
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  5. 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!
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    • 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!

  6. 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!! 🙂
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