Book 1 in Jaguar Warrior Series
Publisher: Avon Books
Date published: March 2010
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher
Jaxon Castille is on a mission-find the women who stole his heart, broke it and then make her pay for her betrayal. When he finally catches up to Libby Jamieson, she is so different than what he remembers. She has no memories of their time together or what she did to Jaxon. Danger stalks them both and as ghosts surround them during their time together, can Jaxon get past his anger and need for vengeance to help Libby discover who wants them dead and why? The truth is said to set you free but what happens when the truth can shatter lives as well?
HIS DARKEST HUNGER introduces the reader to the Jaguar Warriors series and boy is it an engrossing read. I fell in love with Jaxon immediately. He was pure alpha male hero; dark, sinfully sexy and determined to make his past lover, Libby, pay for her treachery. What he never anticipates is that she has no idea who he is or what happened between them. The characters fairly brim with life and the storyline flows quickly keeping the reader glued to the edge of her seat with the twists it takes. I haven’t read this author before and found her writing to be tight, characters well rounded and the storyline well written.
Meet Jaxon Castillo, a jaguar shifter and warrior who was betrayed, or so he thinks, by his lover Libby Jamieson. When he finally finds her, he is shocked to see she has no idea who he is, what caused them to part or her betrayal. Now with danger stalking them, something or someone wants them dead as the secrets of the past come out into the open. Can Libby and Jaxon forge a strong enough bond to figure out the truth-even if the truth can shatter them both into pieces? I love, love, love Jaxon. Strong, sexy and alpha male, he literally had me drooling from the moment he stepped on the pages. He was a complex character who is driven by desire of revenge even as he finds he still wants Libby with a passion. I loved his toughness but he melts when he is with Libby, regardless of his feelings of betrayal. Libby steps up to the plate and though she has feelings for Jaxon, she has no idea why he runs hot and cold with her. She is a strong heroine who definitely delivers when she is going toe-to-toe with Jaxon or the bad guy. There were a few secondary characters that had me eager to know if they will get their own stories and the ending left me eager for book two.
HIS DARKEST HUNGER is a strong introduction into the world of jaguar shifters and a mystery that will leave you breathless in the end. From the first to the last page, this was one story I could not put down. If you are looking for a new paranormal book to read, then grab HIS DARKEST HUNGER and settle in for a pulse pounding ride. I cannot wait to read the continuing story of the jaguar warriors and see what happens next.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.