Readers may have problems finishing Spear’s tale of sexy shapeshifters. The plot is just too convoluted, there is no investment in the characters and the dialogue doesn’t give readers any real insight into their personalities.

Jaguar Maya Anderson just wants to find others like her, but one night in a shifter club leads to more trouble than she expected. Suddenly she finds herself being guarded by a jaguar shifter and trying to find a missing wild cat. She also becomes the target of a man who charges a fortune to hunters who want to shoot big cats on his big game ranch. Shifter Wade Patterson made a bad first impression, but he’s sure that Maya is his true mate — and, first, he has to keep her alive. (SOURCEBOOKS, Aug., 320 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Pat Cooper