Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Book Review: 'Cougar’s Mate' by Terry Spear


Cougar’s Mate pulled me into the story from page one and kept me reading until the last word.
Ms. Spear begins with the main character witnessing a murder and from that moment on you side with her, want her to be safe, and cheer when she outruns what you think might be the bad guys.
I especially enjoyed the first part of the story where Shannon goes on the run as a cougar and hides out in the canyon. There’s almost a mini-story that takes place and I loved the description of the surrounding area with the mountains and streams.
Shannon is a tough character who you can’t help but like. And then of course there’s Chase who’s the ultimate protector and another cougar shifter. I think what made it a fun reader was the town was made up of fellow cougar shifters. And each of the secondary characters are well drawn.
What’s especially enjoyable is Ms. Spears’, slow build up to the physical relationship between Shannon and Chase. It’s not rushed which makes it feel natural. Just when you think things are going Shannon and Chase’s way, trouble rear its head.
During the last part of the story I didn’t want to put the book down so I could continuing reading and see what happened to this pair.
Cougar’s Mate is the first of a new series by Ms. Spears and I can’t wait for book two.

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