Cougar's Mate: Instinct told her to run...
Shannon Rafferty learns that hanging out with the bad boys could be a dangerous business, but hooking up with a cop is even worse. Now she's on the run, trying to avoid being murdered by his cougar shifter brothers and uncle. If that isn't bad enough, a deputy sheriff hunts her down while she's running as a cougar and trying to survive in the Colorado wilderness. He vows to protect her no matter what she's done. With three dead boyfriends to her name, she's sure she will be the death of Chase Buchanan before either of them can prevent it. No matter how much she knows she has to run again, he soon holds her heart hostage. But will that be enough to keep them both alive?
Chase Buchanan - as wilderness cabin resort owner, former US Army Special Forces, and part time deputy of the small town of Yuma, Colorado, that boasts a love of cougars - is tasked to track down a cougar reported to be hunting human prey. Chase soon learns she's a shifter, not a full-time cougar, and she's on the run. When he takes her in, he vows to protect her. After losing his wife and baby to the human kind of predator years earlier, he's not letting Shannon's hunters kill her, too. But how is he going to hold onto the wild-cat woman, who is unpredictable at every turn, without losing his heart to her, and then losing her as well?
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A Very Enjoyable Paranormal Romance!
I loved the story, the setting and the characters! I especially liked that both characters essentially needed saving - in different ways. I also enjoy the little tidbits that Terry adds to make her paranormals seem so real.
Any of Terry's paranormal romances would be comparable. Terry is one of my very favorite authors. I've loved everything I've read that she's written from her paranormals to her fantasies to her Highland romances and more. Her books are always excellently written with an addictive solid plot and likeable, genuine characters. This one alternately made me laugh, held me riveted to the suspenseful moments and swooning at the steamy passages. I can't wait to return to Yuma and catch up with this series!
I actually read the first half of this book and listened to the last half. Both editions were very good and I am happy to report that I had absolutely no issues switching between the two. If I had to choose between the two, I preferred the audio, but only because the narrator's interpretation added another layer of pleasure to the story.
This was the first book I've ever listened to that Laura had narrated and I was quite impressed with her performance. She has a pleasant, clear voice and differentiated between the characters with aplomb. Her delivery was natural and her pacing was right on. Based upon her voicing of this read, I would not hesitate to pick up another book that Laura has narrated.
Yes! I found myself squeezing in additional workouts and listening while cooking and filing my nails because I didn't want to stop.
COUGAR'S MATE by Terry Spear was a thoroughly enjoyable paranormal romance! It grabbed me from the very beginning and held my attention to the very end. This was the story of two cougar-shifters, Chase Buchanan and Shannon Rafferty. It mostly took place in the small town of Yuma, Colorado. Shannon is on the run after being framed for the murder of her boyfriend by rogue cops. Chase was a former Special Ops military. Now he's an assistant deputy sheriff in Yuma, home to a close-knit pack of cougar shifters. When a lone cougar is spotted in the wilderness near Yuma shortly before hunting season begins, Chase is put on the cougar's trail. She gives him a merry chase...
- Linda Townsend