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    (Book #1 in the Daughters of the Jaguar series)


    Willow Rose
    Self Published (June 14, 2012)
    Paranormal, Romance, 447 pages

    The year is 1983. Christian is 22 years old when he leaves his home in Denmark to spend a year in Florida with a very wealthy family and go to med-school. A joyful night out with friends is shattered by an encounter with a savage predator that changes his life forever. Soon he faces challenges he had never expected. A supernatural gift he has no idea how to embrace. A haunting family in the house next door. A spirit-filled girl who seems to carry all the answers. An ancient secret hidden in the swamps of Florida. One life never the same. One love that becomes an obsession. Two destinies that will be forever entangled.

    Savage is a paranormal romance with some language, violence, and sexual situations recommended for ages sixteen and up. It is the first book in a family saga that covers three decades of the character's lives. The sequel is expected in September 2012.

    Savage is a pretty good book. Albeit, it did take me a while to get into it and I did get thrown a few times while reading, I was intrigued and stuck through it til the end. We have Christian, 22 years old and recently moved to Florida from Denmark to go to med school. On his first night in Florida he went out with friends and was attacked by alligators in the swamp, but was saved my a jaguar. And ever since his attack, he's felt like he owes his life to the jaguar and also inherited a few special traits that he didn't have before. He can hear voices in his head with flashes of images and has premonitions. He doesn't know whats wrong with him and thinks hes going off the deep end and about to be sent to a loony bin, but finds himself on the front doorstep of his neighbors who welcome him with open arms. And he soon finds out that these women are special like he is. 

    To say that I loved this book would be pushing it. But, I did like it. I was definitely intrigued and read this book in a day. I wasn't and still am not a big fan of Christian. He's...ahhh, not my cup of tea. I feel he's kind of bipolar in a way. He's clingy to an extent and has the emotions of a woman on her menstrual cycle. I couldn't help but like him in the beginning and as I continued to read, I just couldn't stand him. The other characters are debatable. I didn't love them, but I didn't dislike them either. They kept the story going for me.     
    For me, I'm gonna have to say that it was the story that made me keep reading. I wanted to find out more and I wanted to dig deeper and find out more about the jaguar and its connection to the 5 women. 

    I've been on the fence about this one. I would recommend this one. It's not at the top of my list, but it's not a bad book. Pretty entertaining and interesting. I just didn't connect with the characters as much. 

    “So how much do you know about St. Augustine, Chris?”
    The woman driving gently touched her elegant yellow hair, careful not to mess it up with her colored nails. She spoke with a strong southern accent and was incredibly beautiful for her age, which I guessed was more than twice my age of twenty-two. Her name was Mrs. Kirk. I had just met her at Orlando Airport for the first time a few minutes before. She was waiting for me holding a sign with my name, Christian Langaa, printed on it. 
    The year was 1983 and I had recently finished my third year of med school at a university in Denmark. I had just left my country of birth for St. Augustine in Florida.  Leaving Denmark was my father’s idea, really. I guess he thought it was about time I left the nest, so he called in a favor with an old friend of his, an American eye surgeon, to take me in and help me get a year at a medical school “over-there.” I can’t say I was unhappy about it. At that time all kids my age wanted to go to the States where stone-washed jeans and Michael Jackson came from. His latest album "Thriller" had just been released and was played on every radio station all over the world. Like so many else I bought the cassette and played it again and again on my Walkman. Where I came from anything that was American was considered hip and cool. That summer before I left, my friends and I had watched the movie Flashdance that made ripped sweatshirts popular and we loved the TV show Dallas and Dynasty that made everybody wear increasingly oversized shoulder pads - even us guys. We drank lots oof Coke and dreamt of watching MTV, which at that time wasn’t something yu could do in Europe yet and especially not in my small home-country Denmark, where we only had one national channel on our TV. 

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    Willow Rose writes Paranormal Romance, mystery and fantasy. Originally from Denmark she now lives on Florida’s Space Coast with her husband and two daughters. She is a huge fan of Anne Rice and Isabel Allende. When she is not writing or reading she enjoys watching the dolphins play in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Other books by the author: - One, Two ... He is coming for you - The eye of the Crystal ball - Beyond - Afterlife #1 - Serenity - Afterlife #2 - Endurance - Afterlife #3 Currently Willow Rose is working on the sequal in the series "Daughters of the Jaguar". It is expected to be published fall 2012.

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