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(Book #1 in the Daughters of the Jaguar series)
Author: Willow Rose
Publisher: Self Published (June 14, 2012)
Genre: 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.
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.