Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Rating: 2.5 stars
Type: Novel in a Series
Received from Publisher
Blurb: Jaguar shifter and sniper extraordinaire, Jag, is tasked with his most difficult and dangerous mission to date—take out the man responsible for his spotter and husband’s violent death. Again.
Sonar, an ocelot shifter, is assigned as the new spotter to the surly and scowling feline alpha. He’s impressed with Jag’s skills but sees more beneath the surface: a grief-stricken and furious man on a trail of vengeance.
Together Sonar and Jag face perils and challenges that test their skills, resolve, and the budding feelings they have for each other. As the death toll rises, so does the heat between them. Their longings could give them the strength needed to persevere, but it also might force them to succumb and sacrifice everything. One thing’s for certain: someone won’t be making it back alive.
Review: Jag didn’t want to work with another spotter, but he doesn’t have a choice. Thankfully, the new guy, an ocelot shifter named Sonar, will be more able to keep himself alive than a human would be. Jag doesn’t want to think about how his all too human husband was more fragile than he was. Jag wasn’t able to save his husband. Jag doesn’t want to give Sonar any personal information. Unfortunately, this case is highly personal, and Jag has to tell Sonar everything. Jag is somewhat taken aback by how personal this case ended up being. Jag is also somewhat taken aback by how much he’s liking working with Sonar. During the final stages of the manhunt, Jag decides he knows best how to end it. It doesn’t quite go like he planned it. Thankfully, Sonar disagreed with Jag’s plans. But the book doesn’t end there!
The thrilling climax of this story happened before the halfway point. Needless to say, I was confused. Over half of this book was Jag and Sonar wondering if they should become boyfriends and wondering who was going to ask first. It felt like two different books smashed together. I liked the first half of the story well enough. It was an entertaining, action based tale of a serial killer who got disturbingly close while no one was looking. The second half just had me wondering when the book was going to end. I kept thinking to myself the denouement should not be half of the book. It didn’t work for me. At all.