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Savage (Daughters of the Jaguar #1)

3.42 of 5 stars 3.42  ·  rating details  ·  212 ratings  ·  65 reviews
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 haun ...more
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Published June 14th 2012 by DMC
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This one took a completely different path than I had expected it would or even hoped for. But yet I still find myself loving it.

The year is 1983 and Micheal Jackson reigns supreme on the radio. Christian comes to Florida from Denmark to finish Med School. It's his first time ever being in the States, but he's looking forward to this new experience. His father sets him up in a nice house with a wealthy family and thus his adventure begins... With a near death experience his first night in Florida
Natalia Bona
Wow... Im a little stunned right now to be honest.. because the lovely Willow Rose has actually done what I didn't really think was possible anymore. Stun me so much that I actually have to think about the message of the book, which can be summed up perfectly in this quote from the book:

"We don't want to be like other people, like normal people. Life has taught me that unhappiness comes when you try to be like everyone else rather than embracing the unique person that you are"

Christian, the mai
V.A. Dold
WOW! By the way did I say WOW!

This is not really a YA book due to the adult relations. I just wanted to say that right away.

As many books that are the first of a series the author needs to set the situation and tone with the first few chapter. We need to meet and get to know the characters, so yes it is a bit slow in the beginning but since it is the first of a series that is expected. So, don’t be surprised and stay with it learning about the characters and their situations and BAM! The story
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
First I would like to Thank FMB Blog Tours for allowing to read and review an ARC of Savage. I have to say that this book was good. I love the cover and the premise of the story was very good but there was just something missing for me. I am not sure what it is but as I was reading I found myself wandering at times and lord knows anyone who knows me knows I LOVE TO READ anywhere anytime and anyplace. So it bothered me that I was wandering in the beginning. With that being said I will say this LO ...more
Rebecca Graf
I've read books on vampires and werewolves. I have never read a book about were-jaguars until now.

Willow Rose brings a unique paranormal romance into Savage when she introduces Christian from Denmark into southern Florida. A rich and snotty new family have taken him in. He has an unfortunate meeting with two angry alligators. But to top it off it is saved as he dies by a jaguar. Coming back from the dead, he finds himself suddenly with powers he never had before nor wants now. It doesn't help th
Savage (Daughters of the Jaguar) is the story of a college kid (Christian), from Denmark, who comes to America to attend medical school and finds himself involved in an unexpected mystery. While in America, he lives in St. Augustine with a wealthy family that his father knows. On his first night there, he is attacked by alligators and saved by a jaguar. The mystery begins as Christian tries to discover more about the jaguar and meanwhile becomes friends with an eccentric family living next door ...more
Christian is 22 and has come to America to study medicine for a year. He is to stay with a doctor's family, but he does not know any of them. He is attacked by alligators on his first night in Florida and is saved by a mysterious jaguar. Heather, the daughter of the household, likes him. But Christian falls for the next door neighbor from the family that does not seem to fit in the rich suburban neighborhood.

Sometimes this book got a bit long winded. There was quite an information dump on jaguar
Betlehem Fekade
Christian is... well perfect for the lack of a better word. He has it all amazing good looks, intelligence money and even a musician. He was all in all the perfect male specimen which I was not fond of. Yep, I like my men rough around the edges at least in books and the fact that the book was narrated by the older Christian took some elements of mystery from the story. So naturally, I thought I was going to hate it but boy was I wrong.

The fact that Christian is not dead right now and is alive an
Michelle Lewis
I have to say that this book took me for a ride.The story line was good,setting and plot.

The book was from the main characters point of view,22 year old Christian Langaa from Denmark.Christian,sent to the US(Florida) by his father to live with a fellow colleague Dr. Kirk and his family in pursuit of a better education.Not even in the US more than a day Christian is in a fatal accident that almost takes his life, but is saved my a jaguar that appears from nowhere. Soon Christian finds that he has
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I was intrigued by this one. A man from another country trying to immerse himself in our culture and attend medical school. I was really hoping this would be a good read.

I wonder what Christian was expecting when he came to Florida. I hope he realized that he didn't land himself in typical America situation. A rich family that will basically adopt him as the long lost son. I don't think that's a realistic situation. I was also a little leery of the fact that the daughter just readily accepted

"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 sec
Douglas Meeks
Savage (Daughters of the Jaguar #1)Savage by Willow Rose

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After finishing Savage (Daughters of the Jaguar) I had to sit back and kind of soak in what I had read. This is Paranormal Romance by genre but it was actually something a bit more as it tends towards trying to impart the author’s sense of morality to the reader in a very general sense. Let me be clear, if I feel an author has decided to get on their soapbox and tell me how to live/vote/make a “better” world in a book I read for entertainment, I usual
It took me awhile to get into this book. I loved the cover, it was actually what drew me in. I began this book and made it part way through because I just couldn't get into it. A month later I picked it back up and finished. Funny enough, it was the part I stopped at that, in my opinion, the story really begins. Once he meets the girl next door and her spirit filled family the plot advances and we begin our journey.

Christian is rich, has a photographic memmory and is good looking - he doesn't s
Keren Hughes
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When I first picked up this book, I was a little taken aback by the fact that an older Christian was narrating the story. I wasn't sure how it was going to work with an older version of him telling us what happened to him when he was younger. But - and this is a very big BUT - it worked perfectly. After just a chapter, I had settled into his narrative and was looking forward to him taking me on a journey.

That, is exactly what hap
This book surprised me from start to finish, a task that is not an easy thing to accomplish these days.

When I first picked this book up, I was disappointed, and as my eyes scrolled along the text I figured I would end up skimming pages, it would be the same old paranormal romance deal. Boy was I wrong.

Rose elicits a variety of emotion as we are taken on a roller coaster ride through the entire book.

I love that it was from a P.O.V. not often explored, and while it took away some of the suspense
Michelle Cornwell-Jordan

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 1983 twenty two year old Christian arrives in Florida to go to med school. The difference between his home life in Denmark and that of the wealthy family he is staying with is vastly different. Invited out to meet new friends should have been the time of his life, instead Christian is attacked by a predator and nothing is ever the same again.

After the attack the town wants to hunt down the jaguar who attacked Christian, but something from within is wanting Christian to protect the beast. When
Okay, this book was a lot different than the books I normally read. It was based in the 80s (before cell phones and personal computers - eek!) and is told from a male-perspective. Christian is from Denmark and has moved to Florida to attend med school.

Apparently Christian is handsome, because he talks about breaking a lot of hearts back in his home country. With golden curls and being super talented on the guitar one can only guess why. He also doesn’t really seem to hesitate to jump into bed w
Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books
Aug 22, 2012 Michelle's Paranormal Vault of Books rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of Paranormal
Recommended to Michelle's by: Innovative Blog Tours

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author as part of a book tour in exchange for my honest review.

Wow, this book was amazing. Let me say now, this really is not a YA book, just want you to know, due to the adult relations in it. But mature teens may enjoy this too.

This book has a good over all lesson to learn, and I really liked that about this book. It is also told in a different way than most books I have read. Its really told from an older Christian, telling his tale from
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Lee Jutton

Christian is a playboy with a past. He seems like he has it all: amazing good looks that harkens back to his Danish ancestors, the Vikings; intelligence enough to pursue a career as a doctor; a wealthy father; a knack for songwriting and guitar playing that makes girls swoon. Christian has all of these gifts and knows it, which makes him a somewhat irritating protagonist at the start of Savage, the first in a new YA trilogy by author Willow Rose. However,
Angela Noviana
First, sorry for my grammar and vocab which are not perfect >,<

This is the first time I read a paranormal romance for young-adult although it is recommended for ages sixteen and up because there are several making love scenes in some parts.

While reading this book, I felt that the initial plot is a bit slow, but after the one-third book, it became tense. The jaguar which saved Chris already made me curious from the start, why the jaguar help him? Since Chris was helped, he got these "gifts"

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
Bella Doerres
Savage by Willow Rose

Christian Langaa is a young medical student. When his father offers him the opportunity to study in America he leaps at the chance. Coming to St Augustine is a chance of a lifetime. He had no idea that the vast swamps would have secrets of their own. Christian is well liked by his hosts, a Doctor with no son to leave his practice too. And a mother image wanting a strong male for her daughter’s husband. A medical training most would only fantasize about. It is all there for
Melissa Levine
I found this story to be kind of boring. I found myself mainly scanning the book looking for when something was actually taking place.

A few things that stood out to me are:

1. I wasn't a fan of the way the author wrote this. The dialog was too robotic for my liking. To me, there was also way too much inner dialog and explanations, I guess you could call it. When they're explaining about jaguars on the tv, it just goes on and on. I felt like I was reading a school report or something. Because of
Maghon Thomas
So this is a very interesting book. This kid, Chris, I love him and I hate him all at the same time. I think a part of me doesn’t like so much conformity, so there’s my issue. Ok lemme tell you a few things. Chris is very happy to come to America to study at Florida’s medical school. He’s really smart and his dad has told him to become a doctor, so he will. That’s my first negative point. But his dad is a GP, and Chris wants to help people especially kids, so he’d like to be a doctor without bor ...more
Vanya D.
First of all, I want to say that this is NOT an YA book. Not even a late YA book. It's totally an adult book, even if a mild one, so please keep that in mind. I had no idea, so I was surprised when certain things happened the way they did.


I must say that I liked the setting. St. Augustine, Florida is my favorite quaint town in Florida, and I really wish I could live there. I'm in love with the Old Spanish quarter :))

So, my review..

The story was (in my opinion) original. I haven't read m
Review originally featured on Bookluvrs Haven

This YA novel was a little different than what I am used to.

1. It is set in the 80's which is actually my favorite era. Throughout the novel I forgot that it was set in the 80's, to be honest. But there were a couple of mentions here and there that brought that back to my mind.

2. Told from a male POV. Not the first YA that I have read told solely from the male character's perspective, but those are few and far in between for me so far. Not unpleasant.
Anatea Oroz
This review also appears on my blog, Anatea's Bookshelf.

This is the kind of book that surprises you nicely. I haven't expected this, especially after the begining.
Christian is perfect. He's the kind of character that has it all. Good looks, photographic memory, he can sing and play guitar, he surfs and he can have any girl that he wants. Boy was I wrong.
You'd think it is just another, supernatural-romance kind of book blah,blah,blah. But no. In every way, Savage is not an easy read. There is so
When reading Savage I was drawn in immediately by the passion and desire that was between Aniyana and Chris, it was captivating and alluring. However, I felt the beginning of the story dragged on for a while until you almost got to the end that's when everything really started. I loved the story line, it was about a Med student from Denmark coming to the US to stay with a wealthy family to continue his education, but he never thought that he would have been attacked by a jaguar and find love in ...more
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