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Heart of the Jaguar (Jaguar Shifters #3)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  218 Ratings  ·  37 Reviews
Dr. Cindy Shahi is resigned to being mateless, but her inner jaguar has needs that must be sated. An encounter with a deliciously sexy stranger is the perfect chance for a night of no-strings primal passion.

Elias was content to be a lone wolf until the moment he laid eyes--and much more--on Cindy. Their intense attraction can mean only one thing: the mating call. And when
Published May 1st 2013 by Harlequin Nocturne Cravings (first published January 1st 2013)
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Amy R
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Sexy. Sensual. Sweet. Those are three words I would use to describe Heart of the Jaguar. As with the other Cravings by Katie, you get to see shifters meet, fall for each other, and overcome an enemy of sorts. They are perfect to read if you want to read a book that engages you and lets you forget the real world for a couple of hours.

In Heart of a Jaguar, Cindy isn't looking for a a long term mate. She has been hurt in the past regarding something she can't change about herself, so she isn't goin
Apr 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: shifter lovers
I enjoyed this fun, sexy, shifter read full of scorching hot chemistry and suspense.

Cindy, a jaguar shifter is the local doctor who is hoping to find a one-night, no-strings romp with a sexy stranger to satisfy her needs. Cindy thinks she's in luck when she meets Elias, a wolf shifter who not only meets her needs; he blows her socks off! But Elias is not passing through town, he's in town to stay as the new second-in-command to the local Alpha.

Elias knows it's the mating call and Cindy is his
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
See, I have a specific breed of shifter that I abosultely love above all other.. car shifters.
I love me some wolf, but cats; lions, tigers etc? and the fact this one has pumas? ooh purrrr.

This short story, is about Dr. Cindy Shahi, a puma shifter who wants nothing more than a one night stand. She is tired of the obligation that comes with getting invovled with the shifters in the surrounded area, so when a handsome wolf shifter is in town for the wedding of her friend, it is the perfect solutio
Vanessa theJeepDiva
May 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Cindy doesn’t bother with long term relationships any longer. She learned long ago in a painful way that a mate will never be part of her life. She is content with finding no strings partners for a quick tumble. When she meets Elias at a friend’s wedding she believes that is exactly what she is getting. After all Elias is just there for the wedding or so she believed.

Elias is more than happy for his friend and his recent mating. The trip to the wedding soon turns into more than just a trip when
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
Originally posted on What I'm Reading

This morning I got a chance to read Katie Reus soon to be latest novella Heart of the Jaguar. Since this a novella, I'm not going to bore you with my personal synopsis of the story. However, I will share my thoughts.

Overall, I liked the story. I love the magnetism between Cindy and Elias. Both of them felt this pull towards one another even though they are different shifters. I guess when you find your mate, it doesn't matter if they are different type of shi
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What a nice yummy little read!! I may have to get back in to Harlequins if they are anything like this! A great story filled to the brim with steam!! And oh boy do they deliver on the hot and heavy!!

I really liked Cindy from the start, bold and confident independent woman!! Love that! Sure she is dealing with a small insecurity but she does a great job of shaking it off!

Elias is a delicious Alpha-type wolf!! I love it when they have all tha
Apr 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a wonderful love story. Katie Reus can do more in a short story than I thought possible. I got to know the main characters and actually felt like I got a complete story. Again I wish it had been longer, but am looking forward to her next jaguar story.

Cindy and Elias are two people who thought they’d never mate and had come to terms with it as best they could. That is until their paths cross and they’re hit with intense desire for each other. The sex is very steamy and Cindy and Elias ba
Marie Andersson
Katie has done it again!:)I really like the male characters that Katie is creating.:)Elias is tall,muscular,yummy and protective of Cindy.:)I like that Elias and Cindy are two different species (Elias is a wolfshifter and Cindy is a Jaguarshifter).This is a novella but Katie makes you interested from the first sentence.I recommend this to everyone who loves hot Alpha shifters!I also recommend the other novellas!:)
Sep 06, 2017 rated it liked it
As a huge reader of the paranormal genre, I openly admit that I'm hard to please when it comes to anything to do with shifters and soulmates. And while this book was a great read, it fell in the great one time read category for me, and is probably something I won't return to.

I did enjoy the chemistry between Cindy and Elias, but I felt as if the actual relationship was too rushed. I struggled to find an actual emotional connection between them, and that is what took some of the genuine interest
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Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
My Rating: 4 stars: Enjoyed - strongly recommend (A-)
Originally posted at That's What I'm Talking About

Heart of the Jaguar opens with the wedding of Bear Mountain Wolf Pack leader Owen and his mate, Gabriela, whom we met in the story A Jaguar’s Kiss. Here we are reintroduced to the town doctor Cindy, a jaguar shifter, who is in attendance with her best friend Israel, brother of Gabriela.

While in attendance, Cindy spies Elias, a wolf shifter, who is in town for his good friend’s wedding. Unknown
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Sandy S
Apr 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
REVIEW: HEART OF THE JAGUAR is the fifth installment in Katie Reus’s Nocturne Craving Paranormal series of novellas. This particular series is NOT connected to Katie’s Moonshifter series, but is series of short stories focusing on the lives and loves of the shifter wolves and jaguars in Bear Mountain, Montana.

Heart of the Jaguar follows wolf shifter Elias, the pack alpha’s new second in command and Dr. Cindy Shahi, a jaguar and local physician. The chemistry is instant when the couple meet at t
Mar 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
"Heart of the Jaguar" by Katie Reus. A paranormal romance novella.

I really enjoyed this novella about Elias and Cindy. Who doesn't love werewolves and jaguars? The chemistry between Elias and Cindy is explosive!

Elias is a lone wolf. But he's looking for a pack to join, so when his friend Owen asks him to be his second-in-command of his pack while he's at Owen's wedding, he can't refuse. The last thing he expects is to meet the woman of his dreams...who happens to be a jaguar. To top it off, he's
May 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
It was an awesome hot read very well written :)
Was written sensually and the storyline flowed well for such a short story
Elias was a determined shifter ,as Cindy just wanted some fun because of her complex past of her parents abandonment to seek their own life ..she didn't have any connections she found commitment not easy and also she felt a less of a woman because of issue with not having cubs she thought she was a less of a shift
This story was sweet because Elias began to break down those bar
Unforeseen Love!!!

Cindy Shahi a jaguar shifter and Elias a werevolf shifter......It was instant attraction as the latter and the former laid eyes on each other..... Their inner beasts were clawing to get out and play.

After their night of passion, Cindy assumed that she would never see Elias again but she got a rude awakening when she cane face to face with him outside her practice.....Not wanting to let what he felt between go, Elias asked Cindy out on a date which she wanted to refuse but still
Tracie Runge
May 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Heart of the Jaguar

Cindy is the only shifter doctor in the town of Bear Mountain, she had moved here when her best friend from college suggested she come as the resident doctor was retiring. Cindy was not part of the local pack but they had accepted and cared for her as one of their own from the very first moment she arrived.

Elias was a soldier, he served in the special forces and he loved it but after blowing his knee out he was forced to retire. With nowhere he really needed to be one of his s
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was pleased to see Katie return to this world and expand it slightly with another novella, I was effortlessly pulled into this story and although I have read her previous novella's and highly recommend them all - it isn't necessary to be able to enjoy this one.

In Heart of the Jaguar we have Dr. Cindy Shahi, a proud woman who has been along for too long, her inner Jaguar has needs but she has stopped herself from enjoying the available males in town. When Elias, a wolf shifter, comes to town s
Apr 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shifters, katie-reus, arc
What can I say about Katie Reus that has not been said already by me or others? Well I can say...she's done it again! She has written a fast and dirty (pun) novella about a jaguar and a wolf who are very combustible when they get together.

I love these sweet little morsels that Katie serves us in her shifter stories. She did not disappoint with this story. You are drawn to the couple from the start. The fun for me was watching how the oh so sexy Elias (yes he is as sexy as his name) was going to
Cindi Phillips
Apr 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another excellent story in this series. Katie Reus knows how to pull a reader in and keep their attention to the very end. I love how the couple meets at a wedding, allowing us to catch up with previous characters. While Dr. Cindy Shahi (a jaguar shifter)only wants a one night stand, Elias (a wolf shifter) wants a more permanent relationship. The story shows us how he tries to convince Cindy to let it be more. In addition to the love story, there is unexpected danger. Will Cindy and Elias get th ...more
May 21, 2013 rated it liked it
Just a quick read. It's only seventy pages, so the problems get resolved pretty quickly. I didn't find that it bothered me much. We also don't get to know the characters super well, for the same reason. The writing style is amateur in places, but for the most part it's not too bad. Major plus: The sex scenes, especially the mating scene, are totally hot.
Rosemary K
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Katie has done it again. This is the very spicy tale of Cindy, a Jaguar shifter, and Elias, a wolf shifter. Their passion sizzles as they do the mating dance all the while dealing with a dangerous stalker. What a perfect match these two are. Cindy is strong, fearless and in control while Elias is a very Alpha male who protects what he loves. I did enjoy this fast paced sexy story.
Melissa Vasquez
Apr 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
"positively magnetic." Those are two words to describe this story.
I got into this story and did not want to put it down. Katie has written another story that just pulls you in until the end.
Elias went after what he wanted. Cindy was scared and did not want to get involved. She was not too sure about it.
Cindy wanted just one night. She ended up with a lot more than that.
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read in this series. It can be read as a stand alone, but after getting a glimpse of other characters in this installment I'll definitely be going back to read the other books. This is a great short summer read. There's a little mystery and a whole lot of romance. Katie Reus doesn't disappoint.
Snarky Mom
May 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: shifter-romance
I'm normally a huge fan of all things Katie Reus, but for some reason, I just have NOT been able to get "into" this shifter series of hers. This is the second one I've read and I hate to admit it, but I don't think I'll be pursuing reading any more of them :(. Overall it is a good book - there isn't anything specific I can pinpoint.
May 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Heart of the Jaguar was a very sexy, flirty, and fun paranormal romance from Katie Reus. Elias and Cindy had amazing chemistry and definitely burned up the sheets. The story was well-paced and definitely made for a nice and light reading. Highly enjoyed Heart of the Jaguar! Now, I must read the others in the series!!
Ellen Blakley
Apr 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I got this book from the author and was ask to give an honest review. Okay here goes,

I loved it, for being a novella it had it all. It was full of suspense and some hot lovin.

I loved how Cindy and Elias connected. You can never go wrong with one of Ms Reus books.
May 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this recent offering by Katie Reus. I really like this book series. Fun, sensual read.
Angel Martin
From author for honest to come
May 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I got caught up in the story and didn't want to put it down! The characters were compelling and fun and the situation believable.
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Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. ...more
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