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review 2017-04-05 16:50
ARC Review: A Very Jaguar Christmas (Heart of the Jaguar #5) by Terry Spear (DNF)
A Very Jaguar Christmas (Heart of the Jaguar) - Terry Spear
Review originally featured at Angel's Guilty Pleasures 
 
A Very Jaguar Christmas 

 Heart of the Jaguar #5  
 Terry Spear  
 Paranormal Romance - Holiday  
 Sourcebooks Casablanca  
 October 4th 2016  
 eBook/Paperback  
 320  
 NetGalley  

 

There are all kinds of surprises under the mistletoe!

 

As a protector of all jaguar-kind, Guardian agent Demetria MacFarlane isn’t surprised to get a call near Christmas—but when she’s sent to protect a cub whose species she didn’t even know existed, her holiday season gets complicated. And it doesn’t help that her partner is a distraction of the hottest kind.

 

Hotshot JAG agent Everett Anderson can handle dangerous poachers and wildlife traffickers, no problem…but kids? Everett fears he’ll be stuck cub-sitting under the Christmas tree, but working with one sexy Guardian she-cat may be the best present he’s ever gotten.

 

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DNF’d at 22%

 

I never thought I would be DNFing a Spear’s book. I’ve always enjoyed the stories and romances, but this time it wasn’t clicking for me.

 

I was not feeling the story, characters, or the case. It felt blaze, predictable, cliche and it wasn’t pulling me in or catching my interest.

 

I will say the start was dramatic and sad, but after that nothing more for me. 

 

A Very Jaguar Christmas was not the book for me. If the blurb intrigues you, I urge you to give it a shot. Just because it did not work for me does not mean it won’t for you. 

 

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Sourcebooks Casablanca via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

 

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Owner/Review and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. However what I am not is a writer. I apologize now for the grammatical and punctuation errors I make, because I know I’m going to make them. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. My favorite animals are horses. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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review 2017-04-05 16:39
Holiday Cookies by Elisabet der Nederlanden
Holiday Cookies: Showstopping Recipes to Sweeten the Season - Elisabet der Nederlanden

When my kids were still kids we always made cookies during the holidays. Now that I have Grand Kids we keep the tradition going. The kids come over a couple at a time and we spend the day making cookies. As my kids have more kids, we are up to 11 now I found my self running short of different types of cookies for the kids to make on their day with Nana. This book is wonderful with so many different types of cookies and ideas for them. I don't see myself running short this year. The hard part this year will be deciding which recipes to use. There are 50 tasty recipes in this book not counting variations. 

 

 

I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.

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review 2017-03-28 03:22
Wizard's Holiday
Wizard's Holiday - Diane Duane

The first 70% of this wizard-exchange holiday was everything you'd expect of alien wizards visiting and getting to know other worlds and cultures: good, wacky fun; some clashing of worlds; and nice, relaxing kickback time at the beach. The last 30% proves that there's no such thing as a holiday for our poor wizards.

 

 

The pacing did feel a little off on this one, and with Nita and Kit's half of the story in particular, the resolution almost feels like it comes out of nowhere. I'm sure there are hints there that I didn't pick up on, but it felt random. 

 

I did love all the exchange wizards, especially Filif, and even Roshaun grew on me (though he's still a douche). It was great to see Dairine's growth since the start of this series, and in this book particularly as she deals with the massive drop in her power levels and having to do wizardry the "regular" way. Seeing her and Harry get some bonding time after the events of the last couple of books was nice too.

 

There were a few dangling threads at the end of this, no doubt set up for the next book, and while the main conflicts are resolved, the ending felt abrupt.

 

This isn't my favorite Young Wizards book, but it's still a lot of fun.

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