So...I went from book one (freebie) to immediately buying and finishing book two. I must have been somewhat impressed with the world that the author created to do that!
Much like the last book, I'd say this is a solid 3 1/2 stars (still hoping for the ability to do half stars one day). The men in it are absolutely hot. Although the book was centered around Wade and Maya's relationship, the supporting cast of characters was strong - we were introduced to cousins and brothers - and the idea of the organization that polices jaguar shifters - which means there's bound to be more hot men in store for us in the future.
My only real issue with this book is Maya - how on earth did she go for wanting a mate like yesterday (book one) to being wishywashy in book two? I mean, obviously she got over it, but I still was shaking my head on that one.
Is this a standalone book? I believe you could definitely read this as a standalone book. Even though Maya was a pretty big supporting character in book two and Wade played a very small role (we never even got to meet him in person, only on email!), this book doesn't really have any carryover story from book one. I think you'd quickly understand who Connor and Kat were (only characters that were in book one) so you wouldn't feel completely lost.
Do I plan on continuing the series? Yes, I do. I was actually just getting ready to go price book three and check to see when book four was being released (yeah, I was late to the party, what can I say?). I may not read either of them immediately because if I do, then I'm going to be in that dang position where I end up waiting for book 5. I don't like waiting- I'm an impatient reader.
Would I recommend the book/series? I'd recommend only to someone who likes paranormal romance in their reading. Although there's action, if you don't like that mystical world of shapeshifters, you could potentially not appreciate the world that the author has created.
This was a pretty quick read for me - granted, I took the day off, but I found it a hard book to put down. I kept wanting to know what was going to happen.