I just sat and read Ascension in one go, and I loved it! The rare spelling mistake made me cringe, but not knowing the actual ending was enough to make me want to growl lol. I loved the reveal of the Countess and the (valid) reason behind her hatred for the Gryphon's Conduit. I enjoyed the fact that everyone finally sees Celeste as the heroine - and the sadness with Alec, Caleb and Rowan is enough to make you want a fifth book!
Cougar's Mate is a shapeshifter romance with a twist even I didn't expect - Shannon is the cougar shift gone feral in an attempt to save her life while Chase is the cougar who shoots her. A rather humorous mixture of escapes, protectiveness and heated moments follow as Yuma Town (cougar town) join forces to try and convince Shannon that staying is in her best interests. I loved this book! Just like all the 'wolf books that Terry Spear has written, Cougar's Mate includes the best parts of the feral beasts these people shift into. I'm definitely looking forward to reading book two and getting to know more of the large-hearted cougar shifters!