Publisher: Booktrope Publishing on June 1, 2014
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Source: Review Request
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When Alexis James arrives at her first assignment in months, she anticipates the danger and violence rife in her calling as a Lycan Hunter. What she doesn’t expect is a handsome, blue-eyed wolf saving her life and kidnapping her. Surrounded by the enemy, Alexis must not only survive her prisoners but the bonds of a different sort that begin to form against her will.
Mikko Kyran was chosen by the gods to lead his pack, and he has made it his mission to end the eight thousand years of war plaguing his people. The Alpha never suspected that the key to the prophecy ending the Forever War would be held by a smart-mouthed, sexy Hunter determined to kill him.
Can two people from different worlds set aside everything they know about one another long enough to survive retribution from the Hunters, the pack, and the gods? Or will their differences start a war that neither can win?
At A Glance
Started out exciting and went downhill from there.
The first few chapters really got my heart racing. The characters were snarky and thoughtful, and the concept was right up my ally. The imagery was well done as well. Lot’s of rich detail.
The pacing was off. We got amped up action from the first few chapters, then a dragged out love story that didn’t feel super strong for the rest of the story. I was so disappointed. I kept waiting for something to happen. We are talking about shapeshifters and the hunters who kill them, something thrilling should have come out of this concept. But no, the fun and fighting was short lived. Even the end was anti-climactic. There was this whole prophecy thing the love story was based off of, and in the end, it didn’t even come to fruition.
I never felt a close connection between Alexis and Kyran. It was like they were forced to be together because of a prophecy and the whole soulmate thing. They acted like they were getting attached but I never really felt it.
I just think this story fell flat in most ways. I wanted it to be good, I really did. I kept reading because I kept thinking something big would happen. It never did. Not recommended.
She sucked in a breath and watched him as his predatory gaze trailed over her. She tried to mimic the intensity of his stare, but dominance contests weren’t her forte, so she blinked. That blink was all he’d needed. She opened her eyes to find herself pinned underneath him.
“His Soul’s Mate in the body of a Hunter. Impossible, yet there was no denying the radiant golden aura shining around her, like the glow from the sun at someone’s back.”
“So are you trying to make me force feed you, Hunter?”