Rage might be an aggressive Hunter by nature, but the gorgeous male has never had a problem charming the females. All except Lucie Gaudet. Of course, the lovely Geek is a born troublemaker, and it was no surprise to Rage when she was kicked out of the Wildlands.
But now the Pantera need a first-class hacker to stop the potential destruction of their people. And it’s up to Rage to convince Lucie to help. Can the two forget the past—and their sizzling attraction—to save the Pantera?
Gorgeous, brutal, aggressive, and human, Killian O’Roarke wants only two things: to get rid of the Pantera DNA he’s been infected with, and get back to the field. But the decorated Army Ranger never bargained on meeting the woman—the female—of his dreams on his mission to the Wildlands.
Rosalie lost her mate to a human, and now the Hunter despises them all. In fact, she thinks they’re good for only one thing: barbeque. But this one she’s guarding is testing her beliefs. He is proud and kind, and also knows the pain of loss. But in a time of war between their species, isn’t any chance of love destined for destruction?
Have you ever started to read a series, really liked it and then just stopped reading after a point, not because you had any issues or dislike for it ~ life and other books just happened ~ and then after getting the opportunity to pick it up again, many installments later, want to kick yourself for not keeping up with it like you should? Well, that’s me in a nutshell right about now. I read the first four novellas (two books) and really liked the world the authors had created, but life got in the way and now I’m definitely kicking myself for not keeping up because the very things that I enjoyed about the first four novellas holds true with the 17th and 18th installment:
- The writing by both authors is crisp, clean. engaging and I love how seamlessly the stories flow from one to the other.
- Though they are both novellas you don’t feel cheated when it comes to H/h’s growing relationship and a nice piece of the overall series storyline that gets resolved in the novella.
- And even more important, though one should really read the series from the beginning, if you aren’t able to this one isn’t a bad place to get a nice little taste of what the series is about. Both authors do a great job of getting the read up to speed without bogging down the story with back story.
Now on to Rage and Killian. I loved Rage and Lucie’s story. Rage, for all his sexy alphaness was really sweet and I loved that he had no issue showing Lucie that side of him. Lucie, I simply loved her spunky side. She has her scars and issues with authority, but she’s still loyal to the Pantera. Together they were actually really cute, which I know should be anathema when it comes to a Hunter and a Geek, but they were. Killian and Rosalie’s story had a more of a somber tone to it and a bit more angsty, but it was still just as good. Both Killian and Rosalie are dealing with their lives going sideways so there’s much more tension going on between them, but I enjoyed how they finally worked through their issues and acknowledged how they felt about each other.
The writing for both novellas was well done and though I enjoyed the storyline in Rage’s novella, especially Lucie’s role in it, it was the storyline in Killian’s that garnered the biggest reaction out of me because of how it will affect the overall series storyline. and has me making sure that I grab the next installment when it comes out.
The Bottom Line: If you like paranormal/urban fantasy and are looking for something a little different this is the series to check out!
~ Review copy provided by Inkslinger Blogger in exchange for an honest review ~
Alexandra Ivy is a New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author. From Alexandra: “I’m not exactly sure when I fell in love with books. Probably on my mother’s knee listening to her read Dr. Seuss to me. I do remember that I was barely old enough to cross the street by myself when I discovered the delights of the local library.
Could anything be more wonderful than spending summer days surrounded by stacks of Nancy Drew mysteries? Over the years I fell in love with Victoria Holt, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and J.R.R. Tolkien just to name a few. I read poetry, essays, biographies, and plays. In fact, I read anything I could get my hands on.
Years later (no, I’m not admitting how many) I’m still an avid reader, and my tastes are still as varied as they were in my youth, which I suppose helps to explain why I enjoy writing regency historicals under the name of Deborah Raleigh, as well as my contemporary paranormals as Alexandra Ivy. For now that is enough to keep me busy, but who knows what the future might hold!
I do have a few other loves in my life besides reading and writing, the most important being my unbelievably patient husband, David, and my two sons, Chance and Alexander. Without their constant support and belief in me, I never could have been able to follow my dreams. They are truly my heroes.
Laura Wright is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. From Laura: “Unlike many of my peers in the writing world, I wasn’t a writer or a reader until I left high school. During my youth I was into theater, song and dance, commercials and boys. I loved romance surely, but I had never read a romance novel until my late teens. With that said, I remember the day I did like it was a moment ago – my aunt gave me the Jude Deveraux novel, Knight in Shining Armor and I couldn’t put it down until the very last word. Then I went straight to the library and got another – then another until I’d read everything she’d ever written. After that, it was McNaught, Howard, Schone, Kleypas, and the Silhouette line, Desire. I instantly loved those emotional, sexy reads, so much so that I began to carve out ideas for my own stories, themes that were unique to me and moved me. In 1997 I enrolled in UCLA extension writing classes, met my mentor and critique partners and since have never stopped writing. I was committed then and I still am now; the need to tell my own romantic stories a full on obsession. My first manuscript was rejected, and though the second one was as well the editor who’d rejected it wanted to see something else from me. I had something (note to authors; always keep working, even after you’ve sent in a proposal) and sent it right away. The day I got the call telling me Desire wanted to buy Cinderella and the Playboy was the best day of my life. That is until I married my husband, and had my two beautiful children. But I must say, writing is much like motherhood – tough, grueling, surprising, delicious and for me, a dream come true.”