Title: Hunter’s Heart
Author: J.D. Tyler
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Alpha Pack (Book 4)
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
Format: Paperback, 327 Pages
ISBN-10: 0451417224 (Signet/Penguin)
ISBN-13: 9780451417220 (Signet/Penguin)
Reviewed by: Shirene
A group of former Navy SEALS, the Alpha Pack is a top secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers combating the greatest dangers in the world. And when the battle gets personal, their wild side is unleashed….
Ryon Hunter sees dead people—spirits that beg him for help in ways he can’t understand. He’d do anything to end the torment, until a beautiful spirit appears to him with a plea he can’t ignore: Help me…I’m alive. The woman is wildlife biologist Daria Bradford, mortally wounded after encountering a white wolf, calling to Ryon through a rare Psy gift.
When Ryon locates Daria in the Shoshone National Park, it is almost too late, but nursing her back to health at the Alpha Pack compound brings a new complication—Daria is his destined mate, and Ryon is afraid of what will happen when she discovers what he is, and what he had to do to save her life. But the biggest threat of all is still loose in the forest, leaving a merciless trail of death behind it. The Alpha Pack goes on the hunt for the mysterious white wolf, determined to stop the murderous rogue… only to find that the most lethal creature of all is the one they can’t see coming…
Quick & Dirty: Paranormal Romance at the top of its game.
Opening Sentence: “The guy bringing up the rear is always the one who gets eaten, you know.”
Starting a new series smack dab in the middle nearly gives this reader heart palpitations because you know that a world takes time to build, characters are fleshed out, back story is told and you have none of that. However, sometimes you are granted a true work of storytelling genius that truly makes a book in a series not require all of the above. And that is what we are gifted with in Hunter’s Heart.
A story that doesn’t require a reader to know anything except that this is a paranormal romance with amazing characters, wonderful drama and a clear vision for where it is going to take you…short answer is: on an amazing ride and that is after finishing reading this book over a week ago.
If by some chance the above words haven’t encouraged you to go click on the link above then let me expound a little more on the wonderful attributes of this book with of course no spoilers because I want you to enjoy this book like a fine meal that has been prepared by a 5 star chef.
What about a little bit of Alpha male goodness who just happens to be able to see dead spirits? Do I have your attention yet? Ok then, how about a Navy Seal wolf shifter? I do believe I may have finally gotten your attention. But I have left the best for last, guy with a heart of gold. I do believe we have a Winner! But all joking aside, Ryon Hunter is what we all dream about when we say those words in real life or in fiction. He is the guy you want covering your butt when you go into unknown territory. The one who is going to go out of his way to make you comfortable even when he longs to get to know you better. Finally, the guy who is willing to back you up even when he doesn’t like it. In other words, an amazing guy.
Now our female lead is one heck of a lady. She looks at a situation and makes judgements based on her brain, which I adore her for, and yet when she falls into a situation that is beyond what she imagines, she is willing to grow and change with the new reality. She has been alone for her work as a wildlife biologist and she is a true asset to the story. Her skills are great for the task that she does end up having to accomplish. This is a woman of grit, determination and stubbornness and definitely would be a lady I could be friends with, except when both our stubbornness gets in the way. Daria Bradford is a great character and I look forward to seeing more of her in the series along the way.
Oh, and I don’t know how I could forget but these two together. “Wowza!” They are hot and to die for. Make sure you have a cool drink close at hand because Ryon and Daria together are a romance reader’s joy and delight.
Now you probably want to know a bit more about the story and without spoilers here is the basic plot, there is something out in the forest that is killing people. Alpha Pack and Daria stumble into its path. We also have the addition of the creators of this monster being hunted for answers and the search to find out who and why Alpha Pack became wolf shifters. And that is all I can say without ruining this outstanding book for you.
Final word on this book, Get It Right Now! Find your nearest bookstore, open your closest computer, tablet or mobile device and One Click this book. I’m sure you will not be disappointed.
“Please, help me.”
“Jesus!” Reacting, he jerked upright and then hissed in pain. “What the hell?”
Ghosts shouldn’t be able to peak and make themselves understood so clearly. But this one wasn’t having any problem in that area.
“Help me,” she entreated again. “I’m hurt and there isn’t much time.”
He blinked at her. “How do you think I can help you? You’re dead, sweetheart,” he said, his tone firm but gentle. Most of the spirits couldn’t accept their demise.
“No, I’m alive! I was working a few miles from here and I was pushed into a ravine.” She began to appear more desperate. “If you don’t find me, I’ll die out here. You have to believe me.”
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FTC Advisory: Signet/Penguin provided me with a copy of Hunter’s Heart. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.
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