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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Heart Of A Huntress by Crista McHugh

Heart Of A Huntress by Crista McHugh
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Short Story (99 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Fern

A legend…a myth…a high stakes game that could shatter them both.

The Kavanaugh Foundation, Book 1

As one of the oldest surviving vampire hunters in the Foundation, Lana has learned the toughest lesson: success comes at a price. So while the yummy stranger she bumps into at Caesar’s trips all her temptation switches, duty comes first. Better to be alone than to gamble with someone else’s heart—or her own. Although maybe a one-night stand won’t hurt…

Byron has set a one-way course for revenge against the Vegas vampire who murdered his uncle. When he collides with Lana, though, her scent calls to him like a potent aphrodisiac. The only explanation: she’s his true-mate. And the timing couldn’t be worse. He can’t afford any distractions—not to mention it’ll be hell convincing her to love someone who sprouts fur and fangs every full moon.

One drink together turns into a daring night of passion. Their erotic interlude ends abruptly with the news that Lana’s partner has been abducted by the very vampire Byron seeks. Now Byron has no choice. He must reveal what he is and risk a rejection that could spell his own destruction…

Heart Of A Huntress is a sexy, action-packed story that swept me off my feet. From the moment the story started, I couldn’t put it down. The characters are fantastic, the story is hip and fresh, and the sexual tension is so thick you can cut it with a knife.

Lana is a vampire huntress who has turned to slaying to avenge the death of her lover some ten-years before. She’s good at what she does, and has accepted this is what her life has become. So imagine her shock when a gorgeous man comes to her rescue when things get sketchy, and that she finds herself undeniably attracted to him. An escort home following the scuffle ignites a spark, but little does she know that it’s only the beginning.

Byron is an alpha werewolf in search of the vampire responsible for murdering his uncle. The last thing he expects is to come across his true-mate. Lana is everything he could possibly want and more – beautiful, strong, and sensual. He knows he has to reveal himself to her, but worries it might drive her away. Aiding her in tracking down blood suckers allows him to slather on the charm, but will it be enough to win her over? Can she possibly fall in love with a man who develops fangs and fur under the light of the full moon?

Paranormal junkies and werewolf fans will absolutely love this book. It’s got everything you could possibly want in a scorching hot romance and more. I read a lot in the genre, and I can honestly say there was something about this that lured me in, kept me riveted, and ensured I placed Crista McHugh on my TBR list. The writing is fantastic, the characters are both relatable and memorable, and the story has more than enough intrigue to keep your interest.

Be sure not to miss Heart Of A Huntress, a definite must read.

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