Hunter Reborn (Moon Shifter 5) by Katie Reus-Review and Giveaway
Moon Shifter 5
by Katie Reus
Genre: adult, contemporary, paranormal, romance
Release Date: February 3, 2015
About the book: Release Date February 3, 2015
Losing her was the hardest thing he’d ever endured…
Warrior shifter Aiden’s investigation of the trafficking of vampire blood leads to a startling discovery: the beautiful vampire bondmate he thought was dead. Decades ago, they’d defied their powerful families to be together, but then Larissa disappeared without a trace. When their mating link broke, it nearly destroyed Aiden. Now she’s back with no memory of where she’s been. Even more shattering—Larissa claims she has no idea who Aiden is.
Now she’s back…
It’s a race against time to bring down an operation more evil than his pack ever suspected, and Aiden finds himself working side by side with a mate who no longer trusts him—and she wants out. But he lost her once, and he won’t let her go again. Unfortunately, Larissa’s blood is the key to a powerful monster’s dangerous plan—and he’ll stop at nothing to destroy her, sparking off a war between the supernaturals and humans that no one will win.
REVIEW: HUNTER REBORN is the fifth full length installment in Katie Reus’s adult, contemporary Moon Shifter paranormal romance series. This is warrior/wolf shifter Aiden and five hundred year old, royal family vampire Larissa’s storyline-a second chance at love tale.
Told from third person point of view using present day, flashbacks and unfolding memories, the focus of the storyline is two fold. As the Armstrong Cordona Pack continues their search for the people or species responsible for the trafficking of vampire blood, our hero Aiden will discover that the mate he long thought dead is alive. The problem-Larissa doesn’t remember Aiden, their mating, or anything about the previous sixty years. When Aiden sets eyes on his wayward mate, their matebond is immediately reconnected leaving a shocked Larissa ready to run.
The prior connection between our couple has already been established. For the past sixty years Aiden believed his mate was dead; their matebond severed; and his heart heavy with sorrow. With Larissa’s return, Aiden must uncover the truth behind his mate’s disappearance, its’ connection to the past, and the who and why of such a treacherous feat. Larissa and Aiden cannot, and do not, deny their attraction and tie to one another; Larissa’s acceptance is fairly easy considering the reality of the situation and what she has been told. Larissa’s connection to the Pack’s investigation will pull our couple and the shifters into a dangerous and dark world.
The secondary and supporting characters include Magda-a witch whose ‘master’ demands obedience and blood; a number of ancient vampires with connections to Larissa’s family, and several members of the Armstrong-Cordona Wolf Pack first introduced in the previous installments. The AC Pack is strong, cohesive and welcoming of interspecies relationships-something not all supernatural powers are willing to accept.
Although this is the fifth installment in the series, HUNTER REBORN can be read as a stand alone without too much difficulty. Any important information is revealed when necessary but for cohesion and familiarity of characters and their history, I suggest reading in order. There are also a couple of other developing relationships throughout the story (Ryan and Teresa/ Natalia and Aldric) that set up possible future books and storylines.
HUNTER REBORN is a second chance storyline for two people whose love for one another was silenced by revenge and discrimination; hatred and deceit. There are moments of humor, romance, action and suspense with a little bit of $ex to stir your imagination. Katie Reus pulls the reader into an imaginative world of the supernatural. The storylines are addicting, captivating and leave you wanting more.
Copy supplied by the author through Netgalley.
Reviewed by Sandy
Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn’t always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.
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