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Review: Hunter's Prey by Moira Rogers

Hunter's Prey (Bloodhounds #2) by Moira Rogers
Paranormal Romance, Steampunk, Werewolves, Vampires
Ebook $4.50 (SAMHAIN)
Release Date: March 6th
He can't fight his inner beast, but she can tame it.
Bloodhounds, Book 2
Ophelia retired from life as a prostitute, but her new position is even more complicated. Managing the bloodhound manor in Iron Creek is difficult and time-consuming, a job she enjoys less with each passing day. Then there’s her inconvenient attraction to Hunter. The newly turned hound seems eager to enjoy her company, but wary of anything more intimate.
Having survived the violence of his first full moon out of a cage, Hunter isn't looking forward to his first new moon. Ophelia offers to be the woman who sates his needs during the three long days of sexual fury, but he can't abide the thought of hurting her in a state of mindless lust. Especially since she longs to settle into a respectable life, and his needs are anything but respectable.
Their mutual goal is simple: avoid entanglements. It’s a solid plan, at least until a vampire drug lord and a couple of nosy Guild representatives force them to work together to defend their friends and everything they hold dear—including each other.
Warning: Contains a mostly feral, vampire-hunting hero and a tough survivor of a heroine whose retired-hooker heart is more steel than gold. Also included: dangerous frontier intrigue, fancy brothels, mad-scientist weapons and a good dose of wicked loving in an alternate Wild West.

Author Site: www.moirarogers.com

Another great Bloodhounds installment! (4 stars)

Retired prostitue, Ophelia, manages the bloodhound's manor with grace in spite of the soul-sucking nature of the job. Juggling the needs of a band of vampire hunting man-beasts is no easy feat when all she wants to do is settle down into a respectable life. Then there's Hunter, the newest bloodhound, more feral hound than man he struggles each day with the beast inside. Their mutual attraction is anything but acceptable to either. His turning was unconventional and he has yet to experience the fury of lust the new moon will bring. The last thing he wants to do is accept Ophelia's offer to be the woman who meets his needs for those three uncontrolable days of sexual fever.

When things become more complicated with drugs being pushed through Iron Creek by the vampires the pair are forced to confront not just the enemy but their feelings for one another.

Rogers has done it again! Taken one wild concept and made it work as the backdrop for a satisfying, sensual romance. The hardest part about reading this series is that I want so much more of the world revealed to me. But as romances, the storylines have to focus on the hero and heroine coming together so once again I got a sip instead of a proper gulp. Which is just going to keep me coming back for more!

I was really excited to see these characters in action and for the most part I enjoyed them. I did find Ophelia a bit less likable than I was expecting but I can't quite put my finger on why. I think there was a certain flatness to her because I wasn't feeling her motivations enough. Why was she so dead-set on a respectable life? What was so bad about her job? Neither of those felt as urgent as they were expressed to be. Yet, when she and Hunter were together it felt right. Perhaps the conflict feeling a bit forced is what I'm driving at. I honestly wasn't seeing any real reason Ophelia shouldn't want to be with Hunter.

Another enjoyable Bloodhounds novel and not to be missed by fans of Rogers! There's plenty of action both of the fighting kind and the love-making kind and just enough set-up to get you interested in the next one.

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Notes: ARC received via author.

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Addicted2Heroines said...

Great review! I haven't read anything by Moira Rogers before, but this sounds like something I would enjoy. And I love the cover ;)

melindeeloo said...

I am glad this was good, I thought the last one was an interesting fusion of genres and have been looking forward to more.

Rhianna said...

You will enjoy it for certain!

I have to admit that a little bit of why I love Moira Rogers' stories is because the Bree half of the authoring duo is such a fun gal. I visit their blog almost every day just to see what the latest hilarious thing going on is or see what other authors she's bringing to light.

I need to break down and go get the ARE exclusive Bloodhounds novella, Merrick's Destiny, that just came out this week but I'm so swamped with reviews right now I don't really have the time to read it yet.


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