I received this book for free from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Midnight Hunter (Execution Underground, #3) by Kait Ballenger
Series: Execution Underground #3
Also in this series: Twilight Hunter
Published by HQN Books on September 1st 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance
Source: Net Galley
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Hunters of the supernatural, The Execution Underground are an elite group tasked with protecting humanity…but can dark temptation destroy good intentions?
Occult specialist and witch hunter Dr. Shane Grey is called upon to investigate a string of crimes that bear all the hallmarks of black magic. But he can't take on this daunting assignment for the Execution Underground alone. He'll need the help of Vera Sanders, a witch with a dark past—and a woman who disturbs him as much as she intrigues him.
Vera is determined to ignore the dangerous chemistry between herself and Shane so she can prove her loyalty to his cause; otherwise she risks the wrath of the Execution Underground once again. If she can't make Shane trust her, they won't stand a chance in hell of defeating the evil that's terrorizing their city. No easy task, considering old habits die hard…and Vera may be the very person responsible for luring Shane into a killer's trap.
I love a good, traditional, paranormal romance story. Midnight Hunter did not disappoint. Add in the forbidden romance aspect of the teacher/student trope, and *fans self* oh my goodness.
Shane and Vera have both obviously had the hots for each other for some time, but he is her professor and she his student. On top of that he is a member of the Execution Underground and she is a witch – the kind of being he usually hunts down – and of course neither of them think anything could ever come of their mutual attraction. *giggles with glee*
With many authors trying to throw crazy twists and turns, it is refreshing to read something that you know going in is going to work out, but you have no idea how. I went in trusting Ballenger to lead me to a satisfactory ending, and she did more than that, I was grinning like an idiot by the time I finished. I am anxiously awaiting her next installment in the Execution Underground series!