Review: Twilight Hunter by Kait Ballenger

September 4, 2013 Book Reviews, Book Tour 1 ★★★★

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Twilight Hunter by Kait BallengerTwilight Hunter by Kait Ballenger
Also by this author: Midnight Hunter (Execution Underground, #3)
Series: Execution Underground #1
Also in this series: Midnight Hunter (Execution Underground, #3)
Published by HQN on August 27, 2013
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 376
Source: Author
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Hunters of the supernatural, the Execution Underground are an elite group tasked with protecting humanity...but what happens when danger collides with desire?

Jace McCannon has one loyalty: the Execution Underground. Despite his mixed blood, his hatred for the werewolves he hunts is legendary. But in his search for a sadistic killer, Jace finds himself face to face with a stunningly seductive packmaster…and longing for a night with his mortal enemy.

Nothing can stop Frankie Amato from defending her kind--or catching the rogue responsible for killing women in her territory. For that, this alpha female needs Jace’s skills more than she wants to admit. But as their investigation exposes evil truths, need burns into a passion that dare not be fulfilled. For to do so will have deadly consequences for them both…

Twilight Hunter is a good throw-back to the Paranormal Romances I first read before I really knew what the genre was called. Girl and Boy meet, both have something they are hiding from the other, they think they make decisions that are for the betterment of others at their own sacrifice, and in the end realize they can’t live without each other and must be together.

I did have a few minor issues with the story – mainly the falling in love after less than a week, but at least it isn’t ISEEYOUANDILOVEYOU. But I mean really, with sex that hot I’d probably be in love after a week too ;-). I am not ashamed, I mean, WOW. Steamy scenes are steamy. Ballenger really took me by surprise with those, though they really shouldn’t have, having read her story Shadow Hunter in the anthology After Dark. *fans self*

Jace is a sad angry big sexy man. He is certainly a survivor, and if you ask me, turned out to be as well adjusted as he could with the circumstances he had. And in Frankie he finds his mate; his equal. They are both stubborn stong-willed Alphas and butt heads time and time again, until they both realize they are being idiots.

And along with this will they won’t they sex all the time, there is a murderer running around killing and kidnapping young women. And of course Jace and Frankie are the only ones that can find and stop the guy.

While at times predictable, Ballenger’s Twilight Hunter puts a unique twist on the supernatural hunting Paranormal Romance story idea and I certainly look forward to following the other hunter’s stories.



About Kait Ballenger

Kait Ballenger is a full-time paranormal romance author, wife, professional bellydancer, and graduate student. She lives in Central Florida with her husband, their doggie-daughter Sookie (like Charlainne Harris’ character), and two kittens, Elliot and Olivia (like the SVU characters). Kait believes anything is possible, and one day, she hopes people name their pets after her characters, too.

One Response to “Review: Twilight Hunter by Kait Ballenger”

  1. Jen Twimom

    Yep… sounds like we have similar thoughts on this one. I also cringed a little with the all too quick “I love you,” but overall, the story worked – and like you said… with sex like they were having… Woot! I love the gritty action with really bad bad guys.

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