Title: Hunting Human
Author: Amanda E. Alvarez
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating: * * * *
Publishers Date: Mar 28, 2011
Kindle File Size: 471 KB
FTC Disclosure: Net Galley
“For two years, Beth Williams has run from the past, and the beast that dwells inside her. She is haunted by memories of being kidnapped and the savage attack that killed her best friend. Now Beth finally thinks she's ready to move on...with Braden Edwards, a charming, irresistibly sexy man who tempts Beth to embrace the present.But the past lurks closer than Beth realizes. Markko Bolvek, one of the werewolves who kidnapped her, has tracked her to Portland, Oregon, his pursuit fueled by a hunger for vengeance. Only Braden, a werewolf himself, senses the danger shadowing her steps. The Edwards and Bolveks have been enemies for centuries—and despite the instant connection he feels with Beth, Braden isn't sure which side of the war she's on.
With suspicion at odds with their attraction, Beth and Braden must learn to trust one another to stop Markko for good. Can Beth accept the wolf within—and love a man who embodies everything she fears?”
A really good shifter book is hard to lay your hands on and I’ve got to admit, it’s been awhile since I’ve read one. Except for one thing, I would have given this book a 5 star rating. I felt like the author did not follow through on the ending. Mostly, I felt like Braden was more intelligent than Alvarez gave him credit for. I know there needed to be a dramatic ending but that’s all it was, a dramatic ending that just felt rushed and a bit out of character.
Now, what I loved about the story, everything else—the setting, the characters, the backstory, the humor, the shifter world. It all combined to create a story that I hope Alvarez follows up with another book. Beth was a wonderful character as was Braden. Heck the secondary characters were as much fun as the main characters. I especially loved Angie. The emotions were so real I could touch them. I’ve got to admit it surprised me that this was Alvarez’s first book. It definitely had the feel of a tried and true writer and I’ll be really disappointed if we don’t see more. Thank you Amanda for a wonderful read. Now I’m going to have to take Vincent’s final book in the Shifter series, “Alpha”, off my desk (where I’ve been savoring it since it’s release) as I’ve got the shifter fever and it must be fed.