October 16th, 2012Dead Hunter (Dead Series #3) by Lizzie T. Leaf
Finally a guy who makes her hot and chilly…is he a vampire or has sex messed with her hunter sensors.
ArieAnne Hews is a trained vampire hunter out for the kill. A chance meeting with the hated beings has Arie in turmoil…these seem normal. Then enters handsome Dr. Jonas Nickels and things get really complicated.
Jonas Nickels has no desire to be involved with a mortal, but can’t resist the dark-eyed beauty. Even if he is on her hit list!
Family secrets tinged with evil make an impossible path for star-crossed lovers.
Note: I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
If you didn’t know already, I am currently digging into this series of shorts by Leaf, and I have thus far been impressed by what I’ve read! After I had completed reading and enjoying Dead Faint more than I had expected, I immediately moved to the next in the series, Dead Hunter. Once again I have not been disappointed, and I was happy that there seems to be am emergence of more plot than its predecessor. As a baddy steps out of the dark lending some purpose and a cohesion to come.
The main female character in this short is Aerie. AerieAnne Hews is in the spotlight as the tough girl vampire hunter. It’s covered in the summary, but she has been a bit confused lately as her normally on-the-spot vampire detection instincts seem to be on the fritz. Everything she has ever been taught about vampires is that they are evil and need to be exterminated. But,in this group of vamps it’s almost as if they are a normal family, people she would even consider friends. Something just isn’t clicking into place.
Jonas Nickels PhD(if you’ve read the previous parts of the series you’ve met him before)is our main male character this time around and Aerie’s match. He cannot seem to keep himself reigned in when it comes to Aerie, this girl he’s just met. It goes against his every promise to himself to stay away from a human as a mate. But there’s something about her that keeps him interested and he’s having a more difficult time talking himself out of it with each encounter.
Overall the story was enjoyable, if a bit more serious than the previous. As new plot unfolds I was happy to go along with the flow not being jarred out of it at any point. Leaf again writes a cast of characters which amuses me greatly! They’re each colorful, characterized well, and consistent. We get to revisit characters we met in the previous books, and in doing so there’s more facets to discover of them as we learn about the new players on the scene. The best part for me however, was the fact that we got to meet a solid bad guy. Bub was an excellent character for me, someone to truly dislike and bring all of the cast together and give them a purpose. I wonder if this is a true taste of things to come, taking this out of a more romance-y supernatural slice of life series to an action adventure series instead? If so, I sincerely look forward to reading as Leaf takes us through this universe she’s created.
This part gets 4 stars, though it’s less fun and silly than the last, it is still enjoyable. I’m not going to continue to gripe about the length, just pretend that it’s an ongoing sadness I hold. Please give this series a try if you are into any of the things mentioned above interest you. I doubt you’ll regret it. I certainly don’t!