Friday, February 19, 2016

Hunting for Spring

Author: Katherine McIntyre
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher URL: www.loose-id.com
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-68252-060-4
Genre: {M/F} Paranormal; Urban Fantasy
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Rose Nymph

It’s lonely being a hunter, but it’s the only life Conor knows. His father taught him that duty always comes first, and Conor has dedicated his life to cleaning up the Philly streets of all things supernatural. On a hunt for a wight, he meets the mysterious Brenna, a beautiful woman who proves she has no problem taking action when duty calls. But Conor works alone – forming attachments will only compromise the mission.

Brenna is on a quest to locate a very special item of hers that has been stolen and the trail leads her straight into the path of a hunter. She’s always stayed away from those who spend their time sniffing out the monsters of the world – they have a tendency to shoot first and ask questions later – but this guy seems to have a smart, and extremely handsome, head on those broad shoulders. And as much as she hates to admit it, she could use his help.

They’re wary of each other, but agree to team up in the hopes of targeting those behind the recent influx of nasties. As they fight their growing attraction, they focus on digging deeper into the sick underbelly of the city, with shocking results. Loyalties will be questioned and sacrifices will need to be made…

Hunting for Spring is an exciting read, fast paced and full of suspense. I was enthralled by the sizzling chemistry between Conor and Brenna. The author teases as tension between the two characters builds, but the wait is justified by a strong story that demands attention. It’s a slow burn but the passion is definitely there and delivers very satisfyingly. Conor and Brenna are strong characters whose shared insecurities and heartache made me desperate to see them happy. To see them both start to believe that they are meant for more than this life of painful solitude is a joy to read.

There is an engaging plot – dysfunctional families, secrets, emotional baggage – all set against a vivid paranormal backdrop, as well as a couple of surprising twists to keep the readers on their toes. The author has created a world that is frighteningly realistic at times. I recommend fans of the genre find out for themselves just what might be going on in the back alleys of a city near you…

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