Hunter by JAX aka Jacquelyn Frank
I really liked this book. JAX, aka Jacquelyn Frank, is a really talented writer when it comes to world building and character development. This time around Hunter centers around witches and warlock, good versus evil and true love versus extremely addicting sexual attraction. Hunter has returned to Willow Coven, after 10 long years of soul searching. Known as the Sentinel, a very strong Spellcaster, he has been summoned as evil has threatened his family. Tatyana finds her way to the Willow Coven house that same night, unaware of the danger she has fallen into while seeking her brother Dmitri who has found his path among a new family. Hunter, despite the title, is actually a very good paranormal thriller centered around magic. Romance is definitely the central theme but the Willow Coven and its band of white or good witches are definitely a story on its own. The author excels in vivid description, fantastic characters with very individual traits that jump off the page. The magic world with witches with various powers and the premise of developing talents is truly astounding. Lush, sensual scenes, the passion and the sexual heat between Tatyana and Hunter is almost palpable, you pause in the reading to take a deep breath. Pulse pounding action, an on-the-edge of your seat feeling during pivotal moments are well executed. The only downside, it felt like the world building has already been established prior to this book when in fact it has just started. Still, paranormal fans will appreciate Hunter on its own.
This can’t be happening to her. A random break down…an isolated mountain road, a seemingly chance meeting with a hotter-than-hot stranger. Tatyana is a modern gal who can handle any crisis, but before she knows what’s hit her, she’s sensing a hideous threat, not to her but to this man who draws her like a moth to flame. Hunter.
“I know things…I saw it.”
When the attack comes, she is his protection from a diabolical enemy, even as he initiates her into a startling world of magic, sorcery and sensuality. For in a moment of terrifying danger a spark has been struck, and neither can escape the erotic fire to come…
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy Romance, Erotica
Published: May 2, 2013
Publisher: Kensington Books
My rating: ♨♨♨♨ 1/2 4 1/2 of 5 (Great world building, memorable characters, great action scenes both in and out of the bedroom, what more can you ask for)