Having survived the violence of his first full moon out of a cage, Hunter isn’t looking forward to his first new moon. Ophelia offers to be the woman who sates his needs during the three long days of sexual fury, but he can’t abide the thought of hurting her in a state of mindless lust. Especially since she longs to settle into a respectable life, and his needs are anything but respectable.
Their mutual goal is simple: avoid entanglements. It’s a solid plan, at least until a vampire drug lord and a couple of nosy Guild representatives force them to work together to defend their friends and everything they hold dear–including each other.
I loved that both the bad and good sides are shown. The bad sides with the Bloodhounds need for violence during the full moon. Their snarliness ( is that a word?) during the rest of the month when it comes to their mates. Their need for sex during the new moon.
Hunter’s and Ophelia’s relationship is sizzling, but to Hunter’s defense he is trying to court her. ( And gets snarly when someone comes close to her. ) It isn’t just sex, though. There were a couple of scenes that made me go aaw. In a lot of ways, they need to trust each other. Hunter need to trust himself that he didn’t hurt Ophelia, during the new moon, and that he will not in the future. Ophelia need to trust herself when it comes to hers and Satira’s friendship.
So what I didn’t like. The only thing I didn’t like was the title. Yes, Hunter’s Prey fits in a way, but I bristle, since Ophelia is anything but weak.
Also note: This review does not fully reflect the awesomeness that is Moira Roger’s Hunter’s Prey. The only way to experience that is to buy it.