Book #6.5 in the Vampires in America series
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Net Galley for an honest review.
Power, it comes down to this… those who have it, those who want it.
Revenge, the need for it is a fire in the soul, a goad for the unwise.
Hunted, the fate of the foolish when they think to become the hunter.
The Lord of the Midwest is dead, and the powerful vampires of North America are gathering to choose his successor. The Vampire Council will be there to oversee the competition and to keep the violence to a bloody minimum, including Raphael, who will do whatever it takes to ensure the victor is a vampire he can trust. But someone is determined to stop Raphael and his mate, Cyn, from ever reaching Chicago, a hunter who may soon become… the hunted.
This book picks up right after where I started this series, Lucas’s book. Hunted was another fine addition to this fun action packed series. We learned a bit more about what is really behind the treat to the American vampire Lords and why Raphael is working so hard to unite the country under a unified front. We also got to visit with Lucas and Kathryn in this short book. It was fun to see Cyn and Kathryn together as they “plot” against their loves and work to create a support network for the mates.
Like I said in the beginning this was an action packed novella and we were treated to the same fixation on guns, ammo and explosions as in previous novels. I think I’m getting used to it, in the beginning I found it a bit unnerving, but now I can see just how dangerous this world the characters are living in and it is appropriate for the story and all weapons are handled responsibly by the characters, so I’m fine with it.
There was some closure in this book for a spurned lover from Lucas’s story, which was nice to see. We also got to meet the hero from the next book, which I don’t have yet…will need to rectify that soon. I’m not sure how I feel about him. I trust the author to tell a great story for Aden, but quite frankly he came off as kinda an ass in this story. Should make for an interesting tale though and I look forward to reading about what happens in Chicago.
Cyn and Raphael were great and there was plenty of steam in this novella for the fans of this popular couple in this world. Their relationship continues to grow stronger and they continue to be a great team. I have an ARC copy of the next novella to feature them, Unforgiven, which I will be starting shortly, so I will be skipping Aden’s book for now.