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Friday, July 26, 2013

Review: Hunting Season by Shelly Laurenston

Format: .mobi (purchased)
Release Date: October 2, 2009

Neecy Lawrence, winged warrior for a Viking Goddess, doesn't know what to do with a nice guy. Most days she's barely polite, much less nice. But Raven leader and loyal Odin warrior, Will Yager, isn't just nice. He's gorgeous, hot, and determined to have Neecy in his bed and his life until Ragnarok comes.

It's just too bad Neecy is the most difficult woman Yager has ever known. Second in command to The Crows, a violent band of rowdy warrior women, Neecy's only concerns are keeping her "girls" safe and making up for a past she can't outrun. As far as she's concerned, Yager is nothing but a distraction she can't afford to deal with.

But Yager wants Neecy. In fact, he's wanted her for a long time. Not just for a night, but forever. And like any self-respecting Viking, Yager will risk everything to get the one woman who makes his warrior life more than worth it.

WARNING: Reading Hunting Season by Shelly Laurenston is guaranteed to 1.) Make you blush and/or fan yourself from all the sexy goodness and 2.) Make you cuss like a sailor after you read it.

Did that get your attention? I hope so because Hunting Season is in two words: Scorching. Hot. I'm not kidding, it's turn-you-into-a-puddle-of-hormones hot. But it's not even all about the sex, though there's plenty of that. Hunting Season has so many laugh out loud moments that you really don't want to read it in public, unless you're comfortable being stared at.

Crow warrior Denise "Neecy" Lawrence is my kind of bitch. I'm not kidding. She's such a viscious warrior, loyal friend, snarky bitch, and totally independent. There is not one once of weak on her and I loved it! She's an educated woman with a Ph.D who can also cut loose in a club with her Crow sisters. She's my definition of a "Man Eater" simply because lesser men get devoured by her. Until Willhem Yager. He's a threat to Neecy's ordered world and handling him like she would any other man just doesn't seem to work. Coincidently, part of the reason Neecy was so appealing to me was because she reminded me of (I'm showing my geekiness here) Shayera Hol, aka Hawkgirl in the animated series Justice League Unlimited.

Willhem Yager is the closest an author has ever gotten to MY idea of a perfect man. He's a total alpha to be sure, but he's not controlling with Neecy (not that she would allow it, she'd rip him to shreds). He finds Neecy's visciousness and independence sexy as hell which in turn made me find HIM deliciously sexy. He isn't one of those jerks that gets off on controlling every aspect of a woman's life and who only dates "innocent" push overs who are desperate for a man. No, Will likes his women tough and challenging. He doesn't want Neecy to change who she is at all, he just wants her to make peace with her past and make room for him in her life. He's definitely more stubborn than Neecy, which is an advantage, and if he wants Neecy in his life forever, he's going to need every advantage he can get! Did I mention he's a Raven? A winged warrior for the god Odin. *sighs* He's hot AND he's got wings. Oh and one more thing, he's a closet geek! Why do I say that? Well you'll have to read the book to find out.

While there are some action scenes as the Crows and the Ravens fight in the name of their respective gods Skuld and Odin, they don't overwhelm the book with blood bath after blood bath. There's also plenty of time to get to know all the characters involved.

Aside from the amazing sexual chemistry (and sex scenes) between Will and Neecy, there's an abundance of very likable second characters, my favorites being Crows Arri and Janelle and Ravens Tye and Mike. The snarking from those four would make a great ADULT comedy hour. The few non-Wll/Neecy scenes were just as entertaining as if Will and Neecy were in them. There truly isn't a boring moment in Hunting Season and that's what makes it so memorable in my mind. I can honestly say that those cranky, party loving Crow bitches are the kind of women I wish I could be friends with and those Raven warriors? Definitely the type I'd go for.

There are more than the usual amount of sex scenes in Hunting Season, all of them erotic and graphic. So if you're a little more on the conservative side, then this is not the book for you. Sadly author Shelly Laurenston has no current plans to continue this series.

So if independent, bitchy females, geeky, dirty talking alpha males and laugh out loud dialogue is your thing, you really need to get Hunting Season by Shelly Laurenston. I know I'm going to get more of her books as soon as I can.


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1 comment:

  1. Ahhh yay yay yay!! I have this one! It's I think the only Shelly book I have left. Eep! I so want to dig it out now and give it a read. Great review!!


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