November 26, 2009

Review: Hunter's Need (ARC) by Shiloh Walker



Duke is bitter. A shapeshifter betrayed by the psychic powers of Analise Morell, he cannot forgive her for putting him in the clutches of a feral vampire, but he also can't shake his desire for her. And when she needs a Hunter, Duke must face his demons - and hers...


Desperate voices are battering Ana's psychic shields. A serial killer with extraordinary powers is about to strike again, and the tormented souls of his previous victims are screaming for her help. But Ana can't understand why they want her...


After what she did to him, Ana is sure Duke must be using her...but so be it. Ana can't fight her longing for him or the desire that's haunted her for years. Every fiber of Duke's soul - both the man and the cougar within - yearns to protect and possess her...(Book Blurb)


Just to warn you: this is my second attempt to write this review. After I wrote the first one the stupid program crashed and everything was lost. So sorry to say but I will keep it short this time.

This is book 10 in the Hunter series and I have to shamefully admit that I haven't read the first 9 books. I won this book in a twitter contest and realized too late what I got myself into again. But this book is written to be read as a standalone too.

Ana is one of strongest characters I every read about. She's not one of these kickass chicks ready to pull off your head in heartbeat but she's strong from within. She's not perfect and made one real mistake in her life that no-one in the paranormal world seems to be able to forget. She suffers from the judging looks she gets every day and decides to start a new life. I think that's not an easy decision to make especially because she has to leave her little brother behind. To pack all your belongings and start from scratch always sounds easier as it is. She goes far away and wants to live an ordinary life without paranormal incidents. But that doesn't work out the way she planned it.
Sometimes Ana annoyed me a bit with not believing that something good could happen to her but it was totally reasonable. After a life full of aggression and rejection, to start trusting is not an easy task. She's a very emotional and empathic character not only because of her psychic gift.

Duke burned his fingers the first time he met Ana. She played him and that's a thing he can hardly forget not to think of forgiving. Or so he tries to tell himself. He's a hunter and one of the most stubborn men I ever met. When he finally realizes that he can't ignore his attraction to Ana he so rocked my world. Have I mentioned that I so adore purring shifters? I so do and this one is so good at it.

I enjoyed the building up before they got together and loved the way the relationship developed. The whole back and fourth gripped me so much I couldn't put the book down- very steamy scenes included.

The plot around the love story was good. It was mysterious and gripping although I have to say that it was not the thing that kept me reading this book. But in my opinion this didn't make the book less wonderful. It's great the way it is and I highly recommend it to everyone who loves a steamy paranormal romance with a nice plot. The release date is December 1st. That's next week. So go and get this one!

To learn more about Shiloh Walker and her books please visit her website
here. Here's the complete list of her books in this series.

Other reviews:
- Sarah @Monkey Bear Reviews Grade: B+
- Stacy @Stacy's Place on Earth Grade: 4 1/2 of 5 stars
- reviews @goodreads
- preorder it @amazon


MrsMixx November 26, 2009 at 7:36 PM  

ohhhh I've been reading all the snippet Shiloh Walker is posting on her blog it sounds really interesting. I was intrigued by Duke, sounds like a HAWT shifter.
I haven't read this series but i don't feel like starting at the begining ;) Maybe one day for now i think i'll start with Hunter's Need. I like your review! I know how annoying it is when you spent times writing something and it gets deleted grr

SusiSunshine November 26, 2009 at 7:41 PM  

@pattepoilue Oh yes, that he is indeed. Very NICE man! LOL Yep the deleting was really frustrating.

A Buckeye Girl Reads November 26, 2009 at 7:50 PM  

This sounds like it would be a good series to start..I've lost entire posts before, so I feel for you!

Marissa November 26, 2009 at 8:34 PM  

This sounds like a great read, but I always like to read in order, and another nine books before this one?! Great review!

Lea November 26, 2009 at 9:11 PM  

This sounds like a good read Susi! I think I would like the heroine by your description. I've not read any of the Hunter books either but have certainly looked at them often enough.

Thanks for taking time to review (again).

Computers can be damn annoying sometimes.


Blodeuedd November 26, 2009 at 9:18 PM  

Yikes, bad computer! I so hate when that happens, but hey you wrote it again and it sounds great.

SusiSunshine November 26, 2009 at 10:19 PM  

@Colette Oh I think it is. I so need the rest of the series. Now I saving OCD.

@Marissa I so know what you mean. Starting a so long series is not good for Mount TBR and not for the credit card.

@Lea I really liked her when she started to get a bit more confident. I had to take a day before starting the review again but I'm happy I did it again.

@Blodeuedd I'm really proud of myself that I wrote it again.

Stacy~ November 27, 2009 at 2:01 AM  

As a huge Shiloh Walker fan,I'm glad you enjoyed it. I totally love this series :)

and thanx for the shout out.

Unknown November 27, 2009 at 2:08 AM  

ooooo I gotta start reading this series... it sounds fabulous =)))

Great Review!!!

SusiSunshine November 27, 2009 at 7:56 AM  

@Stacy I noticed that ;) and anytime hon!

@Larissa I will start at the beginning now too. Thanx!

Alexia561 November 29, 2009 at 9:25 PM  

Sounds great, so not sure how I missed this entire series. Love a strong heroine who isn't perfect!

Bummer that your computer crashed, but glad that you rewrote your review! Thanks, as I wouldn't have known about this series otherwise!

Patti (@TheLoveJunkee) December 1, 2009 at 3:35 AM  

I've seen Shiloh Walker's name but haven't read any of her books. Maybe next time I'm at the store I'll pick one up.

SusiSunshine December 2, 2009 at 10:52 PM  

@Alexia I like these heroines most too. Makes me feel better.

@Patti Oh you should really do. I'm so happy that I discovered her.

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