Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hunter's Heart by J.D. Tyler

Title: Hunter's Heart
Author: J.D. Tyler
My Rating: B

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Alpha Pack #4
Main Characters: Ryon and Daria
Release Date: September 2013
Publisher: Signet Books
Links to Purchase
Amazon  
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
A group of former Navy SEALS, the Alpha Pack is a top secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers combating the greatest dangers in the world. And when the battle gets personal, their wild side is unleashed….

Ryon Hunter sees dead people—spirits that beg him for help in ways he can’t understand. He’d do anything to end the torment, until a beautiful spirit appears to him with a plea he can’t ignore: Help me…I’m alive. The woman is wildlife biologist Daria Bradford, mortally wounded after encountering a white wolf, calling to Ryon through a rare Psy gift.

When Ryon locates Daria in the Shoshone National Park, it is almost too late, but nursing her back to health at the Alpha Pack compound brings a new complication—Daria is his destined mate, and Ryon is afraid of what will happen when she discovers what he is, and what he had to do to save her life. But the biggest threat of all is still loose in the forest, leaving a merciless trail of death behind it. The Alpha Pack goes on the hunt for the mysterious white wolf, determined to stop the murderous rogue… only to find that the most lethal creature of all is the one they can’t see coming…


My Review:
This entire series is just simply good. It's a great mix of paranormal shifter magic and military action-adventure suspense that hits all my hot buttons for the kind of story that I enjoy. 

This particular book features Ryon, a wolf shifter who also can see ghosts, and Daria, who is a wildlife biologist studying the habits of wolves in the Shoshone Nat'l Park. They meet under unusual circumstances...they are mates and both gravely wounded at the beginning of the book before they ever actually meet. But their spirits connect and Ryon ends up saving Daria's life...and the book goes from there as Daria very slowly learns about Ryon and the entire Alpha Pack world...something that isn't known to normal people. They don't realize paranormal creatures really exist. 

Daria has other ties to this world, too, that she doesn't realize until she gets involved with Ryon and the Alpha Pack. Her uncle is one of those bad guys that the AP is out to subdue. There are also ties with her ex-fiance. His story was interesting and I'm curious as to whether we'll see more of Ben in the future books of the series. 

This particular book is pretty focused on the suspense story line. Although in the midst of that are Ryon and Daria developing a relationship, too. Overall, I never felt like the two of them were in danger of not making the relationship work, except physically...they both take some serious knocks in this book. Daria is very accepting of all the changes and surprises and of Ryon himself. I almost wished that there had been a bit more drama or conflict there because I never really was at the edge of my seat over their emotions. They are both VERY accepting of the fact that they have deep feelings for each other even from the very beginning when it's all very confusing to them.

I continue to enjoy this series and am anxious to dig into book #5 which is waiting for me in my print tbr pile when I find another break in my reading schedule. 



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