Review: “Hunter” by Dakota Storm

TITLE: Hunter
AUTHOR: Dakota Storm
COVER ARTIST: Written Ink Designs
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
LENGTH: 96 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 11, 2017
PRICE: $3.40 -e-book


On Cexy-as-sin bounty hunter Hunter Jones lives, eats, and breathes his next case. He’s always been content to live his life on the road with no attachments and no one to answer to. Love is for other people. But when he stops in a small town for a little R&R and meets up with a fellow bounty hunter to review a case, he runs into the man of his wet dreams. Hunter isn’t ready for love, but Van turns his head and heart upside down.

Donovan “Van” Madsen has it all: a lucrative business, a close-knit family, and a best friend. But something is missing. Van always dreamed of finding the “one,” but never thought it would happen … until Hunter.

The mutual attraction is instant and intense between the two men. Neither can say goodbye.

When trouble brews and Van is kidnapped, Hunter realizes life is too short to not take what he wants. In this action-packed romance, both men’s lives are on the line and their love might not be enough to save them.

jologooptimummHunter, by Dakota Storm, is a good solid, erotic romance. The romance is sweet, and the sex is off the scale, hot! I wasn’t sure if this was an Alpha/Omega story, it’s alluded to, and the characters fit the trope, but it’s never explicitly said…either way, it’s a great read.

Van didn’t follow his father and brother into Law, he needed to be independent. No nine to five job for him. He has a successful construction company with his best friend and roommate, Matty, and he’s studying architecture in his spare time. His family and friends totally accept his preference for men. Van’s also fed up with empty hook-ups and one night stands, he really wants more than that. Then one evening he spots a hot, bad boy, biker with a Harley! Just his type!

Hunter is…well, a bounty hunter and a bit of a nomad, going wherever life leads. When he meets Van in a bar the electricity and attraction between them is instantaneous, obviously mutual, and it scares both of them. I loved both these guys and how easily they came to accept their feelings despite initial misgivings. Both Hunter and Van are extremely sympathetically written, and the rest of the supporting characters come across equally well.

When they take a ride…on the Harley…the heat between them ratchets up! Both are feeling inexplicably possessive, and things between them are moving very fast when Hunter’s job interferes. He’s in town to meet a colleague who wants help, but it just doesn’t seem right to him. Does the FBI really want Hunters’ help? The two men get down and dirty at Vans’ place while trying to figure it out and all the while the heat grows between them. Both become closer than either of them would like. The sex in this book is HOT, and there’s lots of it too. There’s also plenty of emotion on both sides which gives it a warm, fuzzy feeling, which may put some people off, but the sweet relationship growing between Van and Hunter is a great counterpoint to the fast-paced action of shootouts, car chases, and hostages. Hunter doesn’t want to get Van involved, but of course, he is. Will they be able to stop the drug and people trafficking bad guys? Will they get their HEA? This is essentially a romance, but the supporting story works well too. I loved the way the author ties everything up at the end, it left me feeling very satisfied.

***I would like to thank the author for the privilege and opportunity of reading this ARC.  My review is an honest opinion of the book***


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