Publication date : October 1st, 2018
Publisher : Nixon House
Genre : Adult |Romance
Page Count: 136
Synopsis : Chastity Adofo knows a monster when she sees one. As soon as Luke Anthony wanders into her family’s coffee shop, she recognises the evil lurking beneath his charming smile and fantastic arse. The handsome werewolf is determined to have her—but she’s determined to cut out his heart.
Little does she know, Luke’s plans for her are far more pleasurable than murder. And when the full moon rises, all bets are off… (From Goodreads)
CW: Explicit sexual content
*I received an earc of this book from the author in exchange of an honest review*
First of, HOLY FREAKING MOTHER OF ROMANCE BOOKS!! I haven’t had this much fun reading a romance book in a while and I got my hands on this one right after finishing a pretty heavy book (The Astonishing Color of After) so it was the perfect read not to sink into the deep dark slump hole that was starting to creep up.
The writing is both hilarious and sultry, which is Talia’s brand as I’ve figured out for myself. I don’t know how she does it, or what she’s had to sacrifice to the universe to be able to combine the two so PERFECTLY, but she does it, and since that’s my favourite type of romance writing, it makes her one of my favourite romance authors ever. The one think that bugged me about it is the use of sociopathic as a throaway hyperbolic comment meaning someone is murderous and… yeah, no. I hope that gets taken out of the book.
Mating the Huntress is SO EXTRA and I love it, there’s literally no other way I can imagine this story to play out. The book just doesn’t take itself too seriously. Werewolves here have a lifelong mate that they recogize by sent and…Luke’s -our hero- just happens to be Chastity, a badass girl from a big family of werewolf huntresses. Very casual. Very uncomplicated. He kind of stalks her, thinking her a shy innocent bean who’s oblivious to his beastly ways whereas she spots him as a mark and plots his death. Great delicious drama ensues.
Luke‘s POV is very ridiculous and beastly, I found myself stiffling a laugh more often than not. He’s very awkward, and since he keeps to himself most of the time, he doesn’t really know how to approach Chastity, firt with her, and even less ask her out. He’s gruff and has a kind of alpha male thought process (which makes sense considering he’s a werewolf) but at the same time, he’s sweet and absolutely adorable, which is weirdly a good combo.
Then we have Chastity, whom I loved. She’s smart, witty and has a sharp tongue. She’s super confident but still has insecurities that sting a little. My favourite thing about her is her attachment to her family, she comes froma huge one, has a myriad of brothers and sisters and loves them all as well as her parents. The few interaction she had with them were golden, especially Victory, her older sister, who actually started this whole mating mess (read the book to find out how).
These two’s chemistry is obvious and so GOOD it hurt sometimes. Being two slightly grumpy beings, they clicked immediately, their back and forths effortlessly playful and flirty. When’s he’s not trying to stop Chastity from killing him, Luke is an absolute sweetheart towards her, TOO STINKING CUTE. He has these nice soft gestures towards her which she doesn’t fail to reciprocate once she lets her self open up to the possiblity of thei relationship and stops rationalizing her attraction to him. Cue to the game of tag at the end *cries of cute*.
That’s it until next time.
Did you read Mating the Huntress? If so, what did you think?
Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.