Book Review: A Hunter Within – Fast-paced Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

A Hunter Within

By Anna Applegate

DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL CONNECTION: I have a material connection because I received a review copy for free from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Jules is leading the life she always imagined. She studies to get top grades to enable her to reach her dream of working for Falcone Industries, the leading pharmaceutical test lab in the world. When her parents died, she made a vow to follow in their footsteps. Becoming an intern at Falcone is the first step towards the rest of her life.

Jules’ world changes the day she encounters a violent man at Falcone. The confrontation with both the man out of control and the gorgeous guy that intervened to save her from harm left her shaken. What kind of testing were they doing? Surely this was an experiment gone wrong, but Jules really wants to find out what is going on.

The hunk that saved Jules mysteriously shows up again at just the right time. She soon learns that his name is Seeley. She is very attracted to him until she discovers he is a vampire. Her friend Henry is worried, and seems to hate Seeley on sight. How could she function when the two men she cares about cannot get along and there is the vampire thing.

Emotions ride high when Jules discovers Falcone might have ulterior motives other than testing new drugs to help humanity. Could Seeley be right? Are they doing experiments on vampires? It was all too much for her to wrap her head around.

As the plot unfolds, Jules realizes she may not be who she thought she was. There has to be some mistake, she is being manipulated from both sides and needs to find out for herself before things spiral totally out of control.

This fast paced paranormal romance/urban fantasy has a great plot and interesting characters. The page-turning action ramps up like a dragster with a great finish at the end. As the first book in a series, most loose ends are wrapped up, but there is a mission left open for book #2. I can’t wait to read it.

If you are a fan of Charlaine Harris, you will love this book. This is the first book I’ve read by Applegate; she has also written the Ariya Adams Trilogy.

Copyright © 2018 Laura Hartman

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