Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hunting Season by Shelly Laurenston



Hunting Season, The Gathering Book 1

The very first thing that caught my attention was the fact that our heroine has short hair. Dr. Denise Lawrence, PhD is 6 foot 1, some ethnicity that is Black, and has short short hair with kind of long bangs. That is my dream woman! If I were a lesbian, she would be my dream woman. I have wanted, my entire life, to be that build. I'm 5 foot 10 and not far from it, but still ... Anywho ...

The Crows and the Ravens sort of fight on the same side. The Ravens, males, serve Odin while The Crows, females, serve Skuld. The way the two groups interact with each other make my day. Some act more like a brother/sister combo while others are fighting off a mild and new attraction ... Then there's Neecy and Yager. Neecy is stubborn as hell and Yager just wants her to let him love her. It's a hard task when you think of a woman like Neecy.

I love her interaction with The Crows as well as The Ravens. I love her mind in any way it comes and she has got to be one of my favorite heroines to date.

Gripe 1: This book leans towards Erotica, which I don't like, however, it's so good that I didn't mind.

Good Point 1: Neecy has short hair. How many heroines can you say have short hair? None ... Definitely a different quality.

Good Point 2: The Crows all have distinctive personalities. They're not just a mesh of people the author threw in to fill space. These are characters that could easily carry their own book as Neecy had.

Good Point 3: Mike and Tye meant more to me than Yager. Sure, Yager was the hero, but there's so much more I wanted to know about Mike and a story that could develop with Tye and one of the Crows.

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I find it disheartening that the author has not decided to continue the series. Thinking of how it ended in reference to Neecy's new job and Arri's gift, I feel like the author should have provided her fans with at least a free read to tie up the loose ends of this. We get nothing ... Thanks a lot. But still, it's a great book and I'm glad I got the chance to read it.




4 1/2 Stars
IR: Neecy (Black)