by Lexi Blake
Series: Hunter #2
Published by Dlz Entertainment
on September 22, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy Romance
In order to destroy a legendary monster and save the royal family, Kelsey must make a deal with a devil…
When Kelsey Owens returns home to Dallas, she is a changed woman. After months of training with Marcus Vorenus , she has more control over her abilities. She’s ready to start her new job, even if it means dealing with the King of All Vampire and his partner, Devinshea Quinn. Her first assignment, however, will force her to face her past. Grayson Sloane is in trouble and she has to find him.
With the help of Gray’s brother, a full empath demon, Kelsey tracks her one time lover down. Before she knows it, she’s pulled into Gray’s undercover operation in a demon sex club and sitting across from a Duke of Hell. Abbas Hiberna plans to use her city to test his new drug, Brimstone. It doesn’t just give supernatural creatures a high. It also leaves them vulnerable to demonic persuasion.
When the king’s own men begin to turn against him, even the royal family is in danger. Keeping them safe will put Kelsey in the duke’s crosshairs and test her fledgling relationship with Marcus. With her new life crumbling around her, a dark secret about her former lover is revealed and Kelsey will have to choose between saving Gray Sloane and the revenge she’s waited a lifetime for.
I loved the first book. I was really very excited for what would come next in Kelsey’s journey. Starting this book was something I’d planned since I finished book 1. Unfortunately, I am going to say that I think I will be quitting this series. Don’t get me wrong. I love Lexi Blake. Immensely. Her books are one of the ones I can always go back to when I just need to read something familiar. However, I’m done with this series.
This series has just become too Anita Blake-ish. With the harem and multiple partners and the need to co-exist with each other and depend on one another for sex, stability, and emotional connection, yeah, thanks, but no, thanks. I enjoyed Anita Blake, but eventually, the story got old for me. When a woman who is clearly as strong and fierce as Kelsey starts being unable to fully function without a man (whichever man was necessary in whichever situation) yeah, I’m out of there. Also, I fully support polygamy. However, Kelsey seemed to be attracted to almost every male she comes in contact with. At least, that’s how it appears to me. For sure, there’s a vampire and a demon, but there’s other entities too. Maybe we can add shifters, faes, gargoyles, and anything else to the mix?
I want to read the third book, but I just don’t want to be disappointed again, so I am going to leave this series, and just enjoy the other Lexi Blake books that I’ve been following.