by Lexi Blake
Series: Hunter #1
Published by Dlz Entertainment
on January 13, 2015
Genres: Urban Fantasy Romance
Kelsey Atwood is a private detective with a problem. She came from a family of hunters, growing up on the wrong side of the supernatural world. Tracking down bail jumpers and deadbeat dads may not make her a lot of friends, but it's a lot safer than the life she turned her back on. She was hoping to escape from the nightmares of her past, but her latest case has brought them right back to her door.
A young woman has gone missing, and she didn't go willingly. When Kelsey discovers that the girl is actually a shifter, she knows she should drop the case and walk away. But this shifter was a sweet kid, and she's in serious trouble. More females are missing and the evidence points to a legendary killer. Bodies are piling up, and her case is becoming center stage for a conflict that could shatter the fragile peace between wolves and vampires.
As the hunt intensifies, she finds herself trapped between two men-Gray, a magnetic half-demon lawman, and the ancient vampire Marcus Vorenus. Both men call to her, but when a shocking secret about Kelsey's family is revealed, it could ruin them all. To stop the killer, she will have to embrace the truth about who-and what-she truly is.
I freaking enjoyed the book. I’m not so big on paranormal romance because they tend to be similar or repetitive. I gave this a go because it sounded like it had a kick ass heroine and a story that was interesting and unique. I’m so glad I read this book. That girl was just bad ass. She had a dark past and was working on staying under the radar and away from the supernatural kind. However, she had the gift. Getting to know her character was really entertaining. The love triangle was even bittersweet. Kelsey had a strong attraction and connection with Marcus but she was not confused about her feelings because she knew that while Marcus had a hold on her, it was different from the way she felt for Gray. You will understand more if you read the book.
This is the first book in the series, and this is exactly how a series should be started. Lexi Blake successfully created the first book to be explosive and intriguing. It had enough of the whole series plot for a reader to decide if he wants to continue. On the other hand, it had just the right amount of suspense to make any reader excited to read the next installment. Aside from the thrilling action, the author was also able to squeeze in hot sex and romance for the heroine. Ripper is a book that had so many things going on in the best possible way. It is one of those paranormal romance novels that blends so well with the contemporary setting. The book has well-written characters, a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat, and a love triangle that will surely inspire fans into starting team Marcus and team Gray.