Hunted is the story of Walter, the cranky old vampire assigned to train and protect Ashley, the new (and nearly completely unqualified) vampire queen, and Violet, a young, talented vampire hunter. I have a great affinity for cranky heroes (I know...I have a problem) and an even greater affinity for vampires (I blame Spike), so this one was right in my comfort zone. As a tale of two people who shouldn’t fall for each other but do anyway, Walter and Violet’s romance really worked.
I also enjoyed that Violet was a fairly kick-ass vampire hunter who didn’t ever really need Walter to rescue her. No damsels in distress here, folks. That was refreshing.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
Crushes it! This one is clean and sober. No rehab needed.
Other reading suggestions
Definitely check out the author’s backlist. And for more paranormal reads that blend sweet, sexy, and laugh-out-loud moments, try Isabel Jordan. Also consider Robyn Peterman’s Fashionably Dead.