Author: J.D. Tyler
Reviewers: Gikany and Una
Rating: B+, 3.5 stars
What We’re Talking About:
Hunter’s Heart is the fourth novel in the Alpha Pack series. After the close of Black Moon, Gikany and Una wondered what was in store for our sexy wolf shifters. Hunter’s Heart is the answer. It is a transitional novel designed to set up the new overall story arc – the mystery that these shifters were targeted and not just simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Ryon and Daria’s courtship is completely unique from the others we have witnessed in the Alpha Pack series. They become mates before they meet for the first time (Ryon turns Daria in an effort to save her life). Gikany and Una debated whether Ryon was right or wrong in easing her into his world and her new reality rather than ripping off the Band-Aid and telling her all at once. On one hand, it did help Daria to accept the pieces of her new life as each part was revealed, but it bred a sense of mistrust for Ryon, as she sensed that Ryon was holding something back. However, if Ryon had laid it all at Daria’s feet, would it have been too overwhelming causing her to reject Ryon as her mate? All in all, they are able to bridge the gaps allowing Daria to accept her new life and giving us a satisfying conclusion to their journey.
Something that never seemed clear to us during the course of Hunter’s Heart is why Ryon finds peace from the ghosts that normally plague him whenever Daria is near. What is it about her that causes the spirits to leave him be or repel them? In addition, the relationships between both Daria and the latest Alpha Pack foe, and Daria and the rogue who was butchering people were a tad too convenient. It was just too much coincidence. However, the information and questions they discover in the end were well worth it!
The identity of the enigmatic white wolf remains a mystery. At the end of the novel, we realize she is there for a purpose, but must wait until the next novel to learn who is really is. We eagerly look forward to finding out why she is stalking the Alpha Pack and what her motives are. The white wolf seems to be seeking revenge, but her unknown back-story fascinates us.
The Alpha Pack continues to enthrall and sizzle even with the new threat that seems to have been hovering on the horizon since its inception. We eagerly look forward to the next novel in this military shifters series.
3.5 stars: Liked it – recommend (B+)
About the Book:
A group of former Navy SEALS, the Alpha Pack is a top secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers combating the greatest dangers in the world. And when the battle gets personal, their wild side is unleashed….
Ryon Hunter sees dead people—spirits that beg him for help in ways he can’t understand. He’d do anything to end the torment, until a beautiful spirit appears to him with a plea he can’t ignore: Help me…I’m alive. The woman is wildlife biologist Daria Bradford, mortally wounded after encountering a white wolf, calling to Ryon through a rare Psy gift.
When Ryon locates Daria in the Shoshone National Park, it is almost too late, but nursing her back to health at the Alpha Pack compound brings a new complication—Daria is his destined mate, and Ryon is afraid of what will happen when she discovers what he is, and what he had to do to save her life. But the biggest threat of all is still loose in the forest, leaving a merciless trail of death behind it. The Alpha Pack goes on the hunt for the mysterious white wolf, determined to stop the murderous rogue… only to find that the most lethal creature of all is the one they can’t see coming…
Release Date: September 3, 2013
Series: Alpha Pack #4
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format(s): Paperback (368 pgs), e-book
Book Source: Publisher
Hunter’s Heart (Alpha Pack #4)