The Hunter For almost a century, the Realm’s most deadly assassin, Chalton Reese, has left war and death in the past, turning instead to strategy, reason, and technology. His fingers, still stained with blood, now protect with a keyboard instead of a weapon. Until the vampire king sends him on one more mission; to hunt down a human female with the knowledge to destroy the Realm. A woman with eyes like emeralds, a brain to match his own, and a passion that might destroy them both—if the enemy on their heels doesn’t do so first.
The Hunted Olivia Roberts has foregone relationships with wimpy metro-sexuals in favor of pursuing a good story, bound and determined to uncover the truth, any truth. When her instincts start humming about missing proprietary information, she has no idea her search for a story will lead her to a ripped, sexy, and dangerous male beyond any human man. Setting aside the unbelievable fact that he’s a vampire and she’s his prey, she discovers that trusting him is the only chance they have to survive the danger stalking them both.
I don't even know where to start from! This novella included everything!
A feisty, strong and very clever heroine, a dark, brooding and extremely tempting hero, the palpable attraction between them, so much action right from the beginning, vampires, shifters, Kurjans (I had no idea what that was, either, before reading this story), passion and a great ethical dilemma the heroine had to go through.
But, let's get first things first...
Olivia is a journalist that has stumbled across a potential discovery that could prove extremely beneficial for her best friend Ronni who is gradually dying of a heart disease. Her source has claimed the existence of another species, more evolved and quite stronger, with 30 pairs of chromosomes on their DNA, instead of the normal 23. But, her information has threatened too many important people, resulting in her being hunted by humans, vampires, shifters and the aforementioned Kurjans!
Chalton, a vampire who has previously been involved in too many wars, to the point that is now sick of guns and prefers to work behind a computer, has been sent by the King of the Realm in order to protect Olivia until he finds out who her secret source is. His mission changes slightly when the young woman he is after proves to be tempting him in more than one ways! After finding out both of his brothers are also after Olivia, though, things start getting complicated.
And, what about Olivia's dilemma? Is Ronni, her sick best friend, going to be saved only by mating with Chalton? And, how are the two heroes going to take this fact, if that's the case?
A terrific story that doesn't let the reader feel bored, not even for one second!
The action keeps getting more and more intense, through the novella!
A fantastic read, that is a part of the Dark Protectors series, and only left me completely tempted to start these series, too!
All in all, 5 stars to a novella that more than tempted me
to read the rest of the series, as well as other works by the author!