Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hunter Forsaken by Nancy Corrigan

Title:  Hunter Forsaken
Series:  Wild Hunt #2
Author:  Nancy Corrigan
Publication Date:  February 16/16 by Samhain Publishing
Length:  299pgs
Genre:  fantasy romance
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

In the slice of a moment, Ian Callahan lost everything he cared about-a deed done by his own hand. He awakens on the edge of sanity, chained in his own personal hell. He is to be the newest rider in the Wild Hunt, if he can learn to control the rage and guilt that consume him.

Then...a whiff of vanilla. The face of a lover he's seen only in his dreams. He doesn't know her name, only that she stirs the hungry beast within him.

For a millennium, Tegan and her sibling riders of the Wild Hunt were imprisoned, suffering under a curse meant for the Unseelie Court. Though her body is free, she carries the curse with her-and the additional burden of finally knowing the name of her destined mate. A human named Ian Callahan.

He's her Trojan horse, the only one who can heal her heart. Just one last challenge stands in the way of claiming each other, once and for all. Failure means facing eternity the incomplete halves of a whole.

"Warning: Contains a hero who's more than just the total...package. And a daughter of the Underworld who thought she knew what Hell was...until she fell in love. Boundaries of monogamy pushed, pulled, stretched-but never broken."

My Review:

This series just keeps getting better and more intense. Intrigue winds its way through the fast paced plot, creating ties that weave through the entire series, while leaving this novel complete in and of itself. She kept me on my toes, while also creating a romance that I would die for. Corrigan’s vibrant descriptions bring the various settings to life, each in their own unique manner. Everything comes together seamlessly, making me feel as if I were living this tale, rather than reading it.

Corrigan’s unique take on the wild hunt was a fantastic backdrop for this intriguing novel. It opens readers up to a myriad of new concepts and possibilities. The well-developed history and mythology behind it provided context for the increasingly captivating plot.

I loved the power dynamic between Ian and Tegan. The way that it was constantly shifting to suit the situation created a couple that you could really see lasting for millennia. The chemistry between them was off the charts. The way that Corrigan developed their relationship both physically and emotionally created a whole that not only left the pages sizzling, but also tugged at my heart. Minerva’s character also became very intriguing to me. Her secrets begin to come out, creating another character that I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know better.

Corrigan has created an unforgettable novel that is a brilliant addition to the series. The build-up of the backstory of the Wild Hunt was just as captivating as the erotically charged relationship between Ian and Tegan set the pages on fire.

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