Title: The Hunting Party
Series: Full Moon Rituals 01
Author: Dawn H. Hawkes
Length: Novel (213 Pages)
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc. (May 7, 2018)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts
Blurb: Davy Brighton is a shapeshifter and future beta of his pack, but waiting for his best friend to become the pack’s Alpha becomes a whole other ballgame when hunters come to town. Members of the pack are being hunted and being able to turn into a wolf isn’t an advantage when Davy meets his soulmate, Cole Travers—one of the hunters intent on taking down Davy and his friends.
Cole, on a never-ending mission to make the world safer, has never questioned the orders he is given. However, when Cole shares an intimate moment with sweet and sexy Davy, Cole is shocked to learn that not only is Davy a shapeshifter, but he is one of the hunting party’s priority targets. Davy defies everything Cole has come to expect from the creatures he hunts and there is something more that beckons him closer, something he can’t quite explain. Something that might just turn Cole against his team.
Review: Davy and his friends are as close as one gets without being related. Terrance is going to be the alpha where the others are going to be his beta’s. Although Davy can actually kick their asses most times, he just doesn’t want to be the alpha. They are a peaceful group and have only had one tragedy. Davy had a date set up only to find out that his date had slept with his mate. A mate that just so happens to be a hunter.
Cole’s best friend had lost his sister to a shifter attack and from the point on he was a bit more distant. They had joined the military and then joined a hunter group. A hunter group that only killed those that needed to be killed. That is until the one in charge took it a bit farther. Now he is mated to a wolf and all hell is going to break loose.
I am not really sure what to say about this book. It has great potential but this first book just doesn’t come off the way it should. It has a dark tone to it, which I get, but it takes it a bit further too me. There is danger and some hot sexy times, but the tone to it is also serious. I didn’t connect with the guys like I should have and that was a down side as well. There is more information in it that was needed. It is a fast paced story when it shouldn’t be in parts, also the plot just leaves a lot to be desires. You could not connect with the secondary characters either.
Also when it comes to their mating, that was rushed by so fast that you didn’t really get a good taste to it. The whole story would have been amazing had the story felt like the author took a bit more time to make it stand out. Now that could be just because it is a first story to the series, but I will wait to read the next book to actually decide the rest of my feelings. For now this book doesn’t do it for me.