I am so glad I finally got around the reading The Hunt. I have LOVED it! I didn’t realise how much I had missed the banter between Hunter and the gang. Having read, and loved, Dirty Dix and Wicked Dix some time ago I was very excited to learn that Hunter was to have his own spin off novel.
I have to say, if you’re at all prudish and/or offended by swearing/explicit language then this is definitely not the book for you. Otherwise, I highly recommend you have a read for yourself. I don’t read many erotic romance novels which you will already know if you’re a regular reader of my blog, but maybe I should as this book was pure escapism. I think maybe I’m worried that others might not be so well written. Monica James’ books might be raunchy (to put it mildly!), but they’re beautifully written love stories, full of raw emotion, depth and lovable, interesting, believable characters.
I was totally immersed in Hunter’s story. Monica James has a way of writing characters who I instantly like and find myself easily caring about, (however much of a ‘manwhore’ they are!). I did want to bang Hunter’s and Mary’s heads together on more than one occasion and I haven’t felt that way whilst reading a book since….. erm……Dixon and Madison! I didn’t buy Mary’s hatred of Hunter for a second or Hunter’s attempt at hiding his true feelings for Mary. They are a prime example of people not communicating effectively. The sexual tension between them is palpable and as frustrating as they both are at times, their jealousy is also quite amusing. Some of Hunter’s jealous thoughts are hilarious and had me laughing out loud! As a woman I can totally sympathise with Mary’s fears and insecurities, but I was so routing for them both to get their acts together and just allow themselves to be happy.
I thoroughly enjoyed this emotional roller-coaster of a love story.
I think The Hunt can be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend you read Dirty Dix and Wicked Dix first, if for no other reason than because they’re just brilliant!
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