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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Review: Demon Hunter by Jacquie Underdown / @TastyBookTours @authoraire

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Title: Demon Hunter
Author: Jackie Underdown
Publisher: Beachwalk Press
Release Date: October 20, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Time-Travel, Paranormal, Romance
ARC Received From: Tasty Book Tours


Sometimes finding love at the wrong time and in the wrong place can be exactly what is needed.

Sammy has dedicated her life to helping others. She doesn’t have an enemy in the world, so why is she suddenly on the Dark Walkers most-wanted list?

Jonty is a soldier from the future and is sent back to the twenty-first century to eliminate the Dark Walkers. He hates this time period and wants nothing more than to get in, perform his duties, avoid all distractions, and get out. But that changes when he meets Sammy. There is something about her, beyond her beauty and courage, which he can’t resist.

When Sammy is saved by Jonty, it’s insta-boom-lust. There is nothing complicated about how this strong, sexy man makes her feel. And she knows Jonty feels the same way, so why does he resist her?

With humanity under threat, and both their lives in danger, there are greater things at stake than a little romance. Or is there? Destiny may have other plans. And their deep sexual attraction may just be the key to saving them all.

Content Warning: contains steamy sex, mature language, and some violence. 


 

One word to describe this story: different. I've read time-travel stories before. Most have been present to past or past to present, but I haven't read one that's future to present.

It's clear from Jonty's POV that he wants nothing to do with Sammy. She's beautiful and courageous, but she's a magnet for Dark Walkers, demons he's been sent to hunt and kill. He can't figure out why they want her or why she even appeals to him, but he's a soldier and he'll do what he does best: protect the innocent.

I liked Sammy. *chuckles* I liked her freak outs, shows of courage, and moments of vulnerability. But I loved her passion, her determination, and her faith in Jonty. She didn't have a reason to trust him, didn't have to take him for his word, but she did and it was so cool to see what giving that little bit to Jonty did for her, him, and them.

Point to you, Ms. Underdown. The reason for Jonty's trip back to the twenty-first century was completely unexpected. Their relationship was nicely written, but I'm in awe of how you took your time revealing the reason for them being together. And the ending? I like how you didn't forget that only one of them can time travel and it isn't Sammy.

This is a great story for anyone looking for a quick read that's fast paced and action packed with the perfect amount of romance. The characters are developed and their relationship happens naturally, which was surprising for such a short story.

Will you write anymore about this dynamic duo and their role on the future? I hope so.



Jacquie resides in hot and steamy Central Queensland, Australia, with her husband and two sons. On permanent hiatus from a profession she doesn’t love, she now spends her time wrapped up in her imagination creating characters and exploring alternative realities. 

Jacquie is an author of a number of novels, novellas and short stories that are emotionally driven and possess unique themes beyond the constraints of the physical universe. She strives to offer romance, but with complexity; spirituality, without the religion; love, with a tantalising splash of spice.


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