Hunter is the good guy Turned
into… a good guy even as a vampire. He must make peace and accept its vampirism
with all the pluses and the minuses (many yet to be discovered and mastered)
that are a full-package deal. Lucky him, and us, he quickly meets his Alice.
Lucky is just a way of saying because, at least at first, the attraction he
feels for her is dangerously challenged by his attraction for her blood.
And because I mention pluses and
minuses, let see… the pluses: Alyssa Day gives us vampires, werewolves, warlocks,
ghosts, angels – the fallen type, demons, and dragons. Some are friends, some are
lovers, others are allies and some are enemies. She puts the friends and allies
together and generously adds humour with an extra sexiness and passion for the
lovers’ interactions. After that, she starts (T)urning the alarm signs spread on the way since the beginning into real dangers and lets the enemies make their presence known. Death,
the real, permanent one for our vampires, werewolves, angels, and demons is just
collateral for the bad, cruel, corrupt, and lethal enemies. Lowering the guard
is a mistake that could (T)urn any expected denouement.
As a minus, yes, vampires and werewolves
are looking great on their Harleys but there is no MC in this Vampire MC story.
Admitting that romance is the focus of the story, still, I would have liked a better
developed “battle against the evil”.
Anyway, Alyssa Day’s Hunter’s Hope is a quick read of which trump is Alice's wittiness shown in her dialogues and monologues. Her swift, smart, and frank lines and comebacks kept me amused and fresh during vampires’ hours.
PS1: the volumes are connected through the characters, but they are standalone; the common plot is identifiable but not pursued as the Hunter’s Hope plays only on Alice’s front.
PS2: I want "a" Charlie...