Sunday, November 28, 2010

Review: Longed-For Hunger by Marissa Chenery

Longed-For Hunger by Marissa Chenery

Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: 2



Book three in the Ra’s Chosen series.

Denger is a hunter, spending his nights on the streets of Phoenix fighting the undead who threaten unknowing humans. It’s in his blood. It’s what he knows. But a new knowledge has taken hold. Like other warriors before him, he must hunt for a different kind of prey altogether. His mate. Once he finds her, nothing will keep him from claiming what is his. Nothing but her, that is.

After the death of her husband three years ago, Nyx is content to spend her evenings at home, wrapped up in the vampire romance novels she loves. But when she collides, literally, with a man who could have stepped out of the pages of one of her books, she begins to think living her love life through romantic tales may not be the way to go. But as with any good story, there’s a plot twist. Once she discovers Denger’s true nature, she must decide if she can risk her heart and live a life where truth is stranger than fiction.

Dodie's Review

Ok, so a band of friends as tight as brothers out to save the world from evil has been done before. That being said, this was an extremely good version of the brotherhood, with a twist. The twist is (and this is not a spoiler – its revealed on the first page) is that the brotherhood was chosen by the Egyptian Sun God Ra to save the world from evil. Ra's Chosen mate for life, and Ra has stated that all of his Chosen will find their mate … eventually.

Denger decides to go hunt his mate, and woo her. Despite being a hunter of the undead, Denger pursues Nyx gently. He is sensitive about her need to ease into a new relationship after her husband's death. For a hunter Denger is surprisingly sensitive to Nyx's needs. Unfortunately, his plans to go slowly and woo her end up almost backfiring. She discovers Denger's true nature, and he almost loses her.

The book switches from Denger's point of view to Nyx's sometimes in the same chapter. Marissa Chenery handles this shift skillfully and smoothly without any of the abruptness that frequently plagues changes in point of view.

This book is the third in the series, but I wasn't at a disadvantage at having not read the other books. The characters from the previous stories are brought in, and just enough of their backstory is explained so that the important features of their stories are clear to new readers, without giving away too much of their books, nor leaving out information, we need to understand what's going on.

I enjoyed Longed For Hunger. I'm going to read the rest of the books in this series, and you should too.

4 Tea Cups!

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