Born of Darkness by Lara Adrian
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
So, woops, I kind of missed this spinoff series starting and instead went along with the main Midnight Breed series unaware. That was until I read a short story that pointed me back towards these forgotten Hunters and this Hunter Legacy series.
This Hunter book is about Asher, a previously enslaved Breed male who was tasked with hunting down his own brethren and punishing them. On his own, he eventually fell into a solitary life on a farm, carving furniture and generally keeping away from civilization. One night, however, he can't seem to help himself from intervening. Some thugs were beating on a defenseless human and he's drawn to protecting who he believes is a young guy. After everything settles (with more dead bodies than before), he realizes that it was actually a woman in disguise that he saved. That complicates things, but the fact that she's a breedmate is even more interesting.
Naomi is a woman who could care less about the breed. She's focused on very few things: getting revenge on the man who killed her mother and taking care of the forgotten children in town. That town happens to be Vegas, so it makes sense that the guy she's going after runs a casino. Using her magical ability to mess with mechanistic things, she's working on funneling money away from her mother's murderer. Unfortunately for her, they are on to her and it seems like Asher is the only one who can properly protect her. Don't worry, she fights him at every turn, making his life infinitely harder. There's lots of twists and turns, not everyone makes it out of the book alive, but in the end we get a good HEA and a good start to this series.
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