Robin Badillo's The Beginning (Blood Hunter #1) tells the tale of Raven Prince and Thorne Abbott. Raven, a newbie vampire, is content to be footloose and mate-free. She and her current coven of vampires have been hiding from hunters and living off the land, as it were. Raven is tired of her wild meals and would love to partake in human blood once more. Thorne, on the other hand, abhors vampires and all that they entail. His father was brutally murdered and he is seeking vengeance against the vampire who killed him. Thorne and Raven spark immediately. There is a tension between the two that is entertaining. Raven is once bitten and twice shy. Her previous lover left her and she was devastated by his loss. She is timid when it comes to Thorne and their potential relationship.
The mystery of the story kept me involved and interested in the overall arc. I will definitely be looking for the other books in the series.
For thirty years, Raven Prince has lived just fine with no mate and no hassles. The carefree vampire, happy to be the odd-girl-out in a small, close-knit coven, lusts for one thing and one thing only—human blood. The more handsome the snack, the happier she is.
Thorne Abbott, on the other hand, only has a taste for the blood of the vampire that savagely murdered his father eleven years before. The determined human won’t rest until that craving is satisfied, even if it means getting himself killed in the process.
A sexy game of pool in a small-town bar throws a wrench in both of their plans and ignites a flame so hot, neither could have extinguished even if they wanted to.
The hunter and the hunted battle with themselves and each other as passion, love and a quest for truth sends them on a deadly mission that’s sure to either destroy them…or set them free.
Can lovers from different worlds manage to see past their differences, or are there good reasons why the two species should never unite?
Will it be friend or foe that goes bump in the night?