Hunter and the Hawk

Symbiotic Mates, #1

Hunter is a wolf shifter and a pack enforcer. One of his duties is to "babysit" a bunch of horny unmated Lycans at a bar called The Wolf Den. There are very few unmated females and with very few births the Alpha of Hunters pack, Rafe, encourages the males to visit the bar and find any means to relieve their frustrations.

Rafe also believes every wolf needs a mate and takes it upon himself to push a mating between to wolves whether they want it or not. Hunter was mated in this very way. But when his wife Tena could not get pregnant his Alpha wanted him to take a new mate. Hunter refused.

When Tena was killed by what everyone thought was a vampire Rafe begins to put the pressure on Hunter again to take a new mate.

Hunter knows his duty is to his pack and begins to mull the idea of taking a mate again. That is until he meets Aidan a vampire/hawk shifter.

Aidan has come to The Wolf Den looking for help. He also has information about Tena's death. Aiden tells Hunter he will trade this information if Hunter will help him with his problem.

What happens when a wolf and a vampire get together...some fur and feathers will sure to be ruffled!

I'm not very sure how I feel about this story. I had to read it twice because the story couldn't hold my interest because there were so many questions without answers. This made it a little dull. I realize this is the first book in a series but the author left a lot of unanswered questions.

Book Blurb for Hunter and the Hawk

Vampires and Lycans have one thing in common – hatred for each other. Only two things stand between them and all out war - an ancient peace treaty and dwindling populations that have put both species on the path to extinction. One vampire may have the secret to survival but he needs the cooperation of the Lycans to test his theory.

When Aidan walks into the Wolf Den and asks to see the Alpha, he doesn’t get a warm welcome. He's barely through the door before he's attacked. The Vampire's arm is broken and he fears his totem animal, a Hawk, will never fly again.

Hunter, a Lycan Enforcer, comes to his aid and takes him aside for questioning. Aidan claims to have information about the murder of Hunter's mate and he'll trade for Lycan blood. At first, Hunter thinks it's a trap, but Aidan convinces him that the answer to both species' survival may lie in their blood. Hunter agrees to secretly help Aidan in exchange for the killer's name. But he gets more than he bargained for when he finds himself falling for the seductive vampire. When the research goes awry, he's sure he's been used by the scheming bloodsuckers. But is Aidan the real enemy or is it someone closer to home?

Content advisory: This book includes some M/F content.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2011 3.00