Thursday, 31 March 2016

Blog Tour Review ~ Hunter by Blaire Drake

eARC received via the tour company in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: March 28th 2016

Publisher: Self-published

Born into blood, I was a mafia princess. Raised in hiding, I was a Californian sweetheart.

The day my father sold my thirteen year old body to pay off a five year old debt was the day my mother stole me in the dead of night. She protected me as she was supposed to.

My father may have been the king, but my mother was the queen.

The mafia blood was hers.

That was ten years ago. Now… the devil was on the loose.

Carlo ‘Hunter’ Rosso was my father’s right hand man and the boy I’d loved since I could tie my own shoelaces. He was always the most ruthless and the most deadly of all the children.

He’d thought I was dead until the day his assignment was given: Kill Adriana and Alexandria Romano. Kill the princess, and definitely kill the queen.

What he didn’t know was that the queen was dead, and the princess had taken her throne.

Blood didn’t lie. It smeared, distorted, stained. But it didn’t lie.

My father was going to learn the hard way that the empire he’d stolen belonged to me.

And so did Carlo ‘Hunter’ Rosso.

My Opinion

This is the first time I've read anything by this author, and as you all probably know when it comes to mafia and cartel books, I have a high standard since some of my favourite reads are in this genre. Hunter intrigued me for this reason.

Overall, Hunter was a good read. I liked the plot, thought the characters were tough, but had some chemistry, and it was dark and gritty like I wanted. The idea of Addy wanting to kill her father to take over the family was interesting and I rooted for her. She wasn't afraid to stand up to people, even if she should have shut her mouth sometimes. Some of her comments made me chuckle and in general I liked her fiery personality.

As for Hunter I wasn't sure what to make if him. The author keeps you guessing about whether you can trust him, which was interesting. He wasn't the typical white knight. However, I did want a little more emotion from him.

The only things that let this book down in my opinion was that I did feel it needed another round of content editing. Sections felt unnecessarily long and a lot of information was repeated. I will admit towards the end I started skimming text that wasn't speech. I wanted things to move along faster and I felt it was hindered by an overdose of information.

I also had to suspend reality while reading this book. Some of the actions/events described are unlikely to be possible to the precision the author describes. I get Hunter is a good assassin but there are limits and I felt the author crossed the line of plausible a few times.

Overall though it was a good read. I liked the story, just wanted it to move a little quicker.


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