Cheers to another phenomenal book by my favorite enemies to lovers romance writer. As always, the book was crude, nasty, unbelievably addicting, and brought to life a story that won’t soon be forgotten. One thing that I love about Shen is that she ties in characters from other series and other books, most of which originate from the infamous Todos Santos – a city of the insanely rich, powerful and passionate. In The Hunter – she threw in a (short) appearance from Vicious Barron Spencer (my favorite Hot Hole from the Sinners of Saint) and Luna (one of the daughters of another amazing Hot Hole). Now, I’m quite intrigued to read Luna and Knight’s story as well!
Back to the book at hand! Hunter is actually the name of the main character, yet the title is based off of his referencing himself as an actual hunter, and the other MC, Sailor Brennan as his prey. Hunter Fitzpatrick, the illegitimate child of one of the most powerful couples in the U.S. His ‘father’ and hider of his blood status, owns a booming oil company as well as having countless other investments coming out of his ass. They’re a multi-billionaire family, and Hunter is the black sheep with a massive sex addition. He continuously causes public problems for the Fitzpatrick family, so his father puts his inheritance on the line.
After striking a deal with Troy Brennan, a mob boss with his own (actually straight forward) intentions Hunter is forced to move in with Sailor. I love Sailor. She’s one of my favorite of Shen’s characters so far. She’s born into a powerful family, yet she isn’t a spoiled brat, or even supermodel hot as the trope usually entails. Besides, Hunter is hot enough for both of them! Sailor is a tiny little no-makeup wearing thing, with wild red hair and an attitude to match. She’s an archer in the running to compete for a place in the Olympics and she’s up for the challenge of babysitting Hunter despite his constant pursuance of her.
They each have a transformation to undergo, all the while helping each other uncover betrayal around a couple of very big – life impacting corners. Their love isn’t instant, by no means. At first they seem to loath one another, yet their dynamics are fateful and their pull to one another is intense. I loved this book, it’s up there in my top fav’s of Shen’s. Of course, I’ll be reading another soon!
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From USA Today Bestselling author L.J. Shen comes a new, fun, steamy standalone about a notorious playboy and the nerdy girl who brings him to his knees.
Boston’s debauched elite is going up in flames, and it’s the Fitzpatrick family that set it on fire.
I didn’t mean to star in a sex tape, okay?
It was just one of those unexplainable things.
Like Stonehenge, Police Academy 2, and morning glory clouds.
It just happened.
Now, my ball-busting father is sentencing me to six months of celibacy, sobriety, and morbid boredom under the roof of Boston’s nerdiest girl alive, Sailor Brennan.
The virginal archer is supposed to babysit my ass while I learn to take my place in Royal Pipelines, my family’s oil company.
Little does she know, that’s not the only pipe I’ll be laying…
I didn’t want this gig, okay?
But the deal was too sweet to walk away from.
I needed the public endorsement; Hunter needed a nanny.
Besides, what’s six months in the grand scheme of things?
It’s not like I’m in danger of falling in love with the appallingly gorgeous, charismatic gazillionaire who happens to be one of Boston’s most eligible bachelors.
No. I will remain immune to Hunter Fitzpatrick’s charm.
Even at the cost of losing everything I have.
Even at the cost of burning down his kingdom.