Sara's Review: Hunting for Spring by Katherine McIntyre
Author Provided Copy
Publisher: Loose Id LLC
Released: January 11, 2016
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Length: 185 pages
Hunters are a lonely breed, and Conor’s no exception, until the day he meets Brenna. Even though she slinks in unannounced and kills the wight he was hunting down, the girl’s a mystery and he can’t get that blinding smile or those gorgeous curves off his mind. Since they’re both after the same caster who’s unleashing these monsters, he suggests teaming up, and despite her initial reluctance, the hungry way she scans him down promises something powerful. However, her secrets have repercussions, and faster than Conor can lift his Glock, he’s drawn into the web of kidnappings and Unseelie mischief, all concealing the machinations of a darker foe—one that plans to bring Philly to ruin.
Three Boundless Stars
I was provided a copy of Hunting for Spring in exchange for an honest review. This was a story line and a concept that I honestly found to be original, and for once, rather refreshing. No vampires here.
We have Conor who is a hunter; think Buffy in men’s clothes. He also has a bloodhounds’ nose he uses to track prey. I found that a bit amusing, him standing around sniffing objects to pick up scents. Here you go Conor, find the bad guy; good boy! You get the idea. While tracking a zombie type creature; he meets Brenna, who is also tracking the creature to find the caster that created it.
There’s an instant attraction between the two; but because of different lives they lead, and the fact that Conor terminates all supernatural kind, a bit of a kibosh is put on things. Alas, it would not be a PNR if there wasn’t some type of strife to get in the way.
The concept and the character development was spot on, but for some reason I had trouble staying engaged with the story. I found my mind wondering. I think this has more to do with me than the book; I’m just not finding PNR as captivating as I once have. With that said; I still think the refreshing concept, well developed characters, and extremely likable hero and heroine, warrant a rating of 3 boundless stars for Hunting for Spring, it was good.