A Hunter’s Angel by Cera duBois
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (227 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Fern
The serial killer stalking Clayton, Pennsylvania, isn’t all that has Chief of Police Grace Wallace worried. For a year, she’s tried to forget Special Agent Ian McHenry, and now he’s the expert the FBI sent to catch the killer. She can’t stay away from him, but something primal is telling her to run to save much more than just her heart.
Despite the strict code of ethics Ian vowed to follow as a vampire hunter, he craves Grace’s blood above all others. If he chooses to stay, Ian risks losing his chance at divine forgiveness. But if he leaves Grace unprotected from the evil he’s hunted for over a century, he loses more than just his soul…
Grace Wallace left her job in the big city and took over being police chief after her father died. In the small, sleepy town of Clayton, Pennsylvania nothing truly bad has ever really happened. But with four deaths in as many weeks she knows something serious is going on. Grace is worried about the similarities between these new killings and those of a cannibalistic-vampire-wannabe she’s come across in her previous job. Also seeming to return from her past is Ian McHenry, a FBI agent whom she has worked with, been romanced by and is still devastatingly attracted to. Still plagued by scorching hot dreams of sex—and an enticing tingle at her neck—she isn’t sure she wants to work with him again and have her heart broken for a second time.
Ian craves to taste Grace again – the most delicious blood he’s ever sampled. The secret of being a vampire weighs on him, but he simply can’t resist Grace. Ian struggles not only to keep his real identity under wraps, but also to continue his four hundred year dedication to protecting humans against vampires who would harm them. As they look for this killer, Ian knows the truth Grace can’t or won’t see – it’s a vampire, one he knows personally — not some lame human who is deluded. Keeping that knowledge from Grace and his co-workers gets harder with every dream, touch and kiss he shares with Grace. When Ian realizes the vampire is watching Grace, that she’s in real danger from him, Ian decides to take the biggest risk ever and come clean to her.
The chemistry between Grace and Ian is really explosive. This book is a wonderful balance between hot romance and an intriguing paranormal/mystery style plot. The characters are very well drawn and their desire for each other is believable, I found myself really getting sucked into the story and enjoying myself thoroughly. There is plenty of conflict between them and they have personal demons to battle. Both Grace and Ian struggle with their shared past, the undeniability of their attraction and Ian’s secrets. I really enjoyed this and would strongly recommend it to paranormal and mystery readers alike.