Review: Hunting Season (The Gathering #1) by Shelly Laurenston

March 26, 2016 Review 1

Review: Hunting Season (The Gathering #1) by Shelly Laurenston

Stubborn, lethal, and from Jersey…what more could a Viking warrior want from his woman?

Neecy Lawrence, winged warrior for a Viking goddess and second-in-command of the fierce Crows, doesn’t know what to do with a nice guy. As it is, making up for a past she’d sooner forget leaves her barely polite most days. But Raven leader and loyal Odin warrior, Will Yager, isn’t just nice. He’s gorgeous, hot, and a distraction she simply can’t afford.

Yager has wanted Neecy in his life—and in his bed—for a long time. Not just for a night, but forever. And, like any self-respecting Viking, he’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants. So what if she’s the most difficult, complex, never-gives-him-a-break woman he’s ever known? She’s more than worth the effort. In fact, she’s worth everything.

And if it turns out that twenty-four hours of non-stop, any-way-she-wants-it sex doesn’t work with Neecy? Then it looks like he’ll just have to get a little more creative.

Title: Hunting Season
Author: Shelley Laurenston
Series: The Gathering
Published by Samhain Publishing
Source: Purchased for Self
Published: October 2, 2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 267
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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I loved Neecy and Yager. I loved reading the lengths that this man went through to get his woman. Yager was a great hero to read. He was humorous. He totally rocked the hunky dork image. Neecy knows she’s one tough kick ass chick. She can handle anything life throws her way. Neecy thinks she can handle a sex with no strings attached relationship with Yager. He is willing to get her into his life by any means possible. Yager knows once he gets to her once he can just keep up his persistence and burrow even further into her life.
 
My favorite reason for reading Laurenston books has to be the female characters. She writes obnoxiously humorous females. The lady Crows are all uniquely different, but they all share a wonderful bond that allows them to torture each other in a way that only the best of friends could allow. They are fiercely strong and overly independent. This is why they were chosen to be given the gift that makes them Crows. Throw the Ravens into the mix and it is a free for all party with the makings of a barroom brawl. The two teams put together are highly entertaining. The antics that they come up with to torment each other with keep the pages turning.
 
I enjoyed the mythology behind Hunting Season. Laurenston has woven her tale with Norse mythology. I thought the Crows and the Ravens and how they came to be and the cause they are fighting for to be very unique. I like to find something different in my paranormal books. 

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