I can't believe this is the last book in the arc of
I'm very disappointed in myself that this
is my first and last chance with this story, however I'm
glad I enjoyed HUNTER'S SEASON.
Like I said, I haven't read the previous books in the
series and although other reviewers said Xanthe and Aubrey
appeared in previous books, I think their past/history was
given well in the story that I need not to ask.
Xanthe is an assassin that's sworn to protect a Chancellor
who was injured from an attack. She could kick ass, she's
fierce, but when it comes to Aubrey (chancellor) she's so
emotionally vulnerable. Worse, she was asked to take him
under her roof! Aubrey, still broken and hurt from the
betrayal of his wife by trying to assassinate the queen, is
in risk. Unable to trust quickly as he did before, he's on
guard from Xanthe but can't deny the feelings she arouse in
him whenever she's around. Can he realize his errors in
time, to give their growing attraction time to blossom?
Brought together by a very wise plot of Queen Niniane who
noticed Xanthe's tenderness for Aubrey, they now have their
sweet little time together to explore each other's feelings.
HUNTER'S SEASON, is a nice break from fantasy/paranormal
stories, in here, we have pure romance. The adventures are
mentioned but it does not occur between the main characters.
There's the mystery, action but it happens off the page.
All we have is two people who had their own little bubble
outside the world. Not that I'm complaining!
Their love story is a slow dance that I enjoyed well, it's
not instantaneous although the attraction is already there.
Every minute, every exchange of words, is romantic. It's
nice to see Xanthe belittles herself that Aubrey wouldn't
like her and Aubrey always proves her wrong, not only he
recovers from his injury but also from a broken heart that
only Xanthe could fix. The characters were engaging and
complements one another.
One thing though, since this my first glimpse of the Elder's
Races, I may not feel as connected to the other characters
that are mentioned before. However, based on my romantic
side, this is a very good book, that would leave you
breathless and thankful. Highly Recommended if you're
looking for sweet/hot romance!
As a palace guard and assassin for the Dark Fae, Xanthe
always wore a mask, hiding her emotions to do her duty. But
when her identity is compromised, she trades undercover work
for guarding Queen Niniane—a position that often brings her
in contact with Chancellor Aubrey Riordan.
Aubrey’s trust is shattered. A year ago his wife tried to
assassinate their new queen in his name, a betrayal of
everything he believes in. And now an attack on his life is
proof the dark conspiracy is not yet over. Although injured
and weak, Aubrey can’t help but be drawn to this shy
assassin and loyal protector. Xanthe is everything Naida
wasn’t, and the passion she stirs in him is something he
thought had long passed him by.
Warning: Take a man recovering from an assassination
attempt, the assassin sworn to protect him, add in a magical
Tarot card deck and an isolated cabin, and watch the sparks fly!