Huntsman (Fox Hollow Zodiac #1) by Morgan Brice | Audiobook Review

A grieving wolf. A hunted fox. Fated mates, thrown together by chance, and the looming threat of a fabled Huntsman who might tear them apart forever.

Fox shifter Liam Reynard is running from a killer. He uproots his life to find sanctuary in Fox Hollow, deep in the Adirondack Forest in New York.

When his car breaks down, sexy wolf shifter Russ Lowe comes to the rescue, and one touch makes it clear they’re fated mates. Neither man was looking for love, and both are still mending from past heartbreak. When mysterious fires and disappearances threaten Fox Hollow, Liam fears the killer is hot on his trail. Can he protect the town and his fated mate from the evil hunting him, or will an ex-lover’s betrayal cost Liam everything he loves?

Huntsman is full of sexy shifters, hurt/comfort, second chance love, sincere psychics, hot first responders, found family and fated mates.

How was it?

Like many books, I blindly went into this one because of the author and the title. Having read some of the Badlands and Witchbane novels I wrongly assumed that Huntsman was in the same vein. It is a paranormal romance like the other two series I mentioned but it’s a bit lighter, or maybe more fantastical since we’re dealing with shifters.

The tone is also very different than I expected but I was able to get into it despite being thrust into the action with little to no world-building. So there were some things to catch up on with the main character, Liam doing it while running for his life. The whole thing didn’t feel as grounded as I would have liked it to be, or as I’ve seen other shifter romances be, and yet I was enjoying the ride Liam and Russ took me on. Their romance was quick but felt genuine, I understood both these characters and their motivations but the world-building remains a little all over the place for me. There are psychics and magic mentioned yet it feels like they were thrown in there for kick, I’m sure they’ll play a bit part later in the series but here it feels a bit out of place.

John Solo does a great job with the narration and he was a big part of my enjoyment of the story, he pretty much earned this review an extra star.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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