It is rare to find a paranormal story so rooted in reality. The dynamic characters in Hunting Human jump right off of the page. The fact that they are shifters is not as important as their bonds and interactions with each other. Braden’s family is particularly well drawn and it will be fun to find out what the author has in store for Braden's siblings. Alvarez certainly did an excellent job with Beth and Braden’s romance. These two have a lot to learn about each other and about being in a relationship. The pacing of the story is very well done and the flashbacks that slowly dole out bits and pieces of the characters’ pasts will make readers want to rush to the story’s end.
While vacationing in Europe two years ago, Beth Williams was attacked by werewolves. She barely survived and the incident turned her into a shapeshifter. Not knowing how to adapt to the needs of her wolf, Beth has been traveling aimlessly across America unable to find a place to call her own. When she ends up in Portland, Beth thinks she has finally found a home surrounded by good friends and a new boyfriend, Braden Edwards. What Beth doesn’t know is that Braden is also a shifter. The secrets that the two keep from each other make it easy for a past enemy to attempt to tear the couple apart. Can Beth and Braden reconcile their misunderstandings before it is too late or will their mistrust prove to be deadly? (CARINA PRESS, April 2011, dl. $5.99)
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