About the Book:
Title: Hunter’s Hope
Author: Alyssa Day
Series: Vampire Motorcycle Club #2
Page Length: 368
Publication Date: Nov. 30, 2021
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Synopsis: Hunter Evans risked his life again and again as a firefighter until the night he died saving a child…only to be reborn as a vampire. Now the man who lived his life as the quintessential “nice guy” must find a way to conquer the deadly urges that threaten to turn him feral. When his own actions put a beautiful woman in danger, he vows to protect her…even from himself.
Alice Darlington has a secret of her own: she sees ghosts. She thought she’d done a good job of keeping it under wraps—until now. A terrible threat from her past is hunting her down in order to use her power for dark purposes. Now she’s on the run and doesn’t know who to trust or where to go.
When Hunter and Alice team up to battle the dangers coming at them from all sides, they’re forced to rely on each other. But Hunter doesn’t know how long he can keep the beast inside him away from the woman it craves…
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The second book in Alyssa Day’s paranormal romance series Vampire Motorcycle Club, Hunter’s Hope follows newly turned vampire Hunter Evans as he meets and falls in love with animal rescuer Alice Darlington. However, Alice has a secret that once revealed, could threaten her very existence. Can she trust Hunter with the truth, and what will happen when threats, old and new, find her? Can Hunter protect Alice when he can’t always control himself?
Used to being in the friend zone, Hunter can’t believe a woman like Alice could be interested in him, especially considering his challenges as a vampire still learning the ropes. Hunter is trying to adjust to his new vampiric life, and it is sometimes a struggle to control his urges. Hunter hates feeling helpless, and he is frustrated as he learns the ins and outs of being a vampire. I think Alice gives him hope when he feels a little hopeless.
Hunter’s feelings for Alice are strong, and their connection is instant. Personally, I’m surprised Hunter was constantly put in the friend zone. He is absolutely dreamy (minus the whole blood-sucking thing)! He’s kind and patient and passionate, thoughtful and protective. I love how devoted he is to Alice and to his friends. He is a good and honorable person, and the way he feels about Alice is swoon-tastic. They fit together so well and make a great couple.
Alice is a great character too. She’s a caring and compassionate woman who totally wears her heart on her sleeve. She is also a survivor, and she never gives up. I love her fighting spirit and her resilience. She learns so much about the supernatural world in this book, and she handles all of this new knowledge with grace, understanding, and humor. Considering everything she’s been through in the past and in the present, her ability to remain positive and hopeful is admirable.
The friendships are another highlight of the novel. Hunter, Bane, Edge, Ryan, Meara, and many of the werewolves have this great connection, and I adore their times together. There is an easiness to their friendships, which is built on trust, loyalty, and respect. Their witty banter and innate understanding and support of each other are fantastic! As much as they tease and threated and torment each other, there is a lot of love there, and they are more family than friends.
There is an overarching plot that adds a lot of suspense and action to the story. Power-hungry warlocks, supernatural battles, demons, and more threaten the delicate balance among the supernaturals, and Hunter, Alice, and the others are at the heart of the conflict. There are several twists and revelations in this messy and dangerous battle of good and evil, and it will be interesting to see how this aspect of the plot progresses.
I thought this was a great addition to the Vampire Motorcycle Club series, and I’m eagerly anticipating the next book. There were a few potential love stories hinted at in this book, and I’m curious to see who will be the focus of the next one. I think readers who enjoy sweet and steamy paranormal romances will enjoy this read, and I’m thankful to Entangled Amara, Alyssa Day, and NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
- The romance.
- The supernatural elements.
- The humor/found family.
I never asked to be turned into a werewolf. But we have to play the hands we’re dealt, even if those turn into furry paws, right?
If okay is a drop of rain, I’m an entire hurricane past okay.
Want to learn more about the series? Check out my review of the first book!