Harm no human...Okay, those that have been upset with me reading book 1... rejoice! This one is book #20 and no, I had not read the other 19. I really want to read them now, though. :)
A hired gunslinger, William Jessup Brady lived his life with one foot in the grave. He believed that every life had a price. Until the day when he finally found a reason to live. In one single act of brutal betrayal, he lost everything, including his life. Brought back by a Greek goddess to be one of her Dark-Hunters, he gave his immortal soul for vengeance and swore he’d spend eternity protecting the humans he’d once considered prey.
Orphaned as a toddler, Abigail Yager was taken in by a family of vampires and raised on one belief- Dark-Hunters are the evil who prey on both their people and mankind, and they must all be destroyed. While protecting her adoptive race, she has spent her life eliminating the Dark-Hunters and training for the day when she meets the man who killed her family: Jess Brady.
A gun in the hand is worth two in the holster...
Jess has been charged with finding and terminating the creature who’s assassinating Dark-Hunters. The last thing he expects to find is a human face behind the killings, but when that face bears a striking resemblance to the one who murdered him centuries ago, he knows something evil is going on. He also knows he’s not the one who killed her parents. But Abigail refuses to believe the truth and is determined to see him dead once and for all.
Brought together by an angry god and chased by ancient enemies out to kill them both, they must find a way to overcome their mutual hatred or watch as one of the darkest of powers rises and kills both the races they’ve sworn to protect.
This is the type of western I like. Okay, it's not exactly a western, but still, it's my type. ;) I loved the idea of Abby being so flawed. In fact, her flaws drew out her strengths. I also enjoyed the Native American mythology woven into the story. Of course not all is tradition and is told only to enhance the story, but I enjoyed that the correct name (one not given to them by the settlers) for a couple of tribes was given as well as some of the lore. It was enough to enhance the story, but not tread on sacred traditions.
I have to say that even though I enjoyed Jess and Abby's story, I want more Sasha and Ren! Oh especially Sasha the wolf shifter. Talk about snark! He had me laughing as the apocalypse was beginning. I also enjoyed the various references to movies and shows currently popular right now. It will eventually date the book, but it was fun knowing where this quote came from and the way they threw it at each other.
I give this book 4 stars. It was a fun paranormal and no, you don't have to read from book #1 if you don't have to... you know who I'm talking to... ;)
I was given this book from the publisher and no compensation for my review was given.