Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Healing Hunter’s Heart
Author: Charlie Cochet
Series: A Little Bite of Love #2
Heroes: Ari & Hunter
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 24, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: Months after being forced to leave his lover and mate Ari Jannsen behind, Hunter Devin settles into his role as Enforcer for the newly formed Deagan Clan under the rule of his new Alpha and best friend Tristan “Trip” Hagan. Along with Hunter’s brother Boone, their nephews, sister, and mother, Hunter finally has the family he’s always wanted, but without his little rebel Ari, his heart is incomplete.
The Hagan Clan is unable to accept the Deagan Clan’s betrayal for walking away and taking the clan’s pups with them. War looms. As both clans plan their attack, a greater enemy plots against them. But Hunter is determined to get his Ari back. Bonds are put to the test and unexpected alliances are made as Hunter and his clan set out to protect their own and end the spreading heartache.
**This review contains spoilers, please proceed with caution**
It’s been months since the Deagan Clan was formed and Hunter was forced to leave his true mate, Ari, behind. Since then, both Hunter and Ari have been miserable but Hunter refuses to give up on rescuing Ari from his mother’s clutches. When Ari confronts his mother when she crosses the line, it forces Ari to run and find Hunter. But when they finally get together, the war is just beginning. Now they have to fight for not just their lives but their packs and most of all the pups.
I really enjoyed this one. It’s slightly different from Trip & Boone’s book because it’s more heavy and not as light-hearted. I loved how Ari and Hunter were so broken over their separation but how they never gave up. I really, really loved how protective Hunter was but also liked that Ari was fierce and willing to fight for the people he loves even though he’s not a warrior.
This was such a cute, sweet story but I had a few issues with it. Mainly, I didn’t really understand how Trip and Hunter didn’t realize Boone & Robbie weren’t dead. I mean they have these connections to them… shouldn’t they have been able to feel the bond actually break if they were gone? And not just assumed they were dead? That kept bugging me. Also, I felt like beyond the first two chapters, this one didn’t really feel like there was much Ari & Hunter getting to know each other. I wanted more showing instead of telling in those instances.
In the end, though, I really enjoyed it. I loved getting back to this world and absolutely adored these characters. It was awesome seeing Trip, Boone & Robbie again and also seeing Hunter and Ari getting their story. I CANNOT wait for the next book in this series and really, really hope it’s about Kristoff and Mischa!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*