Should she struggle to survive alone or give in to desire and risk the - perhaps deadly - company of others?
In a world where plague has swept civilization away like leaves in a storm, where viruses that cause people to shift and change have altered what it is, for most, to be human, a few survivors hold out in a desperate attempt to save the human race. Selene lives alone in the forest, protecting herself from human and shifter alike until one day a stranger turns up: a young man called Skinner, out on a quest to hunt down and destroy any shifter he can find. Torn between desire and fear, Selene must confront her true nature and make some impossible choices if she is to survive this harsh, post-apocalyptic future.
Hunted: a Shifters' World novella - a shapeshifter erotic romance of survival and desire in a deadly future from the co-author of Seduced by Moonlight and The Touch.
(The contents of this book first appeared in different form as four separate stories, Lone Wolf, Wanted by the Pack, Sanctum and Hunt Her Down.)
"He put a hand to her face then, his knuckles brushing along her jaw and then he buried his fingers in her hair, tipping her head back. His mouth came down on her neck: hard lips and then the wet heat of his tongue and the delicious pain of raking teeth, dragging across her skin to that point where too hard is exactly hard enough."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3.5 stars. This is the story of a woman living in a dystopian world where a plague has taken over the world, spread by a virus, killing scores. The uninfected live in refugee camps trying to stay save from the infected. The infected are not merely contagious, they are shifters who turn into wolves when their impulse control is poor, often at night. The woman in questions is one of the infected. The shift sheds all human memories and she has no recall of her name or her past. She exists day to day in a broken down cabin she found knowing very little but instinctively trying to stay safe. Things change though when she finds a man in her territory. He's an inexperienced hunter, but unable to detect the beast in her. But as the woman tells herself later, men are nothing but trouble because she's forced to show her wolf side to him and runs away. Her adventure doesn't end there. She visits a commune, makes a friend, finds her control pushed to the brink, and her past comes back to greet her. I'm a new dystopian fan and found this world completely fascinating, so much I wanted more. Then you have the woman, a woman who can't even remember her own name. The author portrayed her perfectly, her uncertainty and fear of herself and her world, her refusal to give in to the call of the beast, her animalistic attraction to the opposite sex, and her struggle to trust resonated through thoughts and observations meshed from human ideas and beast instinct. The sex was overdone a bit and the ending felt weird but overall I enjoyed the book and would recommend it for anyone who enjoys this type of story. Received a copy of this story at no charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.