Carrie Thorne


Who will hunt the hunter?

Second chance romances aren’t just for humans. Unstoppable demon hunter, Bennett is the first to dive into the fight. But he’s also the first to admit that the strategy doesn’t always go his way. Especially when it comes to the vampire that got away.

Immortality comes at a price, and Adair will protect her way of life tooth and nail, as she has for the last five centuries. When she meets the naïve, stubborn, careless… sweet, built, irresistible hunter? Is it possible for a vampire to die of a broken heart?

“Missed me?” she snorted, holding her ground. “Oh, I’m sorry. Last time we saw each other I had a knife embedded in your jugular. Was that what you were lamenting? I’ll be happy to do it again.”
F, these guys were fast. Stronger than humans, but vampires had nothing on a well-trained hunter. Holding his ground, Bennett winked at the last of his prey.

Rapidly cooling as it trickled down his skin, his own blood pooled at his lip from a blow he hadn’t been fast enough to dodge. Licking it off, he tasted the coppery drip, shaking his head and rolling his eyes. “Mmm, tasty. Sorry, but I’m not sharing.”
His voice filled with gravel, coated with an unexpected lightness, he said, “I knew training on the roof was risky, but the rocks digging into my back have officially sealed it for me. I’m fully inspired to get a bigger place. Something with plenty of room to train, add a gym, library, design my own living quarters. Maybe some outdoor furniture for amore comfortable rooftop experience.”

“Bennett?” Adair murmured, her porcelain skin warm against his, yet her voice was colder than the sleet that teased in the air.

“Yeah?” He knew that tone. Well, not from experience, but he’d known it was inevitable. As she’d put it, minutes before thrusting her tongue down his throat the first time, their ages and lifestyles were insurmountable barriers.
Through the floor-to-ceiling windows, the gray of the Seattle sun wasn’t telling if it was sunrise or sunset. Not that it made a difference normally, but today… today he had to travel.

He clicked the coffee pot to brew on his way past the kitchen, stalking into the bathroom. The slope of the brick tile floor declined as he crossed into the walk-in shower and flipped the faucet to steaming, the water defrosting his fogged-over brain. Pressing his palms against the wall, he bent forward and let the heat pool in the recess of his broad shoulders, before washing away the useless memories that were nearly fifteen years expired. Yet those damn pouty lips still haunted him.
He downed the last gulp from his mug. The spark left her gaze as she watched him left less satisfied by this glass of blood than the last. She scowled but didn't say anything, then finally reached for his empty mug.

Shaking his head, he swallowed. “You don’t have to wait on me. I got it.”

Sliding his legs out of bed, he held the sheet over the goods and glanced around for pants.

She reached for the mug again. “I’m not waiting on you, I’m just not ready for a show quite yet.”

A wicked grin teasing at his mouth, he pounced on her word choice. “Yet? So maybe later? Like, in a few minutes or a few days?”
“Go back a few steps. What am I these days?” He rolled onto his side and teased his fingers at the hem of her shirt.

“You know.”



“Broody and sexy and badass demon hunter?”

And for the first time in over five centuries, maybe ever, she giggled. Bubbling from deep in her belly and pinching her cheeks as the mirth flooded over her. “Maybe,” she managed to squeak out.

Flipping her underneath him, he trailed his lips along her jaw as she tried to calm the delirious giggle fit.

What people are saying about Changed

Overall: 9.00 out of 10
Plot: This enjoyable and steamy paranormal romance does a great job hitting all the beats of a fun, attention-grabbing adventure. The sexual tension between the leads, the vampire mythology, and the conflicts affecting the main and secondary characters are believable, well-plotted, and intriguing. The scenes move swiftly and the book could benefit from some length, but is definitely a credit to the genre.
Prose/Style: Thorne does a great job writing quippy, realistic dialogue, especially the romantic banter between the hero and heroine and the dialogue between the members of the main cast. The action scenes are fast-paced, ratcheting up the tension and conflicts to keep the story moving at a swift but believable pace. The sex scenes are provocative without feeling cliche or gratuitous. At times, the paranormal mythology can get a bit overcrowded with characters, but the overall arc is an impressive reimagining of popular tropes of the genre.
Originality: The second installment in Thorne's series is a sexy, inventive addition to the paranormal romance genre. This fun, steamy novel keeps readers on the edge of their seats--and rooting for the hero and heroine--from start to finish.
Character Development/Execution: The hero and heroine are both complex, fully developed characters who have terrific chemistry, both emotionally and physically. The secondary characters, even ones who appear briefly, are distinct and engaging. One particular highlight is the main villain, who is well-developed and doesn't veer into caricature.

"This series just keeps getting better and better. The 3rd instalment of the Demon Hunter series focuses on Bennet. A new prophecy and a tonne of vampires make it hard to put down. This series is quickly becoming one of my favourites. The story sucked you in with its action, humour and steamy chemistry between Bennet & Adair is off the charts. Can’t wait for the next one. Keep them coming Carrie Thorne."

Reader Review

Changed is the 3rd book in the Demon Hunter Romance series by Carrie Thorne. I have read the two previous books and enjoyed both of them. This book could be read as a standalone, but it is definitely more enjoyable after reading the first two books. Fifteen years ago, Bennett, a demon hunter, and Adair, a vampire met in a night club while Bennet was out hunting. Engaging in a battle of wits, vice duking it out, the two had a short affair that Adair ended because she knew nothing could come of it. Fifteen years later, the two are thrown together again when a new threat goes after Bennett, trying to get him to fulfill an old vampire prophecy.

I just love these books and Changed is no exception! I love the world building and the overarching storyline of the series as well as in this particular book. The demon hunting group continues to grow, now having a son of a demo, a werewolf and now a vampire and it’s that electric mix that makes them so effective in what they do. .The characters are just wonderful! Adair, while over 500 years old, still lives her life like there are new things to be found and done. Unfortunately, her optimism hasn’t been spilling over into her interpersonal relationships hence why she feels like attempting a relationship with Bennett would be hopeless - their differences too great. With that said, the minute Bennett needs her, she drops everything to help him out. Bennett is freaking awesome and a true optimist at heart. For all his cockiness, he is extremely loyal and while not living life at a standstill, Adair is the one he’s been pining for all these years. Their chemistry was off the chain, right from the beginning! The ending does have a little cliffy, but not about whether they get their happily ever after ❤️.

Story: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Trope: Second chance
Angst: 😰😰😰
Smexy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: none

Reviewer Intel Chicky Reads Romance

"But you are also a puny human. Weak. Alone. Doomed.”
“Hasn’t stopped me so far.”