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?
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.”
“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.
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.
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?”
“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
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.
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 ❤️.
Trope: Second chance