Author: Cynthia Eden
Page Count: 338 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Copy for review compliments of the public library
50 words or less: Jude Donovan's a bounty hunter and a shifter who never expected to fall for Erin Jerome, an ADA. When a psycho stalker puts Erin in danger and her secrets are revealed, a happily ever after seems like a big stretch indeed.
Swoooooon! Eternal Hunter is a tasty introduction to a cast of characters and a paranormal world that sucks you in from the first word. The characters are fun, the relationship is dynamic and steamy, and the mystery, while definitely the backburner element of this story, is still well done.
Jude Donovan is a bounty hunter who knows that getting involved with clients is a bad news, lose-lose situation. That was never a problem for him until he started working with Erin Jerome, an ADA. Jude figures out pretty quickly that Erin is at least part shifter, which for him only heightens her appeal; Erin has been hiding from people for so long that she's kind of dismayed that Jude figures her out so quickly, but she gets over it and quickly realizes that if she's ever going to get the crazy people in her life to back the hell off, Jude will be the one to help her.
And oh boy, are there crazy people running around. Cynthia Eden's paranormal books center around the Others, and in this world, people are not aware of all the paranormal things going on all around them. Only a few people know about the Others, and the Others want to keep it that way. This is all well and good, except it makes certain events very hard to explain; when a rogue werewolf is on the loose, killing people and offering them as sacrifices to Erin in a vain attempt to convince Erin that she's his mate, it's not like Erin can just go out and get a restraining order.
That's where Jude comes in. Jude goes all smoldering and dark and takes it upon himself to not only protect Erin from psycho killer, but to also discern his identity and eliminate him once and for all. This involves delving into Erin's past and her secrets, and his as well; through it all, they manage to not log some serious horizontal time but also to fall in love.
The secondary characters in this book are a lot of fun- Dee, the human bounty hunter in Jude's agency with a serious chip on her shoulder is up next for the series, and I'm definitely looking forward to that title too. Although this book was a fortuitous find at the library, I'm definitely thinking I'll need to get my own copy somewhere. Put Eternal Hunter on your list of books to take to the beach this summer!
Overall Grade: A