Hunting Season by Shelly Laurenston
Series: The Gathering #1
Stubborn, lethal, and from Jersey...what more could a Viking warrior want from his woman?
Neecy Lawrence, winged warrior for a Viking goddess and second-in-command of the fierce Crows, doesn't know what to do with a nice guy. As it is, making up for a past she'd sooner forget leaves her barely polite most days. But Raven leader and loyal Odin warrior, Will Yager, isn't just nice. He's gorgeous, hot, and a distraction she simply can't afford.
Yager has wanted Neecy in his life--and in his bed--for a long time. Not just for a night, but forever. And, like any self-respecting Viking, he'll stop at nothing to get what he wants. So what if she's the most difficult, complex, never-gives-him-a-break woman he's ever known? She's more than worth the effort. In fact, she's worth everything.
And if it turns out that twenty-four hours of non-stop, any-way-she-wants-it sex doesn't work with Neecy? Then it looks like he'll just have to get a little more creative...
This books is vulgar and fun!
Neecy Lawrence is a Crow. Crows are women who are murdered and given a second chance by being brought back to life by the Viking goddess Skuld. They are called The Gathering. The Crows chase, capture, (and usually) kill people who commit crimes against the Viking gods and goddesses (steal magical runes, etc).
Will Yager is a Raven. Ravens are descendants from the original protectors and warriors of the Viking god Odin.
Usually the Crows and the Ravens don’t mix and mingle but Will has only one thing on his mind, Neecy Lawrence.
I loved this book because it’s fun and silly and it doesn’t take itself too seriously. But that’s not to say the writing is bad or the plot is not well formed. This is a well written book with a good plot and well fleshed out characters. I enjoyed the relationship between Neecy and Will. One of the other things I really enjoyed about this book is that the book is an interracial romance but the author didn’t make a big deal out of it. The characters were who the characters were. The issues that the characters had in their relationship (one of Neecy’s hang ups was because she was an orphan and had become a small time hood prior to her death) was based on real things that had happened in their past or their present – it was never about the color of their skin or how much money they had.
This is book 1 of a series so I’m letting it slide that there are a few plot threads that were not tied up.
**Note** The author has no intention of completing this series at this time. To the breaking of my heart. 🙁