It’s Reread Friday time! This month, I’ve read Hunter of Demons by Jordan L Hawk. It’s been many years since I first read it, and I’ve always meant to continue the series but haven’t.
So now I reread it intending to continue to book two, but… I like this, but my memory of it is that I LOVED it, and now I’m like… eh…
As I remembered it Gray was more like McClane in J. Fally’s Bone Rider which is one of my all-time favourite stories. So maybe I’m being unfair, and maybe he get more like that in the coming stories, but when I reached the end I had a was-that-all feeling. In my memories, Gray made more of an impression on me.
But! I don’t want to discourage anyone from reading this story. It’s great! Gray is a demon hunter who has been around for a really long time. He inhabits dead bodies, but when he jumps body to Caleb, he doesn’t stay dead. His sister-in-law is doing CPR until he wakes up again, and Gray finds himself inside a living body. It’s a cool story. And I should read the rest, I will read the rest, but maybe not right now as I’d planned.
Hunter of Demons
“The SPECTR series is paranormal romance with bite, for readers who’re looking for something a little extraordinary.” – The Novel Approach Reviews
What happens when an exorcist falls in love with a demon he’s sworn to destroy?
Caleb Jansen’s life is going from bad to worse. First he’s possessed by an opinionated vampire spirit who drinks the blood of demons, then pursued by a fundamentalist group who want him dead.
His only hope is hotshot federal exorcist John Starkweather…the last man Caleb should be falling for, and the only one he wants in his bed.
3 thoughts on “ReRead Friday | Hunter of Demons”
I keep finding, with Jordan Hawk, that it takes 2-3 books in a series for me to go ”ooh okay I like this!” But then I end up REALLY liking them.
I had this same exact pattern with SPECTR and with Widdershins – I’d read the first one (maybe free as part of a promo or something) and think, ”okay, good, solid intro, not going to *immediately* rush out for the next one like I would for KJ Charles or something, but probably eventually, y’know, sure” and then at some later point book two in the series would be on sale, like 99 cents, so I’d pick it up…and then I’d end up wanting just a little more with those characters…so, okay, get the next one…and then suddenly I was buying the whole series!
SPECTR for me got WAY better when it went wholeheartedly into polyamory territory with John/Caleb/Gray all clearly in love with each other (is that a spoiler? well, I think it helps to know that that’s where it’s headed, because I *didn’t* know!) and also there’s a thing that makes John much more interesting but I won’t spoil that! 🙂
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Yeah, I think you’re right about it taking 2-3 books. The Hexworld books had me hooked from the beginning, but there the couple changes in each book, so they’re built a little differently.