Title: Healing Hunter’s Heart (A Little Bit of Love #2)
Author: Charlie Cochet
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: April 24, 2015
Genre(s): Paranormal, Contemporary
Page Count: 200
Reviewed by: Brooklyn
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Months after being forced to leave his lover and mate Ari Jannsen behind, Hunter Devin settles into his role as Enforcer for the newly formed Deagan Clan under the rule of his new Alpha and best friend Tristan “Trip” Hagan. Along with Hunter’s brother Boone, their nephews, sister, and mother, Hunter finally has the family he’s always wanted, but without his little rebel Ari, his heart is incomplete.
The Hagan Clan is unable to accept the Deagan Clan’s betrayal for walking away and taking the clan’s pups with them. War looms. As both clans plan their attack, a greater enemy plots against them. But Hunter is determined to get his Ari back. Bonds are put to the test and unexpected alliances are made as Hunter and his clan set out to protect their own and end the spreading heartache.
At the end of book one, we saw Hunter and Ari as an already established couple, when Trip declared he was leaving the Hagan clan and starting his own elsewhere. Ari stayed behind in order to save Hunter, and Hunter had no choice but to leave with the new Deagan clan.
In this book, we are taken back five years to when they became a couple. I was worried that the book would pick up after they had already been separated. So I was glad to be given this glimpse back in time to see them come together as a couple.
Then we are thrown back to the present where a war between the Hagan and Deagan clans is brewing. The Hagan clan has decided to kill off the Deagan clan with the exception of the Alpha pups. But things go wrong when Ari’s mom works her own obsessive agenda of power, causing even more heartbreak.
We got to see dogs. Playing, frolicing, and fighting. One of my favorite parts of any shifter story is seeing the shifters spend time in their animal form. They become different creatures. And I don’t mean in the obvious physical sense. But in their whole being. Their very nature is different and they are more instinctual. And who doesn’t like to see animals playing and having fun? It’s just cute. Especially dogs. 🙂
I love when the big bad tough guy turns into melty puddles by his lover. It’s just so cute to see the softy underneath that tough exterior. Hunter definitely fits the bill. He and his brother are known as The Devil Dogs. They are half-breeds. Half wolf, half husky. So they are larger, stronger shifters and feared by many, because of their more feral nature.
If you haven’t read book 1, An Intrepid Trip to Love, I highly recommend it before reading this one. But it’s a free read. So go grab it and get caught up. Because the events that take place in book 1 set the stage for this book.