Hunting Season by Shelly Laurenston is a great novel. I love Shelly Laurenston and have every single novel she has ever written. (From the back cover) The Gathering, Book 1. 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 barley 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 it turns out that twenty-four hours of non-stop , any-way-she-wants-is sex doesn’t work with Neecy? Then it looks like he’;; just have to get a little more creative…
This novel is a paranormal romance that follows Neecy, a born again winged crow, and Yager, the leader of the Raven’s (Odin warriors). Like all of Shelly Lauresnton’s novels these characters are fantastic. There is no such thing as weak female. Only strong, fighting women are present. Neecy was murder by her drug dealer boyfriend at a young age and signed her soul over to a Viking goddess that has given Neecy a second chance at life as one of her warriors. Neecy now has crow’s wings and goes after anyone who attempts to steal from her God. I enjoyed reading about Neecy and Yager. The story line was funny and entertaining. It moved at a moderate pace that made logical sense. None of the characters in this novel were one-dimensional. They were complex characters that were a joy to read. Shelly Laurenston is always great at written comedic and witty characters that keep the reader engaged. The storyline was fantastic and witty (I really don’t want to give it away). Yager is fighting Neecy ever step of the way for her heart, a chance to be together forever.
The sex scenes were steamy and emotionally great. I love reading Laurenston’s novels. The sex scenes are dominant and explosive with raw emotions and powerful connections. I almost had to fan myself down cause of the heat those scenes give off. I love the fact that the sex scenes do not overshadow the storyline but enhance it.
If you enjoy paranormal romance i.e shifters, Arrogant Gods, and magic, you will love Shelly Laurenston’s novels. I give this novel 5 out of 5 stars. I cannot think of one thing I did not like about the novel, except that I want the second novel in that series to come out. If you enjoyed this novel I recommend reading other Shelly Laurenston series such as the shifter series starting with The Mane Event or her dragon series written under G. A. Aiken About a Dragon.