Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Bella Night (Author), Denise Krueger (Narrator), Crown Atlantic Publishing (Publisher)
Our heroine, Etti, is a live at home Native American tattoo artist at her shop, which caters to shifters. One night, in her shop, she meets Grey, who is a member of The Hunt, which is charged with revenge against humans for ancient wrongs.
I won’t spoil the story with further details. But I am guessing that you read the blurb, so you know all of the above details.
There are twists and turns, betrayals and lovemaking, violence and abandonment, secrets and trials through the story. The steam level is fairly high with some variety in the encounters, which are free of kink. There is a good helping of necessary and justified character development as the delicious plot unfolds. I loved the way the story elements were woven together.
This is the first novel in a series, and I enjoyed trying to recognize foreshadowing for subsequent stories. It’s probably not even a minor spoiler to mention that there’s unresolved issues at the end of the volume, leaving a “cliff hanger” feeling, even though there is a kind of happy-for-now denouement.
There were bothersome changes in the voicing of the characters at some of the chapter breaks. It felt to me like there may have been multiple recording sessions spread over a long enough period that the characterizations were not fresh in the narrator’s mind after the breaks between sessions. This takes a bit away from the listener’s sense of continuity, but the overall performance was still great, as far as I am concerned.
I heartily recommend this listen.
Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this recording through StoryOrigin and voluntarily created this honest review.