Release Blitz + Review - The Hunt by Monica James

by - Monday, October 30, 2017

Book Details

The Hunt
by Monica James
Genre: Rom-Com, Erotica 
Release Date: October 30th 2017 

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Series: A Hard Love Romance 

Book 1: Dirty Dix

Book 2: Wicked Dix

About the Book

My name is Hunter O’Shea and I have a confession to make…I’ve met a girl who consumes me. I know that makes me sound completely whipped, but Mary “Lamb” Mitts has the power to bring me to my knees…it’s just too bad she hates my guts. But that’s okay, because I hate hers, too. The fiery redhead stirs something in me that I can’t explain. 

This temporary insanity could be due to the fact my best friend, who used to be a bigger player than me, is getting married. That must be it. I’m caught up in an Oprah moment. 

The only solution is to get back in the game and forget she exists. That theory is great—too bad I don’t want anyone else. 


I’m so screwed. 


Something is happening and I have no idea what. Mary’s eyes drop to my lips before she uneasily licks hers. Her flushed cheeks, dilated pupils, and heavy breathing all point to one thing—but that’s not possible. This woman hates me, all delicious, lithe five-foot-four of her wants me dead.

So why is she not slapping my cheeks and calling me a dirty manwhore when I inch closer to her lips? And why am I not slamming on the brakes because I don’t kiss—ever, but that rule seems to be obsolete when the supplest pair of lips are a hairs breadth away? 

I’m rolling in her perfume. Slathering it all over my body and inhaling it like a new drug. She is all goddess, and if I don’t touch her, I’m going to explode. 

Placing my palm to her cheek, we both moan at the contact, and when she parts those lips, I’m as good as gone. “Hunter, wh-what are you doing?” 

My name has never sounded sweeter. “Shortcake, I don’t know…you tell me.” The ball is in her court. I’m liquefying and my brain turned to mush about fifteen minutes ago, so I’m in no state to be the one calling the shots.

“I…I…” she fumbles, never breaking eye contact. 

“You what?” I ask, tugging at the lobe of her ear, before tracing my pointer down her throat. Her pulse is hammering, a sure sign she’s about to either surrender, or flee. 

“I…oh god,” she whimpers, biting her lip when I work my finger back up and paint over her jawline in a slow sweep. 

“You have three seconds…three seconds to stop me before I part those lips with my tongue, and I won’t be gentle about it.” 

My Review

Rating: 4 stars

** I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book generously provided by the author. Thank you for the opportunity!

Monica James delivered a steamy and addicting read by bringing a modern twist to a classic tale of forbidden romance between the Hunter and the Lamb, in her latest contemporary romance novel, The Hunt. 

Hunter O'Shea is a typical player who sees women as conquests and is completely relationship-phobic. On the end of the spectrum, Mary's faith in love has been destroyed by her past boyfriend that lead to her swearing off men. But here's a thing about love, it happens when you least expect it. When Hunter and Mary were thrown together for their best friend's wedding, they realized that opposites attract as enemies became friends...and possibly into something more. 

I really loved the dynamic of Hunter and Mary's relationship. Passionate and filled with angst, there wasn't a boring moment between the two! Although it wasn't all smooth sailing and fluffy ponies, it has the right dose of mystery, drama, and romance to fill your reading cravings. 

Another thing that I really LOVED about The Hunt was the HONESTY. Hunter was unabashedly honest with his personality, it might not fit into the criteria of a prince charming, but I loved him even more for OWNING his own self. Most of the time I'd go "Well it's just Hunter being Hunter..." every time he responds crudely or doing something un-prince charming-like. I couldn't bring myself to dislike him because hidden underneath those layers is someone worth loving. 

Incredibly engaging, I highly recommend The Hunt to all you romance lovers out there. Happy Hunting!

P.S. I really wanted to get my hands on Dirty Dix!!

About the Author

Monica James spent her youth devouring the works of Anne Rice, William Shakespeare, and Emily Dickinson.

When she is not writing, Monica is busy running her own business, but she always finds a balance between the two. She enjoys writing honest, heartfelt, and turbulent stories, hoping to leave an imprint on her readers. She draws her inspiration from life. 

She is a bestselling author in the U.S., Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, and the U.K.

Monica James resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her wonderful family, and menagerie of animals. She is slightly obsessed with cats, chucks, and lip gloss, and secretly wishes she was a ninja on the weekends.

Author Links

Instagram: @MonicaJames



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