Hunter by Giulia Lagomarsino
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Pappy goes down!
“Hunter was as deadly as they came. As I stared at him, I realized that he reminded me a lot of Dwayne Johnson. His muscles were just as big and he was just as tall. His face was even similar. With his shaved head, he could easily pass as a sibling.”
– said by Maggie in “Cap” (Reed Security, #2).
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌎
Character development: 😟😣🙃🙂🥰
The heroine: Lucy Grant – Sister to Claire from the last book “Irish”, Lucy has been going to graduate school to become a professor, all while helping Claire take care of their Dad who has Alzheimer’s. Lucy only wants a friends with benefits relationship with Hunter.
The Hero(es): Hunter Papacosta (a.k.a. Pappy) – He works for Reed Security and is on Derek’s team. He used to sleep with his team-mate Lola to help take her mind off the demons in her head when she would wake up screaming. He also had a friends with benefits arrangement with Lucy, which he was perfectly happy with.
The Story: When Lucy almost died in a fire at their father’s farm, Pappy realizes he feels more for her than he though and he strong arms her into staying with him. Though Lucy is not the type to take orders from any man. She decides who she wants to be with and when.
A side storyline about someone stalking Lucy is really good. Though Hunter is trying to get Lucy back after they break up, he is not the one stalking her. There are a few people that it could possibly be so every time you think you know who it is, something changes so you aren’t quite sure.
The humor in these books is terrific. It seems that each one gets funnier than the last. There are several scenes in the book where I was laughing out loud they were so funny. It seems that the more men in Reed Security that fall in love, the funnier they get about being in love.
“Ladies, please,” Knight interrupted as we stood in front of the door. “Can we go catch the psycho and get the girl back or would you like to stand here and discuss your favorite books some more? I could order some tea and crumpets and we could have a little book club meeting.”
It is really kind of awesome to see these big tough muscular guys be so whipped over the women they love. Not only that, but the advice they give each other is truly hilarious.