Monday, November 28, 2011

Romance Book Review: Cameron Dane's Quick to the Hunt

Author: Cameron Dane
Series Connection: Hawkins Ranch
ISBN: 978-1-60737-996-6
Genre: Contemporary Western/ M-M Gay Romance

Publisher: Loose-id

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Quick to the Hunt features some connection to the Hawkins Ranch series, but for the most part this book takes anything the previous books delved into and takes it to a new level. This book is by far for the faint at heart. There were times when it got so hard emotionally to read I had to put it down, but I couldn't stop reading for long because I just had to know how it ended.

War hero Hunter Tennison has come home after two tours in the army racked with guilt and anger. The violence built up inside him theatens his overwhelm him.

Moving back home, Hunter meets the man he falls for, but he's too wrapped up in his own demons that he isn't sure he can handle a relationship with him now, maybe never.

Alexander Quick is about to lose his best friend to illness when he meets Hunter. He isn't sure he's ready to get into a relationship with someone who is going through his own demons, but he can't turn away from Hunter. The man draws him in so quickly that he falls in love before he knows it.

Before these two men can be together, Hunter must face his demons and learn to cope. Over the journey to his recovery there are so many starts and stops in this relationship. Alex knows it will take everything in him to wait until Hunter can get better enough to be in a relationship.
War veteran Hunter Tennison returns home physically and emotionally scarred. Unable to bear feeling anything, Hunter uses pain to quiet the chaos and to keep his emotions from destroying him. Hunter dare not risk falling in love. He can’t let anyone get close enough to see the violence inside him.

In business and relationships, Alexander Quick is practical and rational. The first time Alex looks into Hunter’s eyes, he sees the damaged soul within, and adamantly tells himself not to get involved. Too many things could go haywire with a volatile man like Hunter, and Alex doesn’t enter into relationships where he cannot predict the outcome.

Then Alex learns his mentor is ill. The news sends him reeling. Alex suddenly sees his life isn’t as perfect as he thought. An ache for something meaningful stirs in Alex, and Hunter’s broken soul draws him in like a beacon on the blackest night.

Two men, one running like hell from love and the other opening himself to the emotion for the first time, collide. Hunter and Alex begin a darkly sexual relationship bound to explode. In the aftermath, can Alex make Hunter believe their love is powerful enough to heal his scars?

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: male/male sexual practices, self-injury, spanking.

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