As an energy vampire, Halo enjoys the chase for human blood—if it’s pure and consensual. But Halo goes from hunter to hunted when he is knocked unconscious and taken hostage by vicious sycophants. As he comes to, he realizes that he’s naked, starving, and trapped in a sealed room. With him is a deliciously human female, tempting him to feed—except her blood is heady with the scent of poisonous drugs. Never has nourishment been so near, yet so far . . . and it’s all part of the sycophants’ sick game.
The last thing Felice Mendoza remembers is everything going black. She awakens stripped, drugged, exposed, and alone—with a vampire. Halo is at once savage and tender, terrifying and alluring. Felice senses that her only chance to escape depends upon his survival. Given the choice between Halo and his enemies, Felice surrenders to his ravenous hunger. It’s a calculated risk—and a delirious pleasure. As Felice is ushered into a world as dangerous as it is desirable, their fight for deliverance is only the beginning.
Worldbuilding: The vampire world divided in vampires and sycophants based on how clean the “food” is was interesting and original. The setting of the story is a room for like half of it, which also makes it an interesting psychological experiment.
Characters: Felicia was exactly the right kind of temptation: smart, sexy, sincere, passionate, a bit insecure – in short, alpha bate, hehe. I really enjoyed her curious nature, her observations of Halo and her resilience in getting through to him.
Halo was tough, hot, bad boy, and a bit of a rebel though not to the point of reckless – still thoughtful and protective of her. I liked following him as he dealt with lust, protectiveness, his moral compass and definition of self.
I enjoyed their chemistry and they made for a hot naked experiment, lol.
Plot: The kidnapped victims and forced proximity (and naked!) scenario was tense and thrilling, but via the same circumstances a lot of the story is tense but not overly rich in action. From the escape moment (come on, you knew there was one!) the action picks up and things get even more fun.
Writing: Third person, past tense narrative, his/her POV. I really enjoyed his voice and sense of humor, and actually lol-ed at bits like “sucked big hairy moose balls”.
Curb Appeal: Cool cover, hooking blurb, bonus points for author name – impulsive buy material for my vampire PNR moods.
I recommend Hunger to fans of original vamp worlds and captivity scenarios that involve the couple and not just one of them.