Honestly, I read this book quite some time ago. The first book in the series is King: Skin Walkers #1, but I found the second in the series Conn: Skin Walkers #2 and picked it up on a whim. I was so glad I did, as I was really tickled with that book, not because of Conn, the Skin Walker in question, but because of Aries Bracken, the heroine of the piece.
Poor Aries, on the run and in hiding for years – and she doesn’t even know why. All she knows is that she is being hunted, tracked down like an animal. She has suffered, using only her own skills, intelligence and willingness to do whatever it takes to stay hidden from whoever is tracking her, doing all she can to stay alive. Why is this happening?
Pushed to the limit, Aries finds what she thinks is a safe hiding spot, deep in the jungles of South America. She may be living a meager life, but it is one that she can call her own. All that changes when she is captured by Conn and his men and delivered to StoneCrow Estates in the US in return for payment of his fee for bagging the elusive Aries. But things are not as they seem – for Aries is not the person this particular hunter should have caught. And things are much more complicated than they seem.
Aries is a kickin’. Heroine. My favorite scene is when her kidnappers load her onto a helicopter and take off across the jungle . . . only to have her grab a parachute when their backs are turned and bail out! They finally make it to StoneCrow, the bastion of the aforementioned Skin Walkers. Ha! Bad on you, Conn! Wrong girl. Oops.
I was going to write a review of the book back then, but before I did so I sent a note to Susan letting her know that I found a considerable number of editorial problems with the book. After correspondence back and forth we came to an agreement – I get to edit all her Skin Walker books! Whoot!
All of the Skin Walker series are exceptional Paranormal Romance books in my estimation. Hot guys, strong women, interesting world building and character development. We are working on editing all of the books, the most recent of which is York: Skin Walkers #6. Check out the whole series. You can read them out of order and keep up with the story, but it is MUCH more fun to read them in order! There is a buildup of suspense throughout the series, with unseen bad guys working behind the scenes, and some bad guys that are just as in-you-face as they can possibly be.
Highly recommended, even if I wasn’t Susan’s editor! Enjoy!