Series: Elemental #3
Published by Tantor Audio on May 5, 2015
With power comes enemies. Lots of them. Hunter Garrity just wants to be left alone. He's learned the hard way that his unusual abilities come at a price. And he can't seem to afford any allies. He's up to his neck in hostiles—his grandfather who's spoiling for a fight, the Merrick brothers who think he ratted them out, and scheming psycho Calla who wants to use him as bait.
Then there's Kate Sullivan. She's the new girl at school. She's not hostile. She's bold. Funny. Hot. But she's got an agenda, too. With supposedly secret powers rippling to the surface everywhere around him, Hunter knows something ugly is about to go down. But finding out what means he'll have to find someone he can trust.
I have to say that once again I love this series and I am so glad I have been able to binge listen to these as they are a great way to pass the time. I loved that this book was not about a Merrick brother but they were still throughout the story. We get into this one by learning more about Hunter. I was excited to learn more about him as he was a bit of a mystery and not that much of a main character. I found that as a character he could hold his own and was a welcome addition to this group of guys. Hunter really and truly got a raw deal in life and I felt so sorry for him throughout this book. The narrator does such an amazing job of making you feel like you are Hunter and you feel his pain.
As the story continues we really get into knowing why Hunter is the jaded and troubled person he is because his home life is down right awful and I found myself hating his family especially his grandfather. He treated him with no respect and I hated seeing a kid go through this. I think that the addition of Kate to the mix was just what he needed to bring a bright spot into his life. I was a little leery of her though but she grew on me. I think I was really excited when the Merrick’s took him in and started to treat him like how a family should. I felt like the helped him become a better person.
Overall this one was a great listen and I can’t wait to listen to the next one in the series. I know most people will want to skip this one as the Merrick’s aren’t front and center but I think this was a necessary read in the series. We learn so much more about Hunter and you get glimpses of the Merrick’s even though they aren’t the primary focus. I think the audio of this one was my favorite because I feel that the narrator was made to voice Hunter. I couldn’t seem this one being done by anyone else.