Review: How To Lure a Hunter (VRC: Vampire Related Crimes #3) by Alice Winters

Rating: 4.5🌈

How To Lure a Hunter is Alexei and Claude’s story. The third book in the VRC: Vampire Related Crimes series, this one takes a character we’ve known through the previous stories, Alexei, and puts him under the microscope as the romance between himself and Claude advances.

Alexei, also known as Karsen, hasn’t had much of his background revealed. Turns out he’s been keeping secrets.

When a older true vampire with a nose fit research is the one romancing you, that’s a hard thing to continue.

Especially when your past arrives and makes it impossible to hide your secrets.

This novel delves into the history of both Claude and Alexei in a number of ways. It’s a two person pov so we get their memories from the past events that has delivered each man to their current situation…. mostly.

With Claude, he’s lived a long and fascinating life , so it’s only the relevant times and places.

But it serves to flesh out each man further and give their romance the right depth of emotional quality needed to back up the words coming from Claude. He may seem frivolous but he’s anything but.

The plot is intriguing and complicated enough that you stay connected to the men as the events unfold and the action ramps up.

There’s some deep scares and wonderful elements here. And yes, lively animals to adore.

I loved Claude the minute the author introduced him and he only got better with each story. He and Alexei deserved their HEA. I’m thrilled they got it.

How To Lure a Hunter (VRC: Vampire Related Crimes #3) by Alice Winters is another winner in this series with one left to go to wrap it all up.

Highly recommending it!

VRC: Vampire Related Crimes Series:

✓ How to Vex a Vampire #1

✓ How to Elude a Vampire #2

✓ How to Lure a Hunter #3

✓ How to Save a Human #4

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Synopsis:

Alexei
When Marcus Church brings his brother Claude in to help solve an unusual murder, I’m positive he did it just to disrupt my monotonous life. None of my coworkers in the Vampire Related Crimes unit seem to understand that I want to keep a wall between me and everyone else—especially Claude, who does everything he can to break through it with an annoying smile. After more vampires begin to die, Claude pinpoints the actions of the killers to a group of vampire hunters, leaving us in a race to stop them. When I discover that I have a target on my back, I’m surprised that Claude insists on staying by my side, even when things go from bad to worse. I’m determined to keep him out—I’ve lost enough people in my life—but I can’t stop feeling something every time he breaks through.

Claude
When I reunited with my brother, I never imagined it’d throw me right into Alexei Karsynov’s path. He’s short-tempered, stubborn, and dangerously adorable whenever he smiles—he just doesn’t realize it yet. When Marcus asks me to help with a case, it gives me the excuse I need to get closer to Alexei, but what I discover threatens to change everything. Suddenly, I find myself wanting to do anything to protect Alexei and to see him smile, despite his efforts to keep his distance from others. I’m determined to show him that he can’t live in the past when his future is so much brighter.

How to Lure a Hunter is a 107k word book that contains: Clothes so bright they could cause retina damage, a ridiculous amount of gifts showered on a reluctant recipient, a cranky Russian with a soft spot he tries to hide, a library full of books that need to be treated with the proper respect, some possibly unhealthy sibling teasing, and a sunshiny 300-year-old vampire with an unexpected protective streak.

By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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