BLOG REVIEW: Hunt Her Down by Roxanne St Claire

Sexy widowed heroine is considering having a 1-night-stand with the stranger Hero at the bar whom she's been flirting with the past few days.
She is utterly shocked to find out that he is her former lover from 14 years ago.
She was led to believe that he died from the warehouse fire she witnessed, when she was trying to cut her ties with her boyfriend who was involved in some nefarious dealings. 
Instead he was actually working undercover then and now. Their chemistry is still as fiery as ever. But heroine isn't sure about his true intentions, especially since he's helping to protect her from her prison-escapee ex-boyfriend.
Is it a re-run of their past relationship? Will finding out that he has a son with her change things? 

Overall, the writing, pacing & emotional pull were good.  Action-suspense was exciting enough albeit predictable.  Sexual chemistry & love scenes were hot.  What I didn't care for was the romance. I just wasn't convinced that Hero was in love with heroine.  Heroine was both in lust & in love with Hero then and now. She even cheated on her mafia-boyfriend with Hero and was going to leave her boyfriend for him. On the other hand, Hero was clearly in lust with heroine. But in love? Not sure. Hero seemed to have forgotten about heroine after their undercover operation was finished. He didn't try to call her or even check up on her in 14 years. When she asked him if he would've married her then, he responded with a quick & resounding "no".  Yet later he confessed to being in love with heroine during their secret affair. So he was in love with her but didn't want to marry her? He also seemed to have unrequited feelings for 1 of his undercover team members. When they were reunited, Hero was definitely hot for the heroine but only began to show emotional interest in her when he found out about their son.  She more like an afterthought to him than his primary focus.

I cautiously recommend this book.
3-star

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