Well, Ms. Kohler has wrapped up Kit's wishes in a big old christmas bow and calls it Rafe Santiago. Rafe is originally sent to kill Kit because she is a rogue Lycan hunter and a female. The one character who makes an appearance from the first book is a centuries old Lycan named Darius and I cannot wait for Ms. Kohler to put her mark on his story in a future book.
Rafe was intense and mysterious with incredible restraint and patience and a great match for Kit. There were times when I wasn't so sure she was a good match for him, however.
The heroine has devoted herself to the life of killing Lycans. It's ease to obsess over a thankless and high risk job when one has known little to no love or affection for their entire life as is the heroine's case. With only her brother-who has married and carried on with his own life- and a grandmother who honestly could care less if the heroine lived or died, she doesn't know human connections. He's an agent for the European lycan killing society and they are known for their hatred of female hunters- even if the heroine isn't quite a sanctioned hunter herself. Running from her life she's found quite easily and attacked once again in her hotel room, this time, when the hero shows up to save her, she can't deny the overwhelming sense of relief and happiness to see him. They say love and hate walk a fine line and nothing more could be true for how she feels toward the hero. Yes he kills Lycans but his true job is to help people like the heroine and her brother. Though this heroine is have that annoying trait of imagining she's invincible- she could in fact handle herself in a fight and to be fair, the hero did admit to being hired to kill her and her brother.
It is later we find out why?He is a hybrid, who has by infiltrating the organization tried and succeeded in re-locating descendants of the Marshans and the reason Kit and Gideon are being hunted is not because they are rogue hunters but because of this and since Kit is a female she has extra danger attached to herself. Later on when Kit is attacked and Rafe saves her in an unconventional way, comes the conflict.
Two years after book #2 ends, we again meet Gideon's, 26 year old rogue Lycan huntress Kit March. Enter Rafe Santiago of EFLA (The European Federation of Lycan Agents) with orders to eliminate rouge hunters Kit and Gideon March.
She is definitely non-conforming to the requirements and rules of the NODEAL, the agency in charge of eliminating the Lycans, women are not allowed to be hunters. A special agent from the American Branch of the European Federation EFLA, was given this mission to eliminate rogue hunters, and that includes Kit and her brother.
I found Rafe to be intriguing right from the start. Rafe and Kit's chemistry was instantly scorching right from the start, which made for some great scenes between them.
I wish Kit's character would have made a more gradual transition to Rafe, I would have like to see her weakened more obviously to him and not so hurtful.
After several years teaching, Sharie decided it was time to pursue her long-held dream of writing.