"Modern paranormal twist on Avalon complete with sexy gargoyles"
Kennedy has a very adult-like crush on Tristan. Under
normal circumstances this crush would be harmless, but
Kennedy is a bartender at the bar in which Tristan owns.
She has been attempting to keep her distance from him until
fate forces them together.
When Tristan offers to give Kennedy a ride home, he had
other motives with the beautiful Kennedy. Unfortunately,
they are attacked by a wraith out to kill Kennedy. To
protect her, he takes her his home, discovering that she
has been placed in the middle of the fight to gain back a
magical dagger from Avalon that turned Tristan's brother
into a gargoyle.
Now, Tristan must make a decision to either help his cursed
brother or protect Kennedy, his mate.
The premise of Primal Hunger is intriguing: a
modern paranormal twist on King Arthur and Avalon. When
implemented as a story, the premise is muddled, not getting
much of the Avalon aspect within the story. In my opinion,
the story is simply too short to go into details about
Avalon to give the reader a good background into the
world. Since this is the first in the Pendragon Gargoyle
series, I hope we learn more in future books.
The characters are immensely likeable, but Tristan confuses
me. He turns into a big cat, but he is also a gargoyle
during the day. I feel it is almost too much for him to
have two dual natures especially in a novella, since the
gargoyle nature seems to not be that important in the long
run. Luckily, his relationship with Kennedy is everything
a reader wants: intensely hot. Kennedy holds her own as a
snarky bartender and mate to a cat/gargoyle. She is the
type of strong female character I adore.
Overall, Primal Hunger is a good start to a new
series. Although flawed, I enjoyed the story and look
forward to the next installment.
Reviewed by Katie Seely
Posted October 18, 2009