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This is Book #2 in the Hellhound series.
In 'Dogs of War' we rejoin Halo Bay and the Hellhounds as they adjust to an unexpected loss. Weakened and feeling as if they may be losing the battle, the Hellhounds reach out to the most unlikely of creatures...that of the vampires. At Ari's insistence, two very powerful vampires are called upon to help them. Hunter, who has a sordid past with Dorin and Vanessa, Queen of the vampires and daughter to Dracula himself. As they struggle to solidify their new alliance, Halo finds she has to barter with the only thing she truly owns. Herself. This is a deal that Lucifer is eager to seal and, blinded by love, Halo may be stepping into a plan set in motion centuries before she even existed. Will she restore the balance between Heaven and Hell? Or will be become the final seal?
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
This is the second book in the Hellhound series. I really enjoyed this novella!
Halo Bay is a character that I liked from the first book. She had horrible judgement in men when she was alive, but now she is a Hellhound (a type of guardian to keep the demons from getting out of hand in the human world). She is feisty and quite adept at kicking demon butt. However, she is also hunted by her nemesis, Lucifer, who desires her.
I began to read this book on the bus, going home from work, and I didn't want to put it down! The story introduces some new characters. Hunter and Vanessa are vampires who have been brought in to help the Hellhounds after the demise of Dorin, and the loss of Gunner to Hell. I wasn't sure what these two were to each other (lovers or friend siblings (as they weren't blood related)), as they constantly bickered. Unfortunately, I couldn't feel anything for these characters, although I did like Hunter more than Vanessa. They didn't seem to be as lifelike as Halo, Gunner or even Lucifer. Nevertheless, they brought a new dimension to the story. The story is told from several points of view, but mainly through Halo's eyes. I liked the way the story unfolded, and there were a few twists that I didn't see coming. However, there was a scene that I had my suspicions about, and the end of the story confirmed what I thought. I am now looking forward to reading the next part of the story as soon as it is released!
Rue Volley has written a wonderfully steamy erotic romance series that had more heat than the fires of Hell! Her characters are interesting and are very likable. I love her fast paced writing style, which flowed beautifully!
I do not recommend this book to readers under 18 due to scenes of an explicit sexual nature and the use of foul language. However, I recommend this book if you love HOT steamy romances (paranormal or contemporary), with a dark fantasy twist. - Lynn Worton