This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Zebra Books
Released on August 25, 2015
On the Hunt is an Anthology written by Rebecca Zanetti, Alexandra Ivy, Dianna Duvall and Hannah Jayne. Most of the stories were from existing series, like a little story in between. Since I wasn’t reading most of the series, I just stuck with Dianna Duvall’s Phantom Embrace for this review.
Phantom Embrace takes place between book 5, Night Bound, and book 6, Shadows Strike. I had read Shadows Strike before this one so it felt like I back tracked a little.
Immortal Yuri Sokolov has live for hundreds of years. Once he was a Guardian in New York, but with all the recent tensions was moved closer to Seth’s main group. He can see spirits and has learned his lesson one too many times when he has spoken to one. But the pretty Cat Seddon seems so sad as she hangs around David’s house. How can he resist talking to her, especially when she has taken to listening to him read, or touching his things longly?
Cat Seddon died long ago when her vampire husband took her and her babies life. Sister to Bastien, she hangs around watching life happen, but never getting to live it. Often she follows Yuri for his rounds at night and then leaves when it is time for action, not wanting to encounter any of their spirits.
Finally Yuri speaks to her and the two learn to love each other without ever being able to physically touch. The romance is extremely sweet. They listen to paranormal romances on audio together and listen to music. It is a courtship that you would see from times of old, which these two are.
Events take place and I don’t want to spoil anything. The romance is sweet, but the two know how to get out of their comfort zones for some erotic times. The ending is sad, but also there is hope to it. I recommend this little side story for those who love the Immortal Guardians series.