Wulf and the Bounty Hunter by Gail Koger #Review

Wulf and the Bounty Hunter by Gail Koger #ReviewWulf and the Bounty Hunter by Gail Koger

Series: #6 Coletti Warlords
Genres: Sci-Fi Romance
Published by Loose-ID on October 18, 2016
Pages: 221
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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Wulf and the Bounty Hunter is the latest addition to the Coletti Warlords series.  These sci-fi space adventure romances are sheer laugh and snort out loud fun.  The stories build on each other as a battle rages between a crazed, power mad son who seeks to bring down the Coletti Empire while giving his allies earth as a feeding ground.  They could be read out of order or standalone in a pinch, but I would recommend reading them all just because they are not to be missed for the great entertainment value.

This time, its Wulf who is celebrating another Coletti hunt gone well when he encounters his future mate in the sassy, fearless, young girl prepared to steal from him because she is hungry after being left to her own devices after her father gets hauled in again.  Yakira is a young orphan girl who has bionic limbs since she was captured by the Tai-Kok who sought to eat her.  Her adopted father and brothers rescued her and brought her into their boisterous and not so law abiding family.

Years later, Yakira is better able to take care of herself and has her best friend and sister of the heart beside her as they go into the bounty hunting business to earn the money needed to bail her father and brothers out of jail.  Unfortunately, the Coletti Warlord she has been ducking for years is after the same bounty prize.  One thing leads to another as they often do for trouble magnet, Yakira.

Wulf is unexpected.  His actions and words work on her and touch the dark and damaged places in her even as she struggles to teach him that she is no helpless Damsel in Distress.  Wulf and the other Coletti need her to use her pyschic gifts as she helps them track a ruthless crazed traitor and his allies.  Danger happens and Yakira along with her friends and family duck, dive, shoot, and scramble their way through each situation.

The story is exciting and non-stop action, but fun and passionate.  The humor is a full range of comedic flavors and colors the story so it is light and amusing even while the moment in the story may be otherwise.  The plots are simple, but move swiftly.  The development is simple and doesn’t go deep, but for all that, there is so much there to enjoy and escape into.

The romance, likes the rest of the story, is hilarious and fun though is sizzling hot.  Wulf is alpha to the core, but once he encounters Yakira, he discovers that bossing her around or trying to tame her is a futile effort.  He rushes in and gets stubborn about protecting her and she pushes back insisting she can protect herself and be a part of the team effort.  Meanwhile, he courts her and makes her know that she is safe with him just as she makes him know that she cares for him and loves him.

It was fun to get back into the Coletti Warlords’ world and encounter familiar faces.  A Quinn Jones sighting in his new role.  And oh yes, I did enjoy the Jones’ family reunion and meeting the other Coletti couples again.  I have come to appreciate the alienness of the surrounding cast of characters that are creative in their strange appearance yet are not so alien in their feelings and motives.  Even the scariest looking races can become friends and even find romance.  Tabors and Gorum and Askole were a delight.  Yakira’s encounters with the Overlord were hilarious.  She is young and has that whimsical and mischievous quality that gets big bad bruisers to go a little soft.

All in all, I was excited to snatch this up and disappointed when I saw the end.  I love this series and anticipate the fun adventures and hilarious dialogue and situations set in the Coletti Warlord world.  I am anticipating the next release and happily recommend this book and the others in the series to sci-fi romantic comedy lovers.

My thanks to the author and to Loose ID for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • First time I’m hearing about this series but I’m intrigued. I love non-stop action and intense romance. Seems really interesting. Glad you enjoyed this one. Nice review. I wonder how many books there will be in the series because I would like to start soon 🙂

    Shane @ Itching for Books

    • They’re a lot of fun, Shane. But you don’t have to wait for the series to finish. I’ve actually read them entirely out of order b/c I started with book three, went back for two, then four, then one, etc. I think the first two are out of print, but you can get the idea from book three onward if you like.

  • Snort-out-loud-fun. I’m in! I could really use a fun read like this. Thanks for the heads up, Sophia!

    • Oh yeah, nothing is off limits for the comedy. It’s like those old, fun pirate swashbuckling romances that are over the top, but oh so entertaining. 🙂

  • I love a book that can make me laugh.

    • Same here, Mary. Make me laugh and you’ve got me hooked. 🙂

  • I haven’t heard of this series before but it sounds really exciting. I love that it is filled with humor as well. Glad you enjoyed this one. Great review!

    • Oh good! Glad to introduce you, Carole. These are a blast. 🙂

  • oh a story full of action and all? yay I always love and mainly when the romance is great but it’s too bad about the end…

    • Very exciting, but fun times, Melliane! 🙂 Yes, now I get to wait for the next one. Always hard to wait. 🙂

  • I love that not only is it fast paced and full of action, but there is humor and passion. Book 6, you are killing me!

    • I’d say sorry, but I’m glad you’re interested. These are fun times. The first two are out of print though the author will give away copies from time to time (that’s how I got them), so actually there are only four. 🙂

  • I hadn’t heard of this series before, sounds like a good one! It sounds like a fast paced book with a lot of action. How you describe the characters makes me curious about them. And it’s always nice to see familiar faces in later books of a series! Great review!

    • It’s not one that gets a lot of notice b/c it’s more cornball fun than serious sci-fi, but for some reason I thought the first one I tried after winning it was hilarious for when I’m in the mood for light stuff so I kept reading the whole series.
      Yes, this one brought back characters from earlier books and they were nice to see as they adjust to their new lives with the aliens.
      Thanks, Lola!