Review….Hunting Kat by P.J. Schnyder

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As a mercenary, Kat Darah doesn’t have to pass for a normal human. On the edge of the solar system, she’s just another biped. Most of the time.

Nearing the end of his military tour, Lt. Christopher Rygard debates the idea of hanging up his uniform for good. Looking for answers at the bottom of a glass of scotch, he meets Kat. One shared night of mutual desire seems harmless. But when attackers hunting Rygard interrupt their tryst, Kat must reveal her other form, the predator beneath the human façade.

Together they embark on a dangerous mission a race against time to meet the enemy’s demands, while trying to deny the passion between them. Rygard is faced with a terrible choice in the face of duty: Report the existence of a human turned shape-shifter. Or forget he ever met her.


My review:

Hunting Kat is the first in author PJ Schnyder’s Triton Experiment series and is a sci-fi romance that I absolutely loved!

Finally somewhat able to deal with her painful past, mercenary Kat Darah has found a place in life where she belongs.  She has a Captain she trusts and one close friend and that’s been enough for her.  The only empty spot in her life is where the only man she had ever been close to once was.  He’s gone, though, and his death hit her hard.  But if Kat kept herself busy she didn’t have time to let the lack of a man bother her.  That was until her captain and best friend stuck her on leave for two days when their ship docked.  Now she was stuck on this mini-vacation and too much time to think.  Time to it the bar…of course just when Kat is looking to avoid being tricked by her friends into spending time with a man, she happens to find one that sends her senses into overdrive.  Maybe this wasn’t such a bad idea after all?

Lt. Christopher Rygard is at a crossroads in his life.  Deciding whether to stay in the military at the end of this tour or give up the only life he’s ever known.  A few things happened on the last few missions that haven’t sat right with him.  But you can’t exactly go against your CO’s orders.  Which puts him here, in this bar, wondering what the hell to do.  Luckily a sexy mercenary walks in and takes his train of thought away from anything other than her.  He’s set his sights on her and if there’s anything he’s sure of at this moment it’s that he will have her.

What starts out as a hot night of passion and sex turns into a fight for their lives when the very problems Rygard was pondering come pounding on their door.  Now, he has no choice but to right his wrongs and he needs the help of the sexy merc shifter.

What a fantastic story this was!  I think what I liked most was that it wasn’t overly futuristic.  It had just enough to create a vivid picture in my mind without being distracting with foreign terms.  Kat is one hell of a strong gal and I loved her spirit.  She’s loyal and takes her friendships very seriously. She knows how quickly a person can be taken from your life or how quickly things can go from good to bad.  Rygard is totally delicious with confidence and swagger to spare without being too cocky.  Their night together was written sinfully and sexily and damn the heat jumped off of my ereader!  PJ sure has a way with words…yum.  The mission they end up working on together had my pulse pounding and I was so worried for Kat! No spoilers from me but I will say that it ended with me feeling content but wanting more.  The sign of a great beginning to a series!

Thank you, PJ, for a kick ass story!  I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Kat!

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About the author:

Born and raised in the North East, PJ Schnyder spent her childhood pretending to study for the SATs by reading every fantasy and sci-fi novel she could borrow from the local and school libraries. She scored fairly high in the verbal portion.

She was introduced to the wonderful world of romance a decade later by her best friend at an anime convention in Seattle.

She now lives somewhere temperate watching the seasons go by with her two dogs and super stealthy ninja kitty, writing her stories.

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