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The Hunting Grounds by Katee Robert…Blog Tour & Review

Release Week Celebration for THE HUNTING GROUNDS by NYT Bestselling Author, Katee Robert! 

 

Katee Robert has definitely picked up the romantic suspense genre and made it her bitch. I can’t wait to see what we get next. Given some of the books I see she’s been using for research, I know it’s going to be frightening and amazing at the same time.”—Goodreads Review 

 

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Title: The Hunting Grounds 

Author: Katee Robert 

Series: Hidden Sins #2 

Genre: Romantic Suspense 

Release Date: July 25, 2017 

Publisher: Montlake Romance 

Print Length:  318 pages 

Format: Digital and Paperback 

ISBN: 978-1503946705 

 

 

Synopsis:  

 

For two FBI agents with a past, love becomes a matter of life and death in the new Hidden Sins novel from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert. 

Maggie Gaines used to be an FBI agent—top of her class and one of the bright, up-and-coming stars—until she spectacularly fell apart during her first high-profile case. That was eight years ago. Now she’s a ranger at Glacier National Park, and she’s found some measure of peace. But when the body of a murdered woman is discovered, she must finally put the past behind her and work with the one man she thought she’d never see again. 

For months, Vic Sutherland has been hunting a killer who’s been targeting unsuspecting hikers in national parks—and now the predator has come to Glacier. Vic knows the case will bring him face-to-face with his former partner, yet nothing can prepare him for seeing Maggie again after all these years, or for the memories of passion it stirs in both of them. 

As the investigation brings them closer together—and closer to the killer—Maggie and Vic fear they have only each other to trust. But even that might not be enough to make it out of Glacier alive. 

 

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3.5 Stars

I really enjoyed the first book in this series so it was a no brainer to read this one. Both books can be read as standalones as there is very little that interconnects the two.

Let me start off by telling you that if you are hoping for a romantic suspense, don’t expect much from this book. This is definitely more suspense with a tad of romance added in. Her first book was very much the same way, so I was not shocked to find the same with this one. However, I still enjoyed the overall plot.

As you know for the blurb, Maggie is now a park ranger. Vic is still in the BAU and is currently tracking a murder who’s victims are hikers. After a lone hiker is found strung up in Maggie’s park, Vic is called in because it fits the description of his killer. Maggie and Vic have a past, but this part of the story, the romance, is definitely a second thought as it is not well plotted out and honestly, I could care less. LOL

We meet a group of young hikers, who you know will the ones to on the radar for the killer. This is where Katee excels in this story. She does a great job of building the suspense and tension; she leaves us little bread crumbs, and has us guessing who the killer could possibly be. I may have figured out who it was, but it still enticing to read. While I enjoyed how Katee plotted things out, I did wish she delved into more about the killer and the why’s behind it.

Overall, it was ok read for me. I felt that the romance portion fell completely flat and this book should just be considered suspense not romantic suspense. There were some things that were left unknown between the secondary characters and they seemed to be an important part of the book, so I expected more there too. As I said, if you are hoping for a romantic suspense, don’t expect much romance in this one. There’s a ton of suspense with a splash of romance added in. But again, I still enjoyed the plot enough to give the book 3.5 stars.

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The Hunting Grounds Excerpt 

Copyright © 2017 Katee Robert 

 

Vic’s gaze fell on his phone. Maggie’s number was now in the contacts folder. It would be easy to dial it, just to check on her.  

Except it was late, and she hadn’t asked for him to babysit her.  

He’d gone years without seeing her, and now that they were in the same general area, it was like they were two magnets that could barely resist the pull. He wanted to hear her voice, to sit her down and share a meal that wasn’t military issue, to actually talk 

His phone rang, which startled him so much he almost dropped it. Vic stared at the screen for several precious seconds, wondering if he was more tired than he’d thought, because it sure as fuck looked like Maggie was calling him. “Sutherland.”  

“It’s me.”  

He sat on the edge of the bed, suddenly painfully aware that he wore only a towel. It shouldn’t matter. She couldn’t see him, didn’t know what he was or wasn’t wearing, but it did matter. “Hey, Maggie.”  

“I have to apologize.” He could almost feel her soft sigh. “You were right, and I was acting like a stubborn kid. This whole thing—the murders in the park and having to deal with my past and you—has got me all twisted up.” 

Maybe it was the events of the last two days, but he was so goddamn tired of doing the noble thing. He never put himself or his personal shit before a case. Not once.  

He’d never wanted to before.  

“I twist you up?”  

“As if you didn’t know. I had something of a crush on you when we were partners—which I’m sure you knew after I threw myself at you—and apparently I didn’t outgrow it as much as I thought.”  

The dimness of the room evoked an intimacy he didn’t deserve. Was Maggie sitting in her bedroom in low light, too? He liked the picture that made. “You have nothing to apologize for.”  

“I’ve been making an ass of myself since you stepped off that helicopter.” She shifted, the sound painfully loud in the near silence. “And I’m doing it again, apparently. My whole point was that I’m sorry and I’ll be professional from now on. You don’t have to worry about any breakdowns or hissy fits.”  

If he was smart, he’d take her apology for what it was and allow it to move them back to solid ground. There were lives on the line and a condensed timeline that was only going to get more condensed with each body that popped up.  

But when Vic spoke, he didn’t move them back to firm ground. He threw them right over the edge of the cliff. “Fuck being professional. I want you, Maggie. Not the former FBI agent. Not the park ranger. I want you.” 

 

Praise for The Hidden Sins Series 

 

“…a captivating read, made all the more rewarding when good triumphs.”—Washington Post  

 

“Robert shows off her impressive versatility in this fast-paced and inventive new Hidden Sins series. The small-town setting is a masterful blend of quaint and oppressive, which ratchets the menace and thrill factor. The protagonists carry the full weight of their pasts with them, making their growing relationship as compelling as the mystery element in The Devil’s Daughter. With plenty of twists and betrayals, this is a book that is sure to earn Robert a wealth of new fans.” RT Book Reviews 

 

 

Other Books in the Hidden Sin Series 

 

THE DEVIL’S DAUGHTER 

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About Katee Robert 

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it ‘a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension.”  When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.  

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