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The Hunt (The Big Bad Wolf #4)

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Byron Caige has been a prisoner for the last fifty years of his supernaturally long life. Just when he gives up hope of ever knowing the taste of freedom again, he is unwittingly rescued by the very same woman who only wants to see him dead. Katherine Dare-Kat-is smart, fast, strong, and beautiful-but unfortunately she's a Hunter, and she's convinced that Byron murdered he ...more
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Published June 29th 2011
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Shirley
I have read all of the BBW series and have fallen in love with the world that Heather has created for her wolves and other super natural beings.
The strength of the characters, the pain, doubt and tribulations that they have to endure make the characters real and most of them carry on from book to book. Each one centers around a specific couple, but since the wolves make up one large family you get little tidbits from each of the previous couples which tie into the current story nicely.
Although e
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Steph
I will start by saying that this was an incredible book. I don't even know where to start... but I'll give it a go, so others hopefully see this and go start buying these books. HKW deserves all the recognition she can get.... there
Firstly, what I love about every single book, is the charcters. I am so invested in them all and have come to care for them all deeply. Every single person is present in the newest book. Nobody is left out. Therefore the book comes in many different POV's. Which is g
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K.C.
This is actually a second times I read this series. The first was so long ago that I couldn't remember. LOL Anyway, after the second read, I was reminded again of how brilliant these books are. I love The Big Bad Wolf series and also its spin-offs... and I can tell you one thing that makes Heather Killough-Walden books so very wonderful... There is no black or white in her books.. everything is a gray area. Even the most vicious villain has his/her own good side... and thier own reasons. Sometim ...more
Angela Goodrich
The Hunt is the final book in The Big Bad Wolf series and for me, it’s the most intense of them all. Why? Because Byron is alive! We learned at the end of The Spell that he was being held prisoner by the vampire princess. But his brother Lucas and the other werewolves don’t know this. After spending fifty years as a captive, Byron finally gets his shot at freedom and in the midst of his escape he encounters a dormant – his intended mate. Sounds great right? Freedom? Check. Dormant mate? Check. M ...more
❃ Brandy ❃


This book was probably my favorite out of this series so far except for maybe the first one... I'm not sure. This book kept me interested through its entirety, but I did end up taking a break towards the end because I was just bored with paranormal romance at the time. Good werewolf series.
Lynelle
Oh, I <3 Byron :) Each book just keeps getting better!
Nicky Cartwright Pashley
The last book in the series and my favourite . Lucas believes that his brother was killed half a century ago by magic casters. Byron has actually been held captive all that time as a vampires sexual plaything ….. he has been kept isolated from the world, it’s developments and advancements. He has effectively been kept in a time capsule of pain, sexual depravity and isolation.

His one and only thwarted escape resulted in the tragedy of innocent blood being shed.

He finally escapes when his captor i
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Mrs.Vishous-Kattalakis-Belikov :::Para Itch Reviews:::
In this 4th installment to The Big Bad Wolf Series Byron Caige has been a prisoner for the last fifty years of his supernaturally long life. Just when he gives up hope of ever knowing the taste of freedom again, he is unwittingly rescued by the very same woman who only wants to see him dead. Katherine Dare - Kat - is smart, fast, strong and beautiful - but unfortunately she's a Hunter, and she's convinced that Byron murdered her father twenty years ago.

She's also Byron's dormant.

This wasnt my fa
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Tamara
This was a truly inspiring story. A great tale of vengeance, redemption and the power of love! I hope it is not the last in the series, I see that it could be, but I really want Jessie and Imani and even Jason to get their own stories!

Katherine Dare's father was murdered when she was 10 years old. She finds him in a pool of blood, with a werewolf standing over him. She becomes a hunter. Yet, as fate would have it, she is a dormant, a destined mate for an alpha werewolf, and precious to the werew
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jD
Kat and Byron were two of the most enjoyable characters of this series for me. I loved her courage. I loved Byron's determination. Their love story fell perfectly into the destiny of the werewolves that are the backbone of an exciting series overall.

I felt like this is a wrap for the wolves. Finally the curse I never understood had an origin and a means to be broken. Kat, as a hunter, had contributed to the closely approaching extinction of werewolves. She believed that Byron had killed her fath
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Jessica
This book did not disappoint at all I really liked Katherine and the way her character grew in this novel, she went from killing the race to saving the race at the end. Byron was also a well developed character, I found it funny that once he is finally free after being held prisoner for 50 years he finds his mate right away what luck.
Katherine had a lot going on in this book she was a hunter but the only she became one was to kill the wolf who killed her father all other wolves she didn't care f
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 * Kazzy * -aka Stryker-
This is another great instalment in the Big Bad Wolf series, and is full of action and excitement and also cleared up a few loose ends from previous books. The only downside to the book, is that it tended to jump around a lot from character to character in each chapter, and there were a lot of different character's from previous plot-lines in this book, which at times got a bit confusing and I found myself going back to earlier chapters to clarify things. Having said that, however, this showed t ...more
Ӄaȶ  McCarthy
The Hunt is the fourth book in Heather Killough-Walden’s Big Bad Wolf series. In these novels, we see a captivating world of werewolves and their mates called dormants (dormants because their wolf gene is “dormant” until they find their mate with which to bond). There is Hunters (humans sworn to kill werewolves), witches and Akyri (magical demon beings who couple with black magic warlocks to produce offspring - vampires).

The Plot as written by Heather….Byron Caige has been a prisoner for the las
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Donna
I have read all the books in this series and loved them. They are hard to put down. It helps to read them in order so you have a better idea of who each character is. They are all available on Smashwords.com for all eReaders, Barnes and noble for Nook, Amazon for Kindle.

Byron Caige has been a prisoner for the last fifty years of his supernaturally long life. Just when he gives up hope of ever knowing the taste of freedom again, he is unwittingly rescued by the very same woman who only wants to s
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Rebecca ♥ Matrim, Kishan, Warner ♥
I really loved the characters of Byron and Kat, and the romance did not disappoint. This series is amazing for chemistry. But I was expecting more of a conclusion. Such as the destruction of the hunters. Maybe it will be followed up in the spin-off Kings series. I already read The Vampire King but it was a long time ago and now I feel like I should re-read it. There were probably things I didnt catch, and some familiar characters.

I think The Spell was probably my favourite of the series. I stil
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Samantha Woods ( LSK Sweetheart Reviews )
Kat is a hunter. She hunts and kills werewolves. What she does not know is that she is a Dormant.

Byron is Lucas's brother. He has been held prisoner for 50 years by a Vampire. When something happens and he is able to get free he runs into Kat and realizes what she is. That she's a hunter but also his mate. They both end up getting captured by the Hunters who are in chaos right now because they do not have a leader.

Kat eventually realizes how wrong she was and to make amends she will have make th
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Dawn Ross
So Byron Caige is alive after all this time. Vampires have remained a secret among all the supernatural community for the longest, but as their existence are coming into light, Byron has a chance to find his way home. To escape the evil bars that has imprisoned him all these years. Kat is a hunter driven by her need for revenge. To hunt the wolf that killed her father. When the opportunity arises for her to do such a thing, Kat takes a grab at it, but she soon realizes that revenge is not someth ...more
Jade
I finished the series!!!! (4.19.12) My review on them...

Dangerous, daring, seductive and deeply sensual!

Dark Romance lovers, get ready to be taken on a ride that you will not soon forget! Heather Killough-Walden has found her place among my favorite authors. This Series is action packed, daring, and dangerously seductive. You have your Dominating alpha men/wolves that are powerful, sexy, and will stop at nothing to protect their mates! Your female made wolves are strong, independent, and loyal.
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Mei
Wow! My heart was in my throat through this one! Awesome segway into a new series. Byron Caige and Katherine Dare are the "power" couple of this series. They rock together! I love a strong female lead and Kat gives it all. On my Were Scale of Hotness, 5 stars, for the guys and gals. This one is pretty exciting with lots of action. A must read for Were lovers! A supernatural delight!
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I was a little distracted while reading this book. If I LOVED it, I am not so easily distracted. Since it brought back many previous characters, and I have read 30-40 books since the last one, I had a little difficulty remembering who was who. But then I remembered....I had trouble with that when I read the first 3 also. St. Claire & St. James; Charlie and Danny--all easy names to confuse. She brought back all the old characters, and I just couldn't remember the backstories enough to really ...more
Rachel
I read 'The Heat', 'The Strip', 'The Spell' and 'The Hunt' in a compilation - With this in mind this review is posted along-side each individual book.

With Alpha wolves, serial killers and beautifully smart strong female leads these books are a must-have for any paranormal romance fans. The intrigue and complex plots flow beautifully through each novel combining into a fantastically vivid prompt to the reader’s imagination. The background of each novel interlocks with the previous story to build
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Kelly
I actually liked this book and did smile a couple of times while reading it. It had a good amount of action and a pinch of romance. Had the book been longer I'm sure it would've been more romance. I didn't care for the way it kept jumping from one character story to another. It did all tie in near the end but it was quite confusing and you have a couple of moments where you have to go back to remember who is who. This is the first in the series I have read and according to some of the reviews th ...more
elisha
All of the other books in this series I read within a few hours. Thus one took me a few days. I had a hard time remembering which characters went with which book. I couldn't remember the pairs very well and there wasn't much of a backstory to remind me. It's probably also because I read books 1-3 back to back and have read too many books to count in between those 3 and this one. I thought I read this was the last in the series which is why I went ahead and read it but the epilogue definitely mak ...more
Laura
A good finale to a good series. The females really take on some girl power in this book and I loved every minute of it! I will miss the characters, I must admit. The series got better for me as it went on, although my personal tastes would have seen a little less paranormal content and a little more love scenes (there has only really been one big love scene in each book and they are so well written I wish the author would do more!)

There's also a bit more gore than I would have liked but maybe th
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Anita Clay
This is the fourth book, The Hunt, of The Big Bad Wolf Series, is about Byron Caige who is a werewolf who has been a prisoner for over 50 years. When he finally gives up hope that he will ever be free and find a mate he gets rescued by Katherine Dare. This begins a wonderful story of romance, war and action. I loved this book. It is so full of characters that seem so real that you forget you reading fiction. Ms. Killough-Walden has a tremendous talent to make her characters world come to life an ...more
Michelle
Ok this one was my favorite, I thought this series for me only got better and better and I loved the story of Byron and Kat. I do tend to laugh how the group traveling together got bigger and bigger. lol. Just glad they did not pop in on Kat's conversion like they did Dani's lol.
Kristy
Loved this book. I really liked Byron. Katherine made me angry over a few things but I saw her reasoning behind it. She had killed so many and wanted to make it right by choosing what she did. I really would love to see how the female wolves will react to the magic. But Byron and Katherine together could make a powerful couple. If anyone was in danger with her speed and his power to manipulate electromagnetic fields they could take anyone down. They compliment each other very well. I'm glad it h ...more
Tina
Well this book wraps up the series really good. I loved Byron and wished he had been a little more hardcore but it still worked pretty good. Kat was good too but I felt that the weakest part of this book was the stuff between Byron and Kat. The wrapping up of the series was much better. I think this was my second favorite of the series because I saw the potential of Byron and he was still sweet but not where I wanted him to go (grin).


Not the best of the best shifter books but a strong series.
Kelly Wilson-gaudreau
It was an okay read, a little slow at times and not very exciting for my tastes.
Tashia Brandenburg
I read this series of books in a bundle one after another and that is really the ONLY way to read them! My overall feelings are that the character development could have been better because it seems like each book took place over a space of a week or so and sort of hit you like a whirlwind. The author does do a great job of leading you into the next book and making you want to read them. So much so that I now have to read the first spin off series about the vampires!
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Heather Killough-Walden is a California native currently living in Texas with her husband and child. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Bad Wolf series. Heather’s educational background includes religious studies, archeology, and law. She has traveled all over the world but hopes to one day live in a town with a world-class hockey team. (Let’s Go Pens!) Visit Heather’s website ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Big Bad Wolf (4 books)
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  • The Strip (The Big Bad Wolf, #2)
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