Hunting Julian (Gatherers #1)
Jacquelyn Frank, New York Times bestselling author of the Shadowdwellers series, invites readers into a dazzling new world of unstoppable desire and danger..
As an Advocate for his colony, Julian Sawyer travels to Earth to bring back the Chosenwomen who possess energy potent enough to help revitalize his people. The stunning, silver-clad beauty who strides into his club one...more
I only gave the book 3 stars because I got really sick and tired of Asia's attitude and inability to view herself as the type of woman who could or would even want to have a relationship. Ms. Frank did a great job of conveying this as an issue for Asia and I was even able to logically relate, though where all her mistrust of ...more
Okay, I understand the irritation of the heroine in front of her abduction and the reasons behind it, and the fact that her sister was gone without warning. But I think she is for too long narrow-minded and resentful without wanting to really understand what is happening around her. And she repeats the same arguments ...more
Naturally, the female protagonist Asia has a killer body, "lean" yet with large breasts, needs no bra because they are "firm", etc. Similarly, her partner Julian is all that is gorgeous and perfect, etc. As cliche as that all was, I did roll my eyes, though it is certainly nothing new to the romance genre. I just happen to prefer books ...more
Asia Callahan is a bounty hunter who believes her baby sister has been kidnapped and possibly killed by Julian Sawyer, an attractive gigolo who was the last person to see Kenya alive as well as twelve ...more
Julian is called a Gatherer and travels to Earth to find women who can help his colony survive. The way that Frank created this whole world was pretty amazing. It's beyond what I've seen or imagined in other books. The concept is different from her other books and yet similar. The romance is ...more
First though, I will give props to t ...more
I am giving this book a 5 star with mixed emotions. Jacquelyn Frank created a world non like any I have read about in my past. It was a cross between Monsters Inc (Disney movie) and any Dr Seuss book you pick up. At times I almost wished the book was illustrated so I could compare my minds picture to the picture the authors wanted us to create. I wanted to love the main characters in this book....but at times I almost hated Asia. The author wanted to create a character that was s ...more
There is a lot to like in this story. Julian is a selfless ...more
Julian is one of the guys who travel to earth and search for women who have enough energy. ...more
I didn't feel as though this series had nearly the richness that the other two do, mainly because of lack of history/content. It spent to much time proving that the heroine was a feminist/independent/but willing to succumb to her baser needs at any given time. And the hero, while being noble and blah blah blah, ...more
I don't normally read books with aliens, because I associate them with space, which I don't care to read about. That being said, there are aliens in this book, but the world the author has built is really more fantasy than sci-fi. These a ...more
But saying that I found this book completely gripping, the world building had me in awe and the realness of the personalities between the leads was brilliant, non of the typical, meet, greet shag' all within a minute going on in this story. I felt like i could relate to Asia, I would be damned pissed off too if i was kidnapped and had no way of getting home.....ever.
Was pleasantly surprised by the di ...more
I loved Julian he is such a great character ,i really feel for him & his people but i have to look at it from both sides and some of the things he does in this book were a little upseting ,he has a good reason for doing them but i get where Asia is coming from.
I liked Asia and i understand that she would be upset after what Julian did taking her from her world and throwing her head first into his ,Julian helps her as much as he can but i ...more
HUNTING JULIAN was enjoyable. I liked reading about this alternate world and all the challenges that came with it.
Julian Sawyer is a Gatherer for his colony. His job is to find viable women who willingly leave their lives behind to fuel the alternate plane of Beneath where they are dying out. Living off emotions, the colonies are in desperate need of women and thus value them as sacred. When Asia tips his hand, he’s forced to bring her across without her consent.
Asia has been hunting ...more
Asia has been doing her own investigation on Julian Sawyer, a handsome playboy who she suspects of kidnapping and killing women ...more
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It's a shame we have the same tired romance trope, this time disguised as a supernatural fantasy. Because really, the last thing the world needs is a yet another boring alpha male with a heart of gold and comely female desired by all and so getting into trouble all the time and needing to be rescued.
There's nothing more of a turn off than a woman stupid enough to get herself into trouble all the time. Then just happening ...more
On one hand I am once again amazed at Ms Frank's imagination. There are very few authors at the moment that seem to be putting out completely original series.
I suppose its an a bit of a catch 22 problem. The more I read = the harder it is to surprise me.
The reason I have not rated this book 5 is because I never really learnt to like Asia - Yes I like a strong heroine (i usually demand it) but in this case she was such a tough cooki ...more
I also admire her way of getting you to think. Think about injustice in our world, about selfishness, about fighting for you believes.
The characters of Julian and Asia were strong, even though I thought little of ...more
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