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Hunter & Prey

(Hunter & Prey #1)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  105 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Penelope Thompson loves her life. She has everything she wants. With her beauty, charm, and intelligence, she is at the top of her game and is one of the most sought after escorts at her company. She chooses her clients carefully and provides them with much more than just a great time between the sheets. Yet now at the age of 33, she is questioning just how much longer she ...more
Kindle Edition, 372 pages
Published December 18th 2014 by Kira Barker
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Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it

“You think that either you’re not right for me because you’re an escort, or that there’s something wrong with you and that’s why we shouldn’t be together, but, again, that’s you, not me. Never me.”

When the most perfect professional escort meets the most perfect customer you would think that would be the most perfect match, and yes it did! Although it did end in the most perfect almost ending, at least for one of them. So ultimately, who will become the hunter and who the prey?
When the masks are
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
I found this book through the author's previous online work with a seemingly usual story ending with a surprising twist that I did not see coming. I'm so glad the original story from the author's online work turned into this novel because you get a way more in-depth plot with that same brilliant writing style. This is one of the best romantic thrillers I've ever read because it had me really rooting for the main character and the villain as well as being so pleased with the way the story ended. ...more
L.J. Anderson
If my read list is any indication, its pretty obvious, I enjoy a good suspense story.
And just as I needed a break from the long string of romance series I'd been reading, Hunter and Prey showed up in my inbox and took me on a perversely twisted ride into a deliciously dark new world.
Totally fucked up, and sexy as hell, Hunter and Prey is one of my favorite reads this year, with a plot twist I won't soon forget.
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a book and I did not expect that twist. I gotta say I really liked Darren at the beginning but boy did that change. As for Penelope i liked her but at first she got on my nerves with the constant worry about what other people thought of her. In the end I liked her more. As for Adam love love him. Can't wait to find out what happens next.
R.E. Hargrave
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-received
I finished reading this novel a little over a week ago, but have put off sitting down to put my thoughts on paper … simply because I don’t know where to begin. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Ms. Barker’s writing style, no matter the genre she tackles, and with Hunter & Prey my opinion has not changed. In fact, my adoration has only grown to borderline fangirl levels. Not exactly pretty for a woman of my age!
Barker writes with such a fluid pen that the reader has no choice except to be swe
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ehm, yeah... a book seldom leaves me speechless, but this one did. WTF did just happen in there? Seriously?

I don't want to spoil anything about the plot, you need to read it for yourself. Now! After reading the book I had a serious book hangover and for days I couldn't touch another book. Nothing could probably live up to that one hell of a ride.

Kira waves a plot which – at first glance – seems to be the perfect, stereotypical romance fairytale. But then the shit hits the fan and you're left gas
Jane Cullen
Dec 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What happens when the ultimate sex professional meets the ultimately perfect customer? Who wins the cat and mouse dance and who becomes ultimately the hunter and who the prey? And whatabout when the fasade of perfection starts to have its first breaks and whatever you thought was true and beautiful turns out to be your worst nightmare? Who can you trust then?

Hunter&Prey has too many twists and turns, so I don't want to spoil the ultimate mindfuck to anyone. All I'm saying is that this is one
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I was excited by the reviews this book has garnered and was a bit disappointed as it left me feeling a bit flat. For all I know this could be me being jaded (I read a book a day) & expecting something spectacular and nothing to do with this particular story.

Basic premise is a prostitute is contracted by a lawyer , they quickly fall in love and then things go to shit.

I somehow could not believe that an escort who has 14 years of experience, therefore more likely to be privy a lot of human man
Cynthia Ogg
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
No, seriously.
I mean...
WTF just happened?!

Those were my first reactions. What an AMAZING read. I'm STILL processing my feelings for everyone involved.

Hunter and Prey is a book about so many things.
It introduces us to Penelope, a call girl who has passed 30 and knows her time as a call girl is drawing to a close. Enter Darren Hunter - hottie and hot shot lawyer. This ain't yo mama's happily ever after......

Kira Barker captures Penelope's vulnerability and strengths in such a way that w
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a dark and twisted love story. Will love prevail or does evil win out? That is the question I was often asking myself. I couldn't stop reading and read straight through the twists and turns! I was on the edge of my seat, holding on yet hoping it was never going to end. I found myself cheering for the bad guy, because in the end, we want love to prevail! I was in complete awe of the characters and honestly can't wait for the next installment!!!!
Kira did a wonderful job with the imaginati
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Can't wait

Can't wait for Spring get here fast, what a cliffhanger. I read the old version of this and loved it!! Finally had the chance to read the new, different, and still creepy version. I like the strong female lead that the Heroine played and let's not forget prime charming that pulls you in with all that smooth, brooding charm. By the end when you know something is wrong, you have to question yourself to the fact you could almost believe why thing weren't his fault, but hers even after yo
Dec 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Whoa.... well, I don't know what to say. I initially chose to read this book because of its positive rating on Goodreads. I thought I was in for another cute, easy read. This was 1000% not what I was expecting.

It started out very slow for me and was quite hard for me to relate to the characters, however, when the twists started to occur... holy crap. After every chapter after 20 something, the constant words out of my mouth: wtf?!

The author's writing was engaging and articulate and the twists
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was ok
Not At All What I Expected

I got this book believing that this would be a story of a woman who would be hunted down, tortured, and the woman's struggle to survive. While there was a tiny bit of that tale, the majority was basically porn. I have no issues with porn if that is what I intended to read but when someone leans over to see what I'm reading just as it starts getting real gritty, no thanks! If I'd been looking for porn I wouldn't have been looking under horror for books when I came across
Kristin Elyon
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was so incredible and sexy and fun. There was this time when everything was perfect and then little by little you could tell things were getting bad and then it just stopped and became something so dark and twisted and jaw dropping that I was furiously turning the pages. I had to know what happened... and then it was just done...I was hoping that it really wasn't over. I was left with the worst book hangover ever. I feel like the book really started in the last 65% because of how drast ...more
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Holy S***. This book was like nothing I have ever read before. This is some Criminal Minds messed up. It goes from naughty to fairy tale to really messed up, blow your mind, crazy, creepy and everything in between.

And I have to say I loved the ending. And as creeped out as I was I can't wait for the next one.
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a gripping story, one that I initially hesitated to read because I had some idea of how the story ended. In this latest version, the author has upped the stakes and I find this reworking very much more to my liking. Read at your own risk as this is the kind of story not everyone will like. I wasn't sure I would, but it sucked me in with its seductive allure.
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow great read

This was very suspenseful. Call girl Penelope who is over 30 has just about reached her end ending point. She meets a new client and falls in live. Darren is a rich high scale lawyer with great looks and a winning personality. You must read to find out what happens next.
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow, that was messed up.

I love a story that has you guessing, and this is one of them.
I loved that in the back of your mind you still want it to end with a HEA, can't wait for the next one.
Labree Hans
Dec 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark, suspense, survival
Amazing! Superb! The end was such a shock! There were clues all throughout the book pointing to the character of Hunter, but did not expect that! Extremely well written!! Excellent entertainment!
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was ok
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
This is probably one of the most fucked up books I've ever read, and I loved every second of it!
Feb 20, 2015 rated it liked it
amazingly great book...just not romance
Very good.

This book was very good and held my interest for the most part but left me lacking in some respects.
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love this book! the twist towards the end? a must read.
Jamie  Leigh
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
wow. really, really good read. dark & twisted. major. cliff hanger. next book (Bait) is coming out in spring. I wish it was tomorrow.
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I had to immediately re-read this book. The WTH moment had me trying to figure out how I mis-read Hunter. Can't wait for the 2nd book to be out. Great read that left me wanting more.
Pinky Hewitt
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing

What I thought was going to be like pretty woman slowly turned into silence of the lambs with a few extra plot twists
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
When I first started this book I wasn't so sure -- almost stopped. Glad I didn't. The more I read the better it got.
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Kira Barker has always enjoyed telling stories. It has kept her sane through high school and college, and has become a true passion since. A geek gamer girl herself, she feels at home reading sci-fi and fantasy as much as writing romance. She likes her plots gritty, her smut realistic, and doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty when it comes to research. When she’s not writing, she loves annoying he ...more

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