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Huntsmen

(The Better to Kiss You With #2)

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3.95  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Months after saving Jamie and Deanna from crywolf, Kiara and her brother Cole have moved into the city. While clubbing one night, Kiara is stunned to see her ex, Taryn, on stage. But before she can react, Jamie notices a distinctive tattoo in the crowd: an axe rumored to be the mark of the Huntsmen, a group of werewolf-tracking humans. The girls need to leave immediately—a ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published April 13th 2017 by Interlude Press
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Xan West
Jan 12, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars, rounded down.

My favorite part about this book was the chosen family, and how it worked. Watching them together, seeing how they supported each other, it warmed my heart, and felt very much like home. For me, that is the most compelling reason to read this book. It is so very rare for queer romances to center queer community and chosen family, and this one really does. The queer community settings felt real, resonated with my own experience. The MCs have a bunch of queers in their live
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Avery (Book Deviant)
Apr 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Michelle Osgood and Interlude Press for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.

See more of my reviews on my blog the Book Deviant

Charming atmosphere and characters

One thing that immediately grabs your attention is the atmosphere. Without putting much detail into it, Osgood easily crafts an atmosphere she obviously has experience with. I felt comfortable with her style of writing, and fell into the groove of it extremely easily. The writing style was simple and t
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Pene Henson
Apr 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Huntsmen is a vivid novel, with strong and winning characters who stick with you and am entertaining werewolf-pack-politics plot. It’s worth reading for those aspects alone, but becomes dazzling when combined with a love for and lived understanding of queer community.

From the first, I was caught up in the characters’ world. The local queer community read true to this queer girl, reflected my own experience and interplayed wonderfully with the pack aspects of werewolf fiction. The intimate detail
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Book Worm
Apr 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
After having read The Better to Kiss You With this was a must read for me. I loved the first book of this sequel and I guess what I loved about that one I also love about this one.
We learn more about Jamie's family/pack. This story is not so much about Jamie and Deanna although to my great delight they are still there and still beautiful as a couple, but about Kiara, Jamie's sister and designated alpha.
This story has more world-building in it, as we learn more about werewolf politics and has mo
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Linn
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this soo much! ❤
Ive fallen so hard for this series! Its fun, thrilling, sexy and so beautifully diverse!
The representation in this series makes me so freaking happy, and its also very clear how much hard work and love the author put into making every representation in every single character beautiful and real. We get characters that are bisexual, gay, polyamorous, genderqueer, biracial and more. We also get beautiful representation of diversity in body-types, which honestly made me very
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Serenity
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First of all, a disclaimer: I received a free eARC in exchange for an honest, unbiased review and feedback for the author.

And my honest, unbiased review is that I loved it. Enough that I've pre-ordered the final version.

It's sexy (is it ever), thrilling, engrossing, and, despite being a sequel to last year's The Better to Kiss You With , doesn't require you to have read it (though I'd recommend you do so anyway).

Let me put it this way: if "bisexual alpha werewolf and her genderqueer lover who i
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Rafa Brewster
Apr 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
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ARC received by publisher for fair and honest review.

Having read the first book in this series, I was sold on Huntsmen as soon as I learned that petite, adorable Kiara would feature as a female alpha. Shifter romance is not usually my thing but I have to admit I’m enjoying the series so far. Having said that, I think for the most part you can enjoy this book as a standalone without the benefit of book one, The Better To Kiss You With.

Huntsmen starts off with a bang in a pac
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Yuè
3.5 stars

Michelle Osgood is back with our dear werewolves. This follows up on Deanna and Jamie's story, but this isn't their story, it's Kiara's. After everything that has happened with crywolf and Dianna, the Huntsmen seem to be real and they're after Kiara's ex-girlfriend Ryn.

Why?

Because she's a lone wolf. She isn't part of a pack, so she's seen as dangerous. Kiara, her brother Cole, Deanna, Jamie and Ryn all hide out at Nathan's apartment with Deanna's dog Arthur and they wait. Surely, the GN
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iam
Mar 14, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: f-f, lgbtqia
Huntsmen is the second book in the The Better to Kiss You With series and is about Kiara, alpha-designate to her father's pack, who on a night out in a club not only runs into her ex Taryn, but also into Huntsmen - a mythical human group of werewolf hunters.

The plot is pretty straightfoward about the group of werewolves and associates figuring out why the Huntsmen are after them, and the romance between Kiara and Taryn, who is mostly called Ryn. Ryn is biracial and genderqueer and uses she/h
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Taylor Brooke
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
HUNTSMEN the sequel to THE BETTER TO KISS YOU WITH is a fast-paced, fun werewolf romp through the soggy streets of Vancouver. When Michelle approached me to be an advanced reader, I jumped at the chance, and although I hadn't read the first book - HUNTSMEN could easily be read as a stand-alone.

Kiara, our MC, is a valiant, young werewolf with a big personality. Her motivations are easy to find, and her voice leaps off the page, deeming her a rebellious but relatable protagonist. I found myself a
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Annie ~ Queer Books Unbound
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads, ebook, i-own
Really enjoyed this one and I am SO ready for Moon Illusion!
Trever Walton
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Huntsmen is the sequel to Osgood's debut novel "The Better to Kiss you With". Instead of a direct sequel about Deanna and Jamie (although they are still here and still excellent together) the focus in this book is on Jamie's cousin Kiara, who we were introduced to at the end of the last book. This means that while the world is familiar and there are plenty of references to the events of the first book, it is still accessible to new readers.

Kiara is a young woman struggling with the pressures of
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RoAnna Sylver
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviews, gems
“Her chest ached as the love she’d never stopped feeling for Ryn slowly escaped the vault she’d locked it in.”

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GUH I am so weak for the whole series and this is no exception. I suspected going in that I’d love it, and was totally unsurprised to find I totally loved it. At its core, HUNTSMEN is about community and coming together for safety, acceptance, and love, both in its larger themes and its MCs, two damaged and hard-shelled girls reconnecting and letting themselves be vulnerable and fin
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Molly Lolly
Jun 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Original review on Molly Lolly
Three and a half stars!
I wanted to like this book more than I did. I truly tried to like it more than I could. There was something missing in this story that kept me from enjoying it as much as the first one. Kiara and Ryn weren’t as engaging and the suspense plot wasn’t as exciting. There were some great scenes and funny lines. But overall this story didn’t live up to the expectations set by the first book.

Kiara was a strong character. She protected her family and
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Alysia Constantine
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
HUNTSMEN is the sequel to Osgood’s 2016 novel THE BETTER TO KISS YOU WITH. Still here are Deanna and Jaime (the stars of the first novel) and all the orbital characters that came with them, but focus has shifted to tell the story of Kiara, who must find a way to come into her own power as pack leader, keep everyone safe and figure out how to be around her former love, Ryn. You might say it’s a novel about figuring out how(l) to fix a problem.

(I guess you’d only say that if you were a pun-loving
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Sybil
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: couldnt-finish
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Dannica Zulestin
This one was a Christmas present from a friend!
Although there's some action, definitely the focus is on "pack", what that means for a werewolf and what it means for anyone. I thought it was interesting how they showed the contrast between Ryn's dislike of "pack" and Kiara's attachment to her own pack and everything that came with it.
However, I can't say I connected that much with the other characters or the setting, partly because I never read the first book in the series and partly because ther
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Claudia Rose
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this novel, beyond words. Equally as much as I loved the first installment.

It was so fantastic to experience the fierce dynamic between Kiara and Taryn; it's explosive and thick with emotion the jumps right off the page and sits in your throat. Additionally, getting to have the dynamic of the entire crew all holed up in an apartment together was so fantastic. The scenes and interactions between the characters really allowed their personalities to bloom and the relationships
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Suzey Ingold
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was eagerly awaiting this sequel to The Better to Kiss You With—and it did not disappoint. Osgood's writing is fast-paced and dynamic, and enough to keep someone (like myself) who doesn't usually go in for paranormal hooked right up to the last page. It's definitely one of those "just one more chapter..." type books—I read the whole thing in just over a day. So, how long do I have to wait for the conclusion to this fantastic trilogy?!
Genesee Rickel
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again, the relationship is what kept me intrigued, not so much the plot. This series models consent beautifully and it’s steamy scenes are unrivaled. I love ‘em!
Blow Pop
Apr 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Content warnings: sex, lesbian relationships, gay relationships, bisexual relationships, genderfluid characters, violence

Review can be found here at Blow Pop's Book Reviews.
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Naomi Tajedler
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fair starters: I love werewolves. Cliché, uncliché, lone wolf and running in packs, teenagers on TV and grown women in pages--werewolves are among my favorite legendary creatures.
Back when the first book of this series came out, I was instantly swept away by Michelle Osgood's way with words, painting vivid scenes and deep emotions.
This time around, the feelings are the same--lovable yet rlawed characters, a pace reminiscent of a well directed movie and Vancouver in the background-- but the tone
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