The Huntress

Romance - Contemporary
239 Pages
Reviewed on 01/01/2015
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Author Biography

Born in Houston, TX, in 1974, Elizabeth Davis started writing at an early age. Her first book was written for an elementary
school assignment when she was eight years old. It was called Silly Excuses—a book about fantastic excuses young children can tell their parents when they have been naughty. Not only did she pass the assignment with flying colors, her teacher loved the book so much that she had it published in the school library.
Elizabeth has been writing ever since. Elizabeth earned her B.A. from Bowie State University in Communications Media. Her hobbies include reading, baking, traveling with her family, and life coaching. She currently resides in The Netherlands with her husband Pawel, their son Aiden, and Hermes, the family cat. Elizabeth is also the author of Lilac Temptress.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

The Huntress is a sensual contemporary romance written by Elizabeth Davis. Kaitlin Hawthorne is the daughter of Astor Hawthorne, a powerful industrialist, whose company Hawthorne Industries controls the patent rights to a large percentage of the current technological advances, which concerns the young woman. While Astor's plan was to groom Kaitlin to assume the CEO position upon his retirement, the father and daughter's ethical and philosophical differences have caused Astor to have some doubts as to her suitability for such a leadership role. Kaitlin’s life has been further complicated by her relationships with Marcelo Alesi, the young tech savant whom Astor raised as a son and protege, and Nathaniel, the COO of the company. When she breaks up with Nathaniel, Kaitlin begs Marcelo to run away with her for a year so she can find herself.

Elizabeth Davis' contemporary suspenseful romance, The Huntress, combines adventure and romantic intrigue as Marcelo and Kaitlin defy her father's wishes and get away from his control over them. Davis' characters are well-defined, and I was soon involved in their efforts to make sense of their lives and their somewhat stormy relationship. While there are a number of steamy and passionate scenes between the two lovers, they are well-written, realistic and tasteful. Davis' writing flows smoothly and makes reading The Huntress a real pleasure. From the first moments, when the tearful Kaitlin appears at Marcelo's door, the plot grabs the reader and doesn't let go until the last pages. I enjoyed reading The Huntress. It has a pleasing mix of romance, suspense, intrigue and tech that kept me absorbed in the plot and entertained. The Huntress is highly recommended.

Mamta Madhavan

The Huntress by Elizabeth Davis is a love story that has love, suspense, mystery and intrigue in a compelling read. Kaitlin is the only daughter of a wealthy industrialist. Marcelo, Kaitlin's childhood friend, loses touch with her when he reaches college. His lifestyle changes and he gets into partying and wild ways. Kaitlin's father, Astor Hawthorne, always knew about Marcelo's IQ level and capabilities and wanted to groom him in a way to take over his company one day. Though Kaitlin tries to reconnect with Marcelo and talk him out of his wild ways and partying, she does not succeed. She then meets Nathaniel, who proposes to her. Will Kaitlin marry Nathaniel or will she reconnect with Marcelo and start a new life? The plot has many dimensions, with love, mystery, conflict, a secret organization and many other twists that will keep readers glued to the book.

I enjoyed the story as the author has woven many twists and turns into the main plot, keeping the story alive. There are lovemaking scenes in the story which have been expressed aesthetically, not making it sound vulgar. The writing style is classy and elegant and the author does a good job in connecting all the twists and turns into the main plot with expertise. There is a lot of passion in the characters of Marcelo and Kaitlin and they are well portrayed.