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Hunter: A Snow White and the Huntsman Variation

Stasia Black

4.5 Stars
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A small town boy.
A girl on the run.
And one night of passion that changes everything.

HUNTER:
The best way to get over someone is to get under someone else. That’s the saying, right?

A year after his wife left him, Hunter still hasn’t taken that advice to heart… until she walks into the bar. Long, black hair, red, red lips, and curves for days, Hunter can’t take his eyes off her.

Isobel is on the run and the sleepy town of Hawthorne seems like a great place to hide. She can take a timeout to escape all her problems—evil stepmother included—and pretend for a while they’ll never catch up with her. She never counted on the sizzling connection to the sexy as sin man at the bar.

But can a city girl and a country boy ever be anything more than a short-lived fire that burns crazily bright and then flames out fast?

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Hunter and his prey

by Teresa

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review an excellent read with the right amount of edginess. Isobel,s father has died leaving her at the mercy of her wicked stepmother who is trying to send her mad is this a sinister plot, so she takes off and has a night of passion with a guy called Hunter . Where he wakes up to an empty bed, things get worse for Isobel the job she was after has no vacancies but the vet needs some help his name is Hunter and Isobel is his intern and sparks are flying.

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WOW!!!!

by marion

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. As reimaging stories go, this one was HAWT!!! I kid you not you will not regret reading this book and if you are anything like me you will read it more than once and then rave about it to your friends. This was the first book I've read from this author but it certainly won't be the last.

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a fairy tale

by Ashley Magruder

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review... Hunter is a book that is related to the fairy tale Snow White... But more or less it's related to the newer movie that we know of Snow White and the Huntsman... if you seen that movie there's really not too much to tell because it's very similar but instead of running around in the forest there in a small town... So it's not quite the same but you have to read it to understand it... I liked everything about it but then again I love Snow White... So I would recommend this book to any of my friends...

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Hunter: A Snow White Story (Stud Ranch Romance... Stasia Black

by Babs

Wow this is one book that will make you keep turning pages you just have to know what is going to happen next! Very well written story.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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sexy and intense

by Valeen

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Hunter is a modern take on the Snow White and the Huntsman tale. In this case, Isobel is Snow White, Hunter is the huntsman and Isobel's stepmother is the evil queen.

When Isobel has a hot tryst with a guy she meets in a bar, she never expects him to be the vet she'll end up interning with. Unfortunately for her, it seems as if he either doesn't remember their night together, or he does, and it turned him off so much that now that they work together, all he does is ignore her or yell at her when he's forced to interact with her. Both Hunter and Isobel suffer from shaky self-esteems, thanks to her stepmother and his wife, who had left him. Put Hunter and Isobel together and they're a hot mess just waiting to explode.

Their hot and cold, back and forth, lack of communication bs drove me absolutely batty at times and made me want to smack them more than once. Thank God they finally got their heads out of their rears and finally talked, finally gave into their obvious attraction, because I was about to the point where I was going to stop reading! Then add in the craziness of the ending, and Hunter ended up being a wild ride. It's sexy, it's intense, and the twist at the end is some good storytelling.

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Hunter

by Anonymous

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Loved Hunter couldn't put it down. It left me wanting so much more can't wait to read more from this series. Awesome read.

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Loved

by Ana

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Isobel:The last thing I need right now is to fall for a man. I’m on the run. . So I ran. Running is what I’m good at.
HUNTER:I shouldn’t have asked her home with me. But a year after my wife left, when the most gorgeous woman I’ve ever seen walks into the bar, I take leave of my senses. It can’t be anything more than one night, though. She’s not looking to set down roots, and I know better than to put my heart on the line for another woman who’s just going to up and leave when she’s done with me.But there’s more to Isobel Snow than meets the eye. She’s got secrets that haunt her. I want to protect her. If only I knew what they were. If only she weren’t so stubborn. If only she didn’t challenge me every step of the way. She’s not the woman for me.The book is great.When i started reading i could not put it down.

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Love this

by Erika E.

This book was amazing. I could not put it down until I finished reading it. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking to read it and aren’t sure if they want to. Trust me, you will love it.

I voluntarily read an Advance Reading Copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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Not you snow white fairy tale

by Babygrl74

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Wow!! I was never a huge fan of snow white, i loved sleeping beauty, of but this book this has a twist to it. Super hot and sexy. Not your sweet fairy tale.

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Super read i just loved it

by poppy

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.Another fantastic read by a great author.I just loved Isobel and Hunter's story the chemistry between these two was off the charts hot.My heart just broke for Isobel at times she just could not catch a break and was surrounded by horrible people.Can Hunter be what she needs you will have to read it to find out you will not be disappointed.

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A Really Good Read from Stasia Black

by Karen Galloway

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This is my first book by Stasia Black and will not be my last. I Really enjoyed this story. It has a good storyline that grabs you and you can't put it down. The characters Hunter & Isobel are well written with great chemistry. This is an enjoyable, romantic must read book and I would recommend this book to anyone. I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. Looking forward to reading more from Stasia Black

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5 stars for this beautiful, emotional, sexy story.

by Misty Schott

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Isobel's father just died and she just found out her that her boyfriend of three years is cheating on her with her best friend. So Isobel kicks his a$$ to the curb. When her stepmother starts taunting her about not being good enough in bed and telling her she's fat, Isobel snaps and starts choking her and then realizes what she's doing and pushes her away. She runs to her room and packs a quick bag and jumps in her car and starts driving. She is sure her stepmother called the cops and she wasn't sticking around to get arrested. Besides she has nothing left there anyway. Her dad's dead, she's sure he left all his money to her stepmother and she no longer has a boyfriend. Plus she believes her stepmother has been putting something in her diet shakes that is making her gain weight and it looks like she was also tampering with her daily medication. Isobel ends up in Wyoming and hopes to get a job at the local horse rescue. Since it was evening when she arrived she went to the local pub and had a beer and a hamburger. That's where she runs into handsome, sexy Hunter. They end up at his place for a night of passionate s*x. In the morning Isobel sneaks out hoping to avoid any morning after awkwardness. When she gets to the horse rescue she finds out they have more than enough people working there already. Just when Isobel was feeling defeated she asked Mel if maybe there was room for a vet intern. Mel gets excited because she knows the local vet is in need of an intern. Mel then says perfect timing there his is now and of course it has to be Hunter, the man she just had a one-night with. Mel pretty much bullies Hunter into taking on Isobel on as an intern. To find out what happens you need to grab this book. Will Hunter and Isobel become more than just a one-night stand? Or will both of their pasts come back to haunt them. This is an excellent book and definitely a must read.

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Steamy Romance

by Aunt G

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Hunter: A Snow White and the Huntsman Variation (Stud Ranch Standalone Romances Book 1) by Stasia Black is an good read. This emotional story of two wounded people and the unexpected heat and attraction between them. Hunter and Isobel's story is moving and steamy

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A love / hate erotic romance interwoven around some very difficult topics - Highly Recommend!!

by JoyceG

This story is very good but may be a difficult read for some, as it contains a theme of suicide, verbal abuse, death of loved ones, cheating, etc. The verbal abuse was combined with physical sabotage and started for the heroine when she was a teenager by her step-mother. It also contains violence, adult language and erotic, detailed intimate scenes. If you are sensitive to any of these scenarios, then this may not be the book for you.

Isobel Snow hated her step-mother, Catrina, and the feeling was apparently mutual. Catrina has been making snide comments since Isobel was 10, right after she married Isobel's father, Richard. The comments ranged from her being porky / fat, that she was just like her mother, and how ashamed her father was of her. Isobel went to her dad once with the things Catrina said, but he didn't believe her and that just made it worse. These things tore down Isobel's confidence and led to her developing eating disorders and being institutionalized.

When she went away to college Isobel was finally able to develop some healthier eating habits. Isobel was just completing her 3rd year of veterinarian school at Cornell, but returned home to be with her dad after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Catrina picked up and escalated her verbal abuse of Isobel after she returned. Telling her how fat she had gotten since she returned, and how her disappointed her dad was and that he didn't love her. Isobel figured she had put on about 30 pounds even though she had returned to counting every calorie and drinking a green veggie smoothie every morning. No matter what she did though, her weight continued to increase. This also caused Isobel to return to her other old habits of binging and purging after her dad died.

Her boyfriend of 3 years, Jason, came out to be with her. Right at first he was hesitant to be intimate, but Isobel just wanted to feel alive and be held even though she wouldn't let him see her with the lights on. Afterwards he went straight to the shower to get cleaned up. While he was in there he received a text. It was from her best friend Vanessa and it was a topless pic for him to keep him company until he returned home ....

Isobel couldn't believe this was happening but she wasn't going to tolerate it. She marched into the bathroom and he had just placed shampoo in his hair and she told him to get out of her house, not even allowing him time to rinse off. When she got him out of the house, she went straight to the freezer, got out the ice cream and ate a bunch while on her latest sob fest. When she finished she went to the trash can, placed a finger down her throat and purged. The door was still open on the cabinet, and while she was trying to get herself together, she noticed a can of protein powder.

Why would a can of protein powder be down there with the other cleaning products? Her dad never pumped weights, he had only jogged occasionally, so there would have been no need. Catrina was a former model and still retained the same stick thin frame. Then Isobel noticed the special cognac that Catrina loved was sitting under there as well. She was always accusing Isobel of stealing and drinking it, but she wouldn't only because she didn't like the taste of it, no matter the cost of $600 per bottle. Could she really be so evil to place the protein powder inside Isobel's am smoothie? Humph, who is she trying to kid, it is exactly what the witch would do. So that explains the previously unexplained weight gain!!

About the time that Isobel figured out what had happened, the witch came in and spoke about how he cheated on her and how that was to be expected since she had gained so much weight, etc. Isobel kept herself together for the most part and then confronted her about adding the powder to her smoothies. Catrina tried to remain calm and started talking about how Isobel was out of control, how the doctor said she became addicted to the attention she received after her mom died and how crazy was just in her DNA ... the two went back and forth and Isobel knew she needed to leave.

When Isobel turned around to go, Catrina started talking about her being a coward and how she continued to run away just like her mom did. Then she referenced how her mom committed suicide when she was 30 and wasn't Isobel almost 25 now? Everyone said she was just like her mom, soon she would give in to the inevitable and how her dad must be glad that he didn't live long enough to see Isobel institutionalized again.

IT WAS TOO MUCH! Isobel charged after her, wrapped her hands around her neck and started to squeeze. Right at first, Catrina wasn't too worried and then she started to struggle and a look of fear entered her eyes. This brought Isobel to her senses and she let go.

Isobel knew Catrina would call the police. She needed to be leave now, so she ran upstairs and started throwing some items into her bags. She went into the bathroom to take one of her pills and get her medicine. She spilled some and realized that the pills were not all the same. That witch substituted something else for her anxiety medicine! She finally had some proof of what she had done! Then she thought everything through and realized Catrina could still explain it all away. So she got into her car, went to the pharmacy for a new prescription, withdrew the max amount from her account and hit the road.

Hunter Dawkins is a small town veterinarian in Hawthorne Wyoming. His wife left him a year ago last week and he was sick of drinking at home by himself, so he went to the local watering hole, had a seat at the bar and ordered a beer. When he had entered, he was greeted by several people saying how glad they were to see him out and about. After he settled in, he still found himself thinking about Janine, his wife, and how he still is not sure what happened to drive them apart. Hunter's main theory was she hated living in the small town almost from the time they arrived. She was a NYC girl, enjoyed the restaurants, shopping and night life. It got to the point that she started coming home later and later, would want to be intimate, then get up and sleep on the coach, like she couldn't stand him anymore. Janine also started to get more aggressive and wanted rougher sex.

Hunter tried to do different things to make her happy, such as weekend trips to a bigger city, cooking dinner for them, asking the local dinner if she could set up there versus the coffee house so far away, etc., but it never made any difference or it caused a fight.

Hunter realized that going out tonight wasn't taking his mind off her, so he might as well go home and do his drinking there. Hunter just hated the silence, and missed the feeling of a warm body next to his, as well as the little things that used to drive him crazy. Funny how the things that drove him nuts about his wife ended up being the things that he missed the most when she was gone.

Before Hunter could get his wallet out and request his tab total, he heard the door open and looked up. It was the most beautiful and stunning woman he had ever seen walking in. She looked around and made her way to the bar and sat down in the empty chair by him. Hunter wasn't sure if that was because of him or some other reason, but he wasn't going to question his good fortune. She ordered a beer and a burger. Then before he could speak with her, Larry came over and got between them. He was drunk per usual and kept coming onto her with very bad sexual innuendos. Hunter had heard enough so he got him away from her and told Larry to go home via taxi or her was going to call Maria.

This opened the conversation, and flirting, between the two. Then when she was through with her burger after eating about half, Hunter decided to go for broke. He asked if she would like to go home with him and she said yes.

I am going to stop there, as I don't want to accidentally provide any spoilers or twists.

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Snow White With A Twist

by MJM2003

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. This is a fantastic start to a new series by a new author too! Stasia Black has started with a bang that is sure to be noticed. In this she is using the basic outline of the Snow White story and giving it a massive update with some pizzazz too. Isobel is on the run after retaliating when her wicked stepmother tried to kill her. Hunter's wife just upped and left him. Why we do not know as he is gorgeous and what a catch? The woman must have been demented to not want him. This was such a fun read with laugh out loud moments and is one surprise after another. This is a real page turner with great writing. I will certainly be reading other books by Stasia Black as her writing style is wonderful.
DEFINITELY RECOMMENDED

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..two troubled souls.

by kai

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A very adult take on the original tale. Isobel has experienced a series of emotionally charged events in her life. the have wrought a profound change in her psyche. Hunter, also his own emotional scars. When these two troubled souls come together, it will not be an easy road to happiness. A good read, the book has both emotion, and eroticism

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Hunter

by Anonymous

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Great bookI loved it! The story hooked me right from the start and I couldn't put it down. Isobel is running from her life and she ends up in Hawthorne and runs into Hunter, who is hiding from life after his wife left him. One night of passion will change everything for these two. Can they make a leap of fate?
The story progresses with much drama, romance, steamy sex and an unexpected twist. You definitely have to read this book.
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She's always running

by John L

This was a super erotic romance story by Stasia Black about two people trying to escape and recover from their past to enjoy and embrace a possible future together. It was also quite simply a very deliciously hot and sexy read with vivid descriptions and use of profanity during their many carnal sexual encounters. The author took two imperfect characters and the reader on a thrill ride of the rollercoaster of emotions, as they attempt to make their pieces of themselves fit together. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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Heart-pounding

by Che

This is a variation of Snow White''s story - modern one at that. This didn't disappoint - didn't put it down from beginning till I reached the end. A very emotional read and quite suspenseful at the end. The emotional intimacy of the main characters - Hunter and Isobel - was very well developed in the book. As well as their history or past - was clearly imparted. I loved how the others in their story was well distinguished. The sensuality was just right all throughout. This is my first book of the author, and I would love to read more from her.

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interesting take

by happygurl

A different spin on a fairytale. The writer put forth a lot of effort here and that's really appreciated, even though not all of it connected with me. There's a lot of push and pull here and sometimes Hunter was just too much and not the type of dude I normally enjoy reading about. But the author does pull a lot of different elements and characters together and brings the story to an HEA.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.