Review: Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare

Posted February 16, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare
Goddess of the Hunt
by Tessa Dare

4.5 Stars


Released: July 28, 2009
Series: The Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy #1
Published by Ballantine Books
Pages: 374
Format: Audiobook


“You just want 5 more minutes, which then turn into hours.” ~Under the Covers

Ever since I discovered Tessa Dare while looking for a historical romance series to read in preparation of last year’s A SCANDALOUS AFFAIR, I fell in love.  To date, she is one of my favorite historical romance authors.  She can blend the most interesting characters, quirky and funny, with plenty of emotion and in the end, tell an amazing story.

I’ve had this audiobook now for a while and I’m upset I waited this long to read it.  Again, Ms. Dare blows me away and gets me to fall in love with a hero who is very much the anti-hero and a heroine who is the farthest thing from a proper young lady of the ton.

Lucy has known Jeremy for years, after all, he’s her brother’s best friend.  But she’s always been “in love” with friend # 3, Toby.  Now she’s determined to win Toby’s affections but in the process, her and Jeremy will figure out that they can’t keep away from each other.

This is one of those books that flows so easy and you keep turning the pages (or in my case, you don’t hit the pause button).  You just want 5 more minutes, which then turn into hours.  It started out with a sexy and funny moment and after that Jeremy and Lucy didn’t disappoint.  Their relationship developed at a great pace, even amidst some of the worst communication problems I’ve ever read!

The turn of events around the middle of the book was a surprise, and again, with all the miscommunication, I think it worked well.  Lucy is no delicate flower and she never lost her spirit and who she was, even when her position changed.  And Jeremy learned how to work with that. Even if it took him a little bit of time to adjust.  But then again, I have a thing for alpha men that think they know the place of a woman who then fall to their knees begging forgiveness.

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About Tessa Dare

Tessa Dare is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fourteen historical romance novels and five novellas. Her books have won numerous accolades, including Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® award (twice) and the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence. Booklist magazine named her one of the “new stars of historical romance,” and her books have been contracted for translation in more than a dozen languages.

Mixing wit, sensuality, and emotion, Tessa writes Regency-set romance novels that feel relatable to modern readers. With her bestselling “Spindle Cove” and “Castles Ever After” series, she has had great fun creating heroines who defy the conventions of their time—engaging in “unladylike” pursuits that range from paleontology to beer-making—and dreaming up the strong-willed, sexy heroes who find their hearts ensnared by them.

A librarian by training and a booklover at heart, Tessa makes her home in Southern California, where she lives with her husband, their two children, and a trio of cosmic kitties.

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I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

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Zina Lynch

I love the title.


Thanks Francesca for the great review will have to give this series a try!

Lori Meehan
Lori Meehan

Thanks Francesca for the review.