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Prey ❮Download❯ ➼ Prey Author Linda Howard – Buyprobolan50.co.uk In this captivating novel of romantic suspense, New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard brings us deep into the wild, where a smart and sexy outdoor guide and her ruggedly handsome competitor m In this captivating novel of romantic suspense, New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard brings us deep into the wild, where a smart and sexy outdoor guide and her ruggedly handsome competitor must join forces to survive and avoid becoming what they never expected to be Prey Thirty two year old Angie Powell has always spoken her mind, but in the presence of Dare Callahan she nurses a simmering rage After all, why give Dare the satisfaction of knowing he can push her buttons and push her to the edge Three years ago, Dare returned home to rural western Montana and opened a hunting business to rival Angie s Complicating matters is the fact that Dare has asked Angie out not once but twice and has given her a gift of butterflies in the process Angie has no patience for butterflies They only lead to foolish decisions And now the infuriatingly handsome Iraq war vet has siphoned away Angie s livelihood, forcing her to close up shop Before Angie is to leave town, she organizes one last trip into the wilderness with a client and his guest, who wants to bag a black bear But the adrenaline fueled adventure turns deadly when Angie witnesses a cold blooded murder and finds herself on the wrong side of a loaded gun Before the killer can tie up this attractive loose end, a bear comes crashing through the woods changing the dark game completelyLuckily, Dare is camping nearby and hears the shots Forced together for their very survival, Angie and Dare must confront hard feelings, a blinding storm, and a growing attraction while being stalked by a desperate killer and a ferocious five hundred pound beast And neither will stop until they reach their Prey.


10 thoughts on “Prey

  1. Jilly Jilly says:

    If you ve ever thought to yourself I wonder what it would be like to read a story with a POV of a bearHave I got the book for you There are pages and pages of the bear s thoughts Oh, and he s a killer bear Even better Nobody wants to read pages and pages of a sweet and cuddly bear s thoughts That would be boring Bear thoughts are strangely existentialSo, killer bear is out to eat people That s his thing He wants to eat our h H, Angie and Dare Frankly, I want him to eat the aut If you ve ever thought to yourself I wonder what it would be like to read a story with a POV of a bearHave I got the book for you There are pages and pages of the bear s thoughts Oh, and he s a killer bear Even better Nobody wants to read pages and pages of a sweet and cuddly bear s thoughts That would be boring Bear thoughts are strangely existentialSo, killer bear is out to eat people That s his thing He wants to eat our h H, Angie and Dare Frankly, I want him to eat the author for naming her character Dare.I couldn t resist, she triple dog Dared me Angie and Dare are both mountain guides in Montana and have competing businesses Dare s is winning because who would book a mountain trip with someone named Angie over someone named Dare A trip with Angie A trip with Dare Why yes, there is a bear included in both trips, but one has a bitpizzazz than the other Sure, you end up dead eaten by a bear in both scenarios, but you ll haveFUN before being eaten with Dare s group.Bear don t even care It s a flesh wound He ll walk it off while he s digesting you.This book bored the crap out of me I hate camping and the outdoors has too many bugs for me, so I should have knownThe only good part was the bear killings I would have been a fan of the bear except that he was gross and smelly In my eyes, there is only one kind of bear worthy of my love and devotion


  2. Duchess Nicole Duchess Nicole says:

    I had been staying away from Howard s most recent releases due to the somewhat lackluster ratings but I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised I loved this book Admittedly, it didn t quite reach the five star mark for me but that is really an oddly elusive thing lately, and books that get five stars from me get it for no reason that I can really explainthey just have a little extra wow One of my favorite Howard books is Up Close and Dangerousthere s something I love about a couple I had been staying away from Howard s most recent releases due to the somewhat lackluster ratings but I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised I loved this book Admittedly, it didn t quite reach the five star mark for me but that is really an oddly elusive thing lately, and books that get five stars from me get it for no reason that I can really explainthey just have a little extra wow One of my favorite Howard books is Up Close and Dangerousthere s something I love about a couple forced to be in close proximity to each other by some accident of fate that makes them rely on each other for survival in the wild Maybe because it strips them of their inhibitions and it boils all the details down to nothing They are each who they were meant to be, without the influence of the world, without anything to worry about other than survival and each other They struggle to meet basic needs, and when it all comes down to it, our physical and mental well being as humans really comes down to a few things.FoodWaterShelterCompanionshipIf we have these things, not only are we safe and healthy, but happy too I liked how in this book, these MC s started off having legitimate reasons to dislike each other Well, for the most part Angie started out feeling flustered and googly eyed over Dare but that spark quickly fizzled when she realized that he was siphoning off her business until she was nearly bankrupt Dare, on the other hand, is infatuated with her World Class Ass and can t understand where her animosity comes from So a man eating black bear and a stone cold sociopathic murderer bring these two togetherswoon A love story for the ages, lol.Dare gets to play hero, but he wasn t so much a chauvinist that he has no faith in Angie s abilitieseven when she s injured, he doesn t chalk her predicament up to womanly inexperience or incompetence He simply swoops in, saves the day, and takes care of the girl until she is able to do so for herself He was quite the complex guy, although Howard didn t really delve into his psyche all that much.Angie has a tiny bit of little man syndromewhat woman in her right mind would take two strange men up into the mountains on a week long hunting trip I m not really sure I care just how competent I think I amfacts are facts, and generally, men are stronger than women That s quite the trust you re putting in strangers.This love story doesn t get romantic for quite some time but the slower pace was quite nicethe story was interesting enough by itself, and the hot sex and slow, timid chemistry creeped nicely along until the time felt right.I listened to the audiobook an the narrator did a great jobno overacting, she sounded like a young woman but not too young, inflection was great, and I m hoping she does somenarrating, as I can t find anybooks read by her


  3. Vintage Vintage says:

    Not to be too third grade, but this was kind of gross.A suspense thriller survivalist story where the heroine is an adventure guide as in ride out for a week to hunt animals when it s really cold outside with sport hunters I grabbed the book on CD not really knowing what I was getting myself in for.She takes two men on a bear hunt Nope, not this but The heroine gets caught in witnessing a murder and has to flee The H, who she hates, rescues her The fact that no one died of hypothermia in Not to be too third grade, but this was kind of gross.A suspense thriller survivalist story where the heroine is an adventure guide as in ride out for a week to hunt animals when it s really cold outside with sport hunters I grabbed the book on CD not really knowing what I was getting myself in for.She takes two men on a bear hunt Nope, not this but The heroine gets caught in witnessing a murder and has to flee The H, who she hates, rescues her The fact that no one died of hypothermia in Montana in November may be the most fictitious part of the book.Two villains at work here one an undeveloped accountant that knows how to hide his inner macho man and a man eating black bear The bear eats three people, and it s not pretty If anyone has ever seen the documentary Grizzly Man you will never look bears the same, or at least that is how it affected me I was frustrated with the accountant villain as what he stole and how he accomplished it would have developed his characterHis peevishness when the heroine escapes and his desire to make her suffer as much as he suffered being rained on and cold struck me as a little petty Isn t it enough that you wanted to kill her If I had known what I was getting into I would have skipped this


  4. Norma Norma says:

    Sigh How horribly disappointing This book was flat out boring There were actually chapters upon chapters written from a bear s point of view A bear Remember Up Close and Personal, where we learned everything we d ever need to know if we crashed our plane into a mountain Yeah, well here we learn about bears and camping I ll give LH props for her research The woman is an expert on so many things However, in the end, I had to struggle to finish this At one point I said to my husband, Ju Sigh How horribly disappointing This book was flat out boring There were actually chapters upon chapters written from a bear s point of view A bear Remember Up Close and Personal, where we learned everything we d ever need to know if we crashed our plane into a mountain Yeah, well here we learn about bears and camping I ll give LH props for her research The woman is an expert on so many things However, in the end, I had to struggle to finish this At one point I said to my husband, Just give me an hour or so, I just have to finish this awful book Of course he thought I was crazy and still did even after I explained that this was a beloved author and that I wouldn t DNF her.On the positive side, I did like Dare He reminded me a little of Sam Donovan and a very little of Wolf MacKenzie He was grumpy and gruff He had no filter and just said what he thought He also never fought his feelings He liked Angie and then loved her He accepted it and set out to make her feel the same way I liked Angie for the first part of the book because she was independent and strong like so many other LH heroines However, after a while she was just annoying.Over all, I wouldn t even recommend this to the most die hard of LH fans


  5. Preeti ♥︎ Her Bookshelves Preeti ♥︎ Her Bookshelves says:

    Take rival adventure guides h H, murderous clients, feral bears, dangerous storms, a run for their lives, enforced seclusion in a mountain cabin and you get the gist of this typical Linda Howard romantic thriller set up in the Montana Rockies This is her third survival up a snowy mountain that I ve read This book had too much narrative in the first half, although I enjoyed the first couple of chapters where we get the H s pov and get to know her as a person but then it got somewhat tedious til Take rival adventure guides h H, murderous clients, feral bears, dangerous storms, a run for their lives, enforced seclusion in a mountain cabin and you get the gist of this typical Linda Howard romantic thriller set up in the Montana Rockies This is her third survival up a snowy mountain that I ve read This book had too much narrative in the first half, although I enjoyed the first couple of chapters where we get the H s pov and get to know her as a person but then it got somewhat tedious till the part where all hell breaks loose.The H is an ill tempered foul mouthed grumpy ex military guy who comes back to their home town and unwittingly draws away most of the h s clients So the fiercely independent h has hated his guts these past 2 years and this enmity from her side is at its peak, when she realizes that she has no other resort but to sell her failing business and go back to Billings But for this last bookings by an old client who is bringing another guy interested in hunting down a bear An old family friend feels uneasy that she would be alone with two unknown males up in the mountains and requests a very reluctant H to look out for her It all snowballs into a dangerous run for their lives as new and unknown threats get revealed But these two manage to steal two alone days in an isolated cabin during a brutal storm to finally give in to their fierce attraction to each other and acknowledge that hate is just another side of the love coin The H is immensely likable in a grumpy sexy way and the h is admirable for her strong independence and grit As for her story about her failed wedding marriage is concerned, it was so ridiculous that it was completely believable and relatable I totally got how this non girly h would have felt so strongly about the messing up of her makeup and hair on her wedding day And the ex definitely behaved in an asininely immature way Why would people only see the funny side and not get her pov on the kiddish humiliation and also the betrayal of a promise.Two relatable quotes from the book Some people instinctively knew the right thing to say, the right thing to do, but she wasn t one of them The best she could do was, well, the best she could do, and hope she didn t screw up too much That was the best thing about female friends the instant, unquestioning support, regardless of common sense or practicality And not to forget the H s contribution Fucking nipples on iceandFuck, shit, yeah


  6. Kristin Kristin says:

    I m just continually bummed by Linda Howard these days In the past she s been so brilliant, but things are hit and miss these days as I have said many times recently This book had a FABULOUS concept and the execution wasn t bad She worked it out so that the scenario seemed plausible, and that was good She also had characters that were just unique enough to make the story work Outdoorsy girl, abandoned by mother, raised by father, bad first wedding, not a quitter Military man with shrapn I m just continually bummed by Linda Howard these days In the past she s been so brilliant, but things are hit and miss these days as I have said many times recently This book had a FABULOUS concept and the execution wasn t bad She worked it out so that the scenario seemed plausible, and that was good She also had characters that were just unique enough to make the story work Outdoorsy girl, abandoned by mother, raised by father, bad first wedding, not a quitter Military man with shrapnel wound to throat and therefore hoarse voice, has a love of cussing, reads books, really grouchy but has a wry sense of humor and a bit of tenderness on the inside I liked them I liked the concept Well, except poking around online makes it seem like black bears are the least likely to be maneaters, but I m willing to suspend disbelief on that point My biggest complaint was how unsuspenseful the whole thing was I knew the rough plot from the inside cover, and that s about all that happened There was no build up to the climactic showdown, no running for their lives, no terror Just a couple of people holed up staying out of the rain, taking FOREVER to finally have sex Let s be honest here In reality, the sex may or may not happen In a Linda Howard novel, it should happen a lot sooner I guess it s good that the reader has something to wonder about, because it s easy to forget about both the maneating bear and the homicidal client for a majority of this very slow moving story I almost hate to shelve this with suspense I still love Linda Howard, I like her ideas and her characters and her writing, but the execution just seems to be lacking again


  7. Melissa Melissa says:

    I have read every book and novella Linda Howard s written, all 53 of them I started reading her as a romance author, and stuck with her into the romantic suspense territory, even though I prefer bookscentered on human relationships and emotions than action and mysteries Even with bad guys present, she could describe a bit about his background to make him if not someone I d like to be around, at least someone I can relate to on some level But a couple of chapters into this book, the view I have read every book and novella Linda Howard s written, all 53 of them I started reading her as a romance author, and stuck with her into the romantic suspense territory, even though I prefer bookscentered on human relationships and emotions than action and mysteries Even with bad guys present, she could describe a bit about his background to make him if not someone I d like to be around, at least someone I can relate to on some level But a couple of chapters into this book, the viewpoint switches to that of a killer man eating bear Seriously To which, I throw up my hands and say I can t relate to that That is just that one step farther from the romance genre I started reading Howard for to make me stop reading the book and pick up something else I stopped on page 27 I will probably finish it at some point, I mean the two hot guides have to get together for some steamy sex and eventually marriage at some point, right But not today After chugging through 53 of her books, I find it fascinating on one level to know that a bear is my stopping point.three months later, I picked up the book and finished it, and ended up really liking it I d been reading historicals for the last 2 3 months, so a contemporary was like a breath of fresh air at that point Also, the bear is barely ha in the rest of the book, and the two guides are indeed hot I really enjoyed the progression of their relationship, how blunt their personalities were I do like my male protagonists grumpy, so Dare fit the bill well there I couldn t give it four stars due to the bear thing, but Angie Dare s snarky conversations easily brought the overall rating up to a solid 3 stars


  8. Joan Reeves Joan Reeves says:

    Murder, Conflict, Sexual FireworksI was rather surprised by the overly harsh reviews I ve read on Prey I ll admit to being a diehard Linda Howard fan so I ignored the reviews and bought the book anyway After all, as an author, I get bad reviews too, and I like to think that readers are discerning enough to wade through bad reviews if a book s blurb sounds like their kind of book.I liked Prey In fact, I stayed up way too late to finish it the other night Nobody does heroes better than Linda H Murder, Conflict, Sexual FireworksI was rather surprised by the overly harsh reviews I ve read on Prey I ll admit to being a diehard Linda Howard fan so I ignored the reviews and bought the book anyway After all, as an author, I get bad reviews too, and I like to think that readers are discerning enough to wade through bad reviews if a book s blurb sounds like their kind of book.I liked Prey In fact, I stayed up way too late to finish it the other night Nobody does heroes better than Linda Howard She writes the kind of man you d recognize instantly if you met him on the street that s how real her characters are The heroines are always likable and are the kind of women I d enjoy having as friends.Enter Dare and Angie two people made for each other if Angie only knew it Dare does He s a walking, talking simmering cauldron of longing when it comes to Angie, and he hates the fact that he can t get her out of his mind Dare was a soldier too long to attempt polite speech so his language is peppered with profanities just like every soldier I ve ever known What a finely drawn character.Throw in a murder plot, a survival against the cruel Montana weather, and sexual fireworks that go off like the 4th of July, and you ve got Prey by Linda Howard.Go for it You ll discover this is a pretty darn good book


  9. Carol Carol says:

    4 stars Don t think that I want to come face to face with a black bear ever, whether it s a man killer or not An absolutely TERRIFYING situation scenes with the bear were so well written Romantic suspense set in the wilderness Good pacing, really enjoyed this exciting and adventurous story with it s enemies to lovers romance I am becoming such a huge fan of Linda Howard 4 stars Don t think that I want to come face to face with a black bear ever, whether it s a man killer or not An absolutely TERRIFYING situation scenes with the bear were so well written Romantic suspense set in the wilderness Good pacing, really enjoyed this exciting and adventurous story with it s enemies to lovers romance I am becoming such a huge fan of Linda Howard


  10. Rachel Rachel says:

    Overall rating 4.5 stars Triggers Cheating view spoiler No hide spoiler Love triangle view spoiler No hide spoiler Sex with om ow view spoiler No and to elaborate on that, the hero has been wanting the heroine for 2 years He asked her out twice and the heroine turned him down twice Here is a quote that confirms he has not been with anyone in all of that time Except, even though she always looked at him as if he was a pile of steaming fresh cow manure that she d just steppe Overall rating 4.5 stars Triggers Cheating view spoiler No hide spoiler Love triangle view spoiler No hide spoiler Sex with om ow view spoiler No and to elaborate on that, the hero has been wanting the heroine for 2 years He asked her out twice and the heroine turned him down twice Here is a quote that confirms he has not been with anyone in all of that time Except, even though she always looked at him as if he was a pile of steaming fresh cow manure that she d just stepped in, there was nothing he wantedthan to fuck her blind It had been that way from the day he d first seen her He d even asked her out twice and been slapped down twice, and her attitude made it pretty damn plain she wasn t the least bit interested in him, but his dick was too stupid to get the message All he had to do was see that high, round ass of hers, or that dark ponytail swinging down her back, and the damn thing perked up and all but begged to be petted.Maybe when she was gone his dick would give up the insane hope that some day it would have a shot at having her And maybe then he himself would get series about looking for another woman, someone who could stand to spend a few minutes in his company, which Angie Powell, obviously couldn t He didn t spend his time crying into his beer over her, he d been rejected before, and sometimes it sucked, but he didn t curl up in a whiny, whimpering ball because of it Still, for some reason, having her there kind of blunted the desire to go out looking for someone else Even though he hadn t asked her out again after the second rejection, he knew his own competitive nature well enough to realize that part of him like his dick had stayed focused on her and refused to give up hide spoiler Intimate pasts view spoiler Dare Callahan hero Is not a virgin We only know it s been awhile for him because he hasn t been with anyone since the he came back to town Don t know how long it was otherwise, he never mentions it Just that he had had sex in the past Angie Powell heroine Is also not a virgin Was engaged to be married like 4 years ago, I believe She came to realize that she never loved him like she thought She liked sex well enough, but not enough to engaged in casual encounters since her engagement hide spoiler Push pull view spoiler Angie pushes Dare away in the beginning, but it doesn t last too long She quickly lets go of her hatred to him and realizes that she loves him Of course, he has loved her for over two years, so way longer than she realized it herself LOL hide spoiler OW OM drama view spoiler None hide spoiler My review This was a really good book I enjoyed that we got multiple POVs We got the bad guy x 2, Dare and Angie Dare was a gruff man, but had such a sweet spot for Angie He treated her like gold and risked his life for her many times He showed her with actions first what he would be like to be with him To be love, safe and protected treasured He also just got her like no one else Dare knew when he met her, that she was the one for him He loved her small boobs and her juicy booty LOL That wasn t his exact words, but the man definitely loved her ass He had to work really hard at getting her to change his feelings for him from hatred to something else Angie was Dare s perfect match in every way She was a bad ass heroine who never gave up when times got rough and what she went through That was some really rough stuff I want to let everyone know before they pick this book up, this is a romantic suspense with an emphasis on SUSPENSE The romance comes a little later in the story, but you know without a doubt what Dare s feelings are and you start to see how Angie s feelings change towards Dare There are only a few intimate scenes with one being full blown sex, but you do know without a doubt that Dare is all in In fact, you know Angie is too by that point I enjoyed the ending as well I would have loved for a little bitof an epilogue, but I was very satisfied with the ending Funny quote Hey, don t mind me, he growled I m just the guy with the hard on poking at your, not somebody you really need to answer And just like that her good intentions fell away, because nobody else had ever been able to jerk her chain the way Dare Callahan did Oh, is that what that is she cooed I thought it was a tube of chapstick


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