Prey by Linda Howard

Title: Prey

Author:Linda Howard

Genre: Contemporary/Romantic Suspense

Thirty-two-year-old Angie Powell has always spoken her mind, but in the presence of Dare Callahan she nurses a simmering rage.

Three years ago, Dare returned home to rural Montana and opened a hunting business to rival Angie’s own, forcing her to close up shop. The infuriatingly attractive Iraq war vet even had the nerve to ask Angie out, not once but twice.

Before Angie leaves town, she organizes one last trip into the wilderness with a client. But the adrenaline-fueled adventure turns deadly when Angie witnesses a cold-blooded murder and finds herself on the wrong side of a gun. Then a bear comes crashing through the woods—changing the dark game completely.

Luckily, Dare is camping nearby and comes to her aid. Forced together for survival, Angie and Dare must confront hard feelings, a blinding storm, and a growing attraction—while a desperate killer and a ferocious five-hundred-pound beast stalk their prey.


First I would like to say that I’m so glad I didn’t go to Amazon and read the  reviews before I got this book.  Wow, some pretty bad reviews out there.  I actually really liked this book and couldn’t put it down.  Some reviewers had a problem that Howard wrote some paragraphs in the killer’s and bear’s POV.  I loved this!  It put me in the killer’s mind set and made the story more intense.  I’m not a big Romantic Suspense fan, but Howard’s books have always been hits with me.

The other aspect that I loved about this book was that during most of it the H/H are stranded together in the woods.  Stranded plot lines are so fun to read and usually have lots of character development.

One more plus about this book – the Hero and Heroine.  He is a roughed, military hunting alpha of a man.  Yep, that should be enough said about him, Dare Callahan is the modern day Alpha male.  I liked how Howard made the Heroine a outdoors tomboy but still gave her a sexiness about her that I could relate to.  Plus she wasn’t as tough as nails as I thought she would be and had a tenderness   about her that I loved.

This was a page turner for me.

Grade: B+



  1. TrishJ

    I also liked it. It wasn’t my favorite, but I like everything she writes. I hate to admit this, but I don’t trust the reviews on Amazon. I would much rather check out my favorite blogs. They tend to lime the same kind of books, and the reviews are honest without being snarky.

  2. Carol

    I haven’t read this yet but have always enjoyed Linda Howard’s romance-thrillers. The problems with reviews on book seller sites is that the person reviewing doesn’t necessarily like the genre. I much prefer blog sites that are into the genre. Lookiing up, I see that Trish says much the same thing.

  3. aurian

    Nice review, thank you. I don’t read Amazon reviews, as I don’t know those people. That is why I read blogs 🙂

  4. Gayle Pace

    I haven’t read this book yet but I do like her books. You all are right on about the reviews. I think you have to go to several different places and then draw a conclusion. Happy Holidays.

  5. Patoct

    I love Linda’s books, but have not read this one.


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