Review: Hunter by Katy Regnery (The Stewarts of Skagway #3)


Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Grey's Promotions.

If you've read the first book in the Stewarts of Skagway series, then you may recall the bits and pieces Katy Regnery gave readers of the fling between Hunter Stewart and Isabella Gonzalez, the former being the oldest Stewart sibling at thirty-one who works in the family business and the latter being the best friend of McKenna Cabot and a twenty-six-year-old schoolteacher from Seattle, Washington. Their fling was one that had both considering and agreeing to keep in touch even after Isabella returns to Seattle. But within weeks, she decides to end things without warning, leaving Hunter heartbroken and hurt. So, when he learns that she and her cousin are part of a new reality competition show set in Alaska, Hunter sees it as his opportunity to get answers. With him working as part of the show's production and her there as part of one of the competing teams, Hunter and Isabella are stuck with each other. Will he be able to win her heart again or will they end up losing more than their hearts when all is said and done?

This is a second chance romance that did NOT have breaking up in order to have the other main character go after their dreams as a reason for the relationship originally ending, and let me tell you, it was a breath of fresh air. Was I fan of how Isabella handled ending the long distance relationship with Hunter? No, but I understood where she was coming from, and sometimes, the reality of a situation overrides the romanticism of it all. What I liked most about their story is how the author managed to strike a fine balance between being realistic and staying hopeful when it comes to an LDR. Yes, the love has to be there, but I appreciated that instead of one sacrificing more than the other, it was about compromise because both main characters decided that their relationship was worth making changes and adjustments for. Nearly zero angst, lighthearted romance rekindling, and minimal family drama, Hunter was more than a pleasant surprise. It gets 4.5 stars, and I look forward to our return to Alaska!

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Read my reviews for the Stewarts of Skagway series:


Tanner (book one) - five stars - My Review

Harper (book two) - four stars - My Review

HUnter (book three) - 4.5 stars - My Review (posted above)

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Release Date: 31 May 2024

Date Read: 27 May 2024

Learn more about Katy Regnery.

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