Spirit (Elemental #3) by Brigid Kemmerer. Published May 2013 by Kensington Books. CDN $6.99 Kindle Edition.
With power comes enemies. Lots of them.
Hunter Garrity just wants to be left alone. He’s learned the hard way that his unusual abilities come at a price. And he can’t seem to afford any allies.
He’s up to his neck in hostiles. His grandfather, spoiling for a fight. The Merrick brothers, who think he ratted them out. Calla, the scheming psycho who wants to use him as bait.
Then there’s Kate Sullivan, the new girl at school. She’s not hostile. She’s bold. Funny. Hot. But she’s got an agenda, too.
With supposedly secret powers rippling to the surface everywhere around him, Hunter knows something ugly is about to go down. But finding out what means he’ll have to find someone he can trust…(Goodreads excerpt)
Awesome! Again another truly great read in the series. I was not a big fan of Hunter when I started this series; something about him just didn’t ring as well as the brothers did. Perhaps it was his giant ego, or the chip on his shoulder that he carried around, well not anymore. Brigid did an awesome job of getting us to see the depth of the real Hunter, flaws and all. I like the comment she makes in the Beyond the Story section. ‘This book isn’t about Hunter finding romance. It’s about Hunter finding himself.’ It is truly an amazing read, different in some ways from the other stories but equally compelling.
I liked the female lead in this book Kate. She is spunky and full of life and charm and the perfect character to draw Hunter out. I liked how Hunter and Kate related to each other and I laughed each time Kate bested Hunter at something. I felt empathy for her situation as well and wanted them to end up together.
I was a bit shocked at the twist towards the end (I won’t give it away) as it wasn’t typical of Brigid, but it made sense and fit well with Hunter’s story, making me feel even more empathy for Hunter. I love how the story of all of the elementals keeps evolving with each book. I loved that the brothers took Hunter in and made him one of them. In the other books he was always an outsider and now he feels more like a fifth brother.
Brigid is truly an amazing writer and I love this series. I can’t wait for the next book.
5 stars for me.