The Author Goddess: Sherrilyn Kenyon (AG/SLK) with Dianna Love
Silent Truth is part of the BAD series (Bureau of American Defense). The characters are generally gritty, but emotional. Each has their own reasons for joining, whether by choice or necessity.
We have met Hunter in several other stories, but now we get to know the real reason(s) for his aloof behavior and snobby appearance. While the new reader to the series can enjoy the book, it is quite funny knowing the back stories (remember Hunter's car getting blown up or his stock portfolio being manipulated).
The truth is that I and likely many of you BAD readers didn't like Hunter a whole lot. At first he is hard to read, but when we learn of his childhood, his father and his lack of a mother, we are drawn into his side of the story. While his HEA, Abbie, is merely a pawn in the bigger Fratelli plans, Hunter knowingly goes into the fight. More like looking for a fight to avenge his only friend. Again, we learn about the Fratelli plans and plots and are more than ever concerned for the mole on the inside.
Although this book had (IMHO) a lack of bedroom scenes, the passion was not lacking in the slightest. The tension and interplay between Hunter and Abbie is great. Also, the side characters are witty and certainly add the fun factor to the book. While Bad Attitude was my favorite so far, this book picks up the Fratelli where Phantom in the Night left off. One thing I enjoy about the SLK/DL team is that each book can stand alone, but taken together they are so much more full. The series does not strictly follow a then b then c...There are side lines and bumps in the road.
The match up between Hunter and Abbie is not the lust fest of Marianne and Kyle (Born to be B.A.D, three novellas of BAD), but the relationship is real and built on a genuine love with give and take; Each willing to sacrifice and be sacrificed for the other... Overall, I enjoyed it. Given that I have all the Dark-Hunter, Dream-Hunter and Were-Hunter books as well as League and BAD, I do love me my AG.
That said, for those not into Paranormal (hard to believe but there are some out there not into fantasy/Para), but would like to enjoy a good series, I would recommend the BAD series. Start off with Born to be B.A.D and then move into the full lengths...Enjoy your Sunday.