Book Review – The Hunger

Posted January 28, 2015 by Kathy in 3.5 Stars, Book Review / 2 Comments

Book Review – The HungerThe Hunger Series: Rogues of Scotland #2
by Donna Grant
Published by Self Published on September 8, 2014
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Pages: 106
Format: Ebook
Source: Purchased
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Cursed by a gypsy and banished to a realm of darkness for over two hundred years, Morcant Banner resigns himself to an eternity of torture. With need and frustration his ever-present companions, he’s given up hope of ever seeing his friends again, let alone knowing the pleasures of a woman. When he is suddenly freed from his prison by a very beautiful, very wary woman, he’s forced to face a reality much different from the one he remembers. A reality without the men he once called brothers, but with Leana who makes him hunger like no other…


Introverted and guarded, Leana freely admits that she prefers the quiet of the forest to the company of people. She’s comfortable in her independence and enjoys her solitude. When she stumbles upon a mysterious man unconscious in the forest, the very same man she’s had a vision about, she begins to believe in the magic the villagers whisper about. Because only magic could explain the uncontrollable, irresistible longing she feels for the handsome Morcant. But can she give in to her desires, knowing that he could leave her like everyone else?

My Review 4

The Hunger is another steamy romance from author Donna Grant. This series gets better with each book.


The Hunger is the second book of the Rogues of Scotland series, a story of 4 best friends that are cursed.  The curse is their punishment for a causing harm to a Gypsy.  The Hunger is the story of Morcant and it begins just the same as in first book, The Craving. After 200 years of being trapped in darkness he is magically released and meets Leana.  Leana has lost all her family and has been living a lonely life by choice.  She fears that if she cares for someone they will eventually leave her, just as her family has. The curse brings them together and they heal each other from their loneliness.


I enjoyed The Hunger more than The Craving.  The difference for me was the time spent on developing the characters.  Since The Craving was the first book of the series it focused mainly on the dreaded night the curse was made and also on the main character Rogan’s lack of trust.  But with The Hunger Morcant and Leana are given equal attention so I felt a stronger connection with these characters. Both characters have lived their lives but they were never satisfied.  They were missing passion all those years until they met each other.


The Hunger has the romance and excitement that I expect from author Donna Grant.  But I do wish it was a little longer because I didn’t want this to end!


Overall I did like the story and I look forward to reading more in the series.  This is perfect for all Highlander romance fans that want a quick and steamy read!

Overall 3




Rating Report
Overall: three-half-stars


About Donna Grant

Donna is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over forty-five novels. Her most popular series is the breathtaking Dark King (aka Dragon King) series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

In addition to her novels, Donna has written over forty short stories, novellas, and novelettes for digital-first and print release. She has been dubbed as giving the “paranormal genre a burst of fresh air” by the San Francisco Book Review. Her work has been hailed as having “deft plotting and expert characterization” by Publisher’s Weekly and “sizzling” by RT Book Reviews.

She has been recognized with awards from both bookseller and reader contests including the National Reader’s Choice Award, Booksellers Best Award, as well as the coveted K.I.S.S. Award from RT Book Reviews.

Donna travels often for various speaking engagements, conferences, and book signings. She is also a frequent workshop presenter at national conferences such as RT Book Lovers Convention and Thrillerfest, as well as local chapters.

Born and raised in Texas, she also has ties across the border in Louisiana. Growing up with two such vibrant cultures, her Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding. She is never far from her faithful 80 pound dog, Sisko, or her three cats. She can often be found at the movies or bookstore with her children. Or buying makeup. And shoes.

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