by: Jacquelyn Frank
$7.99 mass market paperback
Released: December 2009
What do you do when the world you know is suddenly gone? Asia is a bounty hunter with a bad attitude and a bone to pick. Her sister's gone missing, and all clues point to Julian. After months of tracking him, she makes her move, only to find that she'd gotten it all wrong.
Julian is a Gatherer for his people. He's responsible for collecting psychic energy on Earth and sending it back to his starving world. Certain women are unique enough to come back with him to his world, but when Asia walks into his club, he knows she's more than unique—she is his one true mate.
While Asia tries to adapt to a dangerous new world, she must also confront the feelings Julian stirs in her. For there's much more at stake than her heart, and that's the fate of an entire world.
I started out with Jacquelyn Frank's Nightwalkers series and have been hooked ever since. Her characters are written well enough to jump off the pages at me, and I've found myself yelling at the book a time or two if a character does something stupid. She also writes some pretty steamy romance scenes.
About the only thing that bothered me about his book, was that the customs of the Gatherers seemed too close to that of her Shadowdwellers series. The worlds were different, but it felt like the same society in a different setting.
Other than that, I really enjoyed the pigheadedness of the characters and the story in general. I'm itching to finish this so I can dive into book 2 of the Gatherers series, Stealing Kathryn.