Sunday, 4 September 2011

Dark Taste of Rapture


New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter captivates with a dark, tantalizing world of humans, otherworlders, and a powerful AIR agent consumed by his desire for a woman he can never have. . . .

With one caress, he can give unforgettable pleasure…or unending pain...

Hector Dean is shaved, tattooed, and totally ripped -- and he has a deadly secret.  He is a walking weapon, capable of killing with a single brush of his fingertips.  Little wonder he’s determined to remain on his own.  But Noelle Tremain is a temptation like no other.  She is beautiful and rich, with a party girl smile that hides a shocking vulnerability, and from the beginning his sizzling attraction to her is undeniable.  For the first time, his stone-cold resistance is tested.  But to be with her, he risks destroying her. 

When a wealthy businessman is murdered in New Chicago’s seediest district, the two are partnered, and there’s no escaping what they both want: each other.  Yet neither Hector nor Noelle knows what to fear more—the killer case, or their own lethal desires. . . .

My Take:

Well when I picked up this book I was actually not looking forward to reading it. It’s a futuristic, sci–fi paranormal romance. Way too many genres in one and I tend not to like futuristic stuff. They tend to have no basis in reality and therefore isn’t something the reader can fully relate to, it takes away from the believability of the world and the characters. And to top it off there are a few books I’ve read from Gena Showalter that I wasn’t completely satisfied with (I’ll probably review one at a later date). But I’m happy to say that I was very pleasantly surprised.

Once I started it, I just could not put this book down. I was constantly roaring out loud with laughter or biting my lip as the steamy scenes practically set me ablaze, kind of like the delicious hero (read the book and you’ll know what I’m taking about).

And I totally fell for the heroine. Witty, sarcastic, badass, kinda spoiled and endearingly human with her emotions. I felt like she would be my best-gal pal that was number one on my speed dial. As the book ended I actually felt like I would miss her. She didn’t annoy me once (a huge accomplishment I assure you as most heroines make me want to slap them at least once), and I found myself rooting for her whole heartedly from page one.
The futuristic world Gena creates in this series (yes it’s a series and no this isn’t the 1st book) is actually very believable and it’s a very original take on the paranormal genre. The writing was superb, the characters are sexy and it left me definitely wishing for more.

Final Word: READ READ READ! And make sure your lover or toy of choice is around just in case the heat gets to be a little too much (that was a pun you’ll get after you read it, just so you know). Now Im off to find the rest of this series! Enjoy! 

Where to Buy:
As with all the books I review, this one (and the rest of the series) can also be found in The Mystic Bookkeeper's Emporium.

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