As usual Jeaniene Frost comes through with another great paranormal romance. Her heroins are multilayered and easy to like. Her heros, sexy and strong. This wasn't as great as her Cat and Bones series but it is nice to see some other characters experience a little bit of happiness! Can't wait for the next one!! Definitely one of my favorite authors!!
I read this right on the heels of the first Cat & Bones book which I loved. I was expecting more of the same fast paced fun combined with a sexy larger than life smart-ass hero. My mistake.
This book was a bit of a bore in comparison. Spade, the vampire hero, was meh. Denise, the demon marked heroine, was meh. The plot consisting of we have to get rid of these marks & make her a vampire or shell die, oh my! was meh and very bleh. THERE WAS NO HUMOR (grrrrr). The two had some sexy times and fell in love without any connection I could feel. Made me sad, it did. Ah well, on to the next one. Hopefully the love story will move me more than this one did and the review wont have to be so lame.
Denise MacGregor has distanced herself from her half-vampire friend, Cat Crawfield, and the world she lives in since the murder of her husband, Randy. Now a demon shapeshifter has branded Denise MacGregor has his prey. To protect her family and herself, she turns to Spade, a powerful vampire who feels duty-bound to protect Denise. Even though she has sworn never again to get involved with a human, Spade finds himself drawn to Denise while they fight the demon who wants to kill her.
This was an interesting continuation of the Night Huntress World. Denise starts out as a scared woman with nowhere to turn. As they story advances and the brands on her skin start to bring out demon qualities, Denise becomes stronger, no longer sitting back and waiting for someone to save her. Spade is also an interesting character. He doesn't want to get involved with Denise, because humans tend to have a short lifespan compared to vampires and he doesn't want to lose another loved one. I also loved seeing Cat & Bones again, along with other characters from the series. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
I've seen some of the other scathing reviews of this novel and the first thing people are commenting on is it feels like a different author and it's not the same as the original Night Huntress series featuring Cat & Bones. Simply put, it's because it's not. If you're expecting Cat & Bones drama & dialogue you will be sorely lacking but if you want a fresh persective on a storyline featuring background characters than this is for you.
I've only read the first two of the Night Huntress series so some things mentioned in this novel were somewhat of a spoiler for me but I enjoyed it nonetheless. It definetly made me want to read the others in the series as well.
I really enjoyed this book! It grabbed my attention from the beginning and I didn't want to put it down. The characters are great and I really felt invested in what was happening in the story. I'm eagerly awaiting the next in this series!