Since time began, there have been Nightwalkers - the races of the night who live in the shadows of the moonlight. Love with humans is absolutely forbidden, and one man makes certain to uphold this ancient law: Jacob, the Enforcer.
For 700 years, he has resisted temptation. But not tonight... Jacob knows the excuses his people give when the madness overtakes them and they fall prey to their lust for humans. He's heard every one and still brought the trespassers to justice. Immune to forbidden desires, uncontrollable hungers, or the curse of the moon, his control is total... until the moment he sees Isabella on a shadowy New York City street. Saving her life wasn't in his plans. Nor were the overwhelming feelings she arouses in him. But the moment he holds her in his arms and feels the soft explosion of her body against his, everything changes. Their attraction is undeniable, volatile, and completely against the law. Suddenly everything Jacob has ever believed is inflamed by the heat of desire. Bring on the night.
©2006 Jacquelyn Frank (P)2011 Tantor
"I loved this book!" (Christine Feehan)
This is the first and my favorite book by Jacquelyn Frank. It's the first introduction to the Nightwalkers and I fell just a little bit in love with Jacob. He is the wonderful and stoic soldier that is protecting his people with the job he has: Enforcer. Because of a simple shove from Fate he meets Isabella and together they make one dynamic pairing.
I love how they interact in the story and the arguments that always seem to happen between them.
Jacob's book also introduces us to the rest of the Nightwalkers and their world and soon I found that I didn't want to leave. The story happening around them, sucks you in so much that when the book ended I went back and bought the rest of the books in the series without a second thought.
Never have a read a series so unique and different and spellbinding. Jacquelyn Frank has become one of my favorite and go to writers now.
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I really wanted to like this book... I really did. But the Dissapointement was crushing. I don't know if this was Ms. Frank's first book but it was simply not good. I love paranormal romances so I've read and listened to many including other demon books. This one used the word demon loosely when it should be vampire. The similarities to Twilight and the Sookie Stackhouse series are just too many. First this is the story of Jacob and Bella. I kept waiting for Edward to show up but as I gave up 3/4 of the story in he still was MIA. Bella is the shy, virgin human girl who ends up having these special abilities she did not know (hum.. Where have I read that before?). Jacob feels attracted to a human for the first time in his 700 years of existence because she is that special (you should have been name Edward).
Edward, I mean Jacob does not want to be intimate with Bella because he is too powerful and she might die trying (Breaking Dawn?)Bella keeps trying and seducing him until they have un impressive sex that causes an earthquake (I almost caused an earthquake listening to this as I laughed out load at Te ridiculesnes). And so on and so forth the similarities kept coming until I just could not take it any longer. It was long, boring and not worth it because even the romance was bad. Kind of melodramatic. I finally stopped listening when it turned out that Bella was not all human but a Druid (like Sookie was a fairie). So as the story went from Twilight to True Blood I decided I better stick to the originals. Not worth the time nor money. Would I try another book by this author? Probably, Noah's story looks promising...
Now about the narrator: she was good. Very. Good. I would definitely listen to other books narrated by her. Xe Sanders was actually The reason I listen to most of the story. Her voice is sensual and her male voices were superb.
The story is good, with witty dialogue and some action. Like others have said, it contains a bit too much romance for this genre, but still a good read. What makes the story GREAT is the narrator. Xe Sands is amazing! She created an entire production crew out of her own voice. She literally brings the story to life. I have to highly recommend this book because no one should miss ANY of Xe Sands' narrations. What a talent!
All I can say is that I could not wait until I read the next series...
Environmental engineer with a SciFi/fantasy addiction.
I was not expecting a really detailed story-line or even really well-developed characters - but I got at least part of a good package from this book. It was more than steamy in several parts and while I was skeptical about the narrator initially (due to her almost whispery/sultry tones), it added a lot to the chemistry between the main characters. I also thought the main characters were decently filled out, but was somewhat disappointed with some of the secondary characters' development and motivation - and felt let down by the 2-D quality of the villains.
If you're just looking for something light and yummy - it's definitely worth the listen. And maybe a re-listen.
I loved this book and can't wait to buy the rest of the series. Excellent narration and exciting story. I could not put this book down. I am definitely a fan of Jacquelyn Frank.
I would definitely recommend you buy this book, you may get hooked like I did.
A better narrator, a more likable heroine.
Different Narrator. So boring to listen to her!
Narrator sounds like she has a jawbreaker in her mouth. She is so boring to listen to. Bella comes off as irritating, ditzy and too naive to like.
I am a mother of 16 yr old twins..Mikael&Miranda. My kids think I am a big dork listening to my books. I love to read but its nice to read twice as many books and listen while working.
I loved this love story and can't wait to listen to the rest of the series! I don't know if I would have stuck with the book if I had read it. For me a little slow in the beginning, but I truly love the characters.
I'm addicted to Audible. May need an intervention!
Sexy, enthralling and captivating.
I have all of Charlaine Harris' books (Sookie, Lilly Bard, Aurora Teagarden and Harper Connelly) and, I can't believe I'm saying this, I think I like this book better.
The first time I listened to the book, I thought the narration was terrible. I had to listen a 2nd time because I kept falling asleep. The 2nd time, I enjoyed listening to the husky accents she gives the demons. I just finished listening a third time and have decided it's time to get the 2nd book in the series, Gideon.
kindle lover already
I have read this book, and listened to this recording on a couple of driving trips. It brought a new perspective to the story, hearing someone voice their interpretation of characters' voices!! Not necessarily what I had imagined in my head, and it made the story fresh.
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