This story was just five minutes shy of five hours, but was well written, flowed naturally, and had a big impact. It contained everything I look for i..Show More »n a great PNR ~ sexy hero/heroin, steamy romance, action, suspense, great plot, and a happy ending.
The two main characters were great. Finn is my ideal alpha caring, protective, and slightly dominate while Lyra was a strong heroin who would turn over the city looking for her daughter.
The narration was great. Jeffrey is one of the few narrators who can pull off narrating all different types of genres.
This was an awesome five star story made even sweeter by buying the kindle version, and adding whispesync. Who doesn't love getting the best bang for their buck.
Another awesome story and performance, loved every minute of it!
Katie Reus's Darkness series is definitely a worthy series to listen too a..Show More »nd reminds of Coreene Callahan's Dragonfury series. If you like dragons and wolf shifter stories, this is a series you'll want to add to your collection. These stories are slightly shorter than the average book; however, they are well written and both the characters and plot are well developed. There's plenty of action, suspense with lots of twists, and the romance is a steady burn that builds into an inferno.
Taste of Darkness picks up where book one ends, and now Drake is trying to adapt to the world he has not seen in over a 1000 years. When he was a young boy, he was scarified and cast into hell; however, four months earlier, he was freed when a hell gate was opened. During his escape, he meets his future mate Victoria and her pack and assists them in closing the hell gate to prevent demons from escaping into the world.
Even though Drake is now free, he has not claimed his mate. Victoria has been helping him learn his new world and is ready to take the next step in their relationship; however, before he will claim her, he feels he must first be worthy and able to provide and protect her. There's a lot of chemistry and build up between them.
Unfortunately, Drake doesn't remember anything from his past or how he ended up in hell. But when his brother and sister come to visit him, and he is reunited with his family, his memories start to slowly surface, and he soon realizes someone close to him betrayed him. After his family and mate are attacked, suspicions are cast on the wrong person.
This was a great story and well worth the time invested in listening to it! I'm looking forward to listening to the other stories.
I don't know if it's just me, but the narrator seemed to rush through the book, like he was in a hurry to finish. It definitely takes away from the li..Show More »stening experience. The story itself was just okay to me. There could have been more to the story. It wasn't terrible, but it felt like the bare bones of a story instead of a fully developed one.
This was a very good story and addition to the series. I liked both Bo and Nyx very much and their story was very good.
Nyx ..Show More »is a half-fae/half-goddess that works for Bo at his supernatural bar. Her mother had her for the wrong reasons and never really loved her. Nyx's father wasn't much better and only saw her as someone he could marry off in an arranged marriage. Nyx has a lot of power but doesn't have great control over it.
Bo is a half-demon/half-human that owns a supernatural bar (in addition to other businesses). Bo was born when his mother was raped by his father. His father wasn't in his life but Bo had a good childhood with his mother who loved him very much. Bo has always had a hard time controlling his demon, usually using fighting or sex to keep it controlled.
Nyx starts working at Bo's bar and makes friends with Keelin (from book #3) as well as some of the other locals. Nyx and Bo become friends but they both have issues that keep them from taking things past the friendship level. Bo wants to though because ever since Nyx came into his life, he hasn't wanted any other women and his demon is calmed by Nyx. Nyx holds back from her attraction to Bo mostly because she's worried about him coming to the attention of either of her parents and them causing trouble for him. This seems like a good fear when her father decides to send people to try to get her to come home to take part in an arranged marriage he set up for her without her consent. Nyx has no intention of following her father's orders and has enough power to keep from being pushed into the marriage but she worries that the issues with her father could cause problems for Bo and her friends.
In the previous book, Nyx needed a favor from her mother and agreed to a favor in return. Nyx's mother asks for the return favor in this book, asking Nyx to deliver a box to a place by a certain time. Nyx and Bo worry that it's a trap so they try to be cautious and scope things out ahead of time...not that it helps much. Trouble ensues and they end up in a hell realm for a while. Thankfully, while the trip causes a strain between Nyx and Bo, it solidifies the need on both sides and Nyx and Bo are both determined to pursue the relationship after that. They have some interesting encounters on their trip and come out of it ok and with some new allies. There are still some issues to handle, mainly Nyx's parents, but Nyx and Bo manages to get through them and end the story starting their HEA together.
This was a very enjoyable story. I liked Nyx and thought she was a good heroine. I liked Bo as well and thought he made a good hero. TBH, the only complaint I had was that I felt like we could have used a bit more background on both MCs (it felt a bit lacking). Outside of that, I really liked the story and would recommend it. :)
Jeffery Kafer does an amazing job like always. I love the sound his voice. Anyway, I liked Into the Darkness. I'm super glad Rhea didn't push Conall ..Show More »to far. I do like Darkness books, because you never know what is going to pop next. There is always something knew awaiting. Plus, you want to start from the beginning, because there are some many characters that pop in out of the story. Also the story line builds upon each book.