Narrator: Sebastian York
Length: 11 hours 39 mins
Series: Alien Huntress #6
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on August 23, 2011
Genres: Paranormal Romance
I received this book for free from Simon & Schuster Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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. . . .
I was a little bit confused at the beginning as this book actually starts out a year before the current events in the series. When Noelle and Ava first go into A.I.R. Training. I loved Noelle in Ecstasy In Darkness. The dynamic of Noelle and Ava was hilarious and I was excited to see it again. We get some of it in this book, but we actually get more of a different, insecure side of Noelle. I’m not sure I liked that as much. Her tough, sassy exterior was more of a front covering all the deep wounds inside. Hector brings out those old, insecure feelings when he doesn’t fall for her tough exterior.
We didn’t have a whole lot of info on Hector on the previous books of the Alien Huntress series. He’s only appeared briefly in a few scenes as a brooding, distant male. In Dark Taste of Rapture, we are finally introduced to Hector and find out why he is so distant. He really has not choice. Is he human with a special problem, or is he from an alien species? Then his whole resistance to Noelle is strengthened when he finds out information that will put either him or his best friend at risk.
I love Dallas and Devyn and to get to see them, even briefly, was fun. They are quite a pair. I can’t wait for a Dallas book.
This couple didn’t make me feel as intensely as the previous couples, but they were still a great pair. Overcoming the obstacles in the way to their HEA seemed really hopeless at times and you can feel the frustration they feel.
I was sort of on the fence going into this book about the narrator change. I really loved Justine Eyre’s presentation in the previous books. I did find I was a bit disappointed in this narration. I picked up on things I might not have if I hadn’t been looking for them and I just didn’t get Noelle and Ava’s sarcastic attitudes. I hope that in upcoming books they go back to Ms. Eyre.
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