Taste of Darkness, Katie Reus

Taste of Darkness


Taste of Darkness, Katie Reus

Review from jeannie zelos book reviews
I enjoyed book one in this series, so looked forward to this story. Once again I wasn’t disappointed, its an interesting romance with a spark of adventure thrown in.
I had problems with Drake though…I know he’s been trapped in hell for a very long time, and was only a child when he was first there but…the novel did seem to focus on his needing to learn so much to cope with the modern world, and for me I need my male leads to be strong, tough, able to cope with everything, and though Drake was physically strong, somehow the other parts seemed to make him less of the “heroic Alpha” type male than I like. Still, he was tough when it was needed and had no trouble asserting himself when it came to Victoria’s protection. .
Victoria I liked, the pack tend to treat her as a child still, as even the youngest are decades older than her. She’s allowed that though, feeling grateful that they took her in. She has ways of asserting herself when necessary though without causing offence, and it takes a strong, confident personality to tread that fine line. Though she’s a healer we didn’t see much of that talent in action – maybe in another book…
Until Drake’s family come calling the pack don’t know anything about Dragons – until Drake they were believed to be mythical, so there’s lots to learn and on a visit to his relatives with Victoria and a couple of other pack members they are plunged into great danger. Someone seems out to kill Drake and sees attacking Victoria as a way of getting to him. It’s in these battle scenes Drakes strength comes out, and for me he began to act like the strong male I expected.
Its a fun adventure, trying ( and failing on my part) to work out who’s behind the plot to kill Drake. I enjoyed meeting and learning about the dragons, and with exchange visits being set I’m sure we’ll see more of them in future. Overall it was a fun read, but some parts were just a little too slick and easily settled for me, and there were a few oddments like Drake making the knife for Victoria that puzzled me. How? Without funds or tools where did he get the materials etc to create it – Dragonfire can only do so much surely!
Stars: Four, another light fun read from Katie. A one off probably for me, I prefer something a bit deeper but for those who want an easy to read fun paranormal this is perfect.
ARC supplied via Netgalley and publishers


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I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

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