Thursday, August 25, 2011

Review: Dark Taste of Rapture by Gena Showalter

  • Mass Market Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star; Original edition (August 23, 2011)
Goodreads Description:

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. . . .


OH.MY.GOSH....this is absolutely the best book in the Alien Huntress series. If you read the last book in the series (and you should) then you have already met Noelle Tremain. She is besties with Ava who was the focus of the story in book #5. The story starts off with Ava and Noelle entering AIR Training Camp where they meet one of the instructors, AIR agent Hector Dean. He is all muscles, tattoos, and attitude. Oh, and he has a secret...his arms are weapons. Their attraction is instant but of course nothing is easy. They have a lot of differences and Hectors secret puts a wide chasm between the two of them. Later they are partnered on a case and sparks fly but not without some damage first.

I LOVED the characters. Noelle may be rich and pretty but there is more to her than that and she definitely keeps you on your toes. She is unpredictable and fun. Hector makes a great leading man. For being such a big, gruff, scary looking guy he is actually rather adorable. His past is pretty rough and it is interesting to find out what made him into the man he became. One character I can't wait to read more of is Dallas. I've been anxiously awaiting his story for some time now and the bits in this story he was in only whet my appetite for more.

When I finished this book (in one sitting because I couldn't put it down) I was so sad that it was done. I could have kept reading more and more. If you have read and enjoyed this series so far you won't be disappointed in this that is for sure. If you are new to the series I suggest reading it in order so you don't miss out on anything. I just have to say as well that the cover of this book is gorgeous. It's one of my favorite Gena Showalter covers (of all her series).


I received a copy for review from the publisher. Any opinions expressed are my own.



Unknown said...

I've heard so many great things about Gena Showalter. I'm SO curious about this series and now you've made me curiouser. It's always nice to see when a reader likes a book so much

Julie said...

I too have heard great things about this series. I'll definitely keep my eye out, as my daughter LOVES books like this! I loved seeing all of the enthusiasm in your review!