Thursday, August 25, 2011

Book Review: Dark Taste of Rapture by Gena Showalter

Summary: 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. . .

Review: I don't know how to feel about this book. I really enjoyed it, but a lot of parts in it bothered me. First off, the beginning was really confusing for me. I haven't read any of Gena Showalter's books, so Earth with "otherworlders" and people with special powers just jumped at me and I was like, "Where did these things come from??" I enjoyed Noelle and Hector's relationship but I didn't like how a whole year went by about 80 pages in. Then, they met up again but it felt as if no time had passed and the only difference was that Noelle was now an actual agent, so the gap year was kind of a waste. Oh, that's another thing I didn't understand. Who the heck are these AIR agents? What I got was they were CIA agents for aliens, but it took a while to understand that. The technicalities of the setting really confused me, but the story was still very enjoyable! I liked how both Hector and Noelle are hot-headed but instead of hating each other, they are intrigued by each other. Their little mind games were a lot of fun to read about and their relationship was made interesting by the mystery/police work aspect that they were both a part of. So overall, the story was enjoyable, there were just one too many confusing parts that I didn't think should have been there.



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