Author: Gena Showalter
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 480
Book Number in Series: 10
Rating: 5 Stars
Most of the time when I read a review book, I don't look at reviews prior to reading or when I'm reading a book. I don't want other people's opinions to cloud my own judgement on an authors style. And just like Last Kiss Goodnight, I come back to review sites to write The Darkest Craving and I'm again shocked at the low reviews.
For me a 1 or 2 star book is an author who has no clue how to blend a story. There are grammar errors, misspellings and generally such horrendous writing that I can't even finish the book. That is NOT the case with Miss Showalter's books. Last Kiss Goodnight and The Darkest Craving kept my attention and quite honestly even when I do like reading really hot erotic scenes, I didn't even notice anything lacking in those scenes with either book. I guess as long as there is some romance going on and a good storyline that keeps my attention is what makes or breaks a book for me.
I LOVED Kane and Josephina aka Tink. The whole situation between them was awesome. I kept wondering who she was, why was she there at this time, why did she go to save him. Then when I found out why she went to save him, I was like Why would she want that?! I wanted to know about this troubled girl and why the Demon Disaster was such a jerk towards her. You sometimes get the Demon's who "want" the girls and sometimes you get the ones that want to hurt them, depending on what Demon each Lord is hosting.
I liked that Josephina was a new character, with a new realm we hadn't heard about. I liked the interaction between the two characters. I liked the side lines and characters. William and his little brood of hellions? Priceless....Tink being brave and waving hello to those little hellions in a bubble was awesome.
I did not find this story lacking and I read a lot of books. Especially paranormal books. I even read a lot of erotic/paranormal books and I still enjoyed this story. My best advice that I can give you is don't read the reviews, don't let other peoples views/judgments affect or sway your own. Ultimately it boils down putting a book in your hand, not expecting anything but a good read, and reading on your own. Any author can create scene after scene of sex, sex, sex. But how many can create and weave worlds together to keep your attention in between? Not. Bloody. Many.And while I do like those too I didn't find the sex lacking between these two ;)
If you love paranormal books and you love Gena, have faith in your author. Have faith that she'll take you for a ride that you haven't been on before. Have faith she'll keep you engrossed in the story. Because she will.
I personally have never had a problem with any of Gena's books. They've all kept my attention and she's on one of my auto buy lists. Lords of the Underworld. Alien Huntress Series. Atlantis Series. Any Sub spin series. They are always amazing reads and I'm really lucky I've found such a talented author with so many books. Granted I've read them all, but thank goodness for new releases every year right?