By Nalini Singh
Guild Hunter series, book #4
Category: Paranormal Romance
Overall Rating: 4.4
- Captivation: 4.5
- Sizzle: 4
- Romance: 4.5
- Enjoyment: 4.5
- Literacy: 4.5
Book Description: The severed head marked by a distinctive tattoo on its cheek should have been a Guild case, but dark instincts honed over hundreds of years of life compel the vampire Dmitri to take control. There is something twisted about this death, something that whispers of centuries long past…but Dmitri’s need to discover the truth is nothing to the vicious strength of his response to the hunter assigned to decipher the tattoo.
Savaged in a brutal attack that almost killed her, Honor is nowhere near ready to come face to face with the seductive vampire who is an archangel’s right hand, and who wears his cruelty as boldly as his lethal sensuality…the same vampire who has been her secret obsession since the day she was old enough to understand the inexplicable, violent emotions he aroused in her.
As desire turns into a dangerous compulsion that might destroy them both, it becomes clear the past will not stay buried. Something is hunting…and it will not stop until it brings a blood-soaked nightmare to life once more…
Captivation: The character struggles and developments in this book grip, gab, and hold attention from the start. I had a hard time putting this book down for any reason – thankfully audio books let me continue without stop.
Sizzle: I say this is a lot with Singh’s books, but for me, the sizzle factor in these books is not paramount point of the story… the scenes that are fascinating are so more because of the relationship than the physical intimacy.
Romance: This is one of my favorite romance stories in general, viewing a soul-binding love that develops with the changes of life experiences that are traumatic at the extreme.
Enjoyment: I love this book; it’s one of my absolute favorites of all time in this genre.
Literacy: I didn’t catch many errors.
Overall, I love this book! This is not only one of my favorites, and on my top-rated list, but it’s one of the ones I recommend for any romance reader that likes to throw in some paranormal fantasy.