Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Review - The Darkest Touch by Jaci Burton

The Darkest Touch
Demon Hunters, Book 3
Jaci Burton
October 28, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-440-24454-7

Book Blurb:
Ryder. The man was just as sexy as she remembered him: tall, lean, and dangerous, a demon hunter with the body of a god.…

But archaeologist Angelique Deveraux has little time for lust. She’s been hiding a gleaming black diamond, a prize everyone wants—including Ryder—and now she’s running for her life. Hot on her trail is Ryder, a legendary demon hunter she desires but can’t quite trust, a man with an insatiable need for danger and a few dark secrets of his own.

As sparks ignite between the rogue hunter and his latest prey, Angie’s world is rocked again when her twin sister vanishes, stolen away by the same dark forces stalking Angie and the black diamond. With Ryder offering protection—and more—suddenly a woman who’s never trusted anyone is falling for a man who isn’t afraid of anything…except losing his heart. Now, as an all-out demon war erupts and Angie’s family secrets unravel, Ryder’s demon hunt and Angie’s quest to save her sister are about to collide. And when they do, it’ll send these two wary hearts on the wildest adventure of their lives—and maybe even save humankind in the process.…

My thoughts:
Angelique Deveraux was hired to find a specific black diamond, and once she did things went terribly wrong. When Ryder and his fellow demon hunters from the Realm of Light showed up and saved her, Angie not only ran she took the diamond with her. The Sons of Darkness want it back, and they’ll do anything in their power to get it. They also believe that they need her twin sister Isabelle in their possession, and Angie plans to stop that from happening. She just has to find her first.

It took Ryder two months to track Angie down, he’s not about to lose sight of her now. A demon hunter with the Realm of Light, he’s done his fair share of fighting the demons, but there appears to be a new breed of demon facing them now. Ryder is determined to keep Angie safe, even if he has to face his own dark past to do it.

This is the third story in the Demon Hunters series, and the main focus is on Ryder and Angelique. Ms. Burton works her writing magic by drawing the reader in with a dark and danger filled plot, well-defined characters, and a sizzling romance. The fast-moving action throughout The Darkest Touch will satisfy fans and have them eagerly awaiting the next installment. While this is part of a series, the author does a wonderful job of filling in back-story for those who have decided to begin with this release.

To learn more about The Darkest Touch, please visit Ms. Burton’s website: Here

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


SciFiGuy said...

This sounds interesting. Good to know it can be read alone as I missed the 2nd one.

Kimberly Swan said...

She's very good at catching the reader up on what's going on, so you shouldn't have any trouble enjoying it. :)

jessewave said...

This one sounds very exciting; just the kind of book I love and the demons give it just that much more oomph *g*

Kimberly Swan said...

Demons AND sexy demon hunters. *grin*

Rachael said...

I've never read Jaci Burton but I've heard of her books before. Sounds good!

Kimberly Swan said...

I'm surprised you haven't read any of her books. Now you'll have to put them on your wish list. :)