Thursday, February 27, 2014

Review: Bittersweet Darkness by Nina Croft

Bittersweet Darkness
Author:Nina Croft
Release Date: February 24, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Edge
The Order Book #3
ISBN:   1622661133
ISBN13: 9781622661138
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source:NetGalley
There are no monsters, only good guys and bad guys. That’s the creed by which Detective Inspector Faith Connolly has always lived.

When Faith discovers that she has a time bomb counting down in her head, she has one goal; to solve the murder case she’s working on—a young girl who was found drained of blood—and in doing so gain closure for a long ago murder never solved. Her investigation brings her in contact with Ash Delacourt. Ash is all black leather, big guns and sexy bad attitude—definitely not one of the good guys.

As payment for a debt, Asmodai AKA Ash Delacourt, finds himself working with the Order of the Shadow Accords. He’s the demon representative on the newly formed Committee for the Integration of Mankind and well…everything else. It’s a chance to be near his daughter, make a new start, and—once he’s met the delectable detective—maybe have a little fun.

There are no monsters. But as Faith’s investigation deepens, her beliefs are eroded and for the first time, she is falling in love—with one of the bad guys. But how can she ever let Ash close when her time is running out…?

At this point I don't think there could be anything written by Nina Croft that I would not like. She just has a way with stories and I am so glad I found her books.

Faith is a bit different from the other female leads in this series. She is 100% human and believes nothing of the supernatural world. Little does she know that she is more connected with the world than she ever knew and her life is about to change forever. I honestly had my doubts about Asmodai and his ability to fall in love with another woman and treat her right. WOW did he show me. He is seriously night and day from the Ash we met in the beginning of the series. I am so excited that I got to witness his transformation.

The attraction between the two is pretty instant. Ash is pretty aggressive in his advances on Faith and Faith is pretty hesitant to get involved with him for many reasons, the biggest being that she is dying. Poor Faith really doesn't know what she is getting involved in for most of the book and I did enjoy her reactions as things were revealed.

As you know by now, the stories of each book are linked to the others. I really love how involved the other characters are involved in each installment. The relationships between characters continue to grow as the series evolves and the team is really coming together nicely. You CAN read the books as standalone books but I would not recommend it.

There were a lot of great moment in BITTERSWEET DARKNESS, lots of action and suspense as well emotions. The pace is just as brisk as the first two books and I have no doubt books to come will be the same. I have a few guesses on who will be one part of the next love interest but I honestly don't know if I am right and I cant wait until its revealed.

I gave it 5/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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