TITLE: Dark Taste of Rapture (Alien Huntress 7)
AUTHOR: Gena Showalter
INFO: Paperback, Fiction, 451 pages
PUBLISHED: Pocket Star Books, 2011
SOURCE: Received from Publisher for Review
FROM GOODREADS: 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. . . .
MY TAKE: I just started reading Gena Showalter's books last fall. I quickly became addicted to her stories. One of my first reviews in this genre and of one of her tales was Ecstasy in Darkness ~ which I also bestowed a 4.5 JEWEL rating upon. She has become one of my favorite authors. I am making my way through her backlist and enjoying myself immensely.
The latest and greatest in the Alien Huntress series is the story of Noelle and Hector. Fans will remember Noelle as Ava's bestest buddy from Ecstasy in Darkness. Their deep friendship and the fantastic, laugh-provoking banter definitely left fans wanting more from this terrible twosome. So Ms. Showalter came through with Dark Taste of Rapture. She found the perfect man for feisty Noelle in Hector. He is the dark to her light as well as the straight man to her snarky sense of humor. They bring out the best and the worst in each other. The sexual tension in this story is very high and hot!
As with the other books in the series, this book stands alone well. Of course I would suggest reading all of them simply because they are outstanding. They all deliver action, humor and steam in large doses. Must reads for lovers of paranormal romance.