Review: Damien by Jacquelyn Frank

Posted August 5, 2011 by Suzanne in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: Damien by Jacquelyn Frank
by Jacquelyn Frank

3 Stars


Released: June 1, 2008
Series: Nightwalkers #4
Published by Zebra
Pages: 358
Format: Paperback

I am not a romantic person, which is strange given that my main genre is romance, I don’t like romantic films and I am not very big on PDA. Which, is probably why romances I love the most are series like Shelly Laurenston’s Pride series and Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole they all have the love stuff in, but they also have crazy females who are a little bit emotionally retarded and men whose main wooing technique is the basic shag-them-till-they-love-me, there aren’t too many heart to heart exchanges and the ones that are are short and to the point like this:

“Bad things happened to stop me loving you, but I got over it and I just thought I would let you know I love you.”
“Really?! What a co-inky-dink, bad stuff happened to me too! I am so glad we shared like this! I love you too.”
“Shall we have sex to celebrate?”
“Only if it is hot and kinky”
“Sure, I will go get the nipple clamps.”
 Okay so now you know what a truely unromantic soul I have, you may start to realize why I am not enjoying this series as much as everyone seems to. Basically it has too much mushy stuff and I find myself rolling my eyes so much that I think my eyeballs are unscrewing! This book was no different. I really liked the idea of all the different Nightwalker species and their cultures and how they relate to each other, those are what always get these books a few stars, it is the romance that brings it down for me.

I also like the story and how with each book Ruth, the insane yet cunning former Demon council member, gets stronger and stronger until you do begin to wonder if the Nightwalkers will be able to defeat her. I like that hint of danger in this series and I can’t wait till we get into a big confrontation with her.

So I love the plot and the world these books are set in but the romance aspect…just isn’t for me.

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About Jacquelyn Frank

Jacquelyn Frank lives in the Western North Carolina mountain area around Asheville with her ten male cats (no, that isn’t a typo) and about ten thousand voices in her head. Rather than take heavy meds to chase them away, (the voices, not the cats) she indulges them and brings their stories to life. She’s lived in many places and worked many jobs, which she says makes her ‘colorful, not inconstant.’ She is always rescuing one stray or another, be they animal or human, and thinks the invention of electronic reading devices could only be improved if they could just manage to make them smell like ink and paper. A self-admitted techno-geek, she loves all kinds of gadgetry.

She believes every romance should have a happily ever after.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Suz, you should be writing scripts, let alone reviews. Snigger.

But I sympathise. I don’t like loads of mushy stuff either, mostly because men who are like that are generally a bit useless/down and dirty with the ugly stick/hung like a meerkat.