by Jacquelyn Frank
Released: October 25, 2011
Series: Nightwalkers #6
Published by Zebra
What a confusing book to rate! Not because of the time travel element lent over from sci-fi or highlander historical romances (why just Highlander ones, I have no idea!), but because the bits I liked best were the bits that didn’t have the main characters in; Adam and Jasmine. How can I rate a book where I found the main characters annoying and pretty much the same as all the other couples in this series? How can I rate a book when the main character didn’t actually appear until 20% through it, yet I like it all the better for it? It is a conundrum. But I settled on 3.5 feathers, as despite the repeatative, predictable and over wrought romance I liked the story and plot of the book.
Adam, Jacob’s elder brother, who went missing 400 years ago and hasn’t been seen since, so when he turns up at the precise moment he is needed it is a shock to everyone, especially the vampire bitch we all want to slap, Jasmine. After a brief encounter with him just before he disappeared she is left changed and wanting something she can’t name. When he reappears, it seems she knows exactly what she has been missing for the last 400 years. Adam. Mean while, Ruth the corrupted and evil Mind Demon has been gathering an army of disenchanted Nightwalkers and is almost ready to strike a devastating blow on the Nightwalkers that will see them falling apart.
What I didn’t like about this was very similar to what I didn’t like about the other books. The romance. I found myself skipping pages or skimming through as I didn’t have the patience to read a long drawn out love scene or listen to them having a deep converstaion about their feelings, I thought I would be safe from this with Jasmine, but clearly not even she can escape having an over dramatic heart to heart. But luckily in this one, although they are the couple in the book, they don’t seem to be the focus.
The focus of the book is the fight with Ruth. I really like Ruth, she is one of the better bad guys in the PNR world, she truely is evil, I love it. And watching all the different races and couple come together and have one final confrontation with her was fantastic and what I have been reading for. I loved these parts of the books they were exciting and I couldn’t wait to see what happened.
This series is a strange one for me, I continue reading them even though I know they will piss me off, but I can’t seem to help myself! But this one is one of favourites of the series and if you have read the other books in the series you should read it just to see what happens with Ruth!
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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?