Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Review: Dark Spirit
Dark Spirit by Kate Douglas
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Having not read book 1 of this series, this was my first experience with the Chanku (aka werewolf shifters from another galaxy). The book was dark, gritty and naughty, with a tough chick and some alpha males thrown in for good measure.
Romy is a woman who has grown up sexually abused and tormented in an isolated cult. Her mother was killed 20 years prior when she tried to escape as (shockingly) a wolf. After reading her mother’s diary, she knows there is the ability to shift somewhere inside her, but she is unable to get there until one night of horrible abuse. On her way to escape, she runs into Jace and Gabe, two Chanku who immediately vow to protect Romy at all costs.
I have to admit, the romance elements were a little muddy to me. Don’t get me wrong, it was still hot and awesome, but I just didn’t understand the M/M/F dynamic, especially because Jace is essentially Romy’s love interest #1 and Gabe… just kind of participates from time to time. I guess? Like I said, muddy. The sexy scenes were still really sizzling and even included some completely new to me mating rituals. This series really sucked me in and wouldn’t let me go. I’ll definitely be checking out the next installment to see what else Kate Douglas has in store.
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