Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dark Taste of Rapture by Gena Showalter [Review]

3 out of 5 Robots!
Dark Taste of Rapture
by Gena Showalter
Series: Alien Huntress, #6
Release: August 23, 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: Pocket Star
My Copy: Publisher
Reviewer: Rex
Buy the Book: Amazon

Book Blurb:
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 Thoughts:
Dark Taste of Rapture is the sixth installment in Gena Showalter's Alien Huntress series. This was a quick read- and I'm new to the series. This is actually my first Gena Showalter book too. I never felt lost and I don't think that reading the previous novels would have changed my experience with this novel, it does well as a standalone.

Gena dosen't jump right into the romance- the plot is a little slow at first. I have to say that I adore the characters and the story. However, I was disappointed with the chemistry  between Noelle and Hector. I wasn't really feeling Noelle and Ava's deep friendship either... I'm not sure why it seemed off to me. Regardless, the characters still popped off the page and their surroundings were always incredibly vivid. Hector is an extremely entertaining hero- dangerously intense. Loved him. And the dialogue between Ava and Noelle even made me laugh a few times. Oh, I totally understand why fans of this series want to see a Dallas book- I want one too! What a brilliant secondary character.

If you're a fan of a ridiculously strong heroine and a tortured hero- pick this one up, you'll love it. Those sci-fi romance junkies out there are going to dig into this one too!


  1. I read the first two books from this series but then for some reason never continued. I may have to pick it up again.

  2. If you loved those you'll like this one :)



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