Review: Night's Darkest Embrace by Jeaniene Frost

Thursday, December 20

Title: Night's Darkest Embrace*
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series:  N/A
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Pocket Star
Format: E-book
Date/Year:  November 2012
Reviewed by: Andrea

*This book was provided to the reviewer by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Summary from the publisher:

Enter the dark realm of Nocturna in Jeaniene Frost’s redhot tale, where blisteringly sexy Raphael dominates the demons of a lawless dimension and tries to help a beautiful young woman avenge her cousin’s disappearance.


My Musings:

Let’s get something straight before I even begin, I love Jeaniene Frost.  I think her Night Huntress, World Huntress, and Night Prince series are all fantastic.  If she writes it, I want to read it.

Night’s Darkest Embrace isn’t related to any of her previous series.  It has the same great writing and similar components but takes place in a completely different world.  This is a world filled with humans and different levels of demons.  There are ancient fallens as well as their descendants,  the pureblood demons.  Next in line are the partials, that’s what is created when humans and demons have children. Each level of demon hunts and feeds off the level of demon below them.  Demon stories are my favorite type of paranormal so I was thrilled to discover this world.

It took me a chapter or two to get a feel for the world but I liked it once I got into it.  The main characters are Rafael and Mara.  They have a similar feel to Frost’s more popular characters, Bones and Cat.  Rafael is the ruler of Nocturna. He is powerful, a bit scary, and a total mystery.  Mara is a partial who enters Nocturna to hunt down the pureblood who killed her partial-demon cousin.  Mara is a fighter and has a tendency to be reckless but is very likeable.

The build up to the romance between Mara and Rafael was great.  I could feel the chemistry between them.  Once they finally stopped fighting each other and gave into their desire, I liked them together.  Frost is known for great sex scenes and she didn’t disappoint with Rafael and Mara. 

Night’s Darkest Embrace is a 100 page novella. This world was a lot to take on in a novella.  I would have preferred a full length novel, but I was still happy with what I got.  It had the perfect balance of action and romance for me.  It’s a very good read and I recommend it to fans of paranormal romance.

Ratings:

Overall: 4 stars
Sensuality level:  3.5

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