Note: This is a review of an adult book. Please, do not read either the review or the book reviewed unless you are an adult.
SUMMARY (from Goodreads): Cadeon Woede will stop at nothing to atone for the one wrong that will haunt him forever. But once he secures the key to his redemption, the halfling Holly Ashwin, Cade finds that the woman he thought he could use for his own ends and then forget haunts him as much as his past.
Raised as a human, Holly never knew that some frightening legends are real until she encounters a brutal demon who inexplicably guards her like a treasure. Thrust into a sensual new world of myth and power, with him as her protector, she begins to crave the demon’s wicked touch.
Yet just when he earns Holly’s trust, will Cade be forced to betray the only woman who can sate his wildest needs – and claim his heart?
The fact that I read Dark Desires after Dusk over the course of a single day speaks for itself. I just couldn’t put it down.
I love Cade. He is a rogue on the surface, but he has a heart of gold. His macho ways and speech are hilarious, but beneath that tough-guy look there is a caring, attentive, and protective man.
Holly was raised as a human, thus having no idea of the supernatural world around her. She and her adoptive parents did not understand the impulses in her behaviour rooted in her supernatural part, so she was forced to suppress them with medications, developing an OCD along the way. Holly struggles with what she thought to be unnatural, and she has difficulties to recognize and accept her true identity.
The beginning and the ending are a little rushed, especially in regard to Holly. She accepts the truth about the existence of the supernatural somewhat too easily, considering her personality in general. The same goes for the end – I expected at least another argument with Cade before she accepted his explanation of things.
All in all, I enjoyed this book. Cade and Holly are lovable characters, and they make a good couple. The plot is action-packed, and it does not let the reader lose their attention from the first to the last page.
RECOMMENDATION: Dark Desires after Dusk is another unputdownable book in this adult paranormal romance series. The lovers of Immortals After Dark series and/or of the genre will surely enjoy it.