Monday, 7 May 2012

Book Review (83).

Darkest Caress

Publication: 23rd April 2012
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age Appropriate: Adult
Two-hundred-year-old Daegan Blackwell is one of the last remaining Empowered, an ancient magical race. Daegan's duty is to lead and protect his remaining Brethren in the coming war foretold by prophecy. The last thing he expects is to meet the one woman who will either save or destroy him-his destined mate.

Fiercely independent Realtor Olivia Farrell believes darkly handsome Daegan is simply a prospective client. Until she's attacked by a man with a strange aura-and Daegan fights him off, taking away her pain with just his touch. At first, Olivia refuses to believe she's part of a magical race, yet mounting evidence and her powerful chemistry with Daegan are too strong to deny.

But as Daegan's partner, Olivia becomes a target in the battle between good and evil that threatens her life, as well as the very existence of the Empowered. And the only one who can save her is the man claiming to be her destiny...
My Thoughts.
I cannot put into words how much I loved this book, I couldn't put it down and at work I just wanted my lunch break to come around so that I could finish it, I devoured it and wanted more, now I just need to find out when the other books featuring Cade and Vaughn are going to be released.
I can't believe this author isn't widely known her writing captures your interest and imagination from the get go and you just want to constantly keep reading and never put it down, I can only hope that this book is released in paperback form I'd love to have a copy on my bookshelf.
Olivia 'Liv' is a realtor and is asked to show a prospective client a house after arriving and meeting said client Daegan is instantly attracted to him, she has also been suffering from severe migraines for quite a while now but as soon as Daegan touches her the pain disappears, unbeknown to her Daegan is one of three of the Empowered a race that have abilities and who also live very long lives.
Liv is also Daegan's mate and is part of a prophecy involving the Empowered and an upcoming war, Liv also discovers that her migraines are the result of her power to see auras and be able to read people's emotions and to know who's a threat to her and the Empowered.
What I like about this book is that we don't have the whole love at first sight thing happening it takes a while for Liv to accept the relationship and to fall in love with Daegan.
I loved Daegan he's just like an alpha male should be, there was great chemistry between them both, I also can't wait to read about Cade and Vaughn who are very intriguing characters and I hope to read their books soon.
I will definitely be hunting down some more of this authors work and await the next books in this series.
I give this 5/5.
A Big Thanks To Carina Press.


  1. I love books that keep me wanting to read, especially if I feel I want to be sneaky to do so. Definitely wanting to check out the author as well. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. I just read this last week myself, but didn't like it as much as you did. I think, maybe I simply wasn't in the mood for a "classic" PNR novel or something. Anyway, I really like your review!


  3. Oh man, I think I need to read this book! Adding to my TBR list. :) Great review!