Title: Hunt the Darkness
Series: Guardians of Eternity, Book 11
Author: Alexandra Ivy
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Sensuality Rating: Steamy
Sou0rce: review copy provided via NetGalley
Published: May 27, 2014 by Zebra
The vampire, Roke, is raw, sensual, always in control. Yet somehow he's allowed the unthinkable to happen: a nymph-like witch named Sally has used her magic to trick Roke into mating with her. The pair will remain bound for eternity unless Sally breaks the spell. The trouble is, she has no idea how. . .
Mating with Roke was an accident; at least that's what Sally keeps telling herself. She's on the hunt for her demon father, whose identity holds the key to releasing the spell. The search won't be easy with Roke shadowing Sally's every move. As they mate with a ferocity that leaves them both aching for more, Sally isn't sure if her world is more dangerous without Roke—or with him.
Reviewed By: J9
In a Nutshell: Hunt the Darkness is fine and mildly enjoyable but it’s nothing remarkable.
The Set Up: Roke is chief of his vampire clan and hates the witch who used her magic to mate with him. Sally doesn’t know how she used her demon father’s magic to force a mating with Roke. Now Sally and Roke must battle sinister forces who want to stop them from finding Sally’s demon father to break their mating.
Why I Read This Book: I’ve enjoyed this series well enough and passively await the next in the series.
What I Liked: I like that Sally is the one who emotionally protects herself. Often it’s the hero in romance who’s been hurt before so attempts to keep himself emotionally isolated but here it’s Sally and I liked that flip. Sally’s past is painful but it’s made her the strong, capable woman she is and I like that a lot. It’s rare that I like a heroine as much as Sally but I did.
What I Also Liked: The plot is a good journey with Sally and Roke trying to find Sally’s father. Readers know early on that Sally is more than she appears and I enjoyed watching that unfold, especially how other magical creatures respond to her.
Mixed Results: Roke is a bit of an alpha-hole but he comes around to appreciate Sally’s strength of character and demon power. The romance between Sally and Roke is of the mate-variety so it was fine but nothing I hadn’t read a million times: they resist until attraction makes them come together and then they have to see if what they feel is real. It’s fine but forgettable.
What I Didn’t Like: Sally has a big fear that comes true when she brings Roke to his vampire lair. I wanted more resolution with this at novel’s end but instead the novel ends very abruptly.
IMO: Series readers like me will read this no matter and will enjoy it well enough. New readers should go back to the beginning when the romances were stronger than this one.