It’s not easy being life’s own personal joke, but Josette Landry has made an unstable peace with the beast. Life will continue to throw every bad thing it has at her, and she will continue to not put her head in an oven. But that’s okay. That which doesn’t kill her will just require a few hours of mental insanity. Completely down on her luck, Josette takes a job with a local paranormal group trying to get their own cable show as a photographer and camerawoman. Yeah, they’re even crazier than she is. The only paranormal thing she believes in is the miracle that keeps her rusted out hoopty running. But when her group accidentally releases something truly evil into the world, they are forced to call in reinforcement.
From the moment Josette meets Cadegan, she knows something about him isn’t quite right. And it’s not just because she can’t even begin to pronounce his last name: Maboddimun. Mysterious and armed with lethal sarcasm, he seems a lot older than his apparent age…
Centuries ago, Cadegan sold his soul for vengeance against the betrayer who cursed him. Forced against his will to do good, he hates everything in life. All he wants is a way out. But for the damned there is only eternal suffering. And yet there is something about Josette that intrigues him as much as it irritates and frustrates him. Something he can’t seem to fight, and the last time he felt this way about a woman, it cost him his soul.
He knows he has to stay away from her, but the evil her friends unleashed is hellbent on consuming her soul. Something he cannot allow. If one more innocent is taken, he will be sent back to an unimaginable prison that makes his current hell look like paradise. But how can he keep her safe when his being with her is the greatest threat of all?
Rating~ 3.25 stars
I think this is the first time I have given Sherrilyn’s book less than 4 stars.
Jo and Cadegan’s relationship developed very quickly. Jo went from being a person who did not believe in the paranormal to completely submerging herself in that world in a very short time span and it seemed to me she was nonplussed about it all at times but as always the sherri’s heroes shine through and you can’t help but like them.
This book felt very nostalgic, it reminded me of the first few books in the series where the heroines did not know the dark-hunter or other worlds and there was a lot of laughter, fun, witty banter and happiness. Which felt good in a sense because of how gut-wrenching Styxx’s book was, we needed something was relatively lighter but on the other hand the book also felt like a filler.
The book is also a lot shorter than the last which was over 800 pages or even the one before that. I don’t know why that is the case but this affected my overall enjoyment because at times I felt like I was missing some of the development b/w the protagonists and the overall story.
The book also left me with a lot of burning questions and there were certain parts of the book that did not make sense to me for e.g. Cadegan’s parentage.
What about you ? How did you guys find the latest installment of the Dark Hunter World ?