dark hungerDark Hunger (The Demonborn #2) by Rita Herron

Reporter Annabelle Armstrong will go to any lengths to deliver a story, even track down Quinton Valtrez, a man she believes is a coldhearted assassin. Yet the truth about the darkly sensual Quinton is even more shocking…and the overwhelming desire he ignites is one she vows to resist.

Quinton has fought his demonic powers since he was a child. Now using his gifts for the good of national security, he can’t let himself be distracted by the beautiful, determined Annabelle. But his need for her is sudden, fierce–and could soon cost Annabelle her life. For a wicked enemy is out for vengeance, a demon who wants to draw Quinton into a life of pure evil and is willing to use Annabelle as bait. To save her, Quinton must achieve the near impossible: tame the sinister force that is both his inheritance and his curse before it claims him forever.

My thoughts:

This one was a slow start for me. I didn’t like Quinton, the main male character in the beginning. It wasn’t because of his demonic powers or his dark side, I just wasn’t attracted to him, and I should have been, since he was the hero in this romance. But, as the story went on, I liked him more and more. He has a dark sense of humor and he really does want to protect people.

As the story went on, I found myself not wanting to put the book down. I never fell in love with the characters, but I was interested in seeing what happened, how they would stop the mass killings the demon is causing.

The book switched points of view often, between Quinton, Annabelle, the Death Angel, all of which iwas fine and made sense, but I didn’t like the portions from the raven’s point of view. I just could have done without them. We know ravens are scavengers, eating dead animals, but did we really need to know how much they enjoy it?

The romance is pretty standard. Annabelle and Quinton want each other, but of course feel they can’t be happy with each other.  They’re each in love with the other, but can’t admit it, first to themselves, then to each other. Of course, it’s a romance so they have a happy ending as a couple, but the war between good and evil is still going on. I never fell in love with the characters myself, but the good-evil, angel-demon aspect gave the book some uniqueness. I’m interested to see how Herron wraps things up in the final book of the trilogy.

I will be posting an interview with the author and a giveaway in a few minutes.

Check out some of the other tour stops.

Aug. 9:
Yankee Romance Reviewers
drey’s library
Aug. 10:
Bookin’ with “BINGO”
Just Another New Blog
Hot Deals by Bec
Aug. 11:
Trisha’s Book Blog
Maria’s Space
Aug. 12:
Book Soulmates
My Book Addiction & More
Aug. 13:
Just Jennifer Reading
Seductive Musings
Wrighty’s Reads
Aug. 14:
Bibliophiles ‘R’ Us
Starting Fresh
cheryl’s book nook
Aug. 15:
A Journey of Books
Aug. 16:
Darby’s Closet
Aug. 18:
Jeanne’s Ramblings
Cheeky Reads
Aug. 19:
Books and Needlepoint
Aug. 20:
All About {n}
This Book For Free
Aug. 21:
Park-Avenue Princess
Morbid Romantic
Aug. 22:
Falling Off the Shelf
My Book Views
Found Not Lost
My Guilty Pleasures

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.