‘The Nightwalkers’ series Book #5
Paperback: 512 pages – Publisher: Zebra (September 2, 2008 ) – Language: English – ISBN-10: 0821780697 – ISBN-13: 978-0821780695
Back of the Book reads:
The Nightwalkers have lived in the shadows of our world for centuries, gifted with abilities few humans can comprehend. For Noah, duty is all – until he meets the woman who is his destiny…
SHE WILL TAKE HIM BEYOND HIS WILDEST DREAMS.
As Demon King, Noah is dedicated to protecting his kind from their human and Nightwalker enemies. Yet for six months he has struggled with vivid dreams that threaten his very sanity. Every night he’s tormented by images of a woman both achingly real and tantalizingly beyond his grasp. And his bone-deep need leaves him no choice but to force her to leave the life she’s known and enter a world beyond her imagining…
Every day, Kestra risks her life in perilous missions that veer just shy of the law, but she instinctively knows that the imposingly sensual figure before her is a danger unlike any she’s ever faced. Kestra has sworn never to trust or need another man, but Noah’s lightest touch scorches her with fevered desire, branding her as his mate, blinding them both to the terrifying truth. For within the ranks of their own people lies an adversary growing in number and power. And nothing and no one will be safe again…
Desire awakens at night…
26-Aug-08 to 29-Aug-08
Review: Terrific! Sensual and erotic with mystery and suspense combined!
Noah is coming to the edge of his sanity. As a demon, he feels deeply, and during the moon phase of Sahmain and Beltane, if the needs of a male demon aren’t met, his insanity grips the better part of him, making him do things he doesn’t want to do. Noah struggles with this more and more as the centuries go on, and for the past six months, he’s been dreaming of a wild woman who pushes him right to the brink of his sanity. He wants her, badly, and it has to be soon.
Kestra is a strong woman who endured so much as a teen and grew up refusing to become a victim again. She pushes herself on a physical level, making herself tough in mind as well as body. The dreams she has with Noah are sensual, erotic, pleasing, but then again, are just that… Dreams. Figments of her imagination, or so she believes.
Yet, their dreams hold power to each other, and it takes Noah a while to come to the understanding of who Kestra is to him – his Imprinted mate. But suddenly, the dreams stop, for a week, but it doesn’t really dawn on him why. Until he goes to Bella’s sister, Corrine, for help to find his Imprinted mate. He becomes shocked when he finds out why he hasn’t been dreaming of her.
Kestra met one of the men she did something for, looking for payment. Usually she meets the pay-offs in a public place to avoid any confrontations or anything else of that matter. This time, she went to him, and it cost her her life. Shot in the head after her payment, she dies, and that’s when the dreams stop.
However, to go back a week in time to see what happened was with help from Corrine, but of Bella and Jacob’s daughter, Leah. Even at the tender age of two, her power is growing, and one of them is that she can manipulate time. When Noah finds out his Imprinted is dead, his sanity comes to the breaking point, and almost kidnaps Corrine and Leah to manipulate time back a week to save Kestra.
That works, but it costs him as well as others. Kestra is finally with him, in his arms, and becomes his mate. But Kestra doesn’t believe in it, and leaves, only to be drained of her life bit by bit. But Noah gets her back, and slowly, Kestra comes to believe in what Noah is telling her is now her life, and is adjusting well through everything – except between her and Noah. She doesn’t believe in love. She did once, and it cost her her parents lives and nearly her own. But with a lot of work, Noah convinces her, and finally she manages to admit that love really does exist.
The story made me laugh and cry. At first, when Kestra admits that she’d been hurt before, that someone she trusted had hurt her, you figure the usual. Only, it’s not the usual. She’d been through a complete horror, and I can’t imagine a woman being able to survive that, let alone push herself to what and where she is now. An incredibly strong woman, she builds a wall around herself as protection, and comes unglued when Noah shatters it.
Noah learns a few lessons himself – surprising himself with his indecisions, he does the best that he can. He hurts her indirectly, and it takes everything in him to repair it.
It’s awesome to watch Kestra change, to become someone who truly makes herself shine, regardless of her past. To see her push past it was superb.
Erotic love scenes leaves the reader panting, the suspense leaves the reader holding their breath, and the action has you cheering the good guys on. Incredible, and I can’t wait for the next!