vrijdag 7 december 2012

Jacquelyn Frank – Noah

The fifth book in the Nightwalkers series, published September 1, 2008.
Genre: paranormal romance / urban fantasy
Cover: dark and sexy


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…

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…

Finally, Noah, the Demon King has found his mate. He just doesn’t know how to handle it. He has been dreaming of her for six months now, and he still doesn’t know her name. Every night she fights him again, until he persuades her with kisses and caresses and his superior strength, she cannot escape his arms. And those encounters are hot, but not enough.
Finally Noah searches out Corrine, the Druid mate of Kane. Corrine has the power to find the destined mates for the Demons, but so far, only three desperate Demons have sought her out to use her services.

Corrine can make the connection with Noah’s mate, and she finally tells him her name: Kestra. What she does not tell him, is that she is a mercenary, and a damned good one at that. But when he stops dreaming of her after this session, he is getting worried. And when his next session with Corrine reveals the truth: she has been murdered, Noah looses his mind. It is close to the next Hallowed Moon, and his emotions are all over the place. And so he betrays the trust of those who love him, and does the unthinkable: go back in time, and safe her life. But after that, the guilt he is feeling makes it impossible to claim his mate, even though he knows she will suffer from it. A wakening druid needs her demon mate to feed on his energy, a symbiosis that goes two ways. When he finally comes to his senses, is it too late to win her? Will he loose her after all?

Kestra doesn’t easily believe everything he tells her about his world, but finally the truth sinks home. She will have to adapt, ever since the horrific events of her childhood, she has kept people and relationships at arms length. She doesn’t want to go through the pain of losing a loved one ever again. And now she has a Soulmate, someone made for her especially. She has a whole new world to learn the rules about, and new dangers to face. Luckily, she is a warrior herself and no shrinking violet, and her powers are invaluable to Noah and the Demons. Especially when they are being targeted by the Rogue Vampires, and Kestra has to safe herself.

I have totally no inspiration to write this review, because my current book is demanding all my free time. And I think, after that one, the rest of the series. Which is very bad, as I really, really enjoyed Noah. So, I am going to stick with a short review this time, and urge you all on to read the series yourselves.
Please do read them in order, as some major storylines come together in this book. And there are some important and/or fun updates on the previous couples in the series.

I loved this book. I could sympathize with Noah, but he could have given Kestra a bit more credit. How would he have reacted if his world and beliefs were turned upside down? He has had centuries to get used to the idea of a soul mate, and Kestra is still young.
Kestra is resourceful and resilient, and she knows how to fight and how to plot. She is strong and kick ass, and I admired her immensely. She meets all the other Demon warriors head on, refuses to be intimidated by them. Of all the heroines in this series, she is my favourite. I love the different powers everyone has, and how all the previous couples play a part in this book.

Jacquelyn Frank has written another enchanting book, and I devoured it. I love her world building, her characters, and her battles. She has a great sense of humor, and she also writes smoking hot love scenes. Literally in this book.

9 stars

Autobuy author

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© 2012 Reviews by Aurian

8 opmerkingen:

  1. I have heard that I need to read in order, and since your warning... I will heed it. I do want to read these and end up meeting Noah!

    1. Hi Melissa, you won't be sorry, I think you will like this series.

  2. Hmm.. I might put this series on my wishlist

  3. I don't know why but I'm really not attracted by this book. So maybe if I find someone who have it I would try it but otherwise I don't think so... But I'm glad you liked it.

    1. Hi Melliane, be happy that not all books appeal to you :) but perhaps you should look at reviews of the first book, they all feature different Nightwalker species.