Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Heat Rating: 2
Book six in the Ra’s Chosen series.
Takan has hidden who he is for three thousand years, but the time for secrecy is coming to an end. He knows it, and more importantly, Ra knows it. To complicate matters, Takan has found his mate. And she means more than happily-ever-after and smokin’ hot sex. She’s the key to ending the demon god Apep’s threat to the mortal realm. Too bad Takan, and who he is, scares the bejesus out of her.
Falon lost her love years ago to the bite of an undead and has spent her nights hunting the creatures ever since. When she happens upon a man fighting the same fight as she, relief overcomes her. She’s not alone. But when she kisses him and discovers his fangs, she does what any warrior girl would do—she stabs him.
Just as the couple is coming to terms with their relationship, Ra drops a bomb that changes Takan forever, and Falon discovers her true destiny. The couple must deal with a new beginning while bringing an end to an age-old battle.
As much as I wanted to love this book, it fell a little short for me. I read and really enjoyed an earlier book in the series, and while I haven't read all the other ones in the series, I was really looking forward to reading this one. Falon is a wonderful heroine. Her reasoning for hunting the undead is well developed and her personality is consistent (and more importantly – not annoying) throughout the whole book. I found Takan to be very underdeveloped. Beyond his obvious personality traits as a Chosen Warrior, not much is revealed about him in the beginning. He seemed almost resigned to mating Falon – as if as he knew it was going to happen and therefore he didn't have much enthusiasm for it.
If you've read the other stories in this series, I would certainly read this one too. It was a good read, but I definitely wouldn't start reading the series here.
3 ½ Tea Cups!