I liked Gabriella a lot, but at the same time I also found myself wanting to shake some sense into her. It's fairly obvious to the reader that there's something more to Dorian, and even some of the other characters, but she doesn't see it. Or maybe it's more that she chooses not to see it. My own feelings for these two men are polar opposites of each other at the moment. Jared irritated me with his behavior. Gabriella has been pining over him for years while he didn't return those feelings. Now he has decided he wants her and he gets all pissy when she is unsure? Nope, not cool. And Dorian... well it's hard not to love Dorian. His beauty, his dominance (so hot) and his mystery completely captivated me. And while yes he has a lot of secrets, he would tell Gabriella all of them if she would just ask. Dammit girl, open your mouth and ask him!
We end on a cliffy with Gabby getting a shocked by a revelation and now I'm dying to get to book two! I really, really loved this book and I'm thrilled I've found another PNR series to enjoy.
|"I want to take my time with you. Torture you slowly. I'm going to savor every second of your undoing."|
|"I don't want to be disturbed when I... ruin you."|
**I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Title: Dark Light
Author: S.L. Jennings
Series: Dark Light #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Love. Sex. Magic.
Before her 20th birthday, Gabriella was pretty much clueless about all three. In love with her best guy friend since the age of 14 and too crass and intimidating for most of the male population of Colorado Springs, love and good sex were virtually a myth.
And then there’s magic. Freakin’ magic. There’s no way that legend could have a place in her less than exciting life. So why after twenty years of utter obscurity do her adopted parents hit her with the ton of bricks that is her true identity? And how the heck is she supposed to accept all this and become what she was truly created to be?
Lucky for Gabs, sexy as sin Dorian is more than equipped to help her embrace these new revelations. And while everything about him feels oh so good, she soon learns that there’s more behind his crystal blue eyes, chiseled body and exotic beauty. Something dark, menacing and downright unnatural. Yet Gabs is in way too deep to even try to turn away from him now.
Dark Light, Book 1 of the Dark Light Series, is the raw, emotional story of a young woman’s journey of self-discovery in a world that was not meant for her. And her scorching hot, lip-biting addiction for the man she can’t deny, no matter the cost.
*Contains strong adult content.
About the Author
S.L. Jennings is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance, reality TV junkie, obsessive coffee drinker and collector of crazy.