Rush of Darkness Review

Mar 27, 2011 | Book Reviews | 0 comments

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Rush of Darkness ReviewRush of Darkness by Rhyannon Byrd
Series: Primal Instinct #7
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Published by Harlequin on March 29, 2011
Pages: 378
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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Raine Spenser is on the brink. Held prisoner because of her abilities, Raine—a powerful psychic as well as vampire desperately needed a savior. But the last one she expected was the green-eyed soldier who’d once hunted her kind. Since her rescue, she’s tried to forget Seth McConnell, unable to cope with the strange, simmering attraction that draws her to the compelling human.

But their goals—find the Kraven who held Raine captive and destroy him—are the same. The ever-growing web of danger surrounding them draws these two unlikely allies closer together, and anger slowly turns into an explosive passion they’re finding harder and harder to deny....

Literary's Views

This was the first book that I read from Rhyannon Byrd and her Primal Instinct series and I have to say that I enjoyed the story.

Faced with a past abduction that changed her life forever, Raine Spencer finds herself facing her past hang on.  Instead of trying to forget her past and what was done to her, Raine decides to face it and find and destroy all of her abductors.  Things really start to heat up when Seth, one of the warriors who were on the rescue team that broke her out, decides to join her on her quest to capture the master mind behind the abduction, Kraven.

Now Raine is a powerful vampire psychic and Seth used to be a vampire hunter so the tension between these two characters is instantly raised, add the strong sexual attraction that they have for each other that keeps on building every time they are near and you have one entertaining read. The big question on my mind was whether they would kill each other or love each other.

What worked for me in Rush of Darkness was the interestingly unique world that Rhyannon Byrd created. Raine and Seth were strong characters in their own right and it made for a page turning read to see how these two would get together.

The writing was clear and understandable and even though this is the seventh book in the series, I wasn’t confused or felt like I was missing anything.

What could have worked better for me was the ending. I thought that it was a bit too convenient and clear-cut. This was such an engaging story I thought that there could have been more struggle and growth between Raine and Seth and their mission to find and destroy a Kraven. The more action and struggle, the more I care about what happens to them. So bring on the action and struggle I say!!!

Overall Rush of Darkness by Rhyannon Byrd was a great engaging story, with strong interesting characters and a steamy hot romance. I’m looking forward to Rhyannon Bryd’s newest installment two the Primal Instinct series.  Readers interested in a paranormal romance should give Rush of Darkness a try.

4 Stars


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