Friday, October 19, 2012

{Book Review} Ecstasy in Darkness (Alien Huntress #5) by Gena Showalter

Ecstasy in Darkness (Alien Huntress #5)
by Gena Showalter
Publisher: Pocket Star
Released: October 26th 2010
Genre: Fiction- Adult: Paranormal Romance, Sci Fi
How I got it: Bought it

New York Times bestselling sensation Gena Showalter enthralls with a dark, tantalizing world of humans, otherworlders, powers beyond imagining, and a seductive vampire undone by his insatiable hunger for one woman. . . . Growing up poor on New Chicago’s meanest streets, Ava Sans had two options: be the predator or be the prey. No contest. Now, working for Alien Investigation and Removal, she’s been ordered to capture the biggest, baddest warrior of all—a vampire too beautiful to be real, with the abilityto manipulate time. Once the leader of the entire vampire army, McKell has been deemed savage and unstable, spurned even by his own kind. To McKell, humans should be nothing more than sustenance. Yet the petite, golden-skinned Ava is a fascinating contradiction—vicious yet witty, strong yet vulnerable, lethal but fiercely loyal. Against his better judgment, McKell craves that loyalty, and much more. When the chase leads to seduction, McKell and Ava will race to discover the truth about his past. But the answers will come at a price, even for a woman who thought she had nothing left to lose. . . .

Review: I'm reading this series backwards so technically I already know how this would end, but I still wanted to read Ava's story.
So glad I did! Ava is a tough little chick, who busts butts and doesn't bother taking names. She wants badly to become a AIR agent and prove herself. So she jumps at the chance to do just that by trying to take down Mckell. Enter sexy, drool worthy, alpha vampire. Ok I've been vamped out for a while, but alien vamps plus I really like Ms Showalter's writing. In my opinion Mckell is a knuckle dragging alpha male who bugged the crap out of me with his over possessiveness  Don't get me wrong I like a little alpha with my male but Mckell sweat testosterone.
The thing is that worked for Ava, she liked the caveman thing so different strokes and all that. Unfortunately it took a hundred and some odd pages for her to admit that she'd let him in her pants and another fifty before the inevitable actually happened. Thankfully their banter and Noelle's visits were entertaining and kept me interested. Ava and Mckell's misunderstandings made me want to scream at them to get over themselves. I have a thing about misunderstandings that could be worked out if the main characters would just talk. Throw in an alien race trying to take over the world and some kick butt otherworldly cop action and you got a decent book.


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