To touch a Dark One is death.
To talk to an immortal is suicide.
Yet, I’ve been marked by both.
And the King of the immortals.
My life is no longer my own.
And now I know the truth, my life was never mine to begin
It was theirs.
It’s always been theirs.
This book was a first for me. Rachel Van Dyken has popped my cherry into the world of vampire romance. PNR isn’t my usual sub genre, but when I saw it was a Rachel Van Dyken novel, I knew I just HAD to read it and this story did NOT disappoint.
I loved the whole concept to this story line. The fact that so many paranormal beings were the norm in this reality. With a current time line, we see that immortals are the top of this society’s hierarchy and humans are raised and taught to serve, on the off chance, they’re called. It’s been 50 years since the last human was called up so life has been going on like normal. Starbucks and iPhones are representative of how normal life is.
But when Genesis is called up… a world and life she wasn’t prepared for, shows her that the knowledge she was raised with was all lies and from the start, sweet Genesis is thrust into the unknown and caught in the middle of a feud that’s been going on for centuries.
Amidst the confusion and suspense, Genesis finds a passion and love she could never have expected and learns that it a love she’s willing to give up everything for.
The characters were interesting. Genesis was the sweet human with a pure heart, Cassius is a Dark One and the King of the paranormal. Ethan, is the hauntingly tortured Vampire still recovering from heart break years after it happened. Mason, a vegetarian werewolf with the constant need to feed their new resident human and spends a lot of time in the kitchen. Then you have the sibling sirens. Alex is the ultimate comic relief. He enjoys cracking human jokes, flirting with Genesis to get a rise out of her new mate and generally keeping the atmosphere light. Then there’s Stephanie, she much more mellow than her sibling and enjoys the fact that she’s no longer the only female in their household.
I can’t wait to read the stories for the rest of the characters. They were such a great group that gave this story such a well rounded feel of suspense, passion, love, comedy and friendship. The Dark Ones had everything needed for an amazing story. View all my reviews
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!