After reading S.K. Yule’s Darkest Desires I was left a little torn. I liked most of the characters and most of the plot, but I felt that the book was a little slow to read. I liked the chemistry between the characters from the previous novel, Ebony and Ashe, but I couldn’t seem to feel a connection with Avril and Aiston. Avril was letting her perception of Aiston get in the way of how she felt for him, but when she did give in it almost felt uncharacteristic of whom she was portrayed to be.
I thought the struggle between the two made the book feel so drawn out, and left the plot with the drifters in the background a little too much. I also felt that this was one of those series that needs to be read in order before you can fully understand the plot. There were definitely some saving graces in this book that kept it interesting for me, like the plot with the Aleksandrov’s mother. I would like the read the first novel and I will most likely try to read more from this author. I really think that Yule will become an even greater writer as she continues to publish more books.