Darkest Desires

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.

Book Blurb for Darkest Desires

Genre: Vampire/Paranormal Erotic Romance 
Book Length: Novel 
Heat Level: Hot 
Word Count: 63,600 
Avril Taylor is fed up with chauvinistic men breaking her heart. So what is she to do when she finds herself undeniably attracted to her womanizing, vampire brother-in-law?  
Aiston Aleksandrov has never met a woman he wanted to share anything more with than a hot night of sex . . . until Avril. The problem? How can he convince her that he will be faithful to only her?  
Can Avril put past hurts behind her and finally find true love with a vampire playboy? Can Aiston really commit to one woman after almost seven hundred years of playing the field?

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2010 3.50