Kiss of Twilight

Dark Bonds, #1

Guy on the verge of losing his humanity? Check. Girl who really wants to jump in on the saving the world business against guy's wishes? Check. Guy needs girl to do this so he can live? Check. Guy completely refusing any reasonable logic about the situation? Check.

I don't know why this book is marked as #1 because asides from all of the well-worn fun times I listed above, this book really doesn't stand alone well. There's a lot going on, both in terms of politics, danger, stakes, and people running around who you're clearly supposed to give a damn about but who are completely strangers to you if this is your first book in this universe. The book is probably half the romance and half the rest of what's going on and I get the feeling the author is trying to build this vast world in which to really immerse the reader in, but it just never clicked for me.

The push-pull between Dupree and Kara is predictable. So predictable that I found myself glossing over what was happening because ...well, it wasn't funny enough or poignant enough or anything enough. And all of the scenes with other characters and the politics -- I really couldn't begin to care because I had no idea who they were and why I should be caring and I had no idea what politics were going on and so I was either bored by predictable relationship dynamics or I was glazed over because I didn't have a clue. End result, I ended up skimming most of the book.

Kiss of Twilight just didn't do it for me. Too big, too fast, too much, too predictable, and none of it in the right ways.

Book Blurb for Kiss of Twilight

Dupree Jackson is everything a senior soldier of the Order of Templar should be. Cold. Unbreakable. A master at arms in the fight against demons. But as a hybrid, Dupree is beginning to lose himself to the demon half of his soul. One woman has the power to save him. If he lets her.

Kara Stone wants two things in life: to be merged with a demon so that she can become a full member of the Order; and Dupree Jackson. She knows they are meant to be together, if only Dupree would love her back.

Though his desire for Kara is undeniable, Dupree's need to protect her is stronger. Not wanting to see her merge, to face the internal struggle he deals with every day, he refuses to bond with her. But when Kara becomes a target and uncovers a dark secret about her past, Dupree may no longer have a choice...

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2015 3.00