Taste of Darkness by Katie Reus is my first Dragon shifter book. I wasn’t sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. Katie always takes me on a rush of action and adventure as well as steamy passion in her books and this one was no different.
In Taste of Darkness, Drake, a Dragon shifter, is still figuring out the human world after being imprisoned in hell for thousands of years with Demons and the like. He has found his mate in Victoria, a wolf shifter, who is helping him along the way. Her pack took him in and consider him family now. One other issue for Drake is that he doesn’t remember much of anything before he was sacrificed at the age of 12. So, trust is hard for him. Even when his brother and sister come looking for him.
The book started a little slow for me. I don’t know if it was that I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to read a paranormal (which can sometimes happen) or not. I believe in Katie’s work so I kept going and was glad I did. The story picked up significantly and I found it to be full of mystery, suspense, family and romantic love. I thought it was fantastic how Katie drew out the romance between Drake and Victoria. Both of them are quite new at love and any physical intimacy and even though they knew in their heart and soul they were meant for each other, they still took things slow. Drake wanted to do right by Victoria. And he did. The ending was perfect.
Overall, Taste of Darkness is a good book if you like paranormal romance. Katie does a fantastic job with her characters, developing them well and coming up with great stories that are not all the same. She easily weaves in subtle plot lines that will take you into the next book in the series. If you like paranormal romance, I recommend you give Taste of Darkness a try!
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About the Book:
He spent more than a thousand years imprisoned in hell…
Drake is an ancient dragon shifter, one of the most powerful beings in existence, but a millennium trapped in utter darkness has left him ill-equipped for modern society. If it wasn’t for Victoria, the sweet female brave enough to befriend him, he’d be lost. She’s smart and gorgeous and everything he never dared dream of during his years of agonizing loneliness. He may not have anything to offer her, but one thing he knows for sure: he’d die to keep her safe.
Only to fall into the heaven of her touch.
Victoria is a wolf shifter, healer of the Stavros pack. She’s seen a lot, but she’s never met anybody quite like Drake, the fiery, fascinating shifter who can blaze through the skies unseen by mere mortals. He’s lost, dangerous, and the last male she should fall in love with, but the more time she spends helping him navigate modern life, the deeper—and hotter—their connection becomes. She’s thrilled when they finally locate his family, but reuniting with his people plunges them both into unimaginable danger. It’s a race against the clock trying to figure out who wants them dead and who they can trust, especially when the threat is closer than they ever imagined.