Thursday, May 20, 2010

Death, desire and the Demonborn – book review

I recently finished reading the third book, Forbidden Passion by Rita Herron, in The Demonborn series. Prior to reading this book I’d never heard of the series, but I’m so hooked that I’d like to go back and read the first and second books as well.

image Herron takes readers on a rollercoaster of emotions: excitement, fear and suspense as Marlena Bender and Dante Valtrez’s paths cross again. From the book jacket:

Fueled by her family’s murder years ago, Dr. Marlena Bender has devoted her life to understanding violent criminals. But when a serial killer in this small Southern town starts taking the lives of women in diabolical ways – leaving trophies of his kills on Marlena’s doorstep – it all hits too close to home. Terrified, Marlena turns to the only man she can trust… the man who saved her life.

Sheriff Dante Valtrez would move heaven and earth to keep Marlena safe, but he’s not the savior she thinks he is. A dark legacy runs through his blood and a dangerous secret lies within him. Now a fierce, hot, ruthless desire draws Dante and Marlena together – as a demonic force from his past threatens to rip them apart, destroying everything they hold dear.

Forbidden Passion was really hard to put down. It was like watching a scary, suspenseful movie where you can’t wait to find out if they catch the serial killer, if the heroin and hero act on their lust and if everyone will discover the secrets that lurk just beneath the surface of reality.

For me, this book is like chick lit on caffeine. It’s a book that even guys can sink their teeth into. The murder scenes are just as descriptive as the love scenes and the details make you believe every word Herron wrote. It’s definitely a book that makes you want to keep on reading. That’s why I can’t wait to read the first and second books; can you?


Disclaimer: I received a review copy of "Forbidden Passion" by Rita Herron to facilitate my review and no other compensation was received. The opinions expressed here are my own. Here is my complete
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