Now that Darian is back in Seattle, she’s ready to face the life—and the man—she left behind. But it’s not going to be easy when a ghost from her past shows up looking to wreak havoc on Seattle’s supernatural crime scene.
Darian isn’t as careless as she used to be, though. She and Tyler, her sexy Jinn protector, have come a long way in the trust department. And it’s a good thing too—because when Ty contracts her to assassinate a wickedly powerful supernatural who goes by the name of Mithras, it will take all her faith in Ty, and herself, to get the job done.
While Darian does whatever it takes to get to her mark, Xander, the Shaede King is busy making plans of his own. With Darian’s attention divided between Lorik’s secrets and her mission she might not be able to stop Xander from doing anything in his power to separate Darian from her sworn protector and in the process, destroy his own kingdom…
A lot can happen in that time and what she returns to is chaos as Xander the Shaede King is fighting to hold on to his crown. He still wants Darian as his Queen and right now she's not in the right place to tackle that problem. Before he died Kade did a number on her and Darian's not sure if she can ever let anyone close again.
Needing to get her life back on track Darian seeks out Tyler, the Jinn who her very soul cries out for, and undertakes an assignment for him. It puts someone from her past who by rights should be long dead back in her life. Lorick is human so what's he doing still alive? He claims it's sorcery but Darian knows not to totally trust her old "friend". Helping him is helping Tyler so she tries to tread carefully. Darian's life has never been easy and torn between two very different men is not helping with her issues at all. When Xander takes action though, it puts all their lives at risk and directly in the firing line is Darian!
I both love and hate this book! I love the plot as Darian undertakes her assignment and how she deals with the various paranormals involved. I also absolutely adore the supporting characters of Asher and Raif and don't get me started on my feelings about Tyler(sigh) and Xander (thud) but the end! No no no! It's the dreaded cliffhanger! Okay, I admit this grudgingly, it was a fabulous way to end Against the Dawn but still so cruel for the readers!
This installment gripped me as Darian struggled to come to terms with past events whilst not hurting those she cares about. She does care for Xander but he's pushing too hard. As for Tyler, well I think I can see where this is going and strongly suspect Darian will always carry a piece of him!
There's so much detail to these stories and Against the Dawn is no exception. Wonderful world building , flawed characters, amazing humour (Star Wars anyone?) and a storyline that drags you in and does not let go. I personally am addicted to these characters and the crazy lives they lead. If you want a really good series to get your teeth into, then get these books!
Against the Dawn is an e-book. At Amazon it's $4.99 and at B & N it's $4.99