RUSH OF DARKNESS by Rhyannon Byrd
Rush of Darkness by Rhyannon Byrd
Primal Instinct, Book 7
Reviewed by Jo
Raine Spenser is a half-breed – part powerful psychic and part vampire. After being kidnapped by a Kraven for her abilities, and then rescued by the Watchmen, Raine has had a terrible time healing and coming to terms with everything that happened while she was held. Now physically well, there is only one thing that Raine wants – revenge and payback.
Seth McConnell spent many years hating and killing vampires but his eyes have been opened since joining the Watchmen. Seth has discovered that vampires are just like humans and shifters in that there are good and bad people in every species. But he never expected to feel the deep attraction, and need to protect like he does with Raine. She might be part vampire but she is all desirable woman.
Raine is surprised when Seth appears and although he doesn’t agree with her plans, he can understand them. Even more shocking to Raine is his demand to work with her, and how he makes it happen. There is passion just at their fingertips that threatens to explode at any instant. Both Seth and Raine have things in their past that might make that passion impossible, but amazingly Seth seems more willing then Raine. Raine’s stubbornness about their relationship and her need for the ultimate revenge, is frustrating Seth. When the final battle happens, are Raine and Seth going to help the Watchmen be victorious, or will the conflict between them give the Casus what they always wanted?
Can you love something you once hated? Seth and Raine will find the answer to this in Rush of Darkness. Wow, wow, wow, and I just had to get that out of the way right off! I wondered if Seth would ever unwind enough to get a story but I would have never imagined a heroine like Raine. Good thing I’m not the writer because she was the exact person for Seth. I loved how Raine and Seth worked though every aspect of their lives that might have torn them apart. The emotional pull was extreme but so necessary for these two. I was alternately happy for them and despairing they would not end up together. I so want to tell you more about what happens but you know all I can say is, you have to read to find out. What I can say is that many questions were answered and the final battle was awesome. However, of course, Ms. Byrd left us with a hint of things to come that are just as intriguing. Rush of Darkness is an edge of your seat, cool drink in hand story that you can’t put down. Needless to say, it’s a must read to be Joyfully Recommended.
If you haven’t been reading the Primal Instinct series, my suggestion is that you begin at the beginning and follow them through. The situations and characters just build upon each other as it goes on.