Touch of Darkness [Darkness Chosen #2] by Christina Dodd

Synopsis: Handsome, powerful Rurik Wilder holds the power to transform himself into a fierce bird of prey-a gift that’s caused death and destruction. 

At last he’s offered the chance to redeem himself. Only one woman stands in his way-a beautiful writer determined to wreak revenge on the assassins who murdered her family. Assassins, it’s been rumored, who have powers no human should ever possess… 

This is going to be short I don’t have much to say. Can you tell I’m a bit disappointed?

This second novel wasn’t much better than the first. I have the same complaint about this book as well. Tasya had such a huge back story that wasn’t used. When I finished the book it just didn’t make sense to me. Tasya’s back story could have been woven into the prologue it would have made their journey together more climatic. If her back story was used the relationship wouldn’t have needed dramatic plot points because the drama would have been there from the very beginning. Instead when her real identity was revealed (which I didn’t even know who she was, wasn’t who she was) it was so anti-climatic. I just can’t stop thinking about all the things novel could have been.

On a more positive note I did love Rurik Wilder. Unlike his brother in every way. The way he wanted Tasya from the very beginning melted my heart. I’m clearly over my bad boy phase and now have a thing for men who pine after women. Rurik has this duality of fierce protecter to teddy bear that just made me warm and fuzzy all over.

Author’s Note: This is a repost. The original review was published in September 2020 under a different title. That post is no longer accessible please enjoy this one instead.

With Love,