Thursday 22 April 2010

Review: His Darkest Hunger - Juliana Stone

Jaxon Castille: jaguar shifter, warrior, assassin.  He has long hungered for the chance to make his former lover, Libby Jamieson, pay for her deadly betrayal.  After three long years he's finally found her.  The hunt is over...

But the Libby that he finds is not what he expected.  She has no memory of their tumultuous affair, of her treachery, of anything beyond her own name.  A shadowy and deadly clan has marked them both for death, and in an instant, the game changes: the hunter has become the hunted.

On the run, with the ghosts of their past between them and a dark, desperate hunger quickly reclaiming their bodies and souls, Libby and Jaxon must discover the truth behind the dark forces working against them.  Together, they must grab hold of a destiny that has the power to either heal them or destroy them.

But the truth is far more shattering than anyone can imagine...

Jaguar Warriors Series:
His Darkest Hunger
His Darkest Embrace
His Darkest Salvation (July 2011)

For more information visit Juliana Stone's website

Jaxon and Libby used to work together in a paranormal anti-terrorist unit until they were betrayed leading to the death of one of their team members.  Libby has been missing ever since and Jaxon and the unit are convinced she was the one who betrayed them.  When he receives information about Libby's whereabouts he goes looking for her ready to make her pay for the damage she caused.  Things aren't as simple as they first appeared though and when he finds Libby he realises she has no memory of either him or their unit.

Jaxon is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery and Libby is the key but he needs to help her regain her memory before she can be any help to him.  The more time he spends with her the harder he finds it to resist the attraction between them.  Libby is very aware of her physical responce to Jaxon but she doesn't remember their history or understand why he keeps blowing hot and cold.  As her memory starts to return she realises that she has good reasons to keep her distance from him.  They are both going to discover that nothing is what it originally seemed but they are going to have to rely on each other and the rest of their unit if they are going to make the people responsible pay for what they did.

I've been looking forward to reading this ever since I first saw the cover and I have to say that Juliana Stone's debut novel is not a disappointment.  The story takes you on a complete emotional rollercoaster alongside both Libby and Jax.  At first I thought that Libby was going to be quite a weak character but as she gets her memory back she grows into a kick ass heroine who gives as good as she gets.  Jax is a real alpha male who I absolutely loved and the 2 main characters really complimented each other.

His Darkest Hunger is action packed with plenty of twists that make it impossible to put down.  We are also introduced to some great secondary characters, in particular Jax's brothers Jagger and Julian, but I also loved unit members Ana and Declan who I hope we will see more of in future stories.  I can't wait to read Jagger's story in His Darkest Embrace.  His Darkest Hunger has a well earned place on my keep shelf and I'd definitely recommend it to any fans of paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

Source: Purchased

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  1. oh you liked it WOOT!!! Wasnt Jax just *swoon* Im really looking forward to getting to know more about those Castille brothers, jagger next. YAY!! I might make a Team Jaguar button for my blog too lol!

    Great review Sarah!

  2. Hey Bear :o) I LOVED Jax!! Very hot & I have a feeling Jagger is going to be even hotter. Can't wait to get hold of His Darkest Embrace! If you do make a team jaguar button I might just have to steal it from you LOL!

  3. LOL! i will run right over here and give you it hun, i love discovering a new series, and im excited for the jaguars, loving Jax's book i know the rest are gonna rock!

  4. Cool :o) Team Jaguar all the way LOL!

  5. Sarah thanks so much for the wonderful review! Go Team Jaguar!

  6. Ohh..i so want to read this book! Great Review!

  7. Man i have wanted to read this for ages, but i keep forgetting about it lol.

    i think you were the push i needed hehe.

    great review!!!!

  8. Wow..tempting cover..and great review too =)

  9. @ Juliana - Squeee!! Thanks so much for commenting - that made my day :o)

    @ Heather - I really loved this one & would definitely recommend it :o)

    @ Wings - I'm sure you'll love this one!

    @ Darlyn - The cover is what hooked me too but the story is even better :o)



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