Taste of Darkness
Drake is an ancient dragon shifter, one of the most powerful beings in existence, but a millennium trapped in utter darkness has left him ill-equipped for modern society. If it wasn’t for Victoria, the sweet female brave enough to befriend him, he’d be lost. She’s smart and gorgeous and everything he never dared dream ...more
Because anything paranormal?
Mixed with some Urban Fantasy?
With a huge side of "we are mates, dammit" romance?
Oh, and one more thing...
And being that this book (book two of my my newly found, "how the hell did I not know about this series," series) is about DRAGONS?
I enjoyed the shit out of this thing.
I loves him so much that, well...
With a Dragon baby.
Okay, so not so much.
There, there, ...more
Ok, I'm game…
Drake is the loneliest dragon on Earth. After being locked in Hell for fifteen hundred years, he managed to escape a few months ago. Now, he is a member of Stavros’ pack.
A lonesome dragon among many many wolves.
Victoria is a healer and one of the most non-aggressive supernatural beings. She is one of Stavros’ wolves and she is very much sheltered since she was found by Stavros many years ago. The pack has been loo ...more
Wonderful book with such wonderful characters.! Drake and Victoria were the sweetest couple. They treated each other with such sweetness, protectiveness and love; it was awesome! And my God, Drake was one major dragon BADASS!! Whew!!
The other array of characters are so much fun to read about as well: Finn, Lyra, Vega, Gabriel, Rhea, Conall and Keelin.
The plot was great; it kept me interested and intrigued from start to finish. I really love this world Katie Reus created. Sadly, I am ...more
I really enjoyed this audiobook. I let it languish on my TBR because book 1 was just okay. I knew it had potential and in this sequel, the author brought it.
Drake was the dragon shifter who escaped from hell with no memory of who he is and whom he belongs to. He was adopted by the Stavros wolf pack and his connection with shifter Victoria was instantaneous. Victoria was a guide in this world as 1500 years in hell left Drake overwhelmed in current day Earth. They both felt orphaned due ...more
Drake had all the characteristic that I like in a hero. He was intense, broody, and dominant without being overbearing. I actually really like how he pursued Victoria. He was so patient to get what he wanted. He was focused on her and only her. He proved over and over that he put Victoria above all ot ...more
Thank you to my friend Cyndi for lending this book to me... YOU'RE AWESOME!!! 😘
I loved Drake.
I loved Drake.
I absolutely loved Drake.
He was an AMAZING hero, I loved how he loved Victoria, how he protect her, how he wanted to be a better man for her even though he was the better man for her. Omg my heart is full because of him. I absolutely loved him. 😍😍
Victoria was also an amazing heroine, she was also protective of him.. I loved her too.
Dual virgins can't get better than ...more
Where book one in Katie Reus's Darkness Series set the scene perfectly, book two definitely gives you the characters in all their paranormal glory. I have to say when I finished Darkness Awakened there was a definite 'semi' in the Lady-Boner department, after finishing this installment I am now at full mast.
"I like your scent on me."
Drake and Victoria's story started at the end of Darkness Awakened and as a reader I was eager too see how Katie would bring th ...more
I’m loving this series and for me dragons are just the icing on the cake.
Yet again there’s loads of reviews so I’ll keep mine brief.
All the characters are fabulous. I particularly loved Drake but there isn’t a bad or weak character to be found here.
So we have strong characters, a great story and dragons. If you like paranormal romances look no further.
I’m moving straight onto the next book Beyond the Darkness. This looks like it’s going to be slightly different si ...more
This book saved me from boredom. I tried reading other books for the last two days but nothing was holding my interest. But saw this in my kindle and viola! Nothing could go wrong with dragons.
Drake totally made this book for me. He was sacrificed as a child and spent 1500 years in Hell. He spent most of his time in his dragon form to protect himself. He is sweet and protective.
Victoria is a wolf shifter and a healer of the Stavros pack. She was abandoned by her family as a chil ...more
Drake definitely had a Taste of Darkness to him. His story is brutal and it’s a testament to the strength of his character that he didn’t turn feral and evil after all those years in hell. I found him resilient, loyal, and worthy. I can’t say he had an alpha personality but there was no doubt he could take care of business when needed so this did not bother me one little bit.
With no memory of his former self before he was sent to hell as a child, ...more
If you like the opposites attract trope this book is a must read. This author always delivers super sexy, sweet and dynamic stories that pull you in and make you fall in love.
Drake and Victoria have been dancing around each for months but I loved the reason behind Drake taking his time in claiming Victoria (he is still adjusting to the modern times he's suddenly been thrown into and he want ...more
Love triangle? (view spoiler)[No. (hide spoiler)]
Cheating? (view spoiler)[ No. (hide spoiler)]
HEA? (view spoiler)[ YES. (hide spoiler)]
Any Descriptive Sex w/OW/OM/Ex? (view spoiler)[Both H/h are virgins. (hide spoiler)]
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? YES.
Rating: 5 stars
Loveeed it! Finally a new story to add to my favourite shelf (who was kinda getting lonely). H and h fit perfectly together and there is also mystery, action and beautiful romance (totally swooning ...more
I really liked it! Both main characters are great. I really love dragons anyway and Drake was a super sweetheart with some very nice BA alpha qualities. Victoria was a great female lead. She was sweet, careing and playful. She was also fierce and didn't put up with Drake's alpha male BS. She didn't do anything stupid or put herself in unnecessary danger. In fact she was often quite helpful. Love them together- so sweet.
I wish Ms. Reus had gone into more detail about Drake's abilitie ...more
In the previous book, Drake escapes his prison in Hell and becomes a part of the Stavros Wolf pack even though he is a dragon shifter. He has known since he first scented her, that Victoria (the Pack healer) is his mate. Yet he hesitates to claim her while he is new to the modern world. He has no income, and no means to support her. He is over a 1000 years o ...more
Taste of Darkness is the second novel in Katie Reus' Darkness series, which is a paranormal romance series about sexy shifters. This book can totally be read as a stand-alone as well!
What's it about?
Drake is a dragon shifter that escaped Hell in the first book and now is living with the Stavros pack. He has also lost his memory and can't seem to remember his past before Hell or where his family is. He is also adorably clueless about modern technology such as driving.
Victoria is the S ...more
This was a very good story and addition to the series. I really liked both Victoria and Drake and enjoyed their story very much.
Victoria is a wolf shifter and a healer for her pack. She was abandoned by her family when she was young and now the pack is all she has. Sometimes the people in the pack are a bit too protective and Victoria usually doesn't mind...at least until she meets Drake and wants people to stop interfering.
Drake is a dragon shifter who was trapped in hell at the age of 1 ...more
Re-read because dragons! and I love the way this author writes.
I really enjoyed this book. Drake was just a very sexy, dominant hero, and Victoria was perfect for him. The romance and sexual tension was wonderfully built on, the storyline was very interesting, and I can't wait to read the books of the other characters introduced in this book.
A must-read for all PNR lovers!
I couldn't get through the first few pages.
I guess since I've been reading a lot of well written books, it's hard to go backwards. IDK.
No offense to anyone who enjoyed this book, it is just not for me. I cannot take immature dialogue, or stories about characters who seem to be 14 in mentality. Maybe I will come back to this another day.
Drake is a dragon shifter who escaped Hell and is living with the Stavros pack. He has lost his memory and can't remember his past before Hell. But he is sure of one thing: that he found his mate
Victoria is the Stavros pack's healer. Her nature is healing, which is the total opposite of Drak ...more
|What's the Name o...: SOLVED. YA dragonshifter w/multiple POV. Hero is dragonshifter, heroine not sure. Travel to different dimensions. His family put themselves in pods to avoid grief of separation. [s]||10||221||Feb 02, 2018 01:38PM|
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