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The Darkest Touch

(Demon Hunters #3)

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  351 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Ryder. The man was just as sexy as she remembered him:

tall, lean, and dangerous, a demon hunter with the body of a god

But archaeologist Angelique Deveraux has little time for lust. She’s been hiding a gleaming black diamond, a prize everyone wants—including Ryder—and now she’s running for her life. Hot on her trail is Ryder, a legendary demon hunter she desires but can
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Published February 11th 2020 by Tantor Audio (first published January 1st 2008)
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Amy Webster-Bo
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
like this one better then the first two
The Darkest Touch is the third novel in Jaci Burton's Demon Hunter series. Do you like your men who can kick some demon ass like nobody's business, and their women who are smart and intelligent? The Darkest Touch will definitely appeal to readers who like paranormals that have action packed scenes and a great deal of adventure within the pages. And of course I cannot fail to mention that there are some nice sex scenes also. Even though I haven't had the chance to read the first two in this ...more
Mar 14, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, jaci-burton
This was a great one! Ryder was always a loner and feared that his darker side would eventually hurt someone. When he's asked to find Angelique who has stolen the black diamond, he's more than willing to go it alone and return to his solitary nature. But he also admits to himself that he wants to see Angie again, because she intrigues him. So he's off to find her while she runs from him and tries to find her sister Isabelle.

Angie is trying to find her sister. She has taken the black diamond and
Aug 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Angelique Deveraux is hiding the black diamond that both demons and demon hunters would like to get their hands on. Meanwhile demon hunter Ryder is hot on her heels. Angelique desires Ryder, but she doesn't trust him. Things change when her sister Isabelle is in danger however. Angelique would do anything to protect her, including handing over the black diamond. Chased by demons, Ryder takes her to safety. It's in the realm of light that Angelique is reunited with her sister, who tells her a ...more
3.5 stars. This book didn't have much of a resolution and the secondary storyline between Izzy and Dalton was detailed a lot here but wasn't resolved at all because it's the focus of the next book. That was a little unsettling at the end, but not a horrible thing.

The plot was a little tiresome though: good vs. evil, same lines, half demons struggling to control their evil sides, etc. I was looking for something a bit new in the third book, but it didn't really happen. I will say the ending and
Tammy Sargeant
Eh, this one wasn't as good as the first too. I found no sexual chemistry, or for that matter, a love connection between Ryder and Angie like back in book 2. It was if they were rushed. I liked Dalton and Izzy though, so I hope their love connection stays the same in the last book. This one also didn't end on a happy note. Anywho, same old story line, good vs evil schtick. This one had less sex scenes that the other two and seemed rushed also. It was as if the writer just wanted this book to be ...more
Dee Haddrill
I'm really enjoying this series and this was the third. This time, the story focuses on Ryder and Angelique, whose romance was alluded to in the previous books. The fighting between the Realm of Light and Sons of Darkness is ramping up and should get a lot more vicious in the next book. The story also brought Dalton and Isabelle to the front and theit story is the next one. One of the main characters sacrifices himself for the greater good which was kinda sad. All in all, great story, nice ...more
Nov 07, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This third story in the Demon Hunter series focuses on Ryder and Angelique. If you haven't read the previous two books I highly recommend reading them first so you have the background information and character histories leading up to this book. Full of danger and suspense this fast-paced romance will have you turning the pages in anticipation of what is going to happen next.
My only complaint ... having to wait until the fall of 2009 to find out what happens with Dalton and Isabelle.

Sep 19, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3rd time is the charm as this story finally managed to capture the readers attention and keep it using a more intricate plot, better interaction between the main characters, more believable relationships and the buildup to a battle of The Realm of Light and The Sons of Darkness that sets the stage for the final chapter in book 4 Taken by Sin .
Feb 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book did not end on a happy note. So if you like happy go lucky books, this is not one of them. This book was filled with paranormal action, mystery and romance but I did not find myself enamored with the plot. Don't get me wrong it was a good read but this book was darker than the typical paranormal romance.
Jan 14, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 3 of the Demon Hunters series. Not quite the page turner the first two were, but a good read.

Demon Hunters Series
Surviving Demon Island (Demon Hunters 1)
Hunting the Demon (Demon Hunters, Book 2)
The Darkest Touch (Demon Hunters 3) The Darkest Touch (Demon Hunters 3)
Mindy (Naughty Book Snitch)
I liked this story the best so far and we get a twofer with Angelique and her twin Izzy (good vs evil?). There is a lot more action in this one, but not so much to have me suspended on the edge of my seat. Overall all it was pretty good, the sex was good and the story has definitely improved.
Miss Kim
Oct 22, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Miss Kim by: continuation of series
This one didn't move along as quickly as the first two, unfortunatley. However, it picked up 2/3 through and ended with a short of cliffhanger. Argh! Now I have to wait months to find out what happens!
Kathy Davie
Again, the storyline is good but the writing is so shallow.
Oct 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this series very much and cannot wait for more. I do recommend these books to anyone who reads Jaci and who likes suspense.
Nov 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Jaci Burton books. Good story line etc.

Good book
The BookWhisperer
I gave this book it's first 100 pages. I am always interested in a romance, but a great story and romance go hand in hand. This story was nothing extraordinary. I will not be finishing this story.
Sep 20, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My first romance novel and my last.
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Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over 85 books. She lives in Oklahoma and when she isn’t on deadline (which is often), she can usually be found wrestling with her uncooperative garden, wrangling her dogs, watching an unhealthy amount of television, or completely losing track of time reading a great book. She’s a total romantic and longs for the ...more

Other books in the series

Demon Hunters (4 books)
  • Surviving Demon Island (Demon Hunters, #1)
  • Hunting the Demon (Demon Hunters, #2)
  • Taken by Sin (Demon Hunters, #4)