Dark Taste of Rapture (Alien Huntress, #6)Dark Taste of Rapture by Gena Showalter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The main focus of this Alien Huntress installation was the relationship between Hector and Noelle as there wasn’t really an otherworlder to hunt; the main nemesis was human. We get very brief glimpses of Hector and Noelle’s equally tortuous childhoods. With the buildup of their characters in previous novels I was rather disappointed not to get more of their backstories. At the end of the book we still know absolutely nothing about Hector’s ‘ability’ other than the fact that he can now control it.

The constant role reversal of who is being seduced and who is being the seducer was somewhat refreshing. It lets the readers know both characters are equally invested in the relationship even before they do. Hector had a sound reason for trying to resist the attraction while Noelle was equally justified in wanting to pursue it.

The investigation they were working on actually helped overcome their glaring differences as those differences were needed to help work the case; Hector’s childhood history of being forced to do things against his wishes and Noelle’s place in upper class society.

All in all this is a good addition to the Alien Huntress series. It does leave you with a whopper of a cliff-hanger…what happens to Dallas now that one of two visions has occurred. Is he ruined or saved? Hopefully we find out in the next installment.

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