By: Jacquelyn Frank
Narrated by: Xe Sands
11hrs and 3 mins
Whispersync for Voice-ready
Sincetime began, there have been Nightwalkers — the races of the night who live in the shadows of the moonlight. Love with humans is absolutely forbidden, and one man makes certain to uphold this ancient law: Jacob, the Enforcer …
For 700 Years, He Has Resisted Temptation. But Not Tonight…
Jacob knows the excuses his people give when the madness overtakes them and they fall prey to their lust for humans. He s heard every one and still brought the trespassers to justice. Immune to forbidden desires, uncontrollable hungers, or the curse of the moon, his control is total — until the moment he sees Isabella on a shadowy New York City street. Saving her life wasn’t t in his plans. Nor were the overwhelming feelings she arouses in him. But the moment he holds her in his arms and feels the soft explosion of her body against his, everything changes. Their attraction is undeniable, volatile, and completely against the law. Suddenly everything Jacob has ever believed is inflamed by the heat of desire…
Bring on the night.
The audio version of this book was released on June 27, 2011. The next book “Gideon” will be released on July 17, 2011.
As the Enforcer of his race, it’s Jacob job to hunt and punish those who violate the law, (prohibits demos from interbreeding with humans), he has steadily kept alert through the centuries to keep his race in check, particularly during the time of the year-Beltane and Sambaing where the full moon brings out more primitive urges of his race.
In a night when he’s out in a routine hunt, he comes across the first human girl who will lure and tempt him for the first time in all of his 600 + years of life.
Jacob finds himself uncontrollably and intensely fascinated with Isabella, and this goes completely against his beliefs and position of authority, as he is the very one in charge of guarding his race against this kind of behavior.
At first glimpse, Isabella is just a plain city girl from the Bronx, a librarian who lives with her sister and her cat. Oh! But she’s far from ordinary, as we later discover.
This is an engrossing alternate world where Demons exist alongside humans. The Demons world is set in a very interesting, detailed and complex way, with a very intricate structure.
Mrs. Frank takes her time to introduce and developed different characters that will be getting their own books in time. I appreciated how the secondary and the main characters are connected and how they interrelate with one another.
The chemistry between Jacob and Isabella was sizzling, sexy and steamy, just what you expect from this genre.
At first I wasn’t sure I would like this book, I felt the beginning was a little slow, but I’m glad I kept reading, (I’ve read the five books in this series), this world became fascinating, suspenseful, sexy, and I adored the characters. By the end, I found myself completely invested in this world and its characters and very anxious to get to the next book.This series only gets better and better with each edition. If you are a fan of J.R. Ward, Kresley Cole or Sherrilyn Kenyon, then this book and series are right up your alley, these novels are no more than a guilty indulgence, and place to get lost for a little while, but a delicious indulgence they are.4.75 stars based on 12 ratings on audible.com
When I have previously read a book before listening to it, I’m always more critical of the narrator’s interpretation, but I was very satisfied with the performance of Xe Sands with this installment, I was especially impressed with her male voices, they were strong, confident and they most definitely sounded masculine. There’s nothing I dislike more, and is always a deal breaker for me, when the male characters are not performed according to the authors intent (in a paranormal romance the protagonist should sound: tall, sexy attractive, and like they just jumped out of GQ magazine….Lol). Jacob’s voice reflected his personality just the way I had imagined it, she also does a great job with Isabella, I unquestionably got her fustiness, braveness, sense of humor and sweetness.
Mrs. Sands also displayed very distinctive voices for the rest of the characters.
This is not my favorite book in this series, but it definitely moved up a notch after listening to the audio version, I’m convinced the following books are only going to get better; it’s always the case when a narrator finds her or his stride as he/she becomes more familiar with the world and characters.
This was a very good debut for the first book in this series.
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