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Dark Taste of Rapture (Alien Huntress Series #6)

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6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

The latest Alien Huntress is a terrific, perhaps the best entry in a strong series

In New Chicago everyone at Alien Investigation and Removal (AIR) laugh at affluent Noelle Tremain who they assume is pathetically weak. However, the so-called spoiled joke Noelle shocks everyone at AIR boot camp training when she handles everything sent her way as her ...
In New Chicago everyone at Alien Investigation and Removal (AIR) laugh at affluent Noelle Tremain who they assume is pathetically weak. However, the so-called spoiled joke Noelle shocks everyone at AIR boot camp training when she handles everything sent her way as her instructors want her eliminated as being too dumb and feeble to be an agent, but the resolute Noelle rejects their Pygmalion Effect.

AIR agent Hector Dean can kill with a feathery finger feels. Thus by default he is a deadly loner. When Nicole is assigned to work with him, he objects as he believes the brass want him to run her off. He is harder on her than the others though that is saying a lot as he roughs all the trainees; but she proves she can handle her 36 Cs as a weapon. Though she promised her BFF Ava that Agent "Mean" Dean was hers, Noelle wants him to see passed her façade while he simply wants her. As the pair team up on investigating the alien murder of Kneeler the businessman, their attraction ignites.

The latest Alien Huntress romantic urban fantasy (see Savor Me Slowly, Seduce the Darkness and Ecstasy in Darkness) is a terrific, perhaps the best entry in a strong series. Noelle makes the story line work as she kicks butt with a tough attitude that uses her feminine assets to win the day. As she and Hector fall in love, both are obstinate with she determined to make them a permanent pair and he determined to remain apart out of fear he will lose control and kill her. This is a character driven action investigative thriller.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on August 6, 2011

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Silly

I haven't read any of this author's other books, but I frankly found this novel silly, with an unbelievable premise and characters who had backstories so tragic as to be laughable. The chemistry between the hero and heroine was okay, but after 200 pages of angsty sexual...
I haven't read any of this author's other books, but I frankly found this novel silly, with an unbelievable premise and characters who had backstories so tragic as to be laughable. The chemistry between the hero and heroine was okay, but after 200 pages of angsty sexual tension that didn't go anywhere, I just wanted to throw the book across the room. The world-building was also really shallow and unbelievable. Supposedly, it's 100 or so years into the future, with aliens and space travel, but cell phones still operate just like they do today, and you only need a year of training to work for this alien law enforcement bureau. Wait . . . how many years of training to FBI agents undergo, again??

posted by 1255473 on September 28, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2011

    Loved it

    Cant wait for the next book!

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

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    Great Read

    I have read all the others in this series and this one did not let me down. Loved reading this one!

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  • Posted August 25, 2011

    RATING:4.5!A SIZZLING ROMANCE W/SUSPENSE AND MYSTERY! DARK TASTE OF RAPTURE BY GENA SHOWALTER...

    DARK TASTE OF RAPTURE by Gena Showalter is an exciting futuralist paranormanl romance. It is the seventh in "An Alien Huntress"novel. See "Awaken Me Darkly,Enslave Me Sweetly,Savor Me Slowly,Seduce the Darkness,Ecstasy in Darkness, and Deep Kiss of Winter ",but "Dark Taste of Rapture" can be read as a stand alone. This is my first time reading this author but it will not be my last. I enjoyed this story. It has romance, hot sex,sexy men,strong sexy women,mystery, secrets,sex trade,passion,intrigue,witty banter bewteen the characters,other worlders,adventure,love,and suspense. The sexual tension between Hector Dean,a tortured,,sexy,AIR agent and Noelle Tremain,a beautiful,sexy,rich,girl with a party girl attitude is sizzling.They have tortured souls. One has a killing touch that one brush of his fingertips could torch you.The other hides her vulnerability by playing the party girl and "dumb blond" attitude. While they fight their lethal attraction,try to find a killer,missing women,and their vulnerabilities,they will also find love,acceptance,understanding,a killer,and the trade slave mastermind.This is the perfect story of a powerful,sexy AIR agent,the dark world of humans,and other worlders. A must read.This author draws you into this powerful,dark story into the otherworld,and humans from beginning to end. If you enjoy fantasy,paranormal,hot sex, sizzling romance,
    a plot that pulls you into the story and characters they are not only strong but who are also intelligent and sexy
    as all get out than you will enjoy "Dark Taste of Rapture. This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher.Details can be found at Pocket Star Books, a division of Simon and Schuster,Inc. and My Book Addiction and More.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2011

    Another great book from Showalter

    Gena sure knows how to make it steamy and heart wrenching at the same time. LOVE IT!! Can't wait for more.

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

    Great addition to the series.

    Just what you come to expect of Gene Showalter. She absolutely knows how to tell a great story. The beginning was slow, but necessary to the story. Only reason for 4 stars is my aggravation with two mysteries that haven't been explained yet.

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