There are monsters, then there are monsters. Which kind wants her dead?
Mythical Knights Book 2
There was a time Marissa van Dyke loved Halloween. Then tragedy struck. Now the sight of a jack-o-lantern only reminds her of what she's lost. In fact, she'd prefer to just hibernate.
But recently her nightmares are becoming too intense to ignore. Dreams filled with horror-movie creatures that come closer to killing her every time. Where these vampires and werewolves are coming from, she doesn't know. She only knows they're relentless.
Neil Drigan has no interest in finding a mate. Bind himself to one woman? No thank you. Permanent is for the wolf pack Alpha–his brother. Yet lately he persistently dreams about running, in full wolf form, to save a beautiful woman who smells of flowers–and death.
At first the woman's identity is a mystery, until he realizes the dreams are a residual imprint of something that really happened. Not only is the woman temptation wrapped in real flesh and blood, she's still in danger. And the one thing he never thought he wanted.
About the Author
USA Today and NY Times bestselling author Candice Gilmer leads a dangerous double life as a mommy and a writer. In between boo-boo healing and fixing broken toys, she writes stories usually to the tune of children’s television shows.
Growing up in the Midwest, Candice stays close to her family, especially the ones with basements when the tornadoes come around.
All in all, she stays very busy, but really, she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Well, maybe a little less children’s television.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great story. Fun characters. Original. I will get the rest of the series.
I enjoyed the storyline. It started off as a great read. However, there were several times references were made that made it seem like this wasn't book one. And after further reading, there is a book 0.5. So that was a little bit of a downer. SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Sorta) The end was disappointing to me. It built up the suspense and then it seemed like she got bored with the line or was trying to rush it. Especially since these series are not the kind to continue the storyline in an additional book, it was a bit of a letdown that made me second guess whether or not I want to read the next book.
Dark Within is Book One is the Mythical Knights Series, but a continuation about the Drigan Brothers from The Brightest Shadow (book # 0.5). Neil is the focus in this story and as a playboy he doesn’t have any interest in finding a mate and settling down. That is, until he dreams of saving a woman that smells of flowers and death. He insists on finding this woman and discovers it is Marissa – a friend of his brother’s mate. Marissa has been plagued with sadness. Halloween used to be her favorite holiday, but then her parents were killed one Halloween and now it is a terrible time of year full of sadness. She has been having horrible nightmares and is covered in unexplainable bruises. But, Neil is the one thing that makes her smile – even though she can’t figure him out most of the time. I absolutely love this series and the Drigan brothers. They are so strong, and sexy, and protective of those they care about. Neil tries so hard to do the right thing and be the good guy, something ingrained in his family. This trait just makes me love these guys that much more…swoon…and Neil, especially. He can’t tell Marissa what he is, but he has a duty to protect her from her attackers. What woman wouldn’t want a guy that feels that way? Marissa is too hurt and traumatized to realize how good Neil is for her, so she pushes him away. I was excited to see David and Kelsey in this book, again. I love how protective David is of his mate’s friend. Kelsey and Marissa are as close as sisters, so the bond between all of them melts my heart. The way the pair tried to coax Neil and Kelsey together was entertaining on it’s own. I really, really, enjoy this series and this book. I can’t wait for more of the Drigan clan from the author. *I received a complimentary copy of this book for review.
OMG! I didn't think Marissa and Neil's story could be anywhere near as good as Kelsey and David's but I was sooooo wrong. With Neil saving Marissa three times, kicking Kirk's toosh for trying to hurt Marissa and with Neil so in love with Marissa you just can't imagine them not being together but wait and see what happens. Poor Marissa so confused over the lose of her family and being all alone, or is she? I received this ARC for an honest review. I hope you enjoy this book even a fraction as much as I did.