4 stars · PNR Romance

Into the Darkness (Darkness #5) by Katie Reus

Into the Darkness Book Cover Into the Darkness
Darkness #5
Katie Reus
Paranormal Romance
April 5, 2016


One book. Two stories. A demigod and a half-demon are about to get married. Which means a week of festivities, romance, fun, and the kind of crazy drama wolf shifters are known for. When someone targets the Stavros pack, everyone bands together to fight an unknown enemy and two couples will fight for their chance at happily ever after.

She’s not looking for a mate…

Rhea is a warrior. She’s bled and fought for the Stavros wolf pack for over a hundred years. She never expected to fall for the Alpha of a dragon clan. But when her past comes back to haunt her, she finds herself working side by side with the very man whose been staring in all her fantasies. She never wants to get mated because she’ll never risk getting someone she cares for killed. Not again. So she convinces herself that they have something fun and easy, no strings attached.

But he’s playing for keeps…

Conall, Alpha of the Petronilla clan, has been biding his time claiming his future mate. At fifteen hundred years old he’s patient and cunning. Except when he’s around Rhea, years of civilization are stripped away and all he wants to do is possess her, make her his forever. But something happened in the stubborn woman’s past and she’s determined to keep walls between them. It’s a good thing he’s a dragon. He’ll just burn down every last barrier between them and claim what’s his. But someone from her past is threatening her and her pack—and the life of the woman he’s waited a lifetime to make his own.

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Shifters, vampires and dragons are real…

A year ago Liberty had no idea that things that go bump in the night actually existed. But supernatural beings are real. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg in her new reality. Saved from a Hell realm by a team of half-demons and a demigod, she finds herself falling for her sexy rescuer Rory more and more every day. She’s worried she’s too broken to ever have a relationship again, but the more time they spend together, the harder it is to deny her attraction.

And when they choose a mate, they don’t give up easily.

Half-wolf, half-demon Rory has been looking out for Liberty ever since rescuing her from hell. And since she’s the wedding planner for his half-brother’s wedding, he sees her all the time. Not to mention he just happens to spend every night in her bed. Unfortunately he’s in wolf form when he stays over. He’s not sure what it’s going to take to move from friend to more, but he’s willing to wait forever if that’s what it takes. Because Liberty is worth fighting for, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make the brave survivor his.

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Oh Le Sigh. I’ve said this once/twice/thrice about this series, and I will continue to say it again and again – I HOPE I will, anyway. Reus has to write more of them first.

But anybeg!

This shit is PNR/UF perfection for me. Perfection I tell you.

Because anything paranormal?
Mixed with some Urban Fantasy?
With a huge side of “we are mates, dammit” romance?

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Oh, and one more thing…

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Seriously though, if you follow my reviews at all, you know that I LURVE me some dragons.

Seriously though.

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LADY BONER.

I enjoyed the shit out of this thing.

Because DRAGONS.

Specifically Conall.

And, as I’ve said before with this series…

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With a Conall Dragon baby.

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But I digress.

This installment actually covered two separate love stories – that of Conall/Rhea and Rory/Liberty – and it oscillated very smoothly between the two.

At first I thought this was kind of weird…

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…but once I got going I realized this was kind of smart.

The plot line of this bad boy was a little…well, weaker than it could have been. And, quite frankly, I don’t think either duo’s story would have had enough steam to carry a whole book independently.

Thus, combining their stories into one book to make one solid book instead of two less than stellar ones was a smart move in my opinion.

So there’s that.

I would go into the dynamics here, but those who’ve already read it don’t need a recap, and those who aren’t going to read it don’t fucking care.

Other than that, I am REALLY hoping that Reus continues with this series. I feel like there is still so much potential for awesome things here.

I mean, holy dragon babies, she still has Ian – an unmated DRAGON – with whom she can work. Plus, I kind of felt like she was leading us in his direction at the end of this one.

So please, Lady Reus.

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PLEASE.

Make my Dragon Dreams come true.

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