I’m going to keep this brief and vague so as to avoid any spoilers…
In short, I had really high hopes for Venom and Holly.
We met both of these characters very early on in the series and I just knew both of their individual books would be epic.
Needless to say, you can imagine my excitement when I saw that they were actually going to be a couple in this one…
I don’t know if it’s a result of too high expectations or – ahem – the fact that a lot of the story felt like an Alien/Body Snatchers horror hybrid mystery…
…but something was just lacking a bit here for me.
And I think that missing piece was the ROMANCE.
There was a lot of fun banter and interaction between Venom and Holly, but there was very little romance – and I don’t just mean sex here, I mean just a general sense of romantic connection, sexual tension, just plain INTEREST in each other – for a vast majority of the book.
And when it did finally happen, it felt too late and sudden in the story for me, sadly.
Regardless, I enjoyed this book well enough as far as the overarching plot in relation to Uram, and Holly and I think fans of the series will enjoy it also…so long as they don’t expect too much in the love connection department.
About Nalini Singh
I was born in Fiji and raised in New Zealand. I spent three years living and working in Japan, where I took the chance to travel around Asia. I’m back in New Zealand now, but I’m always plotting new trips. If you’d like to see some of my travel snapshots, have a look at the Travel Diary page.
I’ve worked as a lawyer, a librarian, a candy factory general hand, a bank temp and an English teacher, but not necessarily in that order. Some might call that inconsistency, but I call it grist for the writer’s mill.