Thursday, July 27, 2017

Review: Bittersweet Darkness by Nina Croft


Book Description

There are no monsters, only good guys and bad guys. That’s the creed by which Detective Inspector Faith Connolly has always lived.

When Faith discovers she has a time bomb counting down in her head, she has one goal: to solve the murder case she’s working on and gain closure. Her investigation brings her in contact with Ash Delacourt, who is definitely one of the bad guys, albeit a stunningly gorgeous one.

As payment for a debt, Asmodai, AKA Ash Delacourt, finds himself working with the Order of the Shadow Accords. He’s the demon representative on the newly formed committee for the integration of mankind and well…everything else. It’s a chance to be near his daughter, make a new start, and—once he’s met the delectable Detective Connolly—maybe have a little fun.

But as Faith’s investigation deepens, her beliefs are eroded and for the first time, she is falling in love—with one of the bad guys. How can she ever let Ash close when her time is running out…?


My Review

Detective Faith Connolly was tracking a killer when she fell ill and while in the hospital she finds out she had a stroke and doesn't have much time left...terminal brain aneurysm that could go off at any time. She thinks the killer is some weirdo, a vampire wannabe but the truth is harder to accept. Real vampires don't exist, do they?

Asmodai or Ash as he likes to be called is a demon that works with the order of Shadow Accords and his life is about to get a lot more interesting. Not only is he trying to spend more time with and get to know his daughter better but now he's also trying to get to know Faith better. 

There's quite a lot going on in this book and right from the start it seemed like everyone involved was somehow connected to everyone else and some of the players either wanted revenge or weren't the good guys they first appeared to be. But then again some of the supposed bad guys weren't as bad as I would have thought either. 

There's a lot of fighting, kidnapping, bullets flying and Faith finds herself in the middle of something she doesn't realize could be dangerous until it's too late. 

I started with the 3rd book because I read the blurb and a review and it hooked me. After I read this one, I knew I was gonna need to read the rest of the series and bought the others as well. And I just have to say that I hated the cover. Anyone who knows me knows that I really hate these headless torso covers that bring to mind images of the Highlander movies...Off with your head! But this book was so darn good. I love stories with vampires, werewolves and other supernatural creatures and this book has them and more. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. 

36 comments:

  1. Wow 5 out of 5 is as good as it gets. Faith is a victim of a stroke which kin of interests me for some inexplicable reason.

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    1. It was really good. I can see why this one might interest you.

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  2. I can tell you really got into this one, Mary. I love my vampires too, and seems like quite a bit of suspense as well. I like how the characters seem to have a lot of depth. Hugs...

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    1. This was one of the best books so far this year.

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  3. Sounds like a great and intriguing read filled with non-stop action. A good review indeed, thanks for sharing and warm greetings to you!

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    1. Thanks. It was quite good.

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  4. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one. It isn't always easy jumping into a series with book 3- but it sounds like it was still great. Thanks for sharing. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. I went and bought all the other books and read them back to back so it made sense in the end.

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  5. haha "There can be only one"

    Sounds like a good one indeed, aside from the cover.

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    1. LOL Yes! These covers though. Omg they need to stop with the headless torso's.

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  6. Oh wow this looks really good and being able to enjoy book three in a previously unread series is awesome!

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  7. Dang impressive with the fiver!

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  8. OMG look at that 6pack lol. Sorry I had to say it. I love reading books about detectives, I don’t know why but mysteries always excite me. Love the fact that she is a female detective. Wow 5 stars??

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  9. Aye I can see how this will play out

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    1. Maybe, maybe not. There were a few really great twists thrown in this one.

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    1. lol I'm not a fan of the cover.

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  11. LOL on the Highlander reference. I am off to look up book one..I love these type of stories and this sounds so good!

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  12. headless torso covers...... also a nightmare for photographers when the head or the legs are chopped off.

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  13. Thanks for the lovely review, Mary - just thought I'd butt in on the headless torso discussion - from an author's point of view, they're quite nice, because honestly the heads never look like we envisage our heroes so it's way less stressful to chop them off (I've just spent about five hours trying to find an image for my next cover...sooo hard!)

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    1. Thank you for the clarification. I've heard other authors say similar things as well. From my perspective I'd rather see a full face that doesn't quite fit the descriptive of the hero than a headless torso. But that's just me.

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  14. Wow. Sounds like this is an amazing book. I don't mind headless covers because I usually find the cover models faces don't match my vision of the character and that really bugs me when I'm reading the book.

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    1. Yeah I can see how that would bother some.

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  15. I am glad you enjoyed it.

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  16. That's interesting how you describe the characters as being connected with everyone else and how some characters weren't as good or bad as you thought at first. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one.

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  17. headless torso covers...... also a nightmare for photographers when the head or the legs are chopped off.


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