Friday, October 31, 2014

eBook Review: Night's Deep Hush

Dreaming turns dangerous...

Malcolm Rook and Jordan Lane are on the run from powerful forces that seek their deaths. But they are discovered by someone from Rook's dark past. Under no circumstances will Rook allow this criminal to learn how talented Jordan is in the world Darkside. Instead, Rook succumbs so that she has a chance to survive.

Rook has been abducted and Jordan assumes the worst. She's fallen for him and will do anything to get him back. Alone on the streets, she concocts a plan that will take her into the black market of dreams to find help. An unlikely ally comes to her aid, and together they search and for love, the other for vengeance.

Night's Deep Hush is the fourth installment in the Reveler serial, a hot paranormal romance set in a world where shared dreaming is a new pop culture phenomenon that allows people to indulge their wildest fantasies. But there are also unknown dangers Darkside; nightmares are slowly infiltrating not only dreams, but the waking world as well.

Revel with me.

So we circle back to Rook and Jordan.  We've kept tabs on them throughout the other two stories of course but this is about them square on.  With some assists from everyone else.  Welcome back to the Darkside folks, it only gets creepier from here.

Things get seriously complicated when Rook is kidnapped and Jordan is saved by their old pal Vincent.  He's changed though, not for the better and certainly not without consequences.  The suave man is now darkly dangerous and emotionally a shade away from unstable, but without his help Jordan can't find Rook...and Rook can't survive his kidnapping.

Its hard to remember but the timeline for this series isn't that long.  Things happen at a rapid pace both in and out of the Reve, making it hard to figure out just how long its been.  I liked that Kellison returned to the first couple, but makes it bigger then they are.  And while I still look a little askance at the quick devotion Jordan feels for Rook (it seems more in character for Rook?), neither was willing to let the other "sort it out".  They were committed to protecting each other.

Annnd welcome back Vincent.  How've you been? Och not well huh?  Oh well maybe don't be a dirtbag next time--VINCENT DON'T DO THAT. This my friends was my reaction every time he opened his mouth.  He's better and more interesting now that he's horribly broken and unstable and okay so maybe more attractive now that he's that way.  He's not quite willing to admit how wrong he was, but he did admit he went about things the incorrect way.

The next book is focused on Vincent and another character who's important to this book's plot.  I'm looking forward to that since their last scenes together were kind of like this:

Vincent: I don't trust you.
Person: I don't trust you.
Vincent: Monster.
Person: Worse Monster.
Vincent: I think I'm attracted to you.
Person: That's wholly inappropriate but right there with you.
Vincent: Crap.

How can I refuse that?!