Darkness (New Species #12) By: Laurann Dohner
Kat’s boss wants dirt on the NSO. She is sent to Homeland undercover but everything goes wrong as soon as she enters the front gates. She is arrested by a big, powerful, sexy New Species but she is not frightened. He turns her on and things heat up fast between them. Now, she just hopes he does not break her heart.
Darkness admires Kat’s courage but he cannot trust anything she says. He hasn’t been with a female for years because he knows he is too damaged. He is not mate material, despite his desire to possess her in every way. Darkness fears losing control—the one thing that defines his life. He doesn’t think he can tear down the protective walls he’s built, even for her.
Inside Scoop: Kat never realized how much fun handcuffs and dominant males could be until she discovered her kinky side through Darkness’ need for control.
It’s been a while since I read a New Species novel and once again I can’t really explain why I like these books.
Kat is a strong willed kick-ass woman that handles a very violent scene in the first few pages. It was a pretty awesome introduction and I started to wonder if we were finally going to get a woman that goes toe to toe with a New Species. Well, we kind of did. Kind of.
She didn’t back down as quickly as others and really held out, but in the end she succumbed. It’s a romance, I knew it was going to happen, but one time I’d like to see the New Species do more of the submitting. The woman has to completely give up her entire life and live on a compound. I get that a lot of the world hates the New Species, but I wish there was more development in that area.
Darkness was a good male lead. He was tortured, like them all, too jealous for my liking (which is normal in this series), and he can’t resist Kat.
One of my favorite parts was Missy, Kat’s best friend, and I really hope she gets her own New Species hunk, but we’ll see.