Saturday 14 May 2022

Book Review: Kiss of Darkness by Taylor Aston White (Paranormal Romance)

Title: Kiss of Darkness
Author: Taylor Aston White
Publisher: Dark Wolf Publishing
Publication Date: 5 May 2022
Pages: 220
Format: eBook - EPUB
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: ARC via NetGalley

Kyra’s seen and survived the worst things imaginable, all because of the magic she was born with. Trapped by her secret, she has no choice but to serve Councilman Gallagher or risk everything she has tried so hard to build. Because despite black magic being banned, her very survival depends on it.

When she’s commanded to summon a Daemon, a Breed notorious for their corruption and brutality, she’s torn between keeping her secret and doing the right thing.

Xander’s hate for black witches was notorious, but nothing frustrated him more than the one witch that brings trouble with a capital T. With dark amber eyes, and a controlled strength that fascinated his beast - the monster he’s cursed to share a soul - Xander will do anything to push her away.

So when he’s forced into protecting her, he must put aside his prejudice and ignore his growing desire that’s an insult to his past.

Because he’s had an entire childhood to remember why you can’t trust black witches.

And he definitely can’t trust Kyra Farzan.

Kiss of Darkness was a bit hit-and-miss for me. On the plus side, I liked the premise and the characters had potential. The sex scenes were also steamy. However, I struggled to feel attached to any of the characters and the world building was lacking, often leaving me confused about the exact skills different Breeds had, with new powers suddenly appearing without any foreshadowing when they were needed for the plot. Like I said, there was potential here, but the book needed better world building and editing to pull it all together. I am giving it three stars, as I didn't hate it and found it reasonably entertaining, but I won't be rushing to continue the series.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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