Darkness : New Species

  • by Laurann Dohner
  • Narrated by Vanessa Chambers
  • Series: New Species
  • 12 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 doesn’t 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.

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She is stepping up her game

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I actually would. I have been an avid fan of the series even though i have found a few of these books daunting and have been tempted to skip through chapters but this book actually drew me in, the characters were a bit more in depth and enjoyable.


What other book might you compare Darkness to and why?

I think the closest to the type of book is Fury he wants to not want her but it is impossible


Which scene was your favorite?

The best scene i feel was when the Heroine pretty much pulls a gun on the agents and doesn't cower or when she starts with a Bomb blast like its a typical Tuesday.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It really was i only took two days to listen to the whole thing which is pretty quick for me. I didn't want to drag it out the last two hours were pressing i wanted to skip a bit in the middle but other than that it was intriguing


Any additional comments?

I think the author is stepping up her game, the characters are becoming more in depth and i am hoping she keeps it up. I want her to bring in Breezes story and hopefully Trey with a gift because i think that will really add something to the mix that is different than the alpha male species book.

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- tonya

Pretty good addition to the series :)

3.5-4 stars

***Warning of slight spoiler info as I plan to tell who Kat works for and her mission at Homeland***

This was a pretty good story. I liked Kat and thought she was a pretty good herine. I liked Darkness as well but he was so determined to keep his heart closed that I wanted to hit him upside the head numerous times.

Kat is a FBI agent who's married to her job. She loves her work but recently she got a new boss and he's a real jerk. Kat lives in a house with her BFF and doesn't have much of a life outside of her friend and her work.

Darkness is a NS male that had a very horrible life until the NS were freed. All the NS were treated badly but Darkness experienced some extra bad stuff that made him unwilling to engage in any close personal relationships (not friends or lovers).

Kat is sent to Homeland by her boss to find a someone. He wants her to find this guy and try to help him escape Homeland if she finds him. Kat thinks her boss is slime and fully intends to file a complaint about him because (1) she shouldn't be getting sent in to Homeland undercover and (2) she thinks that the mission is actually personally motivated and not a real mission. Kat is told to go for 2 weeks undercover as a forensic lab tech that's at Homeland to teach them forensic crime techniques. Kat decides she'll treat the trip like a vacation, go to Homeland and teach the class and not do any of the extra work that her boss wanted her to achieve. Her plans get a little messed up because as she's waiting to enter Homeland, some protesters that mean harm to the NSO decide to attack the gates in an armored van. Kat ends up saving the day but her actions make her identity as a forensic scientist rather unlikely.

Darkness is at the gates when the attack happens and he immediately arrests Kat, deciding that she might be in cahoots with the bad guys and even is she isn't, it seems unlikely that she is who she says she is. He tries to interrogate her but he's strongly attracted to her and she ends up kind of convincing him to use seduction to get answers out of her rather than other (more angry) methods. While this is going on, the NSO finds out FBI sent Kat in for an unknown reason and decide to see what she's up to so they act like they've bought her story and let her teach. Darkness decides to keep an eye on her and soon they're having issues fighting their attraction. They decide to have a secret sex-only relationship and Kat starts out thinking she's ok with that but soon she starts having deeper feelings for Darkness. Darkness keeps her at arms length even though he's growing more protective and possessive of her daily. Unfortunately, because of his past, Darkness pushed Kat away a lot and ends up putting her through a lot of drama and some danger as well. Thankfully, Kat's a good heroine with a level head on her shoulders and when things go wrong she's able to do what needs to be done. Darkness and Kat work things out and finish the story starting a HEA together.

Overall, this was an enjoyable story. I liked Kat and Darkness separately and liked them better together. I did get a bit annoyed with Darkness's issues and the pain they caused Kat but was happy he was able to get past them. This was a good addition to the series and I'd recommend this story. :D
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- Malinda "I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-30-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios