Release Day Review: Bittersweet Darkness by Nina Croft

Monday, February 24, 2014
Book: Bittersweet Darkness (The Order #3)
Author: Nina Croft
Publisher: Entangled Edge
Date Published: February 24th, 2014
ASIN: B00I6ZBS0C
Author Links: Twitter
3 out of 5 Stars
***Review copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review***

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 that she has a time bomb counting down in her head, she has one goal; to solve the murder case she’s working on—a young girl who was found drained of blood—and in doing so gain closure for a long ago murder never solved. Her investigation brings her in contact with Ash Delacourt. Ash is all black leather, big guns and sexy bad attitude—definitely not one of the good guys.

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—maybe have a little fun.

There are no monsters. 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. But how can she ever let Ash close when her time is running out…?
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18483573-bittersweet-darkness

What I didn't like:

  Faith kind of drove me crazy at the beginning. I didn't like how she had such a narrow view of good and bad, and that she didn't trust her own instincts with regards to the job she takes. She made decisions that contradicted how I would expect her to act given her personality.
  Also, I didn't feel like I had a great connection to Faith and Ash as a couple, at least in the first half of the book. Their relationship didn't have me all that interested or invested in the outcome until after the mid point somewhere.

What I did like:

  What I liked the most about this book was the way it turned out in the end. Although I didn't feel connected to the characters in the beginning, by the end I was drawn back in. There was a lot of action and the story progressed at a much quicker pace. The book wraps up in a great way and the author left just enough questions in the end that I really wanted to keep reading more. I was both satisfied with a good read and dying to know what would happen in the next book.

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