The search for the last key to the gates of hell has begun. Risa Jones is in more danger than ever – and one misstep could prove ruinous. It’s only a matter of time before Madeleine Hunter, the dangerous head of the vampire council, begins her plan for complete domination. For Risa, that comes with an alarming ultimatum: hand over the last key to Hunter or, one by one, her loved ones will die.
Now it’s a race against time for Risa to save those she loves and to stop Hunter’s apocalyptic plan to open the gates of hell . . .
But where the hell were we going to go that was safe from the wrath of the Raziq? There was nowhere safe. Maybe not even hell itself—not that I particularly wanted to go there.
What a common way to end a series. It is a good ending, even if it is common. Everything is wrapped up fine. There are a few things left for cleanup, but nothing we actually need to see. Just the common fallout for a series of this nature. Nothing is really a surprise. My main issue is that a lot of this was just kind of handed to them. After six previous books of the same problems, and with every problem still left to solve, it only takes this one book to solve everything that is left. Just a bit too easy for what we’ve gone through so far.
The plot was mostly Risa and Azriel running around from event to get attacked at to event to get attacked at again. They accomplish a whole lot of nothing until the very end where things wrapped up quickly. There is also an increasingly decreasing amount of time ticking down until the end. Every time we get an estimate to when everything would finish, the time decreased by more than you would expect. For example, if they got an estimate for one week, and six hours had passed, we’d get a new estimate for 3 days. It is kind of amusing.
On the relationship front, Risa and Azriel aren’t really able to have any time bonding. Sure, they’re trying to work towards becoming a family unit. Yet, this book is just nonstop action. They’re constantly talking about how they want to have sex, but they’re unable to do so. Risa has to sleep, they have to go someplace, everything just gets in the way. My one wish is that they could have spent more time in the book dedicated to just downtime with these two. They are what I’m reading the book for, afterall. They’re just so dang cute.
A great romance, some fun characters, and drawn out story. Dark Angels had a lot of potential, but overall could have been more focused.
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