Series: Dark in You

Review: Embers by Suzanne Wright

Posted November 6, 2023 by Holly in Reviews | 0 Comments

Review: Embers by Suzanne WrightReviewer: Holly
Embers by Suzanne Wright
Narrator: Cat Doucette
Series: Dark in You #4
Also in this series: Burn, Burn
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, Piatkus
Publication Date: July 3, 2018
Format: Audiobook, eBook
Source: Purchased
Point-of-View: Alternating Third
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 368
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three-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Harper and Knox are back and better than ever! The fourth book in Suzanne Wright's globally bestselling The Dark in You series is not to be missed.

Harper and Knox are back and better than ever . . . Discover the unmissable fourth book in Suzanne Wright's globally bestselling The Dark in You series
The final horseman awaits . . . and the stakes have never been higher.

With the birth of their son, Asher, Harper and Knox are both more powerful and more vulnerable than they've ever been before. Asher's charm has seduced even the devil himself, but Harper knows that the real villain is still out there, and as desperate as ever to see the Primes fall. They're laying low, and there's no way to tell which one of their circle is really a deadly foe . . .

When the final horseman makes their move, Harper and Knox will have to use all the considerable power at their disposal - and that may even include Asher's mysterious abilities. One thing's for sure - this is a baby who's more than a match for any demon coming after him.
It's time for the world's most formidable family to take the fight to the enemy . . .

THE DARK IN YOU series: BURN BLAZE ASHES EMBERS

Embers (Dark in You #4) by Suzanne Wright is the final installment of the Knox/Harper storyline in this series.

I enjoyed the action in this one, as well as the mystery of Asher. I especially liked that the Horsemen storyline was wrapped up and I thought the way that was dealt with was pretty satisfying. Asher was adorable and I like the power couple that Knox and Harper have become. I also really like how Harper came out as just as scary as Knox in this book, which was fun to read.

Still, I really think the overall story could have been condensed to one or two books. We didn’t need 4 books to complete the story-arc. I’m glad the series is moving on to new couples now.

Rating: 3.75

Dark in You

three-half-stars


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Review: Burn by Suzanne Wright

Posted October 16, 2023 by Holly in Reviews | 0 Comments

Review: Burn by Suzanne WrightReviewer: Holly
Burn by Suzanne Wright
Narrator: Cat Doucette
Series: Dark in You #1
Also in this series: Burn, Embers
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, Piatkus
Publication Date: November 26, 2015
Format: Audiobook, eBook
Source: Kindle Unlimited, Purchased
Point-of-View: Alternating Third
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 301
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Series Rating: four-stars

Part of a small demon lair in North Las Vegas, tattooist Harper Wallis lives a pretty simple life. That changes overnight when she discovers that her psychic mate, or ‘anchor’, is a guy who’s rumored to be the most powerful demon in existence. Compelling, full of secrets and armed with raw sexuality, Knox Thorne is determined to claim her as his anchor, creating a psychic bond that will prevent their inner demons from ever turning rogue. The billionaire also wants Harper in his bed. She’s not so sure she wants either of those things. No one seems to know what breed of demon Knox is, only that he’s more dangerous than anything she’s ever before encountered. But he refuses to walk away. And when an unknown danger starts closing in on Harper, it seems that Knox is the only one who can keep her safe.
As Prime of his Las Vegas lair and a successful businessman, Knox Thorne is used to being in control. He’s also used to people fearing and obeying him. Harper does neither, which unexpectedly amuses him. Unpredictable, elusive, and complex, she draws Knox and his inner demon like nothing ever has. Knox is used to getting what he wants, and he wants Harper. He’ll have her, and he’ll keep her safe from the threat that looms over her. Because Knox protects what’s his. He won’t allow anyone to take her from him. Even if it will mean letting the demon inside him rise and wreak the havoc it was created to make.

I purchased the ebook with the audio add-on and switched between reading and listening. The narrator wasn’t my favorite here, so I admit I read more than I listened. I put off reading this series because I wasn’t really in the mood for another single couple series. This book does end with a HFN/HEA, though the overall story-arc continues in the next book.

Harper is a Sphinx demon who was raised by Imps. The Imps are looked down on by the other breeds of demons, but they don’t let that stop them from living their best lives. When Knox Thorne says he wans to meet her, she knows she can’t say no. What neither of them anticipated was finding out they were anchors (where their inner demons hold a bond that steadies them both and makes them stronger). The anchor bond doesn’t necessary equal a sexual or romantic relationship, but Knox wants Harper from the beginning and nothing will get in the way of what he wants.

As they explore their relationship they have to navigate demon politics and the realization that now that Knox has a weakness, many will try to exploit that – namely by harming Harper – to bring him under their control.

I really enjoyed the dynamic between Knox and Harper. Even though Knox was domineering and used to getting his own way, he never tried to force Harper into anything. He didn’t try to exert his will over her. He asked (or demanded), but always backed off when she drew a line. It was refreshing how supportive of her he was. I really loved how self-sufficient Harper was. She knew her own mind and had a strong sense of self. She would have been overwhelmed by Knox if she was any less confident. I was also amused by Knox’s demon.

Although I enjoyed Harper and Knox, as well as the overall story-arc and their circle of friends and acquaintances, this wasn’t my favorite novel by Wright. I think the length worked against it. My kindle copy said it was 510 pages, and it definitely felt like it. Still, I enjoyed the story enough to immediately start the next book in the series.

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

Dark in You


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Review: Burn by Suzanne Wright

Posted September 18, 2023 by Casee in Reviews | 1 Comment

Review: Burn by Suzanne WrightReviewer: Casee
Burn by Suzanne Wright
Narrator: Cat Doucette
Series: Dark in You #1
Also in this series: Burn , Embers
Publisher: Piatkus
Publication Date: November 26, 2015
Format: Audiobook, eBook
Source: Purchased
Point-of-View: Casee
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 301
Length: 13 hours and 32 minutes
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four-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Part of a small demon lair in North Las Vegas, tattooist Harper Wallis lives a pretty simple life. That changes overnight when she discovers that her psychic mate, or ‘anchor’, is a guy who’s rumored to be the most powerful demon in existence. Compelling, full of secrets and armed with raw sexuality, Knox Thorne is determined to claim her as his anchor, creating a psychic bond that will prevent their inner demons from ever turning rogue. The billionaire also wants Harper in his bed. She’s not so sure she wants either of those things. No one seems to know what breed of demon Knox is, only that he’s more dangerous than anything she’s ever before encountered. But he refuses to walk away. And when an unknown danger starts closing in on Harper, it seems that Knox is the only one who can keep her safe.
As Prime of his Las Vegas lair and a successful businessman, Knox Thorne is used to being in control. He’s also used to people fearing and obeying him. Harper does neither, which unexpectedly amuses him. Unpredictable, elusive, and complex, she draws Knox and his inner demon like nothing ever has. Knox is used to getting what he wants, and he wants Harper. He’ll have her, and he’ll keep her safe from the threat that looms over her. Because Knox protects what’s his. He won’t allow anyone to take her from him. Even if it will mean letting the demon inside him rise and wreak the havoc it was created to make.

It’s been some time since I read this book, but I’m going to give this review my best shot. I LOVED THIS BOOK. I’ve read all the books in the series & I can honestly say that this series will be in my top five of the year. I just adored it.

In the demon world, all demons look for their anchor. An anchor is a psi-mate that prevents a demon from turning rogue. Rogue demons have no sense of right or wrong, they are just mindless killing machines. All rogues have to be put down by someone in their lair. Harper Wallis is a sphinx that grew up among imps, so she’s an imp at heart. When she accompanies her cousin, Khloe, to a demon fighting ring, the last thing she expects is to meet her anchor. Not only does she not expect to find her anchor, she never expected it would be the infamous Knox Thorne.

Knox is the Prime of his lair that is known for not putting up with bullshit from any of his demons. When he inadvertently reaches out to Harper psychically, they both know instantly that they are anchors. Anchors, well, they anchor each other. Knox never thought he needed an anchor because he has fierce control over his demon. When Harper bursts into his life, he realizes how wrong he is. Now all he has to do is convince Harper to bond with him. This is not the same thing as mating, but it is just as important.

They are soon embroiled in a passionate affair, but Harper knows that Knox’s demon won’t be interested in her for long. He’s known for not committing to any woman that he gets involved with and Harper doesn’t see why it would be any different for her. Fortunately (or unfortunately), Knox’s demon becomes fully attached to Harper. Now that Knox has convinced Harper to bond with him, he now has to convince her to mate with him. The only issue is that she doesn’t know what kind of demon he is. Knox is afraid as soon as he tells Harper, that she will immediately pull away from him.

It doesn’t take long for Harper to realize that Knox is the one for her. Even knowing that, she’s unsure of their relationship. Knox is the first demon she’s slept with and she knew it would change everything for her. Now that she’s in his life, she is being targeted by his enemies.

I loved this book from beginning to end. I loved how strong Harper was. I loved how mushy Knox could be when it came to Harper. I just loved everything about it. I’m kind of sad that it’s not a new read for me because I would love to experience it all again. I’ve read (and listened) to all the books in this series & it only gets better and better.

Rating: 4.25 out of 5.

Dark in You

four-half-stars


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