Synopsis: I don’t do dangerous. Smart, über-careful, ordinary Samantha-that’s me. But I just couldn’t pass up a surprise kiss from my number-one unattainable crush. A kiss that did something to me…something strange. Now I feel hungry all the time, but not for food. It’s like part of me is missing-and I don’t know if I can get it back. Then there’s Bishop. At first I thought he was just a street kid, but the secrets he’s keeping are as intense as his unearthly blue eyes. If he’s what I think he is, he may be the only one who can help me. But something terrifying is closing in, and the one chance Bishop and I have to stop it means losing everything I ever wanted and embracing the darkness inside me….
NIGHTWATCHERS When angels and demons must work together, something beyond evil is rising…
Thoughts: A kiss is sexy, passionate, and always a good thing… right? Well that’s not always the case in Michelle Rowen’s Dark Kiss. Dark Kiss is gripping, addictive, and will warp what you think about kissing someone. It’s an adventure through a dangerous city where demons, angels, and other mysterious beings lurk around every corner.
Dark Kiss start off with Samantha Day. She’s normal, semi-unnoticed, but enjoying her life. Until one night at Crave, a club for all ages, she finally gets kissed by her biggest crush. But, it wasn’t just an amazing super sexy kiss. Stephen changed her into something dark and she has no idea how or why. Then she meets Bishop. A dark hair, glowing blue-eyed, hottie who she soon discovers is an Angel and just may have the answers to her questions. But, he’s on a mission of his own and it seems they need each other to help get through the chaos that’s only just beginning.
I was hooked on this story from the first chapter. It was one of those books where I wanted to skip work just so I could sit on my couch and finish it. The concepts Michelle created about demons, angels, grays, and nexuses were all so unique and I love how she mixed them all together into one story. And the idea of a kiss being able to steal your soul… is sick! I love how you can take something so seductive and make it something almost evil. And, that cover is just brilliant!
Next, I found myself loving each and every character too. Even ones you wanted to hate, I found something redeeming or intriguing about them. Samantha is so torn throughout the book about multiple things and I love how she’s able to deal with each of them and always doing what’s right for her. Boy wise (and there’s a lot of them), I adored Bishop and Kraven most. Complete opposites yet, very much alike. I love each of their determination and looks but, where Bishop is the good boy with a dark past, Kraven has this wittiness to him which makes you just adore them both. And I definitely want to find out more about both of them and their pasts. Also, with Bishop… I’m so rooting for a Sam and Bishop happy ending, but we shall see!
Dark Kiss had surprises and twists that I didn’t see coming and I always enjoy being surprising right along with the characters. If you’re looking for a read with enjoyable (sexy) characters, suspense, and a book that will keep you hooked… definitely check out Dark Kiss!