Darkest Temptation by Rachel Van Dyken Review

5 Smooches


I’m a werewolf King who chose to step down out of grief for my mate.
For centuries I’ve been alone, choosing to live a life of modesty despite the wealth surrounding me.
I deserve to be punished.
I crave things I have no business craving.
And it is manifesting itself in a way I’m terrified I won’t be able to control any longer.
Especially since she arrived.
Vampire. Orphan. Beaten beyond recognition.
My blood calls to her in a way that makes no sense.
I’m a wolf.
She’s a vampire.
The two don’t mate.
They barely tolerate one another.
All it takes is one slip of control on my part — one taste.
And I doom us all.
Then again, I never knew what is lurking inside has the power to balance good and evil

Complete Stand Alone HEA*


This series just gets better and better. I think it is funny that my two absolute favorite series by Rachel Van Dyken (This and The Eagle Elite series) both had first books that were not my favorites. Both books were good in their own right but still were not favorites of mine and yet here we are on book four and I cannot stop singing the praises for The Dark Ones Saga, not to mention the ton of books in the Eagle Elite series which I love with all my soul.

Mason and Serenity’s story is emotional and heartfelt. From the moment we met the broken hearted, pinecone eating werewolf in The Dark Ones I have been desperate to get the story of the wolf who lost his mate. I knew it would be hard since wolves don’t usually mate but one and for life but I had no idea the depth and heart that would fill these pages.

If you want a story that will touch your heart while making you smile (with the trademark Rachel Van Dyken wit) then grab this one. It doesn’t matter if you are reading it as a standalone or as part of the series you won’t regret reading it!