A Dark Kiss of Rapture
by Sylvia Day
(Renegade Angels 0.5)
ebook, 60 pages
Of all the Fallen, Raze's hungers are some of the darkest and most insatiable. His brazen seductions cost him his wings, leaving him soulless and immortal, the most dangerous of seducers. He has roamed the earth for eons, hunting the rogues of his kind and protecting the humans who provide him with blood and sex. He is content with his life and the transient pleasures that flow through it... until one night and one woman change everything.
Kimberly McAdams is smart, beautiful, and wealthy. She can have any man she wants, but the moment she sets eyes on the lethally stunning Raze she knows he's the man she needs. As one searingly erotic night burns into something deeper and far more vital than either of them expected, an adversary from Raze's past sees a chance for revenge. Twisted by hatred, she will take from Raze what was taken from her—the precious gift of love.
A Dark Kiss of Rapture is the prelude to A Touch of Crimson and the rest of the Renegade Angel series. I really enjoyed the idea behind this book: fallen angels turned vampire! Such an original thought.
Raze is a smoke'n hot fallen angel vampire. He has had a tough couple f days of hunting, fighting, and killing and needs to unwind.Raze is looking for a quick, rough (straight to the point) one night stand. But, he is drawn to bar that isn't like his usual haunts and immediately finds the type of woman he is looking for - the bartender.
Kimberly is having a few drinks with her friends after work. She has never done anything reckless or dangerous in her life. She is cautious by nature, having grown up in a home full of cops. But when she sees Raze, she becomes bold and knows that he is exactly what she needs to take her mind of a recent tragedy. Now, all she has to do is convince him that she is the girl he wants.
Raze can tell just by looking at Kim that she is not his sort, but he can't deny his instant, intense attraction to her and decides a night with her is better than a quickie in the back ally with the bartender he had been chatting up. Naturally, neither of the main characters expects their one night of passion will change their lives.
This was a quick read, filled with excitement, heat, and unexpected tender moments. I thought the characters matched well and wished that the book was bit longer. However, it did its job and I'm definitely going to purchase A Touch of Crimson Renegade #1. I'm really interested to see what Ms. Day is going to do with this series and all the characters that she has introduced.