Review: Darkness by Laurann Dohner

(New Species - Book #12)
by Laurann Dohner
Kindle Edition, 359 Pages
Source: Ebook - Own

Book 12 in the New Species series. It is advisable to read the books in order, to get the most enjoyment from the series.
Kat’s boss wants dirt on the NSO. She is sent to Homeland undercover but everything goes wrong as soon as she enters the front gates. She is arrested by a big, powerful, sexy New Species but she is not frightened. He turns her on and things heat up fast between them. Now, she just hopes he does not break her heart.
Darkness admires Kat’s courage but he cannot trust anything she says. He hasn’t been with a female for years because he knows he is too damaged. He is not mate material, despite his desire to possess her in every way. Darkness fears losing control—the one thing that defines his life. He doesn’t think he can tear down the protective walls he’s built, even for her.
Inside Scoop: Kat never realized how much fun handcuffs and dominant males could be until she discovered her kinky side through Darkness’ need for control.

Kat is with the FBI. Her boss sucks. He is a bully and degrades and insults Kat as a woman. Kat used to love her job before her current boss took over. Mason (Kat’s boss) assigns her to go into the NSO/Homeland undercover and retrieve a prisoner. Kat wants to go into Homeland but she wants nothing to do with the assignment. She will be teaching forensic classes and will not even think about locating the prisoner. Mason is convinced that the New Species men are kidnapping woman and forcing them to have sex with them. Mason believes that New Species need to be put down.

Kat has no problems with New Species. She is good with equal rights to everything and does not understand any of the reasons other people have with them. Mason has told Kat to use her famine ways to get the men to admit to something. Mason thinks that Kat is a lesbian and her roommate is her girlfriend. Kat did not correct him since Mason is not worth her time.

Missy is Kat’s roommate and they have been best friends since high school. Missy is a romance author and an extreme animal lover. Missy knows Kat’s job comes with secrets and long trips between being home and she has adapted. Missy misses her friend while she is gone but knows upon her return she cannot get to many details of where she was or what she was doing. Missy is pretty good at keeping a secret.

Darkness….. Like other New Species is a bit damaged. Darkness watched 3 of his brothers die at the hands of humans. Darkness has sever TRUST issues. And Darkness has a bit of PTSD even if he will not admit it. Darkness refuses the attention of any females and is a loner. He has anger issues and most of the residents just stay clear of him. Darkness was trained to torture in order to extract information. He is also a trained killer (not by choice).

Upon Kat’s arrival at Homeland the gates are breached. Kat pretty much single handedly stops the intruders but with that her cover might already be blown. A crime lab tech would not be able to accomplish such a task. Darkness is sent in to extract information from Kat of her REAL identity.

Darkness has to let Kat go even without all the info he wants but Kat wants Darkness to keep trying. Darkness’s strategy with Kat was seduction since he did not want to harm her. Kat found Darkness very sexy and dangerous.

Kat teaches her classes and everyone is excited to learn. Darkness and Kat come to an agreement about their relationship not being a relationship but just sex and all is right in the world. EXCEPT, as time goes on Kat wants more from Darkness. Darkness wants to be more for Kat but he feels that he cannot be what she is asking. Darkness feels that he is too damaged to be in a relationship.

Things start to go wrong for Kat and the NSO needs to find the connection between the prisoner and Mason. Once they have that information hopefully they can stop anyone from helping the prisoner escape.

Kat goes home to Missy since Darkness cannot be persuaded into a TRUE relationship. Darkness worries about Kat’s safety with Mason on the loose.

Kat and Missy end up back at Homeland with a new housing situation after the incident at their house and now Darkness is able to be real and express his feelings to Kat.

For me Darkness is the kind of guy you want to win. He has such anger and sadness that you just want all good things for him. But I found myself wanting Darkness to just SNAP OUT OF IT already. I mean seriously .... YOU LOVE THE GIRL ..... so stop being such a meany. All she wants is the same trust she is giving Darkness.

As always another great story….. I love these books.

Rating: 4 Stars

Happy Reading!


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