Book Review-His Darkest Hunger by Juliana Stone

Book Review-His Darkest Hunger by Juliana Stone

Book Review-His Darkest Hunger by Juliana StoneHis Darkest Hunger by Juliana Stone
Series: Jaguar Warriors #1
Published by HarperCollins e-books on March 30, 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting
Pages: 388
Format: eBook
Source: Self Purchased
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Jaxon Castille: jaguar shifter, warrior, assassin. He has long hungered for the chance to make his former lover, Libby Jamieson, pay for her deadly betrayal. After three long years he’s finally found her. The hunt is over…
But the Libby that he finds is not what he expected. She has no memory of their tumultuous affair; of her treachery; of anything beyond her own name. A shadowy and deadly clan has marked them both for death, and in an instant the game changes: the hunter has become the hunted.
On the run, with the ghosts of their past between them and a dark, desperate hunger quickly reclaiming their bodies and souls, Libby and Jaxon must discover the truth behind the dark forces working against them. Together, they must grab hold of a destiny that has the power to either heal them or destroy them.
But the truth is far more shattering than anyone could imagine...

This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.

His Darkest Hunger is a story that I have actually wanted to read for the LONGEST time, ever since it was first published in 2010 and I will admit the COVER is the reason and its still the same reason why I actually picked this one up. It has a new cover but I don’t care for it, so I used this one. There is so much in this cover and I just love what Avon did in their design of this cover and the whole trilogy. I will say that I think I might have skimmed the blurb before even reading this book. It was just one of those books for me. Its a story of angst though, of enemies to lovers, of some amnesia and some paranormal lovin.

The story starts our with our heroine, Libby who has lost her memory of years other than being on a bus cold and in a small town. She works at the local diner, and even though she has scars, pain from what is apparent torture sessions, she has no idea what happened, only that it had to have been bad for her. But then Jaxon arrives on the scene, angry and mistrustful and when they are attacked, he takes her to his base camp with two members of his team. He doesn’t trust Libby, he thinks she betrayed them and caused the death of one of their team members. Even though his animal is happy to have his mate again, Jaxon knows he can’t keep her for himself. But facts come to the surface, and Libby’s memory returns and her hate for him is just as strong as his is for her. What they don’t understand is that they were both betrayed, and only when they learn to let go of the hate, will they find their HEA and their enemies.

His Darkest Hunger was a story that was super complicated when it came to the relationship. Now I will say that when everything comes to the surface, I didn’t quite understand or feel that Libby’s anger was fully justified. Once you learn everything, you feel such compassion for what she went through but at the end of the day it shows these two should have had way more faith in each other. They both suffered betrayal of some kind, but their enemies were crafty and have a secret agenda that wasn’t even fully revealed which means I will have to read book two to get more answers LOL

But I did find that I enjoyed this book in many ways and boy the angst in this book was powerful. Good thing I was in the right mood for it. But I am drawn into the mystery of the story line of the series and seeing what this villain will be up to next and how he will get the justice he deserves. Overall though I found this book to be full of its own exciting drama and sensuality to curl the toes of its readers…..truly CAPTIVATING


About Juliana Stone

USA Today bestselling author and 2015 RITA® winner JULIANA STONE fell in love with books in the fifth grade when her teacher introduced her to Tom Sawyer. A tomboy at heart, she splits her time between baseball, books, and music. When she’s not singing with her band, she’s thrilled to be writing young adult as well as adult contemporary romance—books that have garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly & Booklist—from somewhere in the wilds of Canada.