Type: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Pocket Books
My Copy: Sent
Darby lives her life below the radar, moving from town to town in the coldest climates, eluding the demons that hunt her—and never allowing herself to get close to anyone. Now, in frigid isolation, Darby waits tables in a small town and tries to forget who she is—what she is—and the danger forever nipping at her heels. Until a new danger finds her—a lycan pack whose distant howls have the locals on edge. But the call of the lycans has also drawn a handsome, menacing stranger. . . .
For years, Niklas has searched for the bloodthirsty pack that murdered his mother and infected him. Darby is overwhelmed by his raw appeal and dangerous strength. Niklas senses her need and vulnerability . . . and together they give in to the hungry attraction blazing between them—but desire this fierce brings dangers of its own. When Darby is targeted by the lycans, the stakes are higher than ever—and Niklas is not about to lose another woman he loves to their evil bloodlust.
Night Falls On The Wicked was a series I hadn’t heard of. Being book 5 in the Moon Chaser series. I enjoyed the timing and pace of the book overall. I also liked the addition of the little girl Aimee and her role that helped moved the book forward when it got a bit stagnant.
Darby was a bit of an enigma to me. I wanted to connect with her. She had a good heart and pretty good motives for her actions. Living in a cold climate was the only way to keep her demons at bay. Having demons be unable to manifest very long in the cold was a unique twist I hadn’t read before. Part of me thought that it was kind of silly they couldn’t..but it made the story different so I can see why others wouldn’t think twice about it. I just couldn’t see Satan, the head honcho, their maker, whoever, making his minions have such a weakness. I thought her voice was a bit weak for my tastes. She only showed her assertiveness a few times and then went off half cocked towards the end. I didn’t completely understand why someone who had lived with the pain of a decision her mother made would make a similar one herself. Also knowing what pain a decision Niklas’s mother had made did to him.
Niklas made me want to scream. He was so in control of his emotions that life was passing him by. Bent of the destruction of a single lycan that had plagued him for 10 years. He fought any feelings that might stray him from his path. Seeing Darby seemed to shatter his control and he couldn’t help but to follow her…make sure she was safe.I understood his thought process but at the same time thought that someone so consumed with revenge would want to embrace whatever they could to get the deed done. He was strong and hard headed, just the way I like them. 🙂
I wasn’t crazy about them as a couple. There didn’t seem to be a lot of heat there. I mean sure they each THOUGHT about things, but short of a few heated kisses, nothing seemed to be happening for the longest time. There wasn’t a lot of communication between them. When they did talk they were mostly at odds on how to handle certain situations.
The ending of the lycan Niklas was after was skated over and I was disappointed the readers didn’t get to experience his demise. As Niklas’ sole purpose for years I think more closure was needed on that end. It was stated it was over, and that’s about all we got. It just seemed weird to skip it. The rise of a new villain at the end was unexpected (well sort of anyway) and it did breathe new life in the last few chapters. I loved Niklas being able to overcome his lycan stigma and do what was necessary when the time came to embrace that side of his nature.
Sharie does do an excellent job of describing the layouts and surroundings very well. I loved her imagery of the landscape and it made me want to visit and I hate cold weather. Ok, I hate hot weather as well. No lie.
While I had some issues with this one, I did still like it on a “fluffy” level. It kept me reading and in all honestly that’s what it’s meant to do right? I enjoyed the concept, some of the unique aspects and as individuals, the characters.
I give Night Falls On The Wicked by Sharie Kohler 3 stars!