Darkness Becomes Her by Jaime Rush (Offspring #6)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Avon

My Copy: Edelweiss

They live ordinary lives, but they are extraordinary.
They are the Offspring, children of a mysterious experiment gone awry—and they are in terrible danger.

Power Junkie: Lachlan McLeod spent wild years astrally projecting himself into other times and places. But he doesn’t get out much anymore—not after the fatal mistake that cost him a precious loved one.

Pixie Fugitive: Jessie isn’t having a bad day. She’s having a bad lifetime. After the terrifying act of supernatural violence that destroyed her family, she’s been on the run for years. But now her ruthless enemy is drawing closer . . . and her own powers have finally awakened.

They’re two people who don’t play well with others. But they’re going to have to learn to, and quickly. Because they’re the only two people in the world who can save each other — and their passion is the only thing that can save the world.

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This book just didn’t do it for me. I did read the entire thing so it’s not a DNF but I never felt any sort of emotional attachment to either characters making it even harder to get through.

I found the story line to just be dull. I wanted more action associated with the intrigue surrounding Jessie and finding out exactly what her powers are and what the “darkness” is. The whole story is very vague in that sense and I always wanted more information.  I didn’t much care for Lachlan either or finding out what his deal was with his powers.

There were three different perspectives in the book, Jessie, Lachlan and Russel and the transitions between them could be hard to follow. Could have been just the ARC addition that I read, but it was distracting and it hurt the connections I was attempting to make. Sometimes these jumps weren’t just chapter to chapter but within each individual chapter making it even harder.

I never felt the heat with these two. They do a lot of dancing around each other because Lachlan is convinced she is meant to be with his brother and he didn’t want to betray that. I understood, to a point. Jessie is constantly telling him that she only went on one date with the brother and that there were no feelings involved with them. Yet he still hold off. Because of this rift the heat just wasn’t there. What they do end up doing feels forced and just wrote in a attempt to move the story forward and push them together. The brother spends the entire book out of commission and not much is resolved with his personal story line and that left me wanting.

The vocabulary of the power in this book for the powers is just ridiculous. The author uses words like “darkness” to describe the anomaly that is Jessie and Russel’s powers. Then when they use these powers it’s referred to as “became”. What? How generic can we be? It felt like the author wrote the book, put generic words in meaning to go back and replace them when she actually thought of something interesting…and then never did.

I just didn’t “get it” . Not once could I seem to muster enough emotion to care about these two characters together. I wish it would have been different. I wan’t to like it, I just didn’t. I have not read the other books in this series, and based on this one, I won’t be continuing on.

I give Darkness Becomes Her by Jaime Rush 2 stars

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