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I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Review: Jacob by Jacqueline Frank

by Jacquelyn Frank

My rating: 

Frigging Amazing! Why did it have to end?! 

Since time began, there have been Nightwalkers - the races of the night who live in the shadows of the moonlight. Love with humans is absolutely forbidden, and one man makes certain to uphold this ancient law: Jacob, the Enforcer...For 700 Years, He has resisted temptation. But not tonight...Jacob knows the excuses his people give when the madness overtakes them and they fall prey to their lust for humans. He's heard every one and still brought the trespassers to justice. Immune to forbidden desires, uncontrollable hungers, or the curse of the moon, his control is total...until the moment he sees Isabella on a shadowy New York City street. Saving her life wasn't in his plans. Nor were the overwhelming feelings she arouses in him. But the moment he holds her in his arms and feels the soft explosion of her body against his, everything changes. Their attraction is undeniable, volatile, and completely against the law. Suddenly everything Jacob has ever believed is inflamed by the heat of desire...Bring on the night.

My Thoughts:

A Fantastic read!

I've had Jacob sitting on my shelf for a while now, and just the other day it caught my eye. I wondered why I didn't start it, and after re-reading the backcover I couldn't understand why. It sounded so good, espeically for the mood I was in that day.
I started reading to see how the opening chapter was and was immeadity drawn into the world Mrs Frank has created for us.

I couldn't help but want to know why Jacob is the only Enforcer and what his story was. The word enforcer packs a punch, and being as fantastic as an Enforcer as Jacob is, the name suits his perfectly. Although, Jacob doesn't excatly love what he does. He has to punish all Demons who get out of line and try to interact with Humans. The Demons are extremely dangerous when in contact with a human. (For reasons I won't tell-) They have laws against it, so they won't harm humans, but it's comes with a price, and it certianlly isn't easy.
The Hallowed moons are the most difficult for Demons, and they put even more pressure on Jacob, being the only Enforcer has many downsides.

The characters were spot on. Jacob is your powerful, strong, handsome, mysterious and lonely male Demon. He's different from a human male, but not too different.

Isabella was also a great character. I didn't feel as attached to her character as I usually do to female leads, but it wasn't because of lack of good writing. This novel was written around Jacob, his thoughts were number one. We'd get regular glimpses into Bella, Noah, Leana, Giedon and even Kane's thoughts and through there perspectives, but I feel the only one I truly connected with was Jacob. It didn't matter though, because I truly enjoyed how it was written.

If you've ever read J.R Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series, then you would LOVE this series. It has the same male perspective and it introduces a good emount of the next novels characters, so you get pumped for the next book. I was begging to know what happened between Giedon and Legna.. I can't wait to find out what their history is, and if they have a future?!

You won't find another series as close to Wards' BDBH, yet excitenly original. Jacqueline Frank did to demons as J.R Ward did to Vampires!
If your in for a paranormal romance filled with suspence, horror and the occaionally quirky humor, then this is the book for you!

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Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews said...

Great review and I'm glad that you enjoyed this one!

I really enjoy this series!

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