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.
Darkness Becomes Her is the sixth book in Jaime Rush’s Offspring series. Though this book can be read as a standalone, I personally wouldn’t advise it. There is so much back story involved in this series that it may be a bit confusing. This series started out about a group of kids with psychic abilities and grew into a series dealing with people from other dimensions, government conspiracies and science experiments gone awry. No, boys and girls, this isn’t your typical PNR; which is one of the many reasons I lurve it.
Book five in the series, Beyond the Darkness, tied up the storyline dealing with the original Offspring. With the storyline ending and all of the Offspring finding their mates and happily ever afters I wasn’t sure where the series was going to go. There were interesting characters who had been introduced throughout the series that could carry a book but how could Jaime get them there? This is one of my favorite series and after reading the novella The Darkness Within which is considered book 5.5, my question about where the series was headed was answered and it also opened up potential for the series. I couldn’t wait to find out just what Darkness was and how it was going to affect the Offspring. When I found out Darkness Becomes Her was about Lachlan McLeod I squeed like the fangirl I am. Yummy sword wielding guy with a Scottish brogue. What’s not to love, huh?
Lachlan McLeod and Jessie Belandre have both had very difficult and lonely lives. They’ve seen and done things that shouldn’t be possible and have been thrown together in a fight against an evil that neither understands or knows how to handle.
Throughout Darkness Becomes Her we see Lachlan fight his attraction to what he thinks is his brother’s girl. He’s very loyal but also very naive on how relationships work as he has never been in one or even kissed a girl for that matter. Jessie doesn’t want to want Lachlan but she can’t fight the attraction. Being around him, seeing how protective he is of his brother, how accepting he is of the fact that she harbors something deadly inside of her and his incredibly sad existence she falls for him. Hard.
Lachlan and Jessie are both virgins which doesn’t happen very often in the PNR world. I’m not sure about regular romance novels because I’m not a fan; I need a little something extra with mine. Give me fur, fangs, wings, horns, psychic abilities, a little magic or a option (f) all of the above and I’m down! I’ll just say the virgin aspect for both the hero and heroine of the story made for a few very interesting and smexy scenes. Add in an unexpected ghost and you have a very strange (yet hot) menage heavy petting session. That was a first for me. There was a scene later in the book that was hotter than most sex scenes I’ve ever read and Lachlan and Jessie never even touched each other. Read it and you’ll know what I’m talking about. Super frakkin smexy.
Darkness Becomes Her, like the rest of the Offspring series is action packed, super smexy and different. It’s about finding love when you feel you are unworthy, letting go of all of the baggage that weighs heavily on your heart and soul and looking positively to the future for the first time in your life. Lachlan and Jessie’s story was very touching and honestly made me look at myself a little more closely.
One of the many things I love about Jaime Rush is her obvious love for music; how she brings in into the world and gives lyrics meaning for her characters. In Beyond the Darkness it was Ain’t No Sunshine that totally did it for me as it’s one of my all time favorite songs. In Darkness Becomes Her it was Staind’s It’s Been Awhile. Both of the songs have had deep meaning for me and it’s little things like that that make me connect with the characters on a deeper level. I finish these books and it’s like saying goodbye to someone I know. I wasn’t ready to let go of this story. I really hope we find out what happens after this and that Magnus gets his HEA. After everything he’s been through, he deserves it.
Jaime Rush continues to impress and amaze me. She took this series in a direction I didn’t expect at all when it started and Darkness Becomes Her had me wishing I had a full day to myself so I could finish the book. I look forward to the next installment in the series and recommend the series to everyone who loves PNR but is tired of the same old thing. Jaime Rush has managed to do something different and she does it very well. I give Darkness Becomes Her four stars.