Hearts in Darkness, Paperback
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Life has never been so insane for Private Investigator Nikki James: a teenager is missing; a madman is kidnapping the wealthy; she's got a vampire to contend with; and her partner and best friend, Jake, is in the hospital dying. And just when it seems like nothing else could possibly go wrong for her, Michael Kelly returns.

The last thing Michael needs is a confrontation with Nikki - especially when his control over his bloodlust is still so tenuous.

But when a kidnapper steps up his agenda to murder, they are suddenly forced into a partnership.

Soon Michael discovers the biggest danger may not be from his need to 'taste' Nikki, but from his desire to make her a permanent part of his life - a life that is sure to get her killed.

Nikki is determined to make Michael see that life apart is worse than death.

But before she can make him see the light, a spectre from Michael's past rises that could destroy any hope she has of a future with him.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Horror & ghost stories
  • ISBN: 9780749908966



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Nikki is trying to live without Michael as he left after their last adventures. She's unsure why he left, he knows it's because their attraction makes their relationship dangerous.However her latest case brings them together, and it's not all fun and games. There are people going missing and now it's a young man Nikki is investigating.The series is quite well done, the characters more solid and believable than Anita Blake and the confusion feels much more real. Nikki is having to deal with being a thrall to Michael and neither of them are sure what's going to happen to her or them.

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I'm really happy that the author decided to reissue these books because even though they were on my TBR pile they were way at the bottom of that pile. When I saw them offered at Netgalley I though it was a perfect time to read them and I'm very happy with that decision. Nikki and Michael are a great couple and their relationship is full of that delightful tension that compels you to want to read more and hope that they get together in the end. The secondary characters are well rounded and are actually believable as real people especially Jake. I can't wait to read the next book and hope there will be more in the future. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.

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