Tate Justice is sole owner and resident of the large Victorian turned Bed & Breakfast/Tea house in the small town of Justice Point. The large home had belonged to her uncle who recently passed away and had left her everything in his will. Tate decided to take on the task of running the tea shop, but it was proving hard to barely scrape by each month on the meager earnings from the shop regulars. Her other passion has yet to pay out as a best selling novelist, Tate is just starting to write her first romance novel, trying to get in a few pages between customers and when not running the shop. She’d have to earn extra income somehow, maybe she could rent the apartment over the garage?
Of all the people in the world to walk into her shop, it had to be him (that sounds familiar). Hunter had answered the only ad for an apartment and stood outside the tea shop taking its measure and that of the beautiful woman that was coming towards him.
Tate would get a tenant and Hunter would get his apartment, but they both would get a lot more then they bargained for… a lot more.
I really enjoyed the whole tangled interaction between Tate and Hunter. There’s a lot of heat and fantastic sexual tension. We also get to see more of the “other” Larem q‘Jones, who came across the barrier with Barak’s sister in the last book. In a nut shell you may think that the title Defeat the Darkness refers to the dark alien world of Kalithia, but it doesn’t. Hunter is the one struggling to battle the darkness within himself and he can with Tate and Larem’s help.
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Rating: 4 1/2 Swords