The Darkness Beyond by Alexis MorganThe Darkness Beyond by Alexis Morgan
Series: Paladins of Darkness #8
Published by Pocket Star on May 31, 2011
Genres: PNR
Pages: 372
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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An online game of cat and mouse leads a Paladin warrior on a deadly rescue mission to claim the irresistible lover who should be his greatest enemy.

D.J. Clayborne has finally met his match. After weeks of playing cyber tag, a mysterious hacker bests D.J. at his own game. His nemesis downloads a top-secret history of the Paladins, forcing him to go on the hunt. The trail leads D.J. straight to Regina Morrison, a woman who is as sexy as she is talented in the cyber world.

Reggie has been working around the clock to stop a legendary computer hacker from accessing her clients’ files, but the last thing she expects is to have D.J. show up at her door. Or that he’s even hotter than his evasive avatar. Soon they’re flirting with a dangerous line between duty and desire.

Now, Reggie’s investigation gets her kidnapped by the Others and forced across the hostile energy barrier into an alien world. And it’s up to D.J. to track down the captivating woman whose ability to break through his firewalls is also breaking through to his warrior’s heart.

I’m a huge fan of this series. The Paladins by Alexis Morgan is a very unique, I have yet to see anything similar, type of series. This is DJ’s book. If any of you watch NCIS LA, think of Eric. Super hot geek. But he carries a sword. Rawr.

This book was good, but I wish we had seen more interaction between DJ and Reggie, and that the plot of what’s going on with the Regents had been more…well, more.

For several books we’ve been following corrupt Regents and people who work for the Regents. This book is a big part of that, yet it’s shoved into the background. And a big chunk of the storyline has Reggie kidnapped and separated from DJ. I liked the book, don’t get me wrong, but I just wanted more between them.

That being said, DJ was a great hero, and I was really happy he finally got his book. I also was kind of surprised at the direction this looks to be going. In a good way, don’t worry!

For good PNR that isn’t vampires or shifters, this series is the way to go! But start with book 1, this series works best when read in order.