Dark Taste of Rapture

Dark Taste of Rapture

Paperback - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
AIR agent Hector Dean, who is capable of killing with a single brush of his fingertips, leads a solitary life until he meets Noelle Tremain, who tempts him to break the rules when they are partnered together to catch a killer.

& Taylor

Capable of killing with a single brush of his fingertips, AIR agent Hector Dean leads a solitary life until he meets Noelle Tremain, who tempts him to break the rules when they are partnered together to catch a killer in New Chicago's seediest district. Original.

Simon and Schuster
New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter captivates with a dark, tantalizing world of humans, otherworlders, and a powerful AIR agent consumed by his desire for a woman he can never have. . . .

With one caress, he can give unforgettable pleasure . . . or unending pain. . . .

Hector Dean is shaved, tattooed, and totally ripped—and he has a deadly secret. He is a walking weapon, capable of killing with a single brush of his fingertips. Little wonder he’s determined to remain on his own. But Noelle Tremain is a temptation like no other. She is beautiful and rich, with a party girl smile that hides a shocking vulnerability, and from the beginning his sizzling attraction to her is undeniable. For the first time, his stone-cold resistance is tested. But to be with her, he risks destroying her.

When a wealthy businessman is murdered in New Chicago’s seediest district, the two are partnered, and there’s no escaping what they both want: each other. Yet neither Hector nor Noelle knows what to fear more—the killer case, or their own lethal desires. . . .

Publisher: New York : Pocket Star Books, 2011
Edition: 1st Pocket Star Books pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781439175781
Branch Call Number: Fiction Showalter Pbk
Characteristics: 451 p. ; 18 cm


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Jun 08, 2015

Gena Showalter does it again with this one. Another of the vangels Stories unfolds.

Jul 18, 2014

AWESOME! TERRIFIC!! GREAT!! One of THE best of Showalter! Can't wait to read more of her. I loved Ava and Noelles friendship, I really LOVED the humour but the relationship between Hector and Noelle? it SIZZLED! And the plot was absolutely exciting. 5 stars

booklady1 Nov 16, 2013

Gena Showalter is one kick ass author! Love the friendship between Noelle and Ava...love the sexual tension between Hector and Noelle. I love everything about this story.

mandag81 Nov 27, 2012

I absolutely LOVE this story...wait...who am I kidding? I LOVE all of Gena Showalter's books!

Jan 22, 2012

dialoge is funny, the subplot does not interfer with the romance. The The dialoge is funny and entertaining and the subplot does not interfer with the romance. best part is that the main characters are well developed and likeable. I cannot wait for next book in the series.

Dec 05, 2011

hector dean and noelle tremain...steamy!

Nov 29, 2011

Loved the friendship between Noelle and Ava. The sexual tension between Hector and Noelle is wonderful.

jcharmed Nov 06, 2011

There is nothing like reading a book from the best. Noelle is a rip! She and Hector are awesome together. We all need someone you can heckle with and you know its done with the deepest love. Its why Noelle and Ave are best friends forever.

Linb007 Oct 07, 2011

Hector and Noelle's story; like her alot!


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Jan 22, 2012

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Jan 22, 2012

Gena Showlater takes us to a world where humans know of alien existence. In fact they plainly walk around among humans. In true to human form, some are prejudiced against them and some embrace their differences. In this time a police force of sorts has been formed. One specially trained to deal with the alien race. Hector Dean is one of those specially trained. Now he does training of his own at a school built to weed out the potential new hires. Noelle is one of the prettiest new cadets he's seen yet. She's also infuriatingly stubborn, sassy and manipulative. For someone he pegged as a sure fire drop out, she's giving him a run he never expected. Hector has a dark side though, one that he doesn't reveal to anyone. One that is particularly deadly and Noelle is quickly lighting his fire.

Noelle doesn't care what anyone thinks of her. She'd much rather they think she's a dumb bimbo when she strikes her blows. Hector though, he sees right through her act to her very soul. He keeps giving her the hot and cold act which leaves her completely confused. Men usually love her....if not for her money then for her supermodel looks. The man is getting her way more hot then she thought possible. He isn't even her type! His all consuming fire is about to broach the one thing Noelle fears most...her heart.


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Jan 22, 2012

"What me to kill him for you?" see? this is why she loved Ava so darn much. "Nah. Lets just torture him a little"


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