The last thing Skylar wants is exactly what she needs
A serial killer is killing women in Crescent City. Skylar Gautier, New Orleans cop, and alpha female is determined to track and catch the killer herself. As she closes in on the killer, Travis Nichols, her fated mate shows up, ready for happy ever after. He is a distraction she does not need or want.
At first the killer thinks it is a great game to lead the female cop on but then he discovers her secret and now she is the hunted. He wants her for his piece de resistance. Her lifeforce will make him stronger than the master.
A premonition shows Skylar the darkness covering the land. It will take two alpha mates working together to create something only ever heard of in legends to stop the evil. They will both have to give up something and risk everything.
5.0 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2021
What an excellent way to begin a spin-off series of the incredibly addicting shifter writings of Delta James!
In this book, we get to experience the now adult children of two beloved couples from the "Tangled Vines" series. Travis and Skylar are wonderful. Travis is such an amazing character. We have come to expect the alpha wolf way of "being brought to heel" once they claim their fated mate. Travis was so different. He gave up what was to be his pack by rights, in order to let Skylar spread her wings and fly, with him right by her side. His acceptance of her strong personality, courtesy of her strong willed female descendants as well as his, allowed for this story to be so different from the rest. Instead of the usual fight for acceptance of being fated mates, Skylar welcomed this pairing, knowing that Travis would not suffocate her into the life of Mistress of the Pack, letting her live the life she was meant to live all along. The passion and strength of their love, allowing for the dile wolf to form...swoon!
5.0 out of 5 stars I want to be an alpha female Wolf shifter!
Reviewed in the United States on September 25, 2021
The Wayward Mate series was fabulous! Characters were well developed sassy strong and sultry heroines and their Alpha Mates are hot hunky and hilarious even when being overbearingly sexy. The Legacy series is just as good. Delta James is a fabulous author spinning erotic romance with suspenseful stories that keep you hooked from each chapter to the next book. Can’t wait for the next release!
Denise DeCrescito (From In Here)
5.0 out of 5 stars An intense and creative story with lots of passion and intrigue
Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2021
“Touch of Darkness” is the second book in the ‘Fated Legacy’ series by Delta James. First let me say you need not have read any of the books related to it in order to understand and enjoy this one. I’d like to take a minute to set the stage, though. This series presents us with the next generation of lead characters from two of the author’s other series - ‘Wayward Mates’ and ‘Tangled Vines’. They are all paranormal stories with wolf-shifters and humans, and are interconnected standalone stories.
The heroine in “Touch of Darkness” is Skylar Gautier. She’s the she-wolf alpha daughter of Jean Michele and Darby Gautier, who are the Alpha and Mistress of Orleans. Skyler's fated mate is Travis Nichols. He’s the alpha son of Cameron and Riley Nichols, the Alpha and Mistress of Galveston. An Alpha is a pack leader and a Mistress of a powerful pack runs things with him. An alpha is born with the traits of a leader but for various reasons may not end up actually serving as the Alpha of a pack.
Skyler is a strong female character. She’s an uncommon female alpha, and a tenacious police officer seeking to become a detective. Tyler, destined to be her mate, is a successful chef by trade. His birthright is to eventually take over for his father as a pack Alpha, but he’s perfectly willing to give that up and change his life around so he can support, encourage and protect Skylar any way he can while she pursues her dangerous career. Make no mistake, it’s extremely dangerous … especially now that she’s chasing a demented serial killer who seems to have Skylar as one of his intended victims. Skylar is not in any way submissive – except to Tyler, when she accepts that they are fated for one another, and accepts him as her Alpha.
This book has an excellent story, multidimensional characters, hot passion, cold-blooded murders, irresistible intrigue and lots of creativity woven into everything. It’s intense. Although the book has a conclusion, it’s clear that a broader storyline will carry forward into the next book, and I look forward to experiencing it.
I received an ARC of this book and am sharing my honest opinion after reading it.