When the ghost of her best friend begs for her help, psychic detective Denieve Knight goes undercover as a live-in domestic to catch a killer. She sets her sights on the most likely suspect: her friend’s mysterious employer, Doctor Braeden Frost.
Dubbed "Dr. Death" by the press, the notorious hematologist is linked to nineteen other suspicious fatalities—all are former patients. The brooding recluse is a man of many secrets, the darkest of which may be lurking beneath the leather gloves he never removes.
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I’m not going to lie; I had a little bit of trouble getting into this one. I’m not sure why, but for some reason, I had a hard time concentrating on the beginning. Luckily, it picks up fairly quickly and once I got started, I couldn’t stop. There were just so many questions I couldn’t wait to find out the answers to.
The protagonist is Denieve Knight, she’s a psychic detective. Her best friend died in a mysterious fire while she was working for Dr. Braeden Frost, also known as “Dr. Death” due to a higher than usual number of deaths among his patients. Denieve goes to work undercover as a housekeeper in Dr. Frost’s house after Caryn appears to her as a ghost asking for help.
I honestly didn’t love Denieve’s character. I’m not sure what it was about her, but I didn’t feel anything for her. I did, however, feel a huge amount of sympathy for Braeden Frost. He was just so…I don’t know…tortured. You could tell he wasn’t a bad guy and that he had been through Hell, but he was so closed off. Then you meet his twin brother and you just want to punch that guy in the throat.
In The Darkest Frost, I was introduced to a new sort of paranormal character, but I can’t tell you what it is. They have some very interesting…characteristics, some of which are pretty cool. Holmes will be telling us more about them in the next book, but we get just enough info about them in The Darkest Frost to definitely catch my interest. I do wish we had a few more details about them, but I guess I will have to wait like everyone else to find out what happens next.
TheDarkest Frost is the first book in a 2 part serial, so there is a bit of a cliffhanger, but don’t let that stop you from reading it now.
I really enjoyed the dynamics of the relationship between Denieve and Braeden, other than the whole hot and cold aspect that Braeden likes to put out there. I understand why he does it, and it makes my heart hurt for him. At the same time, I wanted to shake the crap out of both of them. Nothing good ever comes from secrets, and its torture knowing that once the truth comes out, things are going to suck for someone, if not everyone.
Overall, The Darkest Frost was a very enjoyable read, interesting story and easy to really lose yourself in the story. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good Paranormal Romance that focuses on a non-traditional paranormal element.