As a member of the immortal Tuatha Dé Danann, Ana was sent to the human realm three hundred and fifty years ago by the Fae council to keep tabs on the self-banished High King. Once a Celtic god with a talent for stealing souls, she does her best to keep her life on as even of a keel as possible, despite the fact that her best friend, Lucas Edwards, is a vampire. Keep as low a profile as you can, that’s Ana’s motto while she’s here. After all, she can live vicariously though Lucas.
Her tranquil life is thrown into a tailspin when an incident outside of her club points to her as the prime suspect in a high profile murder. As if that wasn’t enough trouble, handsome, rich and a media darling, Stark Grantham walks into her life she can see her peace and calm being chipped away one precious chunk at a time. Not to mention, Stark’s very, very human, as high profile as they come and everything Ana’s spent her life trying to avoid.
Given Ana’s Fae ability, a toxic touch that can be lethal to mortals, will his choice to be with Ana cost Stark his life?
Flash of Dark is the 1st book in the Rebirth series by Sara Brookes. It was the first book I've read by this author, and it was really good! The main character Ana, who is fae, has a touch that can kill other immortals, let alone humans. Because of this, Ana keeps to herself and tries to keep her emotions locked down. Ana owns a bar and tries to keep a low profile - which leads to a sort of lonely life. When rich and handsome Stark walks into her bar one night, she does her best to hide the sudden attraction she feels for him. Stark, who is human - and very persistent - won't take no for an answer. He knows that she feels just as strongly as he does. He can also tell that there is something very different about her.
I like the strong chemistry that Stark and Ana share. There is a lot of sexual tension in this book, and when Ana finally gives in to her feelings - there is a lot of passion between these 2 characters. I really liked Stark - he was a little too confident and cocky, but there was just something about him that you can't help but like. He's the only mortal who seems to accept Ana for who, and what, she is. How can you not like that? Ana has a lot of things about herself that is hard for her to accept, so it's definitely a surprise for her when Stark so easily accepts these things about her.
Ana is sort of a mystery through a lot of this book. Even though the story is told from Ana's point of view, the details about her are gradually revealed. Along with romance, there is a lot of suspense and danger as well. Not wanting to have any spoilers, I will just say that there are some emotional scenes toward the end. This was a really good story, and I would definitely recommend this book to adult fans of paranormal romance/urban fantasy.