A great steamy romance that builds and two well matched smart and sexy leads make Beast of Desire sooo much better than Jones' first Knights of White book. Aside from Jennifer and Des' relationship, I really like the way that Jones starts to develop Wes her next at bat hero, she did such a good job showing him bent under the weight of the past as hopelessness slowly overwhelms him that I can't wait for the next book Beast Of Darkness (Silhouette Nocturne)to watch this weary warrior get his own redemption.
Des - white knight, Jag's right hand... Jessica - daughter of a senator & an archeologist, an archeologist whos passion was for Solomon, and the Journal of Solomon, hidden in the box of Solomon, said to contain a list of angelic bloodlines... a year has passed, the Journal (with a map to the box) has been found by one of her mother's teams (still funded by her father)... And both the Beasts and Knights want the journal - one to track the angelic lines to destroy descendents, and the other to protect the journal & the families found in it... Gary & Hounds try and steal Jessica's mother's personal journals, thinking it will give them valuable information... the Knight team retrieve the journals from the hounds... but it doesn't quite work, and Gary, hounds, & Adrian try to track the box through the map in the journal... they almost succeed in kidnapping Jessica, box & journal, but Des & Max (of book 3) save her - but she is mortally wounded... Jessica is asked to decipher to list so that the Knights may protect the families, and have hope of finding their mates...
Des is one of those Knights of White; he was betrayed by his Spanish rulers daughter and died after an attack of a Darkland Beast. Beast of Desire by Lisa Renee Jones is the second novel in her Knight of White Series and another fabulous book to read. The warriors of the Knight of White are all men who died by the hand of the Darkland Beast, who were trying to steal their human souls. But when an insider of the museum works together with the Beast to get more power, Des knows it is time to fill Jessica in on things and hopes she can help them and forgive him for lying. Its only the second book in the series but Im already a huge fan, the Knights of White are strong determined men who want to fight for the greater good.
This time they are looking to save the legendary journal of Solomon, which is said to hold a map to the location of a list of bloodlines of the descents of angels. The Darkland Beasts are after the journal, wanting to destroy all that may be connected to it. When they are found, the museum Jessica works for plans to hold a reception to reveal the journals to the public, unwittingly revealing them to the beasts who want to steal them and use them for their own evil design. Des meets Jessica under the guise wanting to gift the museum with a generous donation. I love that Jessica is a woman who knows what she wants, and is not afraid to go after it.
The men are dark and sexy and the sex scenes are good good good.
The plot is really good and how the story shows about men and women are one.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists.