Jacob by Jacquelyn Frank
“But who, he wondered in a moment’s panic as her nearing heat began to assault him, who enforces the Enforcer?” -Jacob
- 4 Stars
- Paranormal Romance
- First In A Series
- Heat Level 3
Jacob is the first book of Frank’s Nightwalkers series. In this book we are introduced to a race of elemental demons that live a peaceful existence, except their sometimes uncontrollable lust for humans. It is Jacob the Enforcer’s job to make sure no demon hurts a human while overcome with the temporary madness of their lust.
Jacob has lived a solitary existence because of his duties as Enforcer. He isn’t exactly a crowd favorite because he’s the one that shows up when your urges cannot be controlled. There isn’t a single demon family that has not met with his punishment. This solitary existence is his duty and he carries the burden heavily on his shoulders.
Isabella is just a librarian who is drawn to the moonlight and knowledge. One night, while leaning out of her apartment window, she falls out and ends up in the safety Jacob’s arms. Their meeting goes beyond serendipity, it’s as if the universe literally forced them together. The story and their forbidden relationship builds from this point on.
I loved Jacob. He was strong, kind, intelligent, serious and sexy. He took duty to an extreme level of commitment, and I appreciated him even more for it. Him and Isabella were kind of an opposites attract couple. She liked to joke around with him to try and crack away a little bit of his serious nature. They complimented each other well. I did, at times, find Bella to be a little childish.
The story flowed easily and was quite enjoyable. I loved the different types of elemental demons presented and their unique abilities. I want to be a fire demon so I can travel as smoke! The author wove an addictive tale of love and suspense. I wanted more and more. The detail and thought that was put into building the world and back story was flawless.
This is paranormal romance at its finest, with just the right amount of mystery, action and heat. I think anyone would be able to find something they loved about this well crafted book. I will definitely continue on with this series. The next book is Gideon, and I love him already!