Evernight is the fifth book in the Darkest London series by Kristen Callihan. The story picks up about a year after Shadowdance and is the story of Will and Holly. In Shadowdance Will and Holly have been captured by Amaros a fallen and he forces Holly to place clockwork heart into Thorne (aka Will), who just happens to be a succubus and at the time Amaros orders it done so he can see what will happen.
The events in captivity have caused Holly to become a recluse because she is afraid to leave her home. However Holly’s fears are not unfounded someone is still trying to kill her. Meanwhile Will is suffering physically, the clockwork heart has had an odd side effect where he is constantly in pain as his body turns into platinum and he is starting to lose his mind. In a moment of clarity Thorne decides to torment the one who did this to him and sets off on a mission to kill Holly. Holly maybe reclusive but she has built her house like a fortress and it has kept all of the people who would do her harm out except one Thorne. Holly feels responsible for what has happened to Thorne and she begins to sooth his pain but can obligation turn into something more?
The majority of this story is spent on the relationship with Holly and Will. At times it was heartwarming, funny and at others it was painful which was great and at times quite beautiful. I really liked Will he is so full of himself and cares nothing about proper society and decorum. I like Holly as well she is much more the thinker which at times maker her come across a bit cold at times. While I enjoyed watching the relationship between them at times I wanted to know what was happening with SOS and I missed Daisy and Poppy.
Part of my challenge with this story was the cheese factor. For example a woman is a recluse for a year and yet the trauma which has haunted her for a year is passed in the space of moments. This series like many other PNR books the relationship has this push and pull in the beginning where the hero is not very nice to our heroine. The theme appears to carry forward as our next hero thought it appropriate to bound his soul mate to him with an unbreakable rope… I think personally I could do for a change of pace.
I am hoping to be a bit vague in the review as I would hate to give away spoilers and while the cheese factor really irked me at times. I really did enjoy the story.