Eternal Craving is the second sortie in the battle to prevent the 2012 end of the world for humankind and another of the eleven gods of midnight, gorgeous lethal males with ancient predatory souls, finds his mate. If you are a Bangs fan new to The Gods of Midnight series, you should be warned that these books are missing Bangs' usual humorous tone - this series is definitely on the dark side of paranormal fantasy and there are some fairly gory scenes to show the magnitude of evil our unusual protectors of humanity are up against.
But darkness aside, Eternal Craving's appeal is in its bad boy goes good type of theme. And there isn't a badder a bad boy than leading man Al who has a human form but a soul of a dangerous terrifying primative beast, a beast that he has only grudgingly and only tenuously leashed. I loved watching heroine Jenna tame the raging primal Al as lust opens the door to the humanizing power of love. And it is the gradual humanizing of Al, and his struggle to cope with new human feelings along with Jenna's transition from a primal terror to love and trust of Al which makes Eternal Craving work so much better for me than the first book,Eternal Pleasure (Leisure Paranormal Romance).
If you haven't yet read Eternal Pleasure, the large cast may be daunting. Thankfully Bangs still isn't throwing all eleven of her large cast of hotter than hot dangerous males at us at once but is still parceling them out a few at a time. This time it's the terrifying triplets, lethal Lio, and Q who actually seems to have a sense of humor. Ty, Kelly, Sier and the vampire Jude are back as well. We also get more of the most dangerous of the bunch, leader Finn, still as enigmatic as ever but a bit worse for wear as we see some limits to his almost godlike powers, I wonder if he gets a book too.
For me I am happy that in Eternal Cravings Bangs has managed to move past the birthing pains of the series and I am really starting to enjoy watching as the beauties tame these savage beasts while saving the world and giving us more glimpses at the secrets still to be unveiled as the count down continues to the end of the world.