I wasn't sure what I wanted to get from my first read of a Christina Dodd, but whatever it was I didn't find it in the pages of Scent of Darkness.
The storyline lacks depth and try as I might I couldn't bring myself to care about what happened to the characters. Ann Smith starts out the capable yet shy secretary and doesn't really develop, if anything she takes a step backwards. Jasha Wilder is an okay hero but fails to achieving the commanding sense of power he is built up to have.
Overall I have to say this is not a writer whose work I will continue to follow. While she strives to be a JR Ward or Christine Feehan i'm afraid Christine Dodd falls painfully short with a rudimentary, dull and clumsy tone to her narrative.