Originally published in Predatory In Dianne Duvall s world of Immortal Guardians, the stakes for mortals are high, but the cost especially to the heart might be higher It s not the first time Immortal Guardian Richart d Alencon has saved a human life from eternal damnation Usually, he moves on, a nameless savior like a ghost in the night But this time he can t seem to forget the woman who rewarded him with a sensuous kiss after he rescued her from a trio of vampires While Richart knows that loving a human can only bring trouble, the taste of forbidden lust is too great to resistJenna never imagined she d end up a single mom working overtime to put her son through school But she might have daydreamed once that a devastatingly gorgeous Frenchman would sweep her off her feet Now that a package of tall, dark, and handsome seems intent on doing just that, doctors are telling her she may not have long to live But Richart is telling her just the opposite All she has to do is abandon her humanityIncludes a special sneak peek of Night Unbound In Still Darkness originally appeared in the Predatory anthology If you are like me and not too big on anthologies this is definitely the way to read Richart and Jenna s story.First of all I am a HUGE Immortal Guardians fan I liked how this story seems to run in the background of Night Reigns and Phantom Shadows Readers have known that Richart has had a human girlfriend He spent much time on the phone with her during the last book That was all readers got though Now Dianne lets her readers In Still Darkness originally appeared in the Predatory anthology If you are like me and not too big on anthologies this is definitely the way to read Richart and Jenna s story.First of all I am a HUGE Immortal Guardians fan I liked how this story seems to run in the background of Night Reigns and Phantom Shadows Readers have known that Richart has had a human girlfriend He spent much time on the phone with her during the last book That was all readers got though Now Dianne lets her readers know exactly what Richart has been up to with those phone calls and his spare time.I just loved this story Richart saves a damsel in distress from the vampires attacking her This is what he does The new twist is that this damsel kisses him in gratitude and he can t forget her Jenna on the other hand has no problem forgetting her rescuer Little does she know that the sexy Frenchman that keeps popping up at her work has already had a taste of her and now he wants Okay let me keep this short and sweet While I enjoyed In Still Darkness I was not pleased that it was a novella I love Richart and felt like he got screwed getting a short story The timeline jumps around a lot and made it feel choppy I wantedfrom Richart and Jenna s story Still it was cute I just wanted it longer Richart d Alencon intrigued me I think it may have something to do with him being French , and after reading Phantom Shadows I wanted to learnabout him However, it disappointed me to learn that this would be a novella On its own, In Still Darkness was a good read, but when compared to the previous books, it was mediocre.This installment occurred around the same time as Night Reigns and Phantom Shadows, resulting in jumps in the sequence of events Some of the information contained in Richart d Alencon intrigued me I think it may have something to do with him being French , and after reading Phantom Shadows I wanted to learnabout him However, it disappointed me to learn that this would be a novella On its own, In Still Darkness was a good read, but when compared to the previous books, it was mediocre.This installment occurred around the same time as Night Reigns and Phantom Shadows, resulting in jumps in the sequence of events Some of the information contained in this installment is basically a repeat of what happened in books 2 and 3 I felt cheated as a result and because the story lacked depth The length is no excuse for there being no depth In addition, I felt the author rushed the story Just as things began to get interesting it was over It did not pack the punch I expected.I thought Jenna and Richart made a great couple and believed they were warranted a longer story I loved how devoted they were to each other Their romance was simple No unnecessary drama or obstacles to cast any shade on their feelings for each other.It would have been nice if there wereto Jenna s back story The information provided regarding her past came unexpectedly at the point when the story almost ended.It was refreshing to have 37 year old hero who had a son in college I hope he will be seeing him in the other books.Conclusion RecommendationOverall, a sweet romance featuring likeable characters 4.5 stars.A cute novella with lovable characters from hero heroine to heroine s son Recommended.