Thursday, July 16, 2015

Black Dawn by Cristin Harber - Review and Giveaway


Author: Christin Harber
Publication Date:  14 July 2015
Publisher:  Mill Creek Press
Series:  A Titan Novel, book 8
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Age Recommendation: 18 and up
Rating: 4 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 

Book Description:

What happens when nothing is as it seems? 

Lexi Dare is on a one-woman mission to stay alive. Both at home and at work. Because how did she end up with a ring on her finger and an abuser in bed as she readies to hit the high point in her career? Everything should be perfect. Amazing job. Handsome fiancé. It's all a disaster. 

Parker Black is the brains behind Titan Group, an elite security firm. In his world, everything is ordered and controlled, except what he feels for his buddy’s girl. Something in her eye screams for help, but he has no idea what. 

When Lexi disappears, Parker realizes what he should have known. The lines blur between friendships and work, and they must find each other to survive a terror attack that only Lexi can stop. 

Black Dawn can be read as a standalone and does not have a cliffhanger.

My Review:

Black Dawn is the 8th book in the Titan Novel series and while I hadn't read the other books in the series and had no trouble following along I would suggest that they be read in order just because you get little updates through out the book on past characters.  I will definitely be going back and starting from book one especially because I want to revisit any and all moments that Parker Black has been discussed, haha.

This story begins as we watch Lexi Dare, AKA  SilverChaos stepping out from her comfort zone behind her computer for an event and finding her life completely changed the moment she meets Matt Pindon.  Unfortunately for her the change is not a positive one.  In her quest to feel loved she ends up in an abusive relationship with a guy who plain and simple is an ass of epic proportions.  Her only joy comes from her overly chubby pooch, Bacon, her work (hacking) and those moments where she gets to assist long time rival/colleague BlackDawn.  Silver Chaos and Black Dawn have worked together on projects through the years, both staying anonymous but forming a friendship based off their work and love of technology, particularly hacking. 

Parker Black is Titan Security's tech guy, but don't confuse him with the stereotypical tech savvy 'nerd', this is a guy that can hack into any system and kick your ass as soon as he's done. He may not be the typical 'security commando' we have come to appreciate but that just makes him all the more interesting and swoon worthy.  

Lexi and Parker know each other because the giant ass we discussed earlier; Matt Pindon is a childhood friend of Parker's.  Parker and Lexi have danced around their mutual attraction for the past two years, Parker always knowing that something was off about Matt and Lexi's relationship but never able to pin down exactly what that is.  Then Lexi's latest hack puts her in danger and in the sight line of Titan Security and her relationship with Matt goes nuclear putting her in the direct line of sight of Parker.  

I don't want to give away too much because the book is full of twists, turns, action, suspense,and romance and each of these things tie into the other so talking about one leads to giving away hints and I don't want to do that.  What I will say is that Cristin Harber will keep you on the edge of your seat with Black Dawn although I will say there were plenty of times I wanted to smack a few character upside the head, but then that is not unusual for me, haha.  I loved the chemistry between Parker and Lexi.  Parker has this sweet, caring nerdy side that Cristin seamlessly combines with his Alpha male tendencies.   Lexi is a intelligent, beautiful, kick-ass lady who struggles with low self esteem and feelings of being unlovable due to abandonment issues from childhood.  Together they are  simply an amazing couple ready to take on the worlds worst all while finding the happiness and love that had eluded them until now.  

Be aware that there is a strong theme of emotional and physical abuse in the story so if you have trigger issues you need to go in with a lot of caution.  The scenes between Matt and Lexi can be pretty brutal and emotional.  

We also meet a few new characters and I am excited to think that perhaps there will be more to this series or a spinoff

This is a great series for suspense, military based, and contemporary romance fans.  It can be read as a stand alone, but I promise you will likely want to read the rest of the series after finishing this one so I suggest starting at book one.  You won't be lost if you don't, but things will happen that will reflect back to past stories.  


Black Dawn Release Party!

Want to celebrate the release of BLACK DAWN by Cristin Harber? There's a release party on facebook on July 16th! Join the event here for more details! 


Cristin Harber is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She writes sexy, steamy romantic suspense and military romance. Readers voted her onto Amazon’s Top Picks for Debut Romance Authors in 2013, and her debut Titan series was both a #1 romantic suspense and #1 military romance bestseller.

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