This review is based on a complimentary book I received from NetGalley. It is an honest and voluntary review. The complimentary receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.Hunt the Dawn by Abbie Roads
Series: Fatal Dreams #2
Also in this series:Race the Darkness
Also by this author: Race the Darkness, Saving Mercy
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Format: ARC, E-book
Purchase at: Amazon
Out of darkness and danger...
You can’t hide your secrets from Lathan Montgomery—he can read your darkest memories. And while his special abilities are invaluable in the FBI’s hunt for a serial killer, he has no way to avoid the pain that brings him. Until he is drawn to courageous, down-on-her-luck Evanee Brown and finds himself able to offer her something he’s never offered another human being: himself.
Dawns a unique and powerful love
Nightmares are nothing new to Evanee Brown. But once she meets Lathan, they plummet into the realm of the macabre. Murder victims are reaching from beyond the grave to give Evanee evidence that could help Lathan bring a terrifying killer to justice. Together, they could forge an indomitable partnership to thwart violence, abuse, and death—if they survive the forces that seek to tear them apart.
Dark, suspenseful and touching! A truly suspenseful read full of conflict and exquisite imagery! What I loved was the suspense mixed with a bunch of paranormal twists. You have murder victims reaching beyond the grave, Evanee Brown entering a dream state that allows gruesome items to travel from the afterlife, a crazy awesome healing connection between Evanee and Lathan, and unknown entities that are woven throughout the story. Just fantastic!
In the beginning I did not enjoy the introduction to Lathan Montgomery’s “special abilities.” I felt that his ability was not written in a way that made it believable to me. It may not have worked for me but I am not stating that the idea was written badly just that it was really hard for me to accept as a special ability. Too far farfetched for me but even if I did not get behind his special ability I truly enjoyed the results of the ability and what it added to the overall plot. Lathan is just such a well-rounded and sympathetic character. I clearly understood his motivations and I was 100% emotionally engaged. I felt his hurt, pain and loneliness. From the start I was all in on his story.
Evanee is a well-rounded character. She is believable, haunted, and just trying to make the best of a bad situation. With that said I just felt ‘meh’ about her. I just did not find her interesting enough to engage me emotionally which is weird because with her background I should have. I just think that she was a bit too static, there were few significant changes to her overall character for me. I did love her psychic dream abilities though, that was freaking awesome.
When Evanee and Lathan come together is when Evanee starts to really entertain me. Together they are like ro and mance. There are some sexy times in this story but more than anything it is about a healing love. These are two severely broken people who need a deep healing. Such a sweet touch of romance between these characters. Loved it!
This book is part of a duology with the first installment being Race the Darkness. There are many tie-backs to the first book throughout the course of this story, including appearances of characters from the first story. With that said do not think that you will need to read the first book in order to enjoy this one. There is enough background information from the previous book to support the inclusion of the characters. In addition, this story has its own unique plot that is not reliant on a build-up from Race the Darkness. I recommend not only this book but the series.
*Thank you to NetGalley & Sourcebooks Casablanca for this eARC of Hunt the Dawn*