Title: Seven Years (Book 1 in the Seven Series)
Author: Dannika Dark
Genre: paranormal romance
Rating: 5 stars!
What its about (from goodreads):
Seven years ago, my world ended.
Seven years later, my new life began.
It’s been seven years since Lexi Knight lost her brother in a tragic accident. On the anniversary of his death, her brother’s best friend shows up unexpectedly – a man she hasn’t seen since the funeral. He is no longer the boy Lexi once knew, but a dangerous-looking man with tattoos and dark secrets. He broke her trust and abandoned her family, yet what he reveals makes it impossible to stay angry. Lexi has been secretly infatuated with Austin since childhood, so finding out he’s a Shifter just makes him sexier. Dammit.
Austin Cole has returned to the city where he grew up, and just in time. He’s lived a hard life these past seven years, and the shadows of his past are threatening to destroy Lexi’s family. It’s time that she learned the truth about her brother, but there is a shocking twist that Austin never saw coming. Now he must protect her family when her mother and sister wind up in mortal danger. Will Lexi learn to accept the truth about who he is, and can Austin salvage a relationship from the ruins of their past?
What I loved:
This book grabbed me right away and kept me interested! At first, you aren’t exactly sure this is even paranormal, so that keeps you guessing for about the first 15% of the book. I fell in love with Lexi and her sister Maizy. There are several alpha males as well. I love a well written alpha male and this book shows you 3 different types: the a-hole, crazy alpha male, the arrogant, self centered alpha male, and (the best kind) the loyal, protective alpha male. It was interesting to see all 3 in one book and it kept the plot moving. You are constantly hoping Lexi will make the right choice! Its also an interesting take on your standard werewolf genre. Its not like other shifter books I have read. Also, the book was romantic without being overly descriptive in the sex scenes. I love the romance, but sometimes sex scenes just get a bit…much. Dannika did a great job keeping it at a good ‘steamy’ level.
What I didn’t love:
This is book one, and there are 7 total in the series. So, there were a LOT of people to introduce and it can get a bit jumbled at times.
If you like…
Semi Charmed by Isabel Jordan, Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater, the Forever Evermore Series by Scarlett Dawn