Review: Seven Years (Seven #1) by Dannika Dark

October 30, 2013 New Releases, Reviews 0 ★★★★

Review: Seven Years (Seven #1) by Dannika DarkSeven Years by Dannika Dark
Series: Seven #1
on October, 20 2013
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 332
Format: eBook
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four-stars
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?

Kristen’s Review

Seven years ago, my world ended.
Seven years later, my new life began.

Seven years ago Lexi’s brother lost his life in an accident. Her brothers best friend, Austin took off not too long after. Causing Lexi to lose not only her brother but her childhood crush as well. THEN her father takes off and Lexi assumes responsibility for her mother and little sister.

Seven years later….

While sitting in the local DQ with her mother and little sis in walks Austin Cole. The boy, now man she has been in love with since she was 5 years old. Confused by his demeanor and menacing presence Lexi runs after him as he storms out the door. He leaves her standing there with so many unanswered questions. Why did he leave? Where has he been? Why won’t he talk to her? And Why is he back?

From here you are sucked into the world of the Breed. You see, Austin Cole is a shapeshifter and his animal is wolf. He came home to build his own pack. Trying to reconnect with his best friends sister, Austin is thrown for a loop with a twist that he did not see coming. Old and new dangers threaten lives and Austin finds himself protecting his human family that he once left behind. When truths are revealed will Lexi and Austin re-kindle their friendship? Could there be something more between the two of them?

This story has a TON of outside elements being thrown at the characters. Lexi’s father, other breed- a mage, another pack leader, Lexi’s neighbor, her ex, her boss and her little sister. With all of these twists and turns there are SO many directions this series can go! I am most intrigued with the twist with the little sis. I’m sure we will see more of her throughout the series. BUT I am crossing my fingers that she gets her own book, perhaps the last in the series. WAY in the future because that one scene towards the end with Prince will be so freaking sweet if comes to fruition.

Was this my favorite Dannika Dark book? No. Either was the first book in the Mageri series.(And I love that series to pieces) But hot damn Austin is delicious. I will say that I am so glad that I have kept up with the Mageri series. I loved having the knowledge of the Breed types of the world D. Dark created. However, this is not a spin off series from the Mageri just an extension within the Breed World.

Overall I enjoyed this story. With all the twists and turns I feel like the romance aspect was a bit overshadowed. But hey I am known as steam scene skimmer anyway so it didn’t bother me too much 😉 I can see where Dannika was going with this story line being the first in the series. Totally. With so many options for future books I can not wait to see which ones she chooses.

 

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Overall: 4.2

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