Six Months by Dannika Dark
Series: Seven #2
Published by Indie
Published on: March 25, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Werewolves
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Destiny will find you.
April Frost is a compassionate young woman with a steady job and ambitious goals. But the harder she runs away from her past, the more it threatens to destroy her. When three strangers enter her life, April is forced to face her demons and it's a battle she may not win.
Private investigators in the Breed world are men who take risks, and Reno Cole is no exception. As a Shifter, he's expected to control his inner animal. But lately his wolf has been venturing dangerously close to the city, and he's about to discover why. When Reno is reintroduced to a family friend, the attraction is immediate. April captivates him with her secretive eyes and resilient spirit. She's also in trouble, and despite the fact she's a human, Reno can't turn his back on her.
April is caught between two worlds: One that threatens to bury her dreams and another that could fulfill them. Can she trust the wolf at her door and find the courage to overcome her demons?
I am going to change it up a bit by starting with a disclaimer. I am a huge fan of Dannika Dark and all her books. Okay so now that, that’s done, I can continue. This book is the second in the Seven Years Series. The first book, also titled Seven Years, tells the story of Austin and Lexie’s romance. Austin is the packmaster of the Weston Pack. This time around, the story centers around Reno, Austin’s brother, and April, the human manager of Lexie’s candy store. April and Reno meet briefly in Seven Years and they have never forgotten each other.
The world that this story takes place in, is the same world of the Breed that was first introduced in the Mageri Series by this author. Animal shifters, or in this case wolf shifters, keep their existence secret as do the rest of the Breed. April and Reno’s romance almost seems doomed due to the Breed not having anything to do with humans. But really that was almost the least of their problems, because when April’s grandmother died, April inherited a huge debt that must be paid off to two different loan sharks. She makes some really poor choices while dealing with a loan shark enforcer, because she refuses to let anyone help her.
The story is about April and Reno, but it is also about the love and acceptance of family or in this case the Weston Pack. April’s very humanity, with a hefty side dose of questionable decisions, cause problems for her, Reno and the Pack. I enjoyed the interactions of all the brothers that make up the pack. Each pack member have fully realized personalities; some of them I really like(Austin, Denver and Ben) and some the jury(me), is still out on(Wheeler and Jericho). Hopefully, each will get their own books. April as a character, was smart and caring but also really damaged due to a horrible childhood. Reno is the total alpha male package, a package that comes with loyalty and a protective streak a mile long for April and his pack. The question here is, will April learn to trust Reno enough to let him in or will she lose everything when the loan enforcer decides to make her life hell? And equally importantly, can the Pack accept a human as Reno’s life mate?
This book was something for almost everyone-romance, suspense, steamy sexual scenes and humor. The world building of the wolf shifters continues with this book and as usual, the author’s view of the world of the Breed just gets more intricate. It was a really fast read for me and I enjoyed every minute. To me, this series is already paranormal romance at it’s very best and we are only two books in.
Nice review Lorna, I have not read any of her books yet. But I will someday …
Thanks! I think you would enjoy them-she is just such a good writer and really accessible to her readers on Facebook.:)
I love that you gave this 5 stars. I will definitely need to check it out. I love that there is no cliffhanger, yay!
Yes she doesn’t do cliffhangers, just one of the many reasons that I love all her books. 🙂
I love the Mageri series but didn’t think this was PNR and featured werewolves…I’ll be adding it to my list, thanks for the awesome review Lorna!
Thank you! I hope you enjoy!
This sounds really interesting Laurna! I haven’t read this author yet, but I’m absolutely intrigued by how it sounds as if to have a little something for everyone. Thanks so much for sharing, and, as always, brilliant review! <3
Thank you! She also writes one of my very favorite series: The Mageri Series, It’s UF but its got my favorite romance in it. The first one is Sterling and it gets better as you go. 🙂
I heard so many great things about this author and I may have a book but I haven’t tried any, it seems like I should. thanks!
If you already have a book then you should.:) I think you might be pleasantly surprised! The books do have a reading order though.:
I haven’t heard of this author until now (I think), so thanks for the heads up. Alphas like this can go either way for me, so I’m curious about Reno. Great review!
Thank you! I hope you enjoy it!
I love Dannika Dark and the Mageri Series. I have both Seven Years and Six Months but haven’t started them yet. I need to get to them ASAP 🙂
I think you will like them 🙂
I’ve read book 1 of Sterling and stopped. I am liking this better because I love werewolves!
She does introduce a werewolf later on in the series as a regular. Also, I tell people that stop with Sterling that the series steps it up 100 percent with book 2-best romance with a completely new character and my favorite alpha male 🙂 I am beginning to love werewolves or shifters a lot too!
*swoons* I love a good wolf shifter book so very excited to hear about this one! Love hearing that the world building continues!!
I meant the Breed world building as far as wolf shifters-hope I didn’t confuse you! I have been hoping for some Mageri characters to show up too 🙂
I love a great shifter story, and I can’t believe I haven’t heard of this author! Thanks so much for putting this series on my radar!
I hope you enjoy it! She also wrote one of my very favorite series ever called the Mageri Series.:)