Five Weeks by Dannika Dark

March 14th, 2017 Kimberly Review 42 Comments

14th Mar
Five Weeks by Dannika Dark
Five Weeks
by Dannika Dark
Series: Seven #3
Narrator: Nicole Poole
Length: 11 hours and 3 minutes
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Won
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Narration: 4.5 cups

Jericho isn't the famous rock star he once was, though he still plays in a local band and loves to party. Beautiful women come and go, but music is his only passion-until a sassy redhead named Isabelle Monroe shows up unexpectedly. Izzy has always loved the freedom and adventure of life on the road, but she has recently decided to settle down-as much as a rogue wolf can. When her boyfriend gets her a job working at a hot Shifter bar, she runs into the last person on earth she expected to see again. Old habits die hard, and sometimes the toughest addictions to shake are the ones that control our hearts.

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As you may remember, I won the Seven series on audio.  FIVE WEEKS by Dannika Dark is the third book in the Seven series and features one couple’s romance, some suspense and a dash of snark. I wasn’t a fan of Jericho after listening to the previous two book but was curious to see if Dark could redeem this rocker in my eyes. Color me surprised! I ended up loving this singer.

This is a paranormal romance series with shifters. I say this because even when I won these, I seriously thought they were contemporary romances. *facepalm* I was delighted to discover otherwise. FIVE WEEKS delivers, a friend to lovers romance. Izzy is a shifter, who grew up in a mixed wolf and cat family. She was the lone wolf cub. As a result, she hit the road at a young age and befriended Jericho, a wolf, and rocker with a serious heroin addiction. While the two were friends, they never acted on the chemistry between them. An incident tore them apart and they haven’t spoken since.

Fast forward years later and Izzy ends up in the same town as Jericho. She is working as a waitress in a shifter bar and living with a shifter. I loved Izzy. She is colorful, confident and clever. She has to be as an unmated wolf living on her own. While her current Bo isn’t her dream guy, he keeps her safe. I was completely prepared not to like Jericho, but as Dark unpeeled his layers, we find a tender soul underneath his rocker exterior. He’s come a long way from his days with the band and is back with his pack.

Ixxy finds herself in a heap of trouble thanks to her current boyfriend, and things get even crazier when tonight’s band at the bar turns out to be Jericho. The tale that unfolds had humor, tender moments and a suspenseful thread that took on darker tones.

The initial tension and misunderstanding between them led to humor, healing, and heat. It was fun seeing Jericho and Izzy reconnect. It wasn’t easy between danger, trust, and pack acceptance.

Dark exposed some of the uglier sides of the shifter world, and it kept me listening. The suspense angle was dark and placed not only Izzy and Jericho in danger but caused problems for the pack. At this point in the story, I could not stop listening. Dark managed to keep me guessing while keeping the tale believable. It also allowed us to see the depth of feelings each had for the other and helped them connect.

Nicole Poole continues to narrate this series. I loved her voices for Izzy and Jericho. She captured them from tone to mannerisms adding another layer of enjoyment to this well-done tale.

FIVE WEEKS was another entertaining listen in the Seven series. I loved seeing the other characters in this town as well as those in the pack. The combination of sweet, sexy and danger made for a quick listen.

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42 Responses to “Five Weeks by Dannika Dark”

  1. Bookworm Brandee

    It’s so fun – since it’s so rare – to read your reviews of books I’ve already read/listened to. This series is a favorite of mine – I started the Mageri series first but finished this one first, I guess because I listened to it. I was surprised that Dark could make me love Jericho, too, but she did and he and Izzy together were great. I’m glad you’re enjoying the series and Poole’s narration, Kimberly. 😀

  2. Melanie Simmons

    I’m so far behind on commenting that I read your reviews for this series out of order. Oh well. I’m glad that you learned to like Jericho. I love when an author can take a character you don’t like and make you like them as they tell you more about them. I love Nichole Poole. I think she does a great job with her narrations. I listened to her do Dark’s Mageri series. I’ve got to start this series.

  3. Nadene

    I love this series. There are a few more books that I need to catch upon to complete the series. I have enjoyed those I have read so far including thiis one. I am glad you enjoyed it.

  4. Lily B

    I remember when these first came out and lots of people loved them, great to see you enjoying it on audio. Kind of curious about these dark themes, but awesome that author combats it with humor

  5. Vanessa

    I love friends turn lovers romance, plus it’s a paranormal romance?! I’m definitely in for that 😉 Great review Kimberly 🙂

  6. Sophia Rose

    I’m curious about those ‘dark sides of the shifter world’ you mention. 🙂 I Need to get on it with this series.

  7. Michele

    Oh, wow! I love when a character can be redeemed in further installments of a series — it always surprises me when an author can break through my stubbornness once I’ve made my mind up about someone! lol I love shifters, and I’ll have to add this series to my TBR. Great review, my friend!

  8. Lorna

    So happy you loved Jericho! I didn’t much like him either until his book. Then I really did! I would tell you that you will love the next one Four Days, but I have a feeling you’ve already listened! And I so agree about Nicole Poole. She is the perfect narrator for this and The Mageri Series 🙂

  9. Angie

    I’ve seen this author’s books advertised a lot, but I’ve never read anything from her. I do like the idea of a rocker/shifter combination!

    Great review.

  10. Heidi

    It’s always nice when a character you didn’t like previously peels back their layers and lets you in so you end up liking them.

  11. Mary Kirkland

    When I first saw the guy on the cover my first thought was, ohh he’d make a great shifter. lol Sounds like a book I’d like.

  12. cindy

    I have not read many paranormal books but I really need to get out of my genre box! I hope you enjoy your day. We are currently having a blizzard here in the Northeast 🙁 Spring please arrive!!!

  13. Geybie's Book Blog

    The model on the cover looks like Ashton Kutcher. Hehe.. I thought it was contemporary too. 😀
    Awesome review, Kim. Glad to hear you enjoyed this. 😀

  14. Lexxie

    This series (and the Mageri by Dark, too) is one of my fave UF / PNR series, Kim, and I’m delighted that you’re enjoying it as well. Jericho was one of those characters I didn’t like, too, and then it all changed.
    I love this series so much I have read all the books AND listened to all the audios – that’s really saying something, right? Great review, my friend 🙂 {{{hugs}}}