by Dannika Dark
Series: Seven #3
Narrator: Nicole Poole
Length: 11 hours and 3 minutes
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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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.
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.Five Weeks by Dannika Dark made me see Jericho in a whole new light Click To Tweet