Charming by Dannika Dark

March 30th, 2018 Kimberly Review 32 Comments

30th Mar
Charming by Dannika Dark
by Dannika Dark
Series: Seven #6.5
Narrator: Nicole Poole
Length: 6 hours and 36 minutes
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Purchase
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Narration: 4 cups

This is a full-length novel

After seven hundred years, Prince has acquired everything a Packmaster could desire. But when he meets the enchanting Nadia Kozlov, he realizes there’s one thing he doesn’t have: answers. Prince owes his life to a man he hasn’t seen in centuries, and Nadia holds the key to his whereabouts, because that man is her father.

Destinies collide when Nadia’s sister shows up unexpectedly. Katarina is a skilled bounty hunter, hot on the trail of a nefarious outlaw who turns out to be Prince’s old nemesis. Prince teams up with Nadia’s sister to track down the Mage, but the real game of cat and mouse is already underway as sparks fly between Prince and the cunning bounty hunter.

The only trouble? Nadia wants him too.

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Last year I devoured the Seven series by Dannika Dark, and have begun picking up the novellas to this series. Charming is a full-length standalone novel set in the world, and I decided to listen to Nicole Poole’s narration. Charming delivered a suspenseful tale, filled with mystery, a delightful romance and a touch of snark.

Prince is a character we met in the Seven series and one I wasn’t particularly fond of, but Dark has a way of changing your mind, so I grabbed my earbuds and listened.

Dark begins by giving us some details regarding Prince’s history as she introduces Nadia the daughter of someone Prince owes an enormous debt. From the onset, I disliked Nadia. She was bitchy, arrogant and way too high maintenance for my tastes. Fortunately her twin sister Kat showed up unexpectedly and was my kind of bestie.

Nadia and Kat’s father once saved Prince’s life, and until now Prince thought him dead. Up until ten years ago he had survived and rebuilt his pack. Nadia believes her father to be dead, but Kat is trusting her instincts and believes her father is alive and in trouble. Kat is a bounty hunter and has spent the last ten years chasing a Mage she believes is holding her father. When Prince discovers the Mage is an old nemesis, he decides to assist Kat. The tale that unfolds was addictive as Prince finds himself falling for Kat, which is a bit awkward since he asked Nadia out first. Oops.

I loved listening to this tale. Poole has the perfect voice for Dark’s tales, and her large range of voices and accents brought the story to life. From the Russian accents to playful tones of the characters personalities, actions and the stories suspenseful overtones popped to life in vivid 3-D.

The title is absolutely perfect, and I laughed when the reason was revealed. Kat’s foodgasms to her teasing banter with Prince had me grinning like a fool. Prince is very formal and reserved so it was fun seeing Kat wholly unman him. These two Alphas tango and it resulted in a delicious, suspenseful tale that I devoured in a single listen.

Charming by Dannika Dark, narrated by Nicole Poole is the perfect standalone listen in the Seven world. Snark, romance, and suspense had me devouring this in one listen. Click To Tweet
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32 Responses to “Charming by Dannika Dark”

  1. Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

    Definitely on the list to listen to when I get finished up with the Seven series! I don’t think I’m able to leave anything unread of hers. Dannika Dark and Nicole Poole have me truly enthralled and I can’t stop listening!

  2. Daniela Ark

    I think I have three more books in this series to read so I don’t think I have read about Prince yet! But love the fact that there are more books in this series and they are good! LOVE THIS SERIES TO PIECES!

  3. Melanie Simmons

    I love Dannika Dark and Nichole Poole. I’ve got this series on my list, but I started with Crossbreed first. Glad you enjoyed this book. I didn’t realize it was a stand alone set in the same world. Good to know.

  4. Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

    I can’t stand high maintenance bitchy characters. This one sounds like a bit of a love triangle too. Glad you enjoyed it though, sometimes narration really makes the story that much better. 🙂

    • Kimberly

      No triangle at all Aleen although I know it appears that way. He never really went on a date with the first sister.

  5. Stefanie

    Never had corned beef? That is new to my ears. My grandmother used to make it every year and she isn’t a very good cook. My mom started buying it because it’s sold at Costco and real easy too. Of course my mum’s cooking rocks. Our crew here loves it. I forgot to buy another package this week during my Costco trip. I’d love it as a hash with some potatoes, bell peppers, and onions.

  6. Lorna

    I really disliked Nadia as well. Kat became one of my favorite heroines of Dannika’s. And I also agree, Prince was not a favorite for me either, but after this I totally “got” him. Loved this book!

  7. Mary @StackingMyBookShelves!

    Oh I like the sound of this one. He had the wrong sister to start with. I don’t like high maintenance people either in books or real life so I get not liking Nadia, I would like Kate better myself. Another to add to my list to read! Great review. I also, love when a narrator does all the voices and makes them sound like you are there with them.

  8. Silvia

    This one sounds really good! However, I still have to start reading the Seven series . . . *argh* I will get there at some point, though! Really happy you had a blast with this instalment, Kimberly 😀