Three Hours

Dannika Dark
Three Hours
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Tantor Audio
Release Date
April 2015
Book 5 of Seven
Paranormal Romance

Paranormal Romance, Book 5 by USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Naya James is a confident woman who also happens to be an exotic dancer. She doesn't care if people judge her, just so long as they don't disrespect her. Life has been good, but when two dancers from her club are kidnapped, Naya risks everything to uncover the truth.

Wheeler is the black sheep of the family, evident from his extensive tattoo collection to his dark personality. Nothing like his twin brother, Ben, who can do no wrong. Wheeler's pack loyalty is put to the test when Austin orders him to act as a bodyguard for a woman he's despised for years—one who presses his buttons every chance she gets.

A dark secret unravels, uniting two enemies and threatening to fracture the brotherhood of the pack. A tortured soul, a violent past, a fiery romance, and a shocking twist that will leave you breathless.

Destiny will find you


Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Jun 24, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
129 people found the following review helpful
4 "Unconventional Mates" stars for the story and 4.5 stars for Nicole Poole's narration!

This fifth book in the Seven Series once again proves that you can always count on the fab writer/narrator duo of Dannika Dark and Nicole Poole to deliver a solid paranormal romance. While I have to admit that Wheeler, with his dark, brooding personality is not my favorite Weston brother, THREE HOURS nonetheless delivers a believable, heartwarming romance with a good dose of suspense and action, which are the classic hallmarks of the Seven Series. Additionally, like each of the four books that came before this one, THREE HOURS also contains threads of originality that render the romance fresh and is sure to keep listeners on their toes. In this case, be prepared for a hero who enjoys a little bit of submission and an elegant heroine whose animal wields an inordinate amount of power that is both feared and desperately sought to be enslaved by many familiar with her breed.

Please note that this series must be read in order for maximum enjoyment as there is a larger story arc concerning the shifter world that evolves successively over each book. Additionally, although each book features one primary couple and the unfolding of their love story, the prior couples continue to evolve and play influential roles in the later books. Both the hero and the heroine have been previously introduced in prior books--Wheeler being one of the Weston brothers and Naya being the exotic dancer, best friend of Lexi (the heroine from Seven Years).

Notwithstanding that both Wheeler and Naya share the common trait of being self-reliant and extremely independent--a trait no doubt derived from their mutual attempts to keep their own dangerous secrets hidden--they still nonetheless always seem to fight like "cats and dogs" whenever they have had the misfortune of crossing paths in the past.

But everything changes when Naya comes to Austin, the Weston Pack's leader and Wheeler's brother, for protection and help to find a missing exotic dancer from the club she works at and Austin assigns Wheeler the role of acting as Naya's bodyguard. Forced to spend time together they soon acquire a deep respect for one another and eventually become unable to mask their mutual attraction. It isn't long before they are divulging to each other secrets that they have not shared with any one else, and are longing to bring their physical chemistry to its natural fruition. However, when Naya's secrets and Wheeler's secrets converge, they soon will find each other in the cross hairs of an extremely dangerous plot, and they will be forced to decide between their love for one another and their own lives.

Nicole Poole as always delivers a great performance in THREE HOURS. I find it remarkable that with so many different characters involved in the Seven Series, she is nonetheless able to impart each one with his or her own unique sound. Additionally, Ms. Poole's characterizations have remained remarkably consistent across the five books in the series thus far, causing you to feel like you are settling into a new story with old familiar characters that you have come to know and love in the prior Seven Series books.

From the Indian to the Spanish accents, and the old to the young, Ms. Dark does a fantastic job of conveying each character's unique traits via her delivery of their dialogue. Naya, for example, sounds just like the exotic dancer diva you would expect her to be, but nonetheless very powerful all in the same. Whereas, Wheeler sounds like the glum, social outcast he has portrayed himself to be in the prior books. I love that we finally come to know what deep dark secrets Wheeler has been hiding--and which when you learn them--ultimately redeem him as an honorable, loyal man. Interestingly, Ms. Poole's performance is so magical that you almost feel like you can hear the difference in his dialogue from the beginning as compared to the end when he generally becomes a more likable hero.

All in all, I greatly enjoyed THREE HOURS. The Seven Series has come to be one of my favorite paranormal romance series of all time, and I can't wait to continue the adventure with what promises to be one of the most epic love stories of all: Denver and Maizy's story! Stay tuned for this next installment in the Seven Series, titled Two Minutes and which is scheduled to be released later this year (August 2015).
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