Monday, August 3, 2015

Amy's 5 star review of Darkness Lurks by J. L. Drake


Emily McPhee has struggled to overcome her father’s death...

It’s not easy, but Emily finally has the life she wants. She’s an A student at Orange University and has a comfortable home and a great circle of friends. She’s also in love with handsome Orange PD officer Seth Connors. He doesn’t seem to return her feelings, though, so she tells herself his friendship is enough.

Jimmy Lasko is a psychopath, and Emily is his greatest obsession…

Lasko knows what he wants—what he deserves—and has the deadly skills and unending patience to get it. What he wants is Emily, and he is watching and waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. That time is coming soon; he’ll make sure of it.

A sense of unease settles on Emily, but is the danger real or imagined?

When Emily begins hearing noises and suspects someone has been in her house, Seth urges her to get a roommate. But after a search, she realizes a certain attractive cop would be the perfect choice, and Seth moves in.

Seth loves Emily, but fears his feelings might make it difficult to protect her.

In all areas of his life, Seth sees himself as a protector. He’s determined to keep Emily safe, but he pushes the captivating blonde away in an attempt to stay objective. However, after her stalker makes a failed attempt to capture her, Seth can no longer deny his feelings.

With help from Seth’s police colleagues, he and Emily set out to identify the person hunting her before it’s too late. But is it worth the risk to bait the trap with what he wants most?

5 stars
I became obsessed with Ms. Drake after consuming her Broken Trilogy in two days. Yes it was that magnificent. If you haven’t read it go get all three books now. Of course when you find an author you intend on stalking you pick up the rest of her books right? YOU’RE DARN RIGHT … except now after reading the first book in her Darkness series I will be quietly clicking on the next due out in September and backing away. This woman scares me! Holy hell I was hiding under my covers after this one. 
I really don’t even know how to right a review for this. I can tell you there are fine fine FINE .. police officers Seth and Garrett running all over the pages, there is Emily (who is being stalked), Erin and some psychotic deranged psychopaths named Hank and …. Jimmy creeping around in not only the dark but the daylight as well. Oh HELL TO THE NO. There is so much going on I was cursing myself for getting so sucked in to the story. My heart was beating out of my chest more than a few times. And Hank … lets just say this in giving away no spoilers but he likes to feel your skin. WHAT?!?! 
This is a reader’s delight with suspense, sexy time (the good kind so don’t worry) and some skin crawling scenes. Trust me you will have your mind twisted in a million different directions. The only part thing I can say is as crazy as this is it’s a hang up for me … the choice of dog breed used as a “evil” entity per say. Im a girl who loves her “pibbles” as I call them; pit bulls so it was hard for me to absorb the part of such a great baby as a bad character. The story is so realistic which makes it even more horrifying but the choice of the dog breed; I wasn’t buying it; pick a mean ass Chihuahuas or something.   
I have said it before and I will say it again. If you want to find the best authors Tracy’s blog is where you need to zoom around. I found J.L. Drake by clicking on her posts. Once again by doing so I found an absolutely incredibly talented author who is knocking it out of the ball park with her gift of writing amazing stories for us to enjoy! 
Darkness Follows – Book 2 in the series is due out September 1st and is available for pre-order. FREE for Kindle Unlimited subscribers! Go click all of these up friends. While you are there don’t forget to clickity click on her 5 star Broken Trilogy that is out now as well!

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