Jun 17, 2015

Review: Wake to Darkness




Rachel de Luca's uncanny sense of perception is the key to her success as a self-help celebrity. Even before she regained her sight, she had a gift for seeing people's most carefully hidden secrets. But the secret she shares with Detective Mason Brown is one she has promised to keep. As for Mason, he sees Rachel more clearly than she'd like to admit...

After a single night of adrenaline-fueled passion, they have agreed to keep their distance—until a string of murders brings them together again. Mason thinks that he can protect everyone he loves, including Rachel, by taking them to a winter hideaway, but danger follows them up the mountain.

As guests disappear from the snowbound resort, the race to find the murderer intensifies. Rachel knows she's a target. Will acknowledging her feelings for Mason destroy her...or save them both and stop a killer?


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I love it when I run across an author that I have really enjoyed in the past and well have forgotten about.  Ms. Shayne is one such author.  I first discovered her in the paranormal romance genre but after reading WAKE TO DARKNESS, I think that she has found her calling.

This was an incredible book that I just couldn't put down.  Rachel is a self help author who doesn't believe a word she writes and Mason is definitely a tall, dark and handsome hero who has his hands full trying to protect everyone.  There is a lot of heat between them but this book never cross the line into the erotic.

All the the characters are just so real.   I also fell in love with Rachel's niece Misty who is so wise for her age and her blind bulldog Myrtle. Of course, I am a sucker for books that have animals.

Also with the fantastic characters, Ms. Shayne does a wonderful job with the build up of tension and the false trails that she lays for her readers.  There are so many twist and turns that I wasn't able to figure out just who the real villain was before the great reveal.

I do recommend WAKE TO DARKNESS for any of my readers who enjoy a romantic suspense that will keep them on the edge of their seats.  It is great for all ages though some of the scenes might be a bit violent for younger readers.

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