Review: Three Hours – Dannika Dark

Posted 6 April, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 8 Comments

*I received a free copy of Three Hours from Selfpublished via Enchantress Design and Promo. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *


Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Three Hours – Dannika DarkThree Hours by Dannika Dark
Series: Seven #5
Published by Selfpublished on 6 April 2015
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
Format: eARC
Source: Enchantress Design and Promo

5 Stars

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.

Three Hours has become my new favorite Dannika Dark story! Very well done, great balance between fights, intrigue and romance, and the characters really showed me what they were made of!

Review - (un)Conventional Bookviews

Ever since the Seven series started, I have been curious about both Naya and Wheeler, and having them be the main characters in Three Hours was a real treat! Both are strong-minded, loyal to a fault and takes not bullshit from anybody else. Wheeler has always been quite mysterious, he never cared how others judged him based on his grumpy disposition and numerous tattoos. Even when his own pack and brothers would rather choose Ben over him, he let it slide, even if id didn’t sit well with him. Being loyal to his twin was more important to him than making sure his pack knew and respected him the way they should.

Naya has always been secure in her sexuality, her intelligence and the way she acts. While she has been an exotic dancer for a while, this was never her dream, but a girl has to earn a living, and when the girl is a supe, she also needs to be able to save for many a rainy day. The character development in Three Hours is so well done, both Naya and Wheeler truly matured, were able to open up, and they showed me that they were even stronger than I had thought in the beginning.

There are several story-arcs in Three Hours, because two shifter girls from the club where Naya worked went missing, and so Naya took it on herself to try to figure out what was up. There was also the way Wheeler’s past needed to be brought into the open, and the way he finally was able to share some of his burdens with someone was beautifully done. Once things started heating up, Naya was truly caught between a rock and a hard space, as she needed to find out who had caught her friend from the club, and making sure Lexie and her pack would stay safe – as well as staying safe herself, too. As the story went on, the pace became faster, and I loved every minute of it!

A great mix of romance, suspense and mystery, Three Hours was able to include all of the things I look for in a good book. There were some pretty intense fights, some fireworks in the way of smexiness, and, of course, the wonderful characters who just continued being awesome as the story unfolded.

Written in both first and third person, past tense, I got both Naya and Wheeler’s perspective, and it was especially great to see their inner thoughts about each other, and the sticky situations they sometimes found themselves in. All UF / PNR fans should have this series on their shelves, it has everything we need to feel satisfied with a story.

Fave Quotes - (un)Conventional Bookviews

After everything he’d given Ben to show his loyalty and love, he realized it had been in vain. And yet he still couldn’t turn his back on blood, nor could he reveal to the rest of the family what had happened between them.

I smiled fiendishly and sat back, watching his gaze shift direction when I crossed my legs. he poured the wine so slowly that I thought it might turn back into grapes. I had to admit, I loved putting a blush on a man’s cheek. That was in my nature.

Wheeler had an average frame with anything but an average build. Not an ounce of fat showed, just lean muscle. There was something dark and desirous about him I couldn’t put my finger on, although perhaps it had to do with him being the opposite of every man I’d ever been attracted to. 

 

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About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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8 responses to “Review: Three Hours – Dannika Dark

  1. I’m happy this latest installment was so satisfying, Lexxie. I love characters like Wheeler and Naya – strong-minded, fiercely independent…and I also am a huge fan of being able to watch characters grow and mature. *sigh* I really, really must get back to the Mageri series so I can move onto the Seven series. At this rate, Seven will be complete before I ever start. :/

    **BIG HUGS** and Happy Monday!!

    • If you enjoyed the Mageri series, I think you’ll love the Seven series, as well, Melanie! I really enjoy Ms. Dark’s writing, her characters are always interesting, and this series is set in the same universe as the Mageri series… but not with the same characters.

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