It's been seven years since Lexi Knight lost her brother in a tragic accident. On the anniversary of his death, her brother's best friend shows up unexpectedly - a man she hasn't seen since the funeral. He is no longer the boy Lexi once knew, but a dangerous-looking man with tattoos and dark secrets. He broke her trust and abandoned her family, yet what he reveals makes it impossible to stay angry.
Lexi has been secretly infatuated with Austin since childhood, so finding out he's a Shifter just makes him sexier. Dammit. Austin Cole has returned to the city where he grew up, and just in time. He's lived a hard life these past seven years, and the shadows of his past are threatening to destroy Lexi's family. It's time that she learned the truth about her brother, but there is a shocking twist that Austin never saw coming. Now he must protect her family when her mother and sister wind up in mortal danger. Will Lexi learn to accept the truth about who he is, and can Austin salvage a relationship from the ruins of their past?
©2013 Dannika Dark (P)2014 Tantor
Enjoyed everything about this book can't wait to start the next one. Look forward to the storyline developing and finding out about the rest of the pack !
I'm new to this author but I enjoyed it so much I'll try more of her books .
I also thought the narrators voice was interesting and totally non intrusive . I'll keep her in mind for future choices.
Exciting, stimulating and funny.
Who wasn't would be a better question.
A voice to the character.
Yes many times..
The book should be made into a movie. Loved it! Just started book 2 which looks at two different characters in depth. Let you know how I get on. X
Love this author and narrator, more books please
Exceeded all my expectations
Will re-read this book over and over
This book was a bit of a mix for me. There were some parts I really enjoyed, but there were also parts that just really dragged. I also found the main female character quite annoying.
The narrator did a good job and I would happily listen to another book narrated by her.
Good range of voices to denote the characters
Lexi is just a regular woman that we can all identify, that is, until Austin walks back into her life. Not only does she find out that he’s a shifter but she also finds that she is. With the mystery of her parentage and various other catastrophes that she keeps falling into this story will get you hooked right to the end.
As shifter books goes, this is a full bodied one, and by that I mean the author has created a whole world with plenty of characters and each one has the potential to be a lead in the next book. It is a very exciting series to sink your teeth in.
new twilight saga
I loved all the characters, they are in depth without being whiny and repetitive in their descriptions.
Nicole Poole is fab. At first I thought 'wow, is she going t try and do all the voices different?' after a whiole you forget its even one person narrating the book.
I couldn't wait to keep listening, I got this book to help me settle to sleep at night and instead I ended up listening to it all the time!
Can't wait to keep reading the others in the series. Will be interesting to see if Nicole can keep up with all the different characters and do the same voices. Another fab series to hopefully get my teeth into and enjoy. I love my physical books, but have to say so far this is converting me into also being able to enjoy the world of audiobooks too!
Worth a listen, nice narrator, nothing jarring in her tone, but lacking a little in the atmosphere of dramatic scenes. I enjoyed the story although there was quite a lot of unnecessary filler to the story which could have been better used to develop the characters and their emotions which were skimmed over. Overall the book left me unmoved by what should have been an emotional rollercoaster.
I've had this book on my Wishlist for ages and decided to take a leap of faith while on a "book hangover" from the end of a favourite series. WOW am I glad I did! This book had everything that ticks my boxes, excellent story and world building, awesome narrator that does male and female characters well and lots of action. Well worth the credit.
great narrator, story snd finally something not about a teenager. credit worthy, and worth spending a credit on.
The story was good. Not the best, but decent. I think the most difficult part was the narrators voice. She did a good job overall, but I just could not picture how the story described Lexie in the story with that voice. It sounded too old for a 27 year old.
Overall a great read that I would definitely listen to again!
This was a well rounded story with great characters you cannot help but to fall in love with. I look forward to listening to each of their stories and will continue the series.
The only negative was throughout the story there were parts that dragged and the book could have actually been shorter and would have been just as good.
Overall, I am glad I came across this series and will recommend this book to my friends.
"I LOVED EVERY SINGLE CHAPTER, PARAGRAPH & WORD"
To say my library's got a good share of Shifter books in it would be an understatement...... but I think this is absolutely THE BEST of all of them. It introduces you to a host of loveable characters who all get entwined in a really enjoyable and entertaining plot that's got everything I was looking for.
In this first taste of the fresh were-world it's very much character driven and you can't help but feel part of their world as you get to know each of them and what part they all play in this new community. Dual POV's and the Narrator did a FANTASTIC job in bringing all of events and characters to life.
Worth a credit? Oh boy is it ever, I loved it and I'm desperate for the next instalment which will be an auto buy for me.
"THAT DAMN LEAN!!!!"
I was soo excited when I realized this book was coming to audible. I read Seven Years when it first was published and instantly feel in love with the story. Dannika writes a captivating story full of suspense, sexual tension, action and romance. Lexi Knight is a 27 year old adult that has been working the same job, in a candy story, for the last seven years. She also has been living in the same town since she can remember. Seven years ago, her world was changed forever when her older brother, Wes, was killed in a car accident and her father decided to leave her mother, her newborn sister and Lexi without a look back. In the midst of this crisis, Wes' best friend Austin, who has been like a big brother to Lexi, suddenly leaves after Wes's funeral without so much as a good bye to his adopted family. Seven years later, Lexi is struggling with her love life, trying to help her mom with Maisie and trying to figure out what she wants in her life when Austin walks back into the picture, with that damn lean, and turns Lexi world right side up. Buried secrets from the past finally come to light and Lexi begins to understand who she is, exactly where her life is meant to go and who she is ultimately meant to be with.
Nicole does an excellent job of telling the story with as much passion and intrigue as Dannika put into the story. To saw the next book, Six Months, is already an automatically download for me is an understatement. I hope it comes to audible soon.
IMO, buy buy buy. I know you will enjoy this book.
"Am I the only one?"
I thought this one would have been better if it were shorter. I just got board with how slow it moved and never really related or like the main characters. I tried to speed up the narration and even that did not help, everyone else seems to love it, I wish I had, but it just was not for me.
"Perfect Paranormal Series. LISTEN NOW"
This review is for the whole series
CHARACTERS- lovable and respectable
STORY- great pacing, romance, action, adventure, kidnappings, mysteries....
SEX- not too much, not too little and well performed
PERFORMANCE- dynamite (and I'm picky).
Nicole Poole is a great narrator. I hated her voice for the first 10minutes and at times the recording quality wasn't dynamite, but then a bit further into the book she BLEW ME AWAY. Her male voices are especially great. They are each unique and distinguishable but also not over the top and annoying. Her acting is terrific as well. When I listen I am completely immersed.
Dannika Dark makes the paranormal aspects of this story really great. There are a lot of books that explore the dynamics within wolf packs, but she makes the family dynamics in this pack very "real". The alpha males aren't so alpha-y that you want to smack them and say "get over yourself". They respect their women but also are macho in that sexy way you gotta love.
The author also added new types of paranormal characters that I've never heard of before and they really work. I'd highly recommend listening to the series about Mages, the first is titled Sterling. It will give more background info that intertwines nicely with these books. Also, the relationship the paranormal world has with the human world seems more believable in these books than others out there.
"Weston Pack!!!!! Excellent !!!!"
Of course, because it's priceless.
The Mageri Series by Dannika Dark. It consists of six books. Why? Dannika Dark wrote the series. Anything she writes is top notch perfection. I have to remember to breathe while reading her books.
Which character? All of them. Excellent performance by Nicole Poole. She has a way of bringing the characters to life right off the pages as the author Dannika Dark intended when she wrote the book. I was blown away to finally hear the book on audio. To reminisce and relive the story I had already read the day it was released.
“In fact, I remember the exact moment I fell in love with you. It was June seventeenth, the summer before your senior year in high school. We went camping with a bunch of friends and I sat next to you by the lake while you hummed a Fleetwood Mac song, watching the moonlight shine on the water and wearing a silly pair of pajamas. We didn’t talk, but that’s the first time I really saw you as the woman you would someday become. You probably don’t even remember it, but I do. I always will.”Dark, Dannika (2013-10-20). Seven Years (Seven Series #1) (p. 312). . Kindle Edition.
Captivating series. Waiting patiently for the rest of the series on audio.
"Interesting start to a series"
This was my first listen to a book about "shifters". I usually stay away from books like these but this one was not entirely about "shifters"( humans that could transfer to another animal, like a wolf or lion or bird etc) but also about love, mystery (whodunit), romance and it was very intriguing. It kept me on my toes and I enjoyed it immensely.
I love the love story and romance between Alexia (lexie) and the Alpha Wolfe (Austin). They bonded from childhood because of Lexies brother Wes, but they never told each other about the way the felt but when they were much older things came to light. Their romance developed through out the book and you feel like you grew with them as their romance grew stronger and they fell deeper in love with each other.
My favorite scene was the picnic scene/initiation scene at the end of the book. You could feel the love jumping off the book. It made me smile so hard. You have to read the book to appreciate it
Overall, it was a great listen. Narrator had a great intonation for the main characters and supporting characters.
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