(Seven Series, Bk # 5)
By Dannika Dark
Destiny will find you
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 puts her life on the line 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.
Naya is an exotic dancer at a strip club, who isn't a conventional "stripper". She looks at her performances as that, a performance. She's Lexi's best friend, so while she's around the Weston Pack often, she doesn't shift with them. There's a long history between panthers and wolves and it's not a particularly pleasant one. And she grows concerned when not one, but two dancers have gone missing from the club.
Wheeler is brother to Austin, alpha of the Weston Pack. He's fiercely loyal to his pack, even though it seems like he's everyone's least favorite. They don't know it, but there is way more than meets the eye when it comes to Wheeler. He hides behind his bad attitude and his myriad of tattoos.
Naya and Wheeler are forced together when Naya asks for protection after getting attacked on her way home one night. The last person she expects or wants to be her bodyguard is Wheeler, but she'll take what she can get. They have known each other for years, but actively dislike each other. Match made in heaven, am I right? So we get a bit of Paranormal (obviously, wolves, panthers, etc.) a bit of suspense (missing dancers) and a bit of romance (hellooo Wheeler).
This book was good. I devoured it. Fifth book in the series. Well written. Intricate storyline. While it ticked all the right boxes for me, this wasn't my favorite book in the Seven Series, but it was a solid addition. Wheeler and Naya are great characters. They both had a ton of character growth. We get to see a ton of the Weston Pack, and we get some information that we're definitely going to need for future books! If you're a fan of Dannika Dark's then definitely pick up Three Hours.
The Seven Series:
About the Author:
This is the segment where you learn a little more about who I am, so here's what I can tell you: I drink copious amounts of vitamin water placed precariously close to my laptop while writing. These are two healthy habits I have no intention of breaking. I'm a transplant living in the south, but I was born in the 70's to a military dad who moved us around the world.
When I'm not writing (which is all the time), I'm hunting down Indie music, watching movies, reading, eating Tex-Mex, discovering new ways to humiliate myself bowling, and burning up my laptop battery on the Internet. I have a relaxed, easy-going personality and don't like drama. I live with a cat who thinks she is a dog, or a goat (she eats plastic, so I'm not sure which).
Throughout my life, I've had insomnia. Counting sheep never worked and eventually I would imagine those sheep were the sole source of food after an apocalyptic battle where only thousands survived. I made up stories in a futile attempt to bore myself to sleep. The problem was, I got so wrapped up in my "head stories" that I would continue them through the following nights, changing it up each time to make it more exciting. Eventually, I started writing my ideas down - creating short stories, and then I discovered my love for poetry.
It's almost embarrassing how many spiral notebooks and stacks of paper I have of poetry and lyrics.
Another passion: digital art. I design all my book covers, marketing, and series art. I'm a very visual person and pursued photography as an avid hobby for many years.
I am not a YA author (I feel like I have to state this only because I've had a few people ask), but I think it's wonderful there are so many books available to teens in Urban Fantasy and Paranormal.
I am finally doing what I have always wanted to do: giving my characters a pulse through writing full time. I focus on adult urban fantasy romance, but I don't like labels and I enjoy blending genres to break out of the confines of predictability.
But it's what I love to do.