Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Five Weeks by Dannika Dark (Audio Edition)

Narrated by Nicole Poole
Seven Series #3

♥ ♥ ♥  Right off the start from hearing it was Jericho’s book, I was not sure I was going to enjoy it. Jericho wasn't one of my favourite characters from the previous books. He is a man who lives the “Rock’n’Roll” lifestyle, drugs, women etc. In the last book he let someone eat a cupcake laced with drugs without telling them. I am not partial to this kind of behaviour… which in turn made it hard for me to relate to or even like him.  That said there were moments where he shines and I can see his love for Izzy, which redeems him some.

Izzy also wasn’t an awesome character for me. Yes she was spunky and feisty.. But then wouldn’t stand up for herself against Hawk and kept going back to an abusive relationship. Even once she’s acknowledged that this is the case.  

At chapter 15 I thought the story was about to end and I would have been happy with that. Not because I wanted it to end… more because, I felt the characters had overcome a few obstacles and I thought they were about to find their Happy Ever After.  This was not the case. I was only halfway!!! There was a lot of scenes with drunk/stoned people - yes the location of majority of this book takes place in a bar - but I got the feeling these were set ups to use some cheesy lines.  There was some repetitive information - that if you had read the previous books you really don’t need to keep hearing.. But I guess if you read this as a stand alone maybe might be needed.  Also, there was a lot of Jericho calling Izzy “Baby”  UGH!! I hate that.. "Baby, come here". "It’s ok Baby", "I’m sorry Baby".. bleh!  

The characters work through some big abusive issues, drugs and physical. There was a chunk of the story where they are constantly reassuring each other about how they are strong and doing well, etc. I got pulled back into the story when it starts to pick up again with some action and then there was a steamy scene that was done really well. This was not my favourite of the series, and honestly if these two characters had just had a short novella I would have probably rated it higher.   

I am moving on to book 4. I enjoy Ivy’s character and while Lorenzo is a bit of a Egomaniac.. I think she can put him in his place - so to speak. I am looking forward to their story as well as the others from this series.

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The Blurb:

Destiny will find you. 

Izzy has always loved the freedom and adventure of life on the road, but she’s recently decided to settle down—as much as a rogue wolf can. When her boyfriend gets her a job working at a hot Shifter bar, she runs into the last person on earth she expected to see again. 

Jericho isn’t the famous rock star he once was, though he still plays in a local band and loves to party. Beautiful women come and go, but music is his only passion—until a sassy redhead named Isabelle Monroe shows up unexpectedly. 

Fate reunites two former friends living with one foot in the present and the other in the past. But will they have a future when one of them is forced to choose between life and death? Old habits die hard, and sometimes the toughest addictions to shake are the ones that control our hearts.

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