Sunday, June 22, 2014

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Dream Huntress

Michelle Sharp is a romantic suspense author from the Midwest. Although she has a degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University, she finds weaving tales of danger, deception, and love much preferable to reporting the cold, hard facts. Her goal in life? To team resilient, kick-ass heroines with the sexy alpha's who love them. As most writers probably are, she is an avid reader. Her husband and kids would call it obsessive—but whatever. Her first choice is usually a story with a thrilling combination of danger and love, but any book with a great voice and intriguing story will keep her turning pages well past any reasonable bed-time.

Her debut novel will be published with Entangled Ignite in June of 2014. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Missouri Romance Writers.

Keep up with Michelle at her Website, on Facebook, on Twitter, and on GoodReads.

Dream Huntress


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Detective Jordan Delany has a gift. Through her dreams, she connects with dead victims of violent crimes. Her isolated life as a drug cop is perfect for hiding the freakish visions, until her newest investigation has her posing as a cocktail waitress in a down-and-dirty strip club. When
she’s saved from a drunken customer by a handsome stranger, the heated chemistry is exactly why she intends to keep Mr. Arrogant at bay. But learning he’s the new bouncer for the corrupt club she intends to bust just might be the one reason why she can’t.

Tyler McGee suspects a drug ring operating out of the local club is flooding the streets of his hometown with heroin. Determined to get answers, he plays the part of a fallen cop and lands the job of head bouncer. What he discovers is that the club owner isn’t the only deadly obstacle he’s facing. His attraction to an intriguing cocktail waitress with a penchant for danger just might kill him first.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Chelle:
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review

--Actual rating 4.5 Skulls

Dream Huntress is the first in a new series by Michelle Sharp and it kept me riveted every step of the way. With tons of action, plenty of suspense, danger, drama, twists, turns, just enough romance, and even a touch of paranormal goodness, it had everything I was looking for in a book to get me out of the reading funk I was in.

Jordan and Tyler meet under interesting circumstances. Both working separate sides of a narcotics case unbeknownst to each other, they enter into their introduction steeped in lies. After Ty rescues Jordan from an incident at her new place of employment, they realize instantly that they have chemistry that can't be denied, but unfortunately, their relationship could prove dangerous, in more ways than one. Their interaction was fast and furious, and weirdly, despite the rapid pace with which it progressed, it somehow still felt natural to me (one of my huge pet peeves at times with paranormal romance and some romantic suspense is how unnaturally quick the couples fall into bed and love). Maybe it had to do with the edge of the seat drama and action that went along with everything they went through!? Who knows. Regardless, I felt that these two were meant for one another despite the craziness, and I enjoyed every step of their growing attraction!

Dream Huntress is a Romantic Suspense, but as mentioned, there is a hint of a paranormal storyline. It's only hinted at, however, and only serves to make 'how' Jordan does things slightly more credible and reinforce the reasons for her and Ty being brought together. I actually would have enjoyed more details about her gift - it definitely wasn't the primary focus of the plot and only popped up randomly - but it was still very enjoyable and I think it added something a little extra to an already fabulous story and (I'm hoping) will be expanded upon and used in more detail in future installments of the series.

Bottom line: Dream Huntress was a thrilling, action packed and engaging read that I absolutely didn't want to put down. It pulled me out of a pretty bad reading funk, and in times like that, for me - a steadfast bibliophile - that's not always easy to do. It was both comfortable AND unique, and I would honestly recommend it to just about any type of reader. I have a tendency to read more UF and Horror followed by PNR and then RS and then Contemp, etc, but this book was surprising and utterly entertaining from beginning to end. It was a really, really good romantic suspense with a super engaging plot, lots of action, great characters, and an ending that will leave you a little speechless. :)

Dream Huntress

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