Traveller by Abigail Drake *Review

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Traveller

Abigail Drake

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

 

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

 

Date of Publication: February 26, 2016

 

ISBN: 978-1-5092-0569-1 Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-5092-0570-7 Digital

ASIN: B01APJZR12

 

Number of pages: 250

Word Count: 80,000

 

Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor

 

Book Description:

 

Former Junior Miss Kentucky Emerson Shaw won pageants using martial arts as her talent and Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” as her guide, but a painful secret leads her to the University of York, and puts her in the path of tattooed and pierced bad boy, Michael Nightingale.

 

Michael is a Traveller, part of an ancient line of mercenary gypsies who protect the world from vicious monsters called the Moktar. When Emerson gets attacked, she has no choice but accept Michael’s offer of protection or face certain death.

 

Traveller society, full of outdated rules and ridiculous superstitions, isn’t a good fit for the headstrong Emerson. Traveller women aren’t allowed to fight. Traveller women aren’t allowed to win. Traveller women aren’t allowed to leave. But Emerson will do what she must, even if it means losing the one person who matters most.

 

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Excerpt:

“Who are you and what do you want from me?”

I took a deep breath. It probably wouldn’t be a good start to tell him he occupied my every waking thought and most of my dreams, too. I decided to go with a more conventional approach.

“You’re here every morning, and I thought I’d say hello.” I stuck out my hand. “Emerson Jane Shaw.”

He surprised me by reaching for my extended hand and holding it firmly. His hand, large, warm and rough, had cuts and bruises all over the knuckles. He had faint bruises on his face, too, and some small wounds still in the process of healing. He’d been in some kind of fight recently.

It didn’t surprise me. He had the look of a warrior about him, the lean strength and watchful eyes of a predator, and he was lethal. Sun Tzu would have seen it, too. He would have recruited him without a moment’s hesitation.

“Michael Nightingale.” He stared at me with those hypnotic eyes as he continued to hold my hand, using it to pull me nearer to him.

“I know. Mrs. Burke told me.” I couldn’t focus on what I was saying while he touched me, not that I’d done such a great job up until now with my witty repartee.

He tilted his head to one side, studying me the way a lion studies a gazelle before he eats it. His face was only inches away from mine.

“Do you like to flirt with danger, Emerson Jane Shaw?”

“Not usually, but today I can make an exception.”

The touch of his hand sent an electric current through my body that made my heart speed up and my brain slow down. He was intoxicating. I almost had to fan myself.

Abruptly, Michael let go of me and stood up, shoving his books into his backpack. I stood up, too.

“What’s wrong?”

Michael glared at me, threw some bills on the table and stomped out of the shop. Like an idiot, I grabbed my backpack and followed him.

He walked quickly through The Shambles, dodging pedestrians and umbrellas with ease. I wasn’t quite as lucky. The rain poured down, filling the street with puddles. Michael wore combat boots and jeans. I had on a useless pair of flats and no jacket. It only took seconds for me to be soaked to the skin and miserable. In minutes, I looked like a little blonde drowned rat.

I’m pretty fast, even in slippery shoes, and I was motivated. I kept him in my sights until he reached a side street at the end of The Shambles that led down a narrow lane. I was only half a block away when he turned and looked at me, his eyes locking with mine, and disappeared.

He hadn’t walked away. He hadn’t moved. He’d been there one second, and gone the next. Running as fast as I could, I reached the spot where I’d last seen him and looked down the lane and on either side of the street. My ribbon flew out of my hair, blowing away in the wind as I slid on the wet cobblestones and nearly fell. I skidded to a halt, realizing I hadn’t been fast enough. It was a dead end, and he was gone.

review

I give this book 5 hearts
What a great book I loved the concept and story line.
Emerson is a former beauty queen from Kentucky taking a semester abroad at the university York in England. Every morning she watches the sexy bad boy who’s  covered In tattoos, piercings and makes her heart race from across the tea shop…his name is Michael Nightingale. Watching is safe but one day everything changes when she decides to follow him.
She stumbles upon a hidden world, a society of people that track and kill the monsters that most don’t even know exist. When her life is put in danger and only Michael can keep her safe Emerson will learn what it is to fight for the one you love. Secrets surface and she will break all the rules or die trying.
The chemistry between Emerson and Michael is dangerous, sexy and fun. With twists and turns, ass kicking, women being empowered, revenge, murder, jealousy and love all the ingredients are there for a page turner that I couldn’t put down.
Yes I had some issues with the book but they were small and did by the away from my enjoyment.
I felt the ending was slightly rushed it wasn’t bad just I would have appreciated more about what happened at the council meeting and with all the people she came to know.
Also as much as I loved the sexy romance between Michael and Emerson the sexual peak came on rather quickly. Hard to explain without saying to much and giving spoilers. Other than those I hope to see more about Emerson and Michael love them both as well as all the secondary characters that I came to want to know about just as much as the main pair.
*** reviewer for romance authors that rock

 

About the Author:

 

Abigail Drake has spent her life traveling the world, and collecting stories wherever she visited. She majored in Japanese and International Economics in college and worked in import/export and as an ESL teacher before she committed herself full time to writing. She writes in several romance genres, and her books are quirky, light, fun, and sexy. Abigail is a trekkie, a book hoarder, the master of the Nespresso machine, a red wine addict, and the mother of three boys (probably the main reason for her red wine addiction). A puppy named Capone is the most recent addition to her family, and she blogs about him as a way of maintaining what little sanity she has left.

 

https://www.abigaildrake.com

 

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