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Michael Warden used to live a normal life. A successful entrepreneur he had everything until his life got taken away from him–Literally. Now he is trapped in a world that shouldn’t exist, fighting things that should only exist in nightmares in a quest to find out the truth about what happened to him.
Lacy Holloway is finally content in the little town of Oakland, Garrett Co. Working at the local university, she has finally allowed herself to move on from the one thing that had haunted her past. Aside from an unsettling string of suicides at her place of work, Lacy is happy. Then a new colleague enters her life. Michael is handsome, smart and their friendship is instant…Easy.
That is, until another student attempts to take her own life and Lacy is hurled into a world of nightmares which she soon discovers Michael is already a part of. As they are forced to face demons, both the supernatural and the emotional kind, they also have to face the realisation that they are both beginning to feel things for each other that neither of them expected, least of all Michael. As well as trying not to fall too deeply for the woman who has captivated him, he is shocked to discover things about his very existence that could change both their lives and the world as they know it.
Review for Awake (Divine Hunter #1)
I received this book from the author and Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock for my honest review. Let me introduce you to Michael. He knows he’s dead, but not how or why. All he knows is he was in hell, but somehow escaped. He has made it his mission to find out what happened to him and hunt as many demons as he can along the way. Hearing about a college where there have been an unusual amount of suicides, he manages to get a job as a substitute professor. In comes Lacy who works in the same building. Lacy has had her share of misery and tends to keep to herself. More suicides occur as Michael tries to figure out what is behind it all. As he gets closer to figuring it out, Lacy gets caught in the middle of something much bigger than anything she could have imagined.
This story was pretty slow for me for the first quarter of the book, but then it really picked up and I couldn’t put it down! I really liked that Michael was the main character and about what he was, even though we don’t find out until almost the end. The romance between Michael and Lacy was a nice and slow build up, not the love at first sight, ‘Bam’. Though I don’t mind that either, it fit perfectly in this book. There is a lot that goes on in this book and I don’t want to give any spoilers away, but it does end in a cliffhanger. Yes I know, yucky; but this is the first book in the series and it will have you hooked. Even though I am eagerly awaiting the next book, I can only give this one 4 Fangs just because it was so slow in the beginning, (I am so glad I stuck with it!) There are love scenes so mature audiences only!
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