Title: Black Dawn
Series: Titan #6
Author: Cristin Harber
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Military
Heat Level: 2.5 out of 4 flames
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch: Mindy
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Parker Black wants the one woman he shouldn’t have—his buddy’s girl. She sweet and smart, but clueless about how deep Parker lives in Titan’s virtual world. Everything is controlled. Chaos is mastered. Black and white data and risk analyst. That is the way he understands his world, how he plays his role to keep Titan teams alive.
But he’s wrong.
Lexi Dare lives two lives. She’s an unhappy fiancé stuck in a spiraling relationship, unsure how she ended up with a ring on her finger and an abuser in her bed. But she’s also elusive. Elite. A master hacker playing deadly stakes.
When the lines blur and the truth comes out, Lexi’s only shot at survival is the trust of her rival—her equal—before it’s too late.
Holy unicorn nuts dipped in awesomesauce! Cristin Harber is genius and when she puts pen to paper she draws a world so realistic, it’s like I’m part of the action.
Black Dawn is Parker Black and Lexi Dare’s story. Lexi aka SilverChaos is an underground computer hacker who has created a highly coveted program called Monarch. She is currently engaged to a very abusive asshole and has a dog named Bacon Byte. Lexi captured my heart from the start. She is smart, strong and loyal almost to a fault. She does struggle with low self-esteem and abandonment issues. I felt her pain, struggle and fear. I connected with her and my heart went out to her. I know what it’s like to be in a domestic violence situation very similar to hers. I haven’t been in that situation since 2001.
Parker aka BlackDawn, as we all know, is part of the Titan Group, which is an elite team of exmilitary special ops. Parker is also very involved in the underground hacker scene. His world is very black and white, structured, a man that speaks numbers and code, statistics and risk analysis and everything is mapped out. He is the very definition of a geek but in the body of an Adonis. I’ve been waiting for Parkers story for so long and I was not disappointed. He is seriously swoon worthy and book boyfriend material. Who wouldn’t want a knight in shinny armor, armed with a weapons, computer skills, and killer abs to come and sweep you off your computer. Nerd-girl-gasm *THIS GIRL*
“Sweetheart, I just finger-fucked you in the back of my car. Not a raving sign of chivalry.”
That first sex scene in Parkers car gave me a swarm of butterflies in my belly. It wasn’t even that long of a scene, but it was so amazingly hot. I loved it. Then, the safe house scene…. umm… this scene really spoke to my… crotch. The rest of the sex scenes were also really damn good, but these two are my stands outs.
“He slowly stroked himself. “Got me naked. Wasn’t my plan, so what do you want-”
She cut him off with her hands covering his. He quickly switched their fists so that the hot, silky flesh was directly under her touch, and his hands clamped tightly on tip of her.
The story itself isn’t really a Titan op. It’s something that Parker is doing on the side that brings this to the Titans front door and makes it personal. The story is very well developed, totally believable and a little frightening. The story pacing is perfect, filled with action and suspense which makes this book hard to put down. I felt like my heart was going to pound out of my chest a couple of times during some of the more suspenseful scenes.
Overall, this is another kick ass and awesome addition to the Titan series. From the beginning to the very end I was captivated with heart gripping adventure, love, suspense and I was glued to the pages. Cristin Harber is a wizard with her Titan series and I can’t get enough. She paints a world so vivid that I can literally see the movie playing in my head. Actually, I think this series would translate really well to the movies. I would be first in line to purchase that ticket! Cristin Harber crushed this. We even get a little tidbit that Titan may be expanding and recruiting in the future. I can’t wait to see whats next!
Cristin Harber is a USA Today bestselling romantic suspense and military romance author. Fans voted her onto Amazon’s Top Picks for Debut Romance Authors in 2013, and her debut Titan series was #1 romantic suspense, #1 military romance, and a USA Today Top 100 bestseller.
She lives outside Washington, DC with her family and English Bulldog.
The Titan Series: