Title: Black Dawn
Series: Titan #6
Author: Cristin Harber
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch Kay
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.
Harber’s latest installment brings as two very savvy computer geeks. Don’t let description fool you, these two geeks are hot. They’ve been circling each other knowingly and unknowingly for years. Parker Black is the tech expert for Titan. He’s also known in hacker circles as Black Dawn. He’s made quite a name for himself in both of these identities.
Lexi Dare is the fiancee of one of Parker’s friends. Parker has always thought of Lexi in a romantic sense but has never acted on it because of Matt. When he discovers the abuse that Lexi has suffered at Matt’s hands, all his protective instincts come out. Lexi’s alias in the hacker world is Silver Chaos. She’s confident, successful and talented. That’s her work persona. At home, she’s an abused woman who desperately wants to be loved and be part of a family. She is facing the fact that she doesn’t love Matt and she knows she needs to leave him. When Parker walks in on Matt abusing her, she puts a plan in place to leave.
When she leaves, she realizes that she has even bigger problems. Someone wants her new custom built computer program and they will do anything to get it. She has to turn to Parker and her online hacker friend, Black Dawn. When the two realized who each other were, I giggled.
I liked this book but I didn’t love it. It seemed to drag in parts for me. That has never happened to me with a Cristin Harber book, so perhaps, it was me and not the book. I still remain a Harber fanatic and look forward to her next book.
Book given in exchange for an honest review via the publisher and NetGalley.