Review of Black Dawn (Titan Series #8) by Cristin Harber:
This is a hands down 5 star read! I have the maddest of love for Cristin Harber, and so do many others, judging by her accomplishments as a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author! We have been waiting for Parker’s story for a while, and it did not disappoint.
I don’t usually do this in reviews, but I feel the need to offer my opinion on some issues that I have read in a few reviews of Black Dawn. First, I will caveat that this book could hold triggers for those that have suffered from domestic violence. If that is the case for you, then you might want to skip this one and enjoy the other Titan series reads, as they are all outstanding in different ways. That being said, I feel that Cristin nailed the ugliness, and emotional and physical aspects of abuse, and captured beautifully the irony and apparent contradiction demonstrated by a strong, intelligent, and accomplished woman who becomes afraid to leave a bad situation and has no self worth. This was an integral part of this story and needed to be described in detail to ensure that the reader could relate to Lexi and the reasons for her actions.
Next, some have said that the hacker and cyber worlds were not portrayed accurately or realistically, and that there would never be a social media site that would contain personal data on military families. One of the things I LOVE about Cristin is her imagination and her attention to detail. From what I have seen in the other Titan stories, she does her research and can break down a technical topic into terms that a non-techie can understand. Also, as someone that has some insight into the government world, I can say that some of the scenarios from Titan stories that some may think are unrealistic, are closer to truth than fiction! Cristin is absolutely a genius story teller and I would love to know some of her sources, but she will never tell!
Some reviewers were disappointed that Parker’s story did not have the same level of action and guns as the others. I actually enjoyed the change of pace, and the idea that intelligence can be the most powerful weapon is very cool and very sexy. And make no mistake, Parker is certainly capable of coming out with guns blazing when necessary!
As always, I love reading about my #1 book boyfriend, Jared, also known as the boss man of Titan, so it was nice to get my fix of him in this story and I loved catching up on some of the women of Titan. The part where even the pregnant wives helped out during a stakeout was priceless! I also enjoyed the unlikely friendship that arose between Lexi and Sugar.
As is typical for Titan couples, the dynamic between Lexi and Parker was hot and explosive, and these two are definitely soul mates destined to be together.
Finally, we were introduced to a few new Titans, so it looks like there will be more to come from this series. Hooray!
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