Title: Hunt the Dawn
Author: Abbie Roads
Series: Fatal Dreams, #2
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: December 6, 2016
Out of darkness and danger…
You can’t hide your secrets from Lathan Montgomery—he can read your darkest memories. And while his special abilities are invaluable in the FBI’s hunt for a serial killer, he has no way to avoid the pain that brings him. Until he is drawn to courageous, down-on-her-luck Evanee Brown and finds himself able to offer her something he’s never offered another human being: himself.
Dawns a unique and powerful love
Nightmares are nothing new to Evanee Brown. But once she meets Lathan, they plummet into the realm of the macabre. Murder victims are reaching from beyond the grave to give Evanee evidence that could help Lathan bring a terrifying killer to justice. Together, they could forge an indomitable partnership to thwart violence, abuse, and death—if they survive the forces that seek to tear them apart.
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While he hauled his motorcycle onto the road, he didn’t look away from her. She stood bereft in the middle of the pavement, staring out over the pasture. Emotions infused the air around her. Shame. Hate. Embarrassment. Sadness. Fear. Desperation.
He recognized that tangled combination of scents. Knew them intimately. Knew the feeling of being hurt and vulnerable and powerless to stop the pain. Knew how memories, like the one he witnessed, had left wounds on her soul and Junior had just ripped off all the scabs.
She was raw, bleeding emotionally in front of him and yet holding it together by a spider’s thread. He could see the effort in the way she stood straight and stiff.
Fury simmered low in his gut. After he got her squared away, maybe he’d pay a visit to Junior. Show the asshole what it felt like to be the victim.
He walked the bike to her. After he straddled the seat, he held out his hand to her. She grabbed him, her grip hungry.
“Climb on up.”
She tossed her leg over the seat, using his hand to balance her weight.
He sat at the same time she did, her body settling against his back.
Holy Jesus. He couldn’t activate the ability to think—his brain short-circuited from her nearness. Everything disappeared but the feeling of her open thighs wrapped around his ass with nothing but a tiny pair of black shorts and his jeans between them.
Her sweet musky scent, almost like honey, but better—way better—folded around him like a celestial pair of wings. The scent of her entered his nose, flowed into his lungs, then out to his extremities, spreading a cooling wave of solace that he wanted to savor, but couldn’t. Not with her perched behind him, waiting for him to drive down the road.
He placed her hand against his stomach, pressed it tightly to him. His abdominal muscles twitched under her touch.
“Hold on.” He let go of her hand and she slid her other arm around his waist. She pressed her front to his back, holding as tightly to his body as she’d held his hand. She was a clingy little thing. Not that he minded. Her touch felt like—what was the word he wanted to use—kismet. Exactly as he’d always imagined a lover’s touch. Two pieces fitting perfectly together.
He kicked the machine in gear, trying to ease it forward instead of his normal burst of speed. She rested her head on his spine, nestling her cheek across the fabric of his shirt before settling.
His heart grew, straining against his chest wall, threatening to come up his throat in a shout of absolute ecstasy.
As soon as we met Lathan in Race the Darkness, I was hoping that Hunt the Dawn would be his story and I was so excited when I found out that it was! Let me tell you, I just could not wait to read this one and it was even better than I expected. It was incredible and I can't tell you how much I loved it!
Evanee is awesome, although awesome doesn't feel like a good enough word to describe her. She's kind and patient and despite the hardships she's lived through, she still has a heart filled with light. She does have her weak moments but she's a fighter both for herself and Lathan. Evanee is strong and I really loved her as the heroine.
Lathan drew me to him the first time I ever met him and I am so glad that he got his own story! There's so much that I loved about Lathan - he's a wonderful man. He's so sweet in the way he thinks about Evanee and the things he does for her. He's fiercely devoted to her, she's his everything and he would do anything for her. He's thoughtful and protective and just so much more. Lathan completely and utterly stole my heart - I'm absolutely head over heels for him and I know you won't be able to resist him either!
I knew Hunt the Dawn was going to be different, but I had no idea how different it was going to be and I was floored and impressed with how Ms. Roads accomplished it. She has created such an elaborate world with this series that will shock you, make your heart pound, scare you a little, and awe you. It was heartbreaking, beautiful, unique, and remarkable. I loved Hunt the Dawn so much and I truly hope it's not the last book in the series, but even if it is, I will definitely read Ms. Roads and hope that she writes something like this again!
Hunt the Dawn can be read as a standalone, it's told from Lathan and Evanee's POV, and they get their well-deserved happily-ever-after!
~ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars
About the Author:
Abbie Roads is a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. By night she writes dark, emotional novels, always giving her characters the happy ending she wishes for all her clients. Her novels have finaled in RWA contests including the Golden Heart. Race the Darkness is the first book in the Fatal Dreams series of dark, gritty romantic suspense with a psychological twist.