RELEASE DAY REVIEW by Lorna: Hunt the Dawn (Fatal Dreams #2) by Abbie Roads (@Abbie_Roads , @Mollykatie112)

hunt-the-dawnOut 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.







About the Book!

Hunt the Dawn
by Abbie Roads
Fatal Dreams #2
Paranormal Romance
Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date
December 6, 2016
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The Fatal Dreams Series

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Lorna’s Review

Race the Darkness, book one in this series, introduced the reader to Lathan as a peripheral character. I thought he was really strange, but I did want to find out more about him. Hunt the Dawn, the second and last of this series, is Lathan’s story. Maybe he is still a bit strange, but I ended up enjoying his character and his romantic interest, Evanee, immensely!

Lathan works for the FBI as a very special agent. He works alone because his talent is his overly large and extremely sensitive olfactory system. Odors overwhelm him because of how his nose works. So he works in a sealed cabin with evidence in order to use his special sense. Recently he linked thirty something murders to the same serial murderer, one that has been labeled, The Strategist. And while he has a super nose, he is mostly deaf due to a trauma. Evanee has no one to help her in life, so she ends up working at a dive as a waitress, and living at a hotel more suited to the whores that live there. She’s beautiful, but very broken by a life spent fending off her evil to the core, step-brother Junior. When Lathan and Evanee meet it’s like they have each met their other half. Much like what happened to the couple in Race the Darkness. There is a reason for this, but because of spoilers, I am not telling. When Evanee begins having nightmares about the newest victims of The Strategist, and other way weirder things happen to help Lathan in his job thanks to Evanee, The Strategist takes an interest in the couple. Junior is not a happy camper about losing her(who he never really had emotionally)to Lathan. He is the epitomy of evil.
I really ended up loving this book. Way more than the first one, truth be told. I really liked the first, but this one was just so much better to me. I think that’s partially due to the cause of the plight these two find themselves in, serial killers are way more interesting to me than evil cults. Plus, I liked the main characters more in this one. The romance made more sense to me this time as well, due to the completely broken and close to dying(skeletal like)female character in the last book and the immediate sexual attraction the two had, it was too out there, for as fast as it happened. I know there is special this bond, but still…

Sometimes authors write about serial killers and we don’t know why they are the way they are. And we never find out. That doesn’t happen here and I appreciated that. We know fairly early on who he is and later find out his motivations. That was another plus for me.
I found the writing to be good, the pacing good mostly-I do like a bit of a slower romance, but I know there’s a reason-and loved the characters for the most part. The villains are done well, especially Junior. Now there’s a villain to remember, and not in a good way. And of course, The Strategist was evil as the day is long. The characters from Race the Darkness were back in a peripheral way as well.
I would highly recommend this book to paranormal romance readers, adult due to sensual scenes and violence.


The review copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.


About Abbie Roads

Seven Things about Abbie Roads:
1. She loves Snicker Parfaits. Gotta start with what’s most important, right?
2. She writes dark emotional books featuring damaged characters, but always gives her hero and heroine a happy ending… after torturing them for three hundred pages.
3. By day she’s a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. At night she burns up the keyboard. Well… Burn might be too strong a word. She at least sits with her hands poised over the keyboard, waiting for inspiration to strike. And when it does—the keyboard might get a little warm.
4. She can’t stand it when people drive slowly in the passing lane. Just saying. That’s major annoying. Right?
5. She loves taking pictures of things she thinks are pretty.
6. She lives in Marion, Ohio with her favorite fellow and two fur babies.
7. Being a published author is a dream come true for her.

*A special note from Abbie Roads

Dear Readers,
I wrote RACE THE DARKNESS from start to finish three different times, with three different story lines, and with three different titles! The only thing that ever remained the same between the versions was Xander and Isleen. I believed in them and the story they wanted to tell. I hope you love reading about their tragedies and triumphs as much as I enjoyed writing them… All three times! And isn’t the cover amazing, beautiful, gorgeous? I cried the first time I saw it! It made all the hard work to get this book to you worth it!
Abbie Roads

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  1. Sophia Rose says:

    I liked this one better than book one, too. Same reason about the first couple, LOL. I agree about enjoying that this one explained why the killer was the way he was.

    1. lornak99 says:

      Glad I wasn’t the only one that liked it better 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

  2. abbieroads1 says:

    Thanks so much for the review!
    I’m happy to hear you liked this book better than the first one… I probably shouldn’t have favorites, but this one is my favorite too! Lathan is the hero of my heart!

  3. Good to see you enjoyed the sequel even more than the first book! And a serial killer… fun! Fab review girl!

    1. lornak99 says:

      You like books with serial killers? There was a time before I got into paranormal that I read any of them I could get my hands on. Not so much now but still enjoy one if it’s done well 🙂

  4. bookwormbrandee says:

    I’ve been contemplating getting this series but hadn’t decided. It’s good to know that while you liked the first one, this one was more enjoyable. I like the sound of both these characters – quirky, in a way? And I like stories with serial killers, especially when we get a glimpse inside their head. I’m happy you enjoyed this one, Lorna!

    1. lornak99 says:

      Thanks, I was happy too 🙂 Quirky? Kinda, Lathan is almost broken by his ability and smells drive him crazy so he pretty much is a loner except for a best friend. Grows his own food so he doesn’t have to smell anything a farmer treated it with or the smell of whoever handled it. That kinda thing. But you don’t know all that in the first book. It really was an interesting premise this time for sure 🙂

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