Monday, June 25, 2012

#BookReview : Somnium (Halos #1)

Paranormal Romance
4.5 Stars

A work assignment in Kittery, Maine should be routine for Allie Lynch; nothing more than to prove herself as a brilliant engineer. Instead she finds herself torn between two men: a gorgeous military guard, Colton Briggs, and her devilishly handsome colleague, Drew Costa. To resist temptation, Allie does the only thing she can: she throws herself into her work.

But fate has other plans for Allie. Women are going missing all around her, Allie is struck with a series of life-threatening mishaps, and she becomes the obsession of a local deranged psychopath.
Thrust into a dark world that she can hardly fathom, Allie must fight for her very survival, open her mind to new realities – and open her heart to the possibility of love. Because both of these men are trouble – but one is a greater danger than she could ever imagine ...

My Review:

Couldn't wait to get this book in the mail from Amazon, but they took 3 - THREE - weeks to get it to me. That's a whole different story, though.

I loved this book from the very beginning. Ms. Lake took her time setting the stage: Dark, rainy, ominous. I knew heavy, bad things lay ahead. While some might complain of this making for a slow start, it hooked me with a capital 'H'. I couldn't wait to find out what happened on the next page. And the next. And the next. Could NOT put this book down!

Yummies:  This whole book was yummy. Setting, characters, plot, secrets, hotties, palatable fear - quite a list, huh???

Yuckies:  Allie is a bundle of raging hormones, a smidge over-the-top IMO. I've never read a book with a female so intent upon getting what she wants from the man she's desperate for.  Did it take away from the book? Not really. Just a surprising element for me. 
Recommend: Need you ask? I enjoyed this so much that I begged the MC, Allie, to sit down with me. I had a few things I wanted to know.

On Thursday I'll be posting my interview with her so be sure to stop by!

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