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Sunday, 18 December 2011

Review: Promises in the Dark by Stephanie Tyler

3.5 Feathers
Promises in the Dark
by Stephanie Tyler
(Shadow Force # 2)

This book really did have potential.  The storyline is actually really good.  If we remember from book one, Olivia was Skylar's doctor.  So now she's in Africa and Zane is taking it upon himself to go get her and bring her safely to the States.  Of course right off the bat I loved that they both agree that their situation is not going to be like Dylan and Riley, hehe, when in reality they are very attracted to each other.  They have more than just bad guys after them to overcome since Olivia truly wants to do good there and they end up getting involved and helping with other situations there as well.

Like the first novel in this series there's a second couple.  Which I liked as well.  Caleb and Vivi.  Caleb is yet another brother of the Dylan/Zane clan.  He's in charge of protecting Vivi, computer genius, while she's working on a software glitch that could mean a breach of security if its not fixed.  Although Vivi is a bit of a recluse and not the most social person, Caleb is very attracted to Ms. Smartypants.  And how could she not be attracted to him?  Yeah, the brothers are all very alpha and drool-worthy.

But here is where it gets complicated and why, even though I really enjoyed the book and Ms. Tyler's writing I couldn't give it more than 3.5 stars.  There is a THIRD couple thrown in the mix about 2/3 way through.  I found this distracting, the book is already split enough and has so much going on with two couples and each dealing with a different set of issues, to put another couple with their own issues was spreading this too thin for me.  Even though I actually liked Rowan and Tristan a lot.  I actually would've liked to see more of them.

Nonetheless I find this series very entertaining, full of suspense and I can't wait to get the next book!



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3 comments:

Timitra said...

I have some of her books on my tbr pile, they just moved up a notch thanks for the great review!!

Under the Covers said...

Thanks and enjoy Timitra!

Francesca

Sophia Rose said...

I saw this cover before and it caught my eye, but then I went with something else. It does sound like a good read, but I can see where the flipping multiple directions for storyline even for fab couples would be annoying.

Thanks for the review!