Thursday, July 16, 2015

Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway: BLACK DAWN by Cristin Harber


We've been anxiously awaiting Parker's story - and it's finally here! Get your hands on BLACK DAWN now!

By Cristin Harber
Book 6 in the Titan series

What happens when nothing is as it seems?

Lexi Dare is on a one-woman mission to stay alive. Both at home and at work. Because how did she end up with a ring on her finger and an abuser in bed as she readies to hit the high point in her career? Everything should be perfect. Amazing job. Handsome fiancé. It's all a disaster.

Parker Black is the brains behind Titan Group, an elite security firm. In his world, everything is ordered and controlled, except what he feels for his buddy’s girl. Something in her eye screams for help, but he has no idea what.

When Lexi disappears, Parker realizes what he should have known. The lines blur between friendships and work, and they must find each other to survive a terror attack that only Lexi can stop.

Black Dawn can be read as a standalone and does not have a cliffhanger.

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In the midst of a tightly woven suspense, Cristin Harber gives us a poignant love story between a smart, tech-savvy, alpha hero, Parker and a smart, tech-savvy, heroine, Lexi.  Unfortunately, Lexi is also in a domestic violence situation with her husband. Sometimes people ask, “Why doesn’t she leave her abusive husband?” This book illustrates how gradual the process of isolation can be. This is especially true for Lexi, who never had a long-term family having grown up in the foster system. By exploiting her desire for love loyalty, Lexi’s husband keeps her physically and emotionally trapped in an abusive relationship. 

One of the things I like most about this story is that Lexi is not perceived as weak-willed victim. She is successful, confident and renowned in the hacking world as SilverChaos. Under that alias, she has helped the other hackers, including Parker Black, resident computer whiz for the Titan group code name, Black Dawn.  Neither Lexi or Parker knows that they have been helping each other for years.  Another complication – Parker is friends with Lexi’s husband, Matt. 

The danger in this story emanates from two story lines: 1.  Matt’s reaction to Lexi escaping the relationship and 2. A terrorist group looking to utilize Lexi’s latest cyber creation that will give the owner access to all the information posted on a military family social media site.  Both branches move seamlessly back and forth and turn up the tension.  

On the downside, I thought there could’ve been a little more depth to the relationship.  It feels a little one-sided with Parker doing most of the rescuing.  Lexi shows a lot of courage in revealing her vulnerabilities, but I didn’t get that same sense from Parker.  I wish there was more parity in the relationship. Still, Parker’s kindness and gentleness in helping Lexi recover from her ordeal moves me and leaves me weak in the knees. 


This book has all the signature elements of a Titan story – suspenseful, heroic, thoughtful, and darn sexy.  If you are a fan, you will enjoy this book.  Despite this being book 6, this story can be read as a standalone. 

Cristin Harber is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She writes sexy, steamy romantic suspense and military romance. Readers voted her onto Amazon’s Top Picks for Debut Romance Authors in 2013, and her debut Titan series was both a #1 romantic suspense and #1 military romance bestseller. 
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Black Dawn Release Party! Want to celebrate the release of BLACK DAWN by Cristin Harber? There's a release party on facebook on July 16th! Join the event here for more details! 

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