J L Drake has been popping up all over the internet. She has been doing interview after interview so I thought it would be a good time to tell you all how amazing her books are.
Heat Level: ♥♥♥
Overall Rating: 6/6 Glass Slippers
Genre: New Adult
In Darkness Lurks, Emily McPhee is a senior in college living in an empty house while her detached mother works for doctors without borders. She is a very pretty girl, but don’t hold that against her, she is extremely likable.
Seth is Emily’s “best friend” and a cop living down the street. All of their friends know that they are in love with each other but they won’t admit it for fear of ruining the friendship.
But someone has other plans for Emily and they certainly don’t involve Seth.
Jimmy Lasko has been stalking Emily for quite some time. He even enlists one of his creepy friends to break into her house for a panty raid.
Well Seth, being the overprotective cop that he is, insists on moving in with Emily for her “protection.” Okay, he really does protect her but we all know the real reason he moved in. While living in the same house, their pent up emotions boil over and they can’t keep their hands to themselves. But their relationship becomes emotional almost as fast as it became physical. Soon Seth becomes a crutch for Emily to lean on as Lasko becomes more and more dangerous.
It isn’t long before Lasko strikes and Seth risks losing Emily forever.
This book, much to my disappointment, ended in a cliff hanger. Fair warning! However, this series has two other books in it so you won’t be left mulling over possibilities as you toss and turn in bed. There are plenty of other things you should be doing there.
I really liked this book because there was a build up of suspense. Drake didn’t go two hundred pages filled with fluff and then fifty pages of intense drama. It was spread out throughout the book. But the problem with that is, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time! I swear my blood pressure was through the roof and at one point I had to start pacing because I couldn’t handle it!
Seth and Emily have great chemistry together and Drake knows exactly what to do with it. While there aren’t many detailed sex scenes, there is a lot of foreplay and then several allusions to it. One even involves a cop uniform and hand cuffs. I mean, why else do you date a cop?
Emily found men everywhere she went. Someone always asked her out or flirted openly with her. This did get annoying at times but some self-reflection makes me think I was jealous of a fictional character… Moving on, the only thing I really didn’t like about this book is that I didn’t have time to binge read the series.
For an exciting read, please consider this book but make sure you’re ready to tackle the whole series. es.