Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Halos Somnium by Keri Lake

Title:  Halos Somnium
Author:  Keri Lake
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Publisher:  Keri Lake
Publication Date:  12th January 2012
ISBN:  9780984851706
Stand alone or series:   Halos #1
Pages:  292 pages
Book Received from:  Keri Lake (Author)
First Lines:  The looming darkness over the sea portends a storm later in the evening; funny how it personifies my thoughts about this new assignment.

Synopsis: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 Thoughts:
I was stoked when Keri contacted me in regards of doing a review of Halos Somnium.  I'm only sad I didn't review this earlier than I have due to life taking over a little.

Allie is one of those characters I could really relate to.  She's assigned to work on assignment in Kittery Maine as an Engineer in a male dominant environment.  I also work in a male dominant environment so it was one of the things I had in common with the main character and I could totally understand what she went up against when first starting to work at Davenport.  She's a determined woman trying to make it in her field and not put up with any crap flung her way and that was another thing I really liked about her. She's a great character whose POV I enjoyed reading from.

I love how this story starts out seemingly normal with just an odd occurrence here and there, introducing the reader and main character to the fact that there is more out there than first thought.  Allie seems to be a magnet for these things but it's not until halfway through that things heat up so to say.. in the paranormal department.  I always like how these stories are written.  I always think if this were to happen in real life.. characters like Allie would really act that way.

Colton.  *Sigh*.  Do I need to say more? I think if ever there was the opportunity to pick any type of man candy to date in real life I'd grab him with both hands and ...... yeah we shall leave that alone hey.  But he is the epitome of perfection.  Tall, dark hair, elusive, blue eyes.  Yum.  Okay .. and a fantastic personality.  There are a few more things I want to say here but lets not ruin it for others ;)

Shane is another favourite character.  I'm not sure what it is about him to pinpoint it down to one thing but I love how he and Allie work together to sort a thing or two out and steer her in the right direction.

Overall this is a great paranormal romance.  I hope high hopes for this series and while I must say it lacks a little oomph that I was looking for, I'm sure book 2 will be a great addition to the series!

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