Haunting Blackie by Laurann Dohner

BLACKIE
Haunting Blackie by Laurann Dohner
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Contemporary, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full Length (195 Pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by Tulip

Eve’s mission is to rescue cyborgs from termination centers on Earth. She is blindsided by the overwhelming attraction that draws her to one of them. He’s handsome, sexy, and she wants him, craves his touch as she has no other. She must send him to freedom but she makes him promise to wait for her.

Blackie cannot forget the courageous woman who saved him. He never learned whether she died during the rebellion or just changed her mind about leaving with him but he holds her within his lonely heart. He exists to serve the Cyborg Council and protect the new world cyborgs have created. This changes when he discovers the woman who haunts his dreams is alive and the cyborg leaders left her behind to die. He’ll never lose her again and he’ll fight his own kind to avenge and keep her.

Ms. Dohner is one of my go to authors when I’m looking for a book that will completely capture my interest. This one was romantic; true love reunited. The plot was exciting with some great suspense. As usual, Ms. Dohner created strong and vibrant characters that pulled me right into the story. Last but not least …. the writing was exceptional. Haunting Blackie is another fantastic book.

As we all know, Blackie has been a bit of a villain in some previous books. Enough so that I wondered how Dohner would redeem him when it came his turn. Yet redeem him she did. Not only did he fall hard and fast for his lady, but he was wonderful in his support of her. We also see another side of him that explains a few things, gives some validation to his actions, so to speak. He has some regrets, and wants to make things right for everybody. So really, we see an honor in Blackie this time around. Of course, I liked that Dohner gave him a softer side here.

I think it’s safe to say that I loved Eve. She was an awesome mate for Blackie; fierce, passionate and loyal. I liked what she brought to the series. Dohner opened up a world of possibilities with this newest revelation. I for one, am hoping for more stories along this line. I think this may be in the cards with Danica, Eve’s sister.

Dohner is keeping the series fresh and creative. She seems to be taking it in an exciting new direction with the things that were revealed in this one. The story telling was strong. It flowed seamlessly, with a conflict that was intense. I liked the glimpse into the internal dynamics of the Cyborg society, as well. Most of all, I loved the romantic relationship between Blackie and Eve. It was hard for me to embrace Blackie as a hero I could love. But the author pulled this off brilliantly. Bravo ! I loved it.

I think that Haunting Blackie is a great story. It continues the series in an innovative way, and it opens up even more creative opportunities for lucky readers. The Cyborg series took some new and interesting turns with this latest book. I liked the new element that was introduced to the series. We discover that the Cyborgs have more than a few secrets to hide. Some not so honorable deeds and that some will do anything to bury the truth. So there was some great conflict here.

Overall, this was a great book for Dohner fans. Even if you are one of the unfortunate few who haven’t discovered this awesome author …. you will still love this book. Just beware that you will be hooked. So get it and enjoy it like I did. I loved it and I am recommending it to everyone.

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