Published by Virtual Acquisitions on June 22, 2015
Series: The Darkest Frost #1
Genres: adult, Romance, Paranormal, Gothic
Source: eARC from Author
When the ghost of her best friend begs for her help, psychic detective Denieve Knight goes undercover as a live-in domestic to catch a killer. She sets her sights on the most likely suspect: her friend’s mysterious employer, Doctor Braeden Frost.
Dubbed "Dr. Death" by the press, the notorious hematologist is linked to nineteen other suspicious fatalities—all are former patients. The brooding recluse is a man of many secrets, the darkest of which may be lurking beneath the leather gloves he never removes.
The Darkest Frost is the first book in a two book series of the same name by author, Tanya Holmes. This is my first book I have had the pleasure of enjoying by Tanya, but I know it won’t be my last. When finishing a book fills me with an almost all consuming want and need to have the next book in my hands at that very moment, I know I have found a winner. And that is exactly what happened with The Darkest Frost, it ends on a cliff hanger and I was dying to get my hands on the next book. Tanya-please! I need part two right now, and make it a nice long book because I do not want The Darkest Frost to be over.
It was so strange because the first couple of chapters of The Darkest Frost seemed so unassuming. I was reading along kind of ho-hum, thinking this would be a “like” book, but nothing more. And then somewhere around the 4th or 5th chapter- bamn! It hit me all at once, and from that point on I could not put this book down. I was riveted and a helpless passenger on the journey with Danielle (yes, I know that is not her name, but that is how I know her) Braden, and Xavier. Everything about this story fascinated me. I loved the idea of a psychic detective. I loved the mystery surrounding Dr. Death AKA Braden. And I ended up loving what was going on with him even more than I loved the idea of a psychic detective. Danielle was so cool. Her gift wasn’t just one thing, it manifested itself differently in different situations. I really liked how much thought Tanya Holmes put into Danielle’s abilities.
And then there is Braden. Closed off, and totally mysterious, he grabbed my attention right from the start. And before I go any further, i would be doing you all a disservice if I didn’t mention that the romance in The Darkest Frost is out of this world. I lurved it so very much. And the cliffhanger reached right inside my body and clenched my heart. I need the second book to see what is going to happen. There are lots of hints as to the mystery surrounding Braden and his brother, and I peeled back that riddle pretty easily I have to say, but there is so much more to The Darkest Frost than solving that mystery. (the reader is told the secret anyway.) so the fact that I was able to deduce it didn’t take anything away from my enjoyment of the book.
If you are a fan of gothic romances, paranormal romance, or urban fantasy this is the series for you. Check it out. I promise you won’t be disappointed. I loved it so much, and I found a great new author in the process. This one is a hidden gem!
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Note: This book satisfies #38 on COYER scavenger hunt- Read a book with a man that is fully dressed on the cover
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Jenny @ Supernatural Snark
Yay! I love when a book seems like it’s just going to be okay and then all of a sudden it sucks you in and you can’t put it down until you reach the last page. I’ll definitely have to check this one out Michelle! Thanks for the recommendation:)
I just love it when a book does this to me – except when the next one isn’t out yet LOL! It’s a tortureous wait, huh? I think it sounds right up my alley, so I’m bookmarking it.
On a side note – how do you embed that tweet thing on your posts? I love it and I want to copy 😉
Michelle @ Book Briefs
Thanks! 🙂 The plugin is called “Better Click to Tweet”. If you are on bookhost, she added it as a plugin option, otherwise it is a really cool free plugin. Once I installed it I just click the little twitter icon in my post draft page and type in what I want the tweet to say and it embeds it in your post for you. Super easy!
Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts
So glad this worked out in the end, Michelle! It’s fantastic when a book doesn’t start out great, but it gets so much better as you read along.
I’m not one for adult reads (yet), but from the synopsis, I might have to take a gander at this. It might be a good start for me with adult books. 😀
Ooooh this sounds good! You already got me convinced with Attraction so I’m trusting your judgement and adding this to my TBR on Goodreads!