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Darkness Lurks (Darkness Series Book 1) by [Drake, J.L.]
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Emily McPhee has struggled to overcome her father’s death...

It’s not easy, but Emily finally has the life she wants. She’s an A student at Orange University and has a comfortable home and a great circle of friends. She’s also in love with handsome Orange PD officer Seth Connors. He doesn’t seem to return her feelings, though, so she tells herself his friendship is enough.

Jimmy Lasko is a psychopath, and Emily is his greatest obsession…

Lasko knows what he wants—what he deserves—and has the deadly skills and unending patience to get it. What he wants is Emily, and he is watching and waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. That time is coming soon; he’ll make sure of it.

A sense of unease settles on Emily, but is the danger real or imagined?

When Emily begins hearing noises and suspects someone has been in her house, Seth urges her to get a roommate. But after a search, she realizes a certain attractive cop would be the perfect choice, and Seth moves in.

Seth loves Emily, but fears his feelings might make it difficult to protect her.

In all areas of his life, Seth sees himself as a protector. He’s determined to keep Emily safe, but he pushes the captivating blonde away in an attempt to stay objective. However, after her stalker makes a failed attempt to capture her, Seth can no longer deny his feelings.

With help from Seth’s police colleagues, he and Emily set out to identify the person hunting her before it’s too late. But is it worth the risk to bait the trap with what he wants most?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1109 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1680582178
  • Publisher: Limiltess Publishing LLC (21 July 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ZYJ3H2K
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #84,783 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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By Belinda Visser TOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 August 2015
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This is the first book I have read by J L Drake and I loved it and wasn't disappointed.
This book is full of suspense, dark, mystery, thriller, tensions, romance, and sexy that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end. My emotions went wild feeling all of Emily's emotions heart ache, paranoia, scared and I was freaking out myself. Who wouldn't with a serial killer, psychopath stalking you?
I love Seth and Emily and the chemistry between them is hot, steamy and sexy. I love all the characters but there are some I have serious trust issues with. Just as I get near the end BOOM!! Cliffhanger!!
Will Emily be saved in time?? What will Happen?? Will Seth get to Emily in time?? Can not wait to read Darkness follows.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not What I Expected 25 August 2015
By Turtledog223 - Published on
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This is a hard review for me to write. The Broken Trilogy was one of the BEST book series I've ever read. I kept putting it down so I wouldn't finish it so fast. I even read some chapters twice. I loved the writing, the characters, everything. So I was so excited to start another series by this author and seeing that all the reviews were 5 stars reinforced that. But as I read the book, I couldn't believe it had been written by the same author. I kept thinking it would get better and then speculated that perhaps this book was written a long time ago, before the author wrote the Broken novels.

Sadly, for me, this book was not enjoyable. Instead of trying to make it last, I ended up skimming through pages to make it end. The characters were not well-developed and I didn't empathize with them. In fact, I found the main character annoying. She is supposed to have deep issues regarding the loss of her father but it's just barely mentioned, nothing enough to make me understand her or care about her. For me, it was too many pages of young adults drinking and not enough of the mystery or action.

At about 70% into the book, it got a little better and the last chapter was the best. with the most action and suspense. I will read the next book and hope the level of action continues to rise and that I will better come to care about the characters. I still anxiously await the next books in the Broken series. I hate to break the perfect 5 star streak but reviews need to be honest to help other readers.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Missed the mark 27 December 2015
By Debbie is Flippin Pages - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
The cover and blurb drew me in but sadly, the story missed the mark. The characters fell flat, the plot was repetitive and the heroine swung from being annoyingly helpless to stupidly brave. If that wasn't bad enough, it seemed everyone she met was instantly obsessed with her. And I mean everyone--the hero, the hero's best friend, the gay friend, the ranch hand, the classmate, the neighbor, the professor, the random passersby, the entire police force and of course, the phsyco killer! Why, you might ask? She is beautiful, which we are told at nauseum! It all got so bad that in the end I found myself rooting for the killer! I did finish the book and while the plot picked up some, it wasn't enough.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Had me on the edge of my seat!! 22 July 2015
By Naughty Smutty Book Blog - Published on
I fell in love with J.L. Drake after reading her Broken Trilogy( if you haven’t read it then I highly suggest you do) So I was super excited to read this. I bothered her everyday to see how the writing was going lol. I was not disappointed! I wasn’t able to read the first version but I still loved it.
This book hand me on the edge of my seat, I couldn’t put it down. I was reading anywhere I could. I adored Emily, I felt for her and my heart broke for her. Dealing with her fathers death and the blame she had on her self. Add a stalker to the mix, not fun. I had a girl crush on her bestie, Erin, I need a best friend like her!!
OMG and Seth!! He was everything after he got his s*** together and went after the girl. I loved it, I love him, I love them together! Oh and don’t forget Seth’s sexy partner Garrett and the rest of the Orange PD (except for the snake, I WILL FIND YOU!!)
What I liked most was that you never knew what was going to happen. I was having serious trust issues , I didn’t know who to trust. The more I read the more I started freaking out!! Jodi why do you keep playing with my emotions!! Just when I thought I hand it figured out, BAM!!! Cliffhanger!
If your looking for a suspense romance with sexy cops then one-click this now! And if you don’t then we cant be friends, sorry !!

Happy Reading (and Avery is mine xoxo)

3.0 out of 5 stars 3.25 Mysterious Stars 19 September 2015
By DA - Published on
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Darkness Lurks: Darkness Series Book 1 by J.L. Drake

Darkness Lurks focuses on a young woman, Emily, who is finishing college and trying to be independent. She lives in a large house on the beach that her father left her, and her mother is always gone with Doctors Without Borders.

However, Emily is surrounded by friends who really care about her. Especially Seth, who's trying to fight his attraction to her because of his career. In addition to her best friend Erin is always there for her.

The only problem, there's a psycho on the loose stalking her every move. And he's determined to have her for his own.

Emily has no idea who this man is, but he knows everything about her. The only thing holding him back is a mysterious person on the other end of the phone who keeps telling him he'll know when it's time.

Darkness Lurks was a decent read. The story Itself felt very simplistic in its execution of writing, and moved rather slowly. I think J.L. Drake has potential to make the story even more in the rest of the series.

Warning: this ends in a major cliffhanger

3.25 Mysterious Stars
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book!!! ❤️ 22 July 2015
By Carmen Lawter - Published on
I loved this book so much!! Wish I could give it more than 5⭐️. Darkness Lurks is not my normal read. I usually don't do any books with darkness type themes. BUT I knew I had to at least try it because Jodi Drake is one of my favorite authors & I am so glad that I did! I blew right though this book in almost one sitting with my heart pounding almost the whole way though! Jodi has a way of writing and telling the tell of characters that you just get sucked right in into the story like you're setting in the woods pressed up against a tree with a scary dog staring you down right with the characters of the book! So even if you're like me & don't normal do the darker stuff take a chance & read this book you will not be disappointed!!! One of my favorites of this year so far!! Can't not freakin wait to see what happens next!!!