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BOOK REVIEW: “West (A Darkness series novel)” by Stacey Marie Brown

Title: West

Author: Stacey Marie Brown

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Sexy, alluring, ruthless, and oh so complicated.

West Moseley is known as the “charming” Dark Dweller. With his cheeky grin and southern drawl, he can charm anyone, especially women. And does.
But after being held prisoner and tortured by the cruel Seelie Queen, West’s past comes back to haunt him. His memories of a tragic event and the truth of what happened on the Light side goes deeper than anyone realizes. Things he wants no one to know about.

Struggling with his own demons, he battles the very essence of what he is—a Dark Dweller—a terrifying beast from the Otherworld designed to hunt and kill.
When the Unseelie King sends him to Ireland to uncover a dangerous artifact, West’s entire world takes a dangerous turn.

When a treasure lands in his hands, one he never suspected, nor wanted, he learns one crucial thing: you don’t steal from the Demon King . . . not if you want to live.

About the Author

 Stacey Marie Brown is a lover of hot fictional bad boys and sarcastic heroines who kick butt. She also enjoys books, travel, TV shows, hiking, writing, design, and archery. Stacey swears she is part gypsy, being lucky enough to live and travel all over the world.

She grew up in Northern California, where she ran around on her family’s farm, raising animals, riding horses, playing flashlight tag, and turning hay bales into cool forts. She volunteers helping animals and is Eco-friendly. She feels all animals, people, and environment should be treated kindly.

Find Stacey online at:

Website: http://www.staceymariebrown.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staceymarie.brown.5

Twitter: https://twitter.com/S_MarieBrown

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/smariebrown/boards/

My Review

Once again, another great read by Stacey Marie Brown.

I fell in love with West Moseley when he was first introduced in the Darkness series. I loved his brashness and his take on life. Brown didn’t disappoint me with this book all about the man. The tortures he faced under Aneira would have completely broken most fae. Somehow this Dark Dweller survived it, but the scars it left behind.

Brown writing in a complete male POV, no back and forth POVs from different characters, was excellent. She handled the male viewpoint so well at times I wondered who she interviewed for the perspective. Not once did West come off as possibly crafted by a female writer. Excellent job!

There are quotes in West and scenes that had me going ‘gah’ so many times. Thankfully, I did most of my reading at night without the audience of my family. Some passages were scorchy!

I loved the character of Rez. I won’t give anything away here, but I’ll let you know she is incredible. The woman is a perfect match to West. She has a past full of turmoil, but you’d never know it. Rez is classy, dignified, and a bit of a control freak. She has a way of shining a light on West’s darkness and helps him learn to deal with it. I appreciated knowing that such a put together woman, on the outside, has her own rough edges.

Thanks, Brown for sneaking Ember and Eli back into the story! Brown is segueing into another series here. Great characters, great plot… I can’t wait for the next book.

If you’re a reader who doesn’t read acknowledgements, change that habit. I loved the ones from Brown. She’s a constant inspiration for those of who write (y’all do know I still fangirl over her, right?).

My Rating: 5-hands-up5-hands-up5-hands-up5-hands-up5-hands-up (5 Hands=Excellent, 4 Hands=Pretty Good, 3 Hands=Good)

 

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