Ravenheart

Crossbreed Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Nicole Poole
Series: Crossbreed, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
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Two weeks after joining Keystone, Raven Black is ready to take on the world as a criminal hunter for hire. If only her partner wasn't a bloodsucking Vampire with a penchant for getting under her skin. Despite her lavish surroundings, Raven misses the freedom of life without rules. And Keystone's next assignment is about to test her self-control in more ways than one. Dead bodies are popping up in the human district, and all signs point to a Breed serial killer. In order to catch him, Raven and Christian embark on a mission that takes their partnership into uncharted waters. Lives are at stake. Can Raven trust her instincts, or will she fall into a web spun from lies and deceit?

©2017 Dannika Dark (P)2017 Tantor
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Worthy of a credit for a Dannika Dark fan

Dannika Dark has two previous series, both of which are a part of the paranormal world she has built and are excellent. This is the second book of the Crossbreed series, which is a spinoff of her Mageri series. I enjoyed this particular book because of my familiarity and longtime loyalty to the three series.

However, I was disappointed because the mystery in the story was so obvious and easily solved, and it took her very bright characters far too long to come to the same conclusion. The development of the relationships in the book are also moving at an arctic pace. I'm hoping the next book picks up a little bit because the world and the characters are there and waiting to run in the authors next story.

The narrator is always outstanding !

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An Average Sequel with Little Romance

If you're open to just getting to know the characters introduced in Book 1 of this series a little better via a murder mystery, this is probably worth your time. However, this book on it's own isn't super great. The story is incredibly predictable and not all that mysterious, and the lack of foresight and deductive reasoning within the cast of characters is pretty astounding. Raven did show some growth as a female protagonist from the first book in that she was a bit more mature albeit not very perceptive. This book is also considered a paranormal romance, and I would put a checkmark next to paranormal but definitely not romance. There are merely hints at a possible romance, and, ultimately, too much carrot-dangling without reward for the second time in a row.

I continue to find Nicole Poole's narration good enough but not outstanding. I'd give her three-and-a-half stars if that were an option.

I recommend this book to fans of the series or Dannika Dark, but that's it. There's better out there for people looking for a solid paranormal romance.

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Absolutely Ridiculous

I struggled to finish this book. I liked the first book for the most part but I can not stand Raven. She is very immature and I honestly was hoping for her death in this story in order to get a new lead. Her immaturity in dealing with her feelings for the vampire, to the fact she is supposed to be so street smart she can't even tell when a killer is in front of her. I also didn't appreciate how judgemental she was to the date and mocked her because she wore a dress that showed her cleavage. Raven acts like a child and is a horrible main character to get behind. The book had little romance and thin plot and instead of this being a story about a band of misfits finding redemption through protecting others. This book is a jumbled mess that makes very little sense and has an unlikable main character. Really wanted to love this book due to all of the great reviews but it just wasn't for me. The acting is great by the voice actor but that's the only redeeming quality of this book.

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Slow romance

I guess I like books that are faster paced in the romance department as well as the main characters do NOT sleep with other people. Why does it seem to be ok for the men to be man whores but the main girl barely gets to kiss, date or make out with another guys?? It was beyond frustrating to read how Christian has sex with girls almost every night while Raven is a proper lady! My dislike of all that has dampened any desire to want to finish the series.

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More depth

This is my second Dannika Dark novel and I am late to the party. I have to admit this second novel is a lot better than the first. She definitely takes time to flesh out her secondary characters. At first I was not a fan of Raven's. She seemed to brash and unlikeable, but she grew on me once you knew more of her last. I thought Christian was a jerk, but I am starting to warm up to him just a strike but more. The author does a wonderful job of slowly providing context of where these characters are at present and weaving in a little of their last to explain the choices they make currently. I have to admit I am intrigued by Niko and can't wait to see why he is the way he is now. Great second book and more humor.

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Raven to the rescue!

This was a good story. Raven is put into the middle trouble and has no idea she’s in the middle of it. Crazy things come at her and Christian, they have have to fight for their lives in more ways than one.

There’s a serial killer on the loose and it’s up to Keystone to sort out the lack of mess left behind. Things lead them in many directions at once but in the end, evil can be stopped... it’s just a matter of the right timing.

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I loved this story and the narrative was amazing.<br />

the narration was great the narrator was able to sound like Christian,Raven, and Victor good job Nicole Poole.

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Good stuff

Action is a bit cliche, but the characters are good and storyline keeps you entertained.

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More humorous than the first

This second book was even more humorous than the first. I laughed out loud quite a number of times. Bar scene, that’s all I’ll say. I really like how the characters are developing - particularly Raven and Christian.

Once again the narrator did an excellent job.

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This series has really got me in.

Crossbreed number 2 is even better than 1, I stayed up till gone midnight listening to it and as soon as I got up I kept going until the end, roll on number 3.
The Narrator is great at what she does and I could listen to that dark chocolate voice for ever! It is going to be a great series and I am getting every one of them as soon as they come out.
So spend your credits with the certainty that you are getting a great author, a great story and narrator combination and hours of good listening.

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  • 07-11-17

Awesome - loved reading every word!

The second instalment and even more enjoyable if at all possible. Can't wait to see how the next book teases us with Christian and Raven fumbling into caring and love?

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-16-17

LOVED IT,

Great story that had me laughing at various points! Can't wait for the next book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-14-19

loved it

loved it, enjoyed the story, to the end . kept captivated to the end. thanks can not wait for the next one.

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  • Brook10033
  • 10-04-18

Great book

The story continues again well written. Excellent dialogue, descriptions and plenty of action. I enjoyed the story.

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  • I OFarrell
  • 05-16-18

Brilliant

I am hooked. This series just gets better which is exactly what I’ve come to expect from Dark’s work. Raven is a strong female lead who is not only capable of exploring her own emotions but is happy to share them with us. Christian is funny, charming, and annoying in equal quantities and I can’t wait to hear more from him. No spoilers, just wow. Best read via audiobook with Nicole Poole.

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  • Rita
  • 01-31-18

awesome<br />

I loved this book and is a big fan of Raven I can't wait for the next book to come out on audible.

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  • DebraP
  • 12-18-17

Love Raven's Heart.

An excellent second part to the story. The charactors are becoming more real. The story was interesting and built to a exciting end.
I laughed at parts snd felt sad and glad.
Im excited to read and listen to the next part.

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  • Stella
  • 11-23-17

Great listening

I love Raven and the team great reading or should i say listening cant wait gor the next one.

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  • Debs Langman
  • 10-19-19

Sensational

Loved it! Dannika Dark is such an amazing writer. The story line is always easy to follow and I love the little twists around every corner.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-03-17

Fantastic second book

Just as good, if not better than the first. Fabulous author and the narrator was really enjoyable to listen to.