I received an ARC of Race the Darkness by Abbie Roads in exchange for an honest review.
Cursed with a terrible gift…
Criminal investigator Xander Stone doesn’t have to question you—he can hear your thoughts. Scarred by lightning, burdened with a power that gives him no peace, Xander struggles to maintain his sanity against the voice that haunts him day and night—the voice of a woman begging him to save her.
A gift that threatens to engulf them…
Isleen Walker has long since given up hope of escape from the nightmare of captivity and torture that is draining her life, her mind, and her soul. Except…there is the man in her feverish dreams, the strangely beautiful man who beckons her to freedom and wholeness. And when he comes, if he comes, it will take all their combined fury and faith to overcome a madman bent on fulfilling a deadly prophecy.
Abbie Roads has written a fast-paced and suspenseful story that had me begging for more.
The characters in Race the Darkness are well developed and each have their own struggles, some more than others. The connection between Xander and Isleen is so sweet and unique. Isleen and Xander have experienced so many unbelievable terrors in their lives that have left both physical and mental scars on them, but have also made them stronger in other ways.
The competition and hate between Xander and Kent did have me wishing for them to develop a bromance. I understand why Kent doesn’t like Xander. I mean, the man did spend 10 years using Kent’s sister for sex. Besides the fact that Xander doesn’t seem to like anyone besides Row and Isleen, I’m not sure why he despises Kent.
The story does have some explicit but tastefully done sex scenes, so I do recommend this book only for those who are mature enough for and not opposed to such content.
Race the Darkness was such a great read and I plan on finding out what happens next in Hunt the Dawn.