Book & Author Details:
Dax by Shannyn Leah
Publication date: November 14th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Dax Colyn is one of the bad boys of Willow Valley. A fearless volunteer firefighter and hard ass mechanic, he makes all the woman swoon and he likes it that way. He keeps people at a distance since his mother died. He doesn’t want to let anyone in, much less a woman he knows he could fall in love with.
Ava Anderson keeps people away, too. Haunted by her tortured past and constantly fearful of the future, it’s only her daughter Olivia and Dax’s dad Rowdy that she’s let in.
But when tragedy strikes, it pushes Dax and Ava together, forcing them both to let go of their fears. They soon learn how hard it is to keep pretending and how easy it is to let others in. Especially when those people are family.
“Dax” is the first in the “Bad Boys of Willow Valley” series from author Shannyn Leah.
This has all the elements that I want in a romance novel, but it is far from being a by the numbers piece of fiction.
There were parts of this tale that generated a real emotional response – such that I had to just take a second before I could continue – particularly given that I was reading whilst on a packed commuter train!
Dax and Ava’s relationship is flirty, entertaining and frustrating. I loved every second of it. Even the parts that produced all the feels.
Well crafted and thoroughly engaging. I can’t wait to meet the next bad boy from Willow Valley!
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Contemporary romance author Shannyn Leah loves olives, lip gloss and reading (and writing) romance novels. Her love of words started at an early age and soon grew until, during her teenage years, she’d started writing her own novels. When her mom pushed to finally publish some of the stories, she quickly amassed two complete romance series (By The Lake and Caliendo Resort series) and, in 2016, released her first Fantasy Romance entitled The Gatekeepers (Part One of the Winters Rising series).
When she’s not writing contemporary romance books into the early hours of the morning, Shannyn can be found antiquing with her two favorite people, her momma and sister, in their picturesque London, Ontario hometown.
Shannyn would love to get to know her readers as you get to know her (just don’t send her any carrots!)