Narrator: Nicole Poole
Length: 8 hrs 57 mins
Series: Black Arrowhead #1
Published by Dannika Dark, Tantor Audio on November 29, 2020
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Melody is an ambitious entrepreneur who has always loved the thrill of a new adventure, but she’s about to get more than she bargained for when the only way to save her business is to secure a deal with a powerful tribal leader. Running Horse, Oklahoma, isn’t on the map, and Mel is about as lost as a Shifter can get. When she unexpectedly runs into her best friend’s brother, her friendly visit quickly turns treacherous.
Lakota Cross is a man with secrets. While tracking a killer, he reunites with Melody, and their friendship sparks into a passionate affair. But if he doesn’t quell the fire soon, it might burn out of control.
Once again, fate brings these two Shifters together in a moment of need. But will the sacrifice be greater than the reward?
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I was excited to get a Lakota story, but even more excited to see who he was paired with. Melody’s parents were one of my favorite couples of the Seven series. She is so original and independent. I even love who she decides to go into business with. It is such a big deal for both women.
Melody ends up in a pretty bad spot trying to keep her business from closing before it even opens. She runs into a the mysterious Lakota who spends very little time with his family and his work is very secretive. Melody could just ruin everything he’s worked for. But, the attraction they felt years before comes raging back, more mature than when they were teenagers. The struggle for Lakota and Melody gets really complicated as they both work towards their goals, yet try to keep the fact that they actually know each other a secret.
I love that while we have the relationship struggle, we also have the mystery in the story arc and the potential danger that lurks. We get to see a strong part of Melody. The danger kept me worried for how far things were going to get.
Lakota has a very secretive job, so the possibility of anything long term between him and Melody seems pretty slim. I was on the fence right until the ending. I’m not going to say one way or another how this ends, as we do have future books coming up in the series.
The Vow does mention the previous series, Seven, a few times to explain Melody and Lakota’s relationship. I don’t feel like it interrupts the story at all, nor does it leave you feeling like you missed something by not reading the previous series. Of course, I recommend reading Seven just because I loved it, but it is not a necessity for The Vow.
As always, I listen to Dannika Dark’s books because Nicole Poole is totally amazing. Her narration really takes the story to the next level and amps up the feels from the emotional moments. I definitely recommend the audiobooks!
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