Born to Darkness by Suzanne Brockmann

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14 Critic Reviews

Bestseller Brockmann (Breaking the Rules) takes readers on a pulse-pounding ride with the first installment of her new futuristic paranormal series.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

In the near future, as America endures its second Great Depression, former Navy SEAL Shane Laughlin finds work as a test subject at the Obermeyer Institute, only to be plunged into a strange world where mild-mannered scientists can kick his highly skilled ass. These “Greater-Thans” undergo rigorous training to master unique abilities—including telekinesis, super strength, and reversal of the aging process—by accessing untapped regions of the brain. But for the rich and reckless, there’s a quick, seductive alternative: Destiny, a highly addictive designer drug that can make anyone a Greater-Than—for a lethal price.
 
Michelle “Mac” Mackenzie is determined to end the scourge of Destiny. As one of OI’s crack operatives, she’s learned to wield her powers responsibly. But she’s knocked for a loop when she meets the new test subject: Shane, the same smoldering stranger who just rocked her world in a one-night stand. Mac’s got reasons to keep her distance from him—and reasons that are just as strong to want him close. She’s used to risking her life, but now, in the midst of the ultimate war on drugs, she must face sacrificing her heart.

BONUS: This edition includes Suzanne Brockmann's short story Shane's Last Stand.
 

About Suzanne Brockmann

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Since her explosion onto the publishing scene more than ten years ago, Suzanne Brockmann has written fifty books, and is now widely recognized as one of the leading voices in romantic suspense. Her work has earned her repeated appearances on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists, as well as numerous awards, including Romance Writers of America’s #1 Favorite Book of the Year (three years running), two RITA Awards, and many Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards. Suzanne Brockmann lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband, author Ed Gaffney.
 
Published March 20, 2012 by Ballantine Books. 529 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Born to Darkness
All: 14 | Positive: 11 | Negative: 3

Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Jan 23 2012

Bestseller Brockmann (Breaking the Rules) takes readers on a pulse-pounding ride with the first installment of her new futuristic paranormal series.

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USA Today

Excellent
Reviewed by Kathy Altman on Apr 01 2012

Brockmann's latest is darkly thrilling, and as romantically diverse as it is gratifying.

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Reading Reality

Good
Reviewed by Marlene Harris on Mar 20 2012

This was one I couldn’t put down. The paranormal elements are light... but that’s just fine. It’s excellent.

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Joyfully Reviewed

Good
Reviewed by Miranda on Mar 01 2012

Born to Darkness is a valiant novel featuring daring romance and heart-stopping adventure! You don’t want to miss it!!

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Badass Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Regina on Mar 21 2012

The world Brockmann creates is believable and scary. The characters are likeable. The romance is sweet and passionate

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Alternative Worlds

Good
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner on Jan 22 2012

Suzanne Brockmann provides a powerful enthralling and dark paranormal thriller

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Heart to Heart: The Barnes and Noble Romance Blog

Good
Reviewed by Marisa O'Neill on Apr 20 2012

Suzanne Brockmann’s Born to Darkness begins with non-stop action and never stops. It blew me away.

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Rosario's Reading Journal

Below average
Reviewed by Rosario on Apr 17 2012

I did feel a bit disappointed that Brockmann found it necessary to make Mac's main powers be empathy and the power to be irresistibly attractive to men.

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Romance at Random

Good
Reviewed by Marlene

This story is absolutely awesome. This was one I couldn’t put down. The paranormal elements are light, this is pretty much a romantic suspense story, but that’s just fine. It’s excellent.

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Book Whore

Below average
Reviewed by Danielle on Mar 12 2012

While this is a good book it didn't capture me completely.

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Reading with Monie

Good
Reviewed by Monie G on Mar 12 2012

I highly recommend this one for all paranormal romance lovers.

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The Unread Reader

Below average
Reviewed by Missie on Apr 27 2012

I also found it entirely too repetitious and tedious to get through.

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Urban Fantasy Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Lynsey Taylor on Apr 15 2012

Like I said, I enjoyed this aspect and the whole idea of us not using our minds to their full potential, and I think this will keep me interested enough to try the next book in the series.

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Rosario

Good
Reviewed by Rosario on Apr 17 2012

Much as I was interested in the characters, though, the most remarkable thing in the book is the world Brockmann has created.

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