Librarian and self-confessed book addict.
It is coming.
The other books in the trilogy: Blood Brothers and Pagan Stone.
With the three women now settling into the Hollow until the Seven, it is Layla more than the others who is at loose ends--until she's bulldozed into stepping into the newly vacant role of office manager for Fox O'Dell's law office. Fox, one of the men who'd unwittingly unleashed the demon back when they were kids. Fox, with whom Layla shares the uncomfortable ability to read minds. Fox, who Layla is more attracted to than she wants to be. And as things with the demon ramp up earlier and harder than ever before, both Fox and Layla have to decide what to do about the passion building between them.
Don't think I can pick just one
The Hollow: Eternal Battleground.
A negative to this trilogy is that each book in it is narrated by a different reader (male, female, male, respectively). Little to no effort was made to keep the "sound" of each character's speech at all consistent from one reader to the next.
This is a classic Nora Roberts trilogy. If you liked her other fantasy-themed trilogies, you should enjoy this story. It has a bit more of a horror feel to it than some of the others, but it keeps the romance as well.
My problem is with the narration. The female voices by this actor are truly awful. Quinn sounds too high and flighty with enough upward tones at the end of each phrase that she sounds as if everything she says is a question. Cal has a vaguely southern accent, which would be fine if that accent was consistent, as all three men were born in the same town and grew up together. Instead, Fox sounds like an adolescent west coast surfer and Gage is deep-voiced and just not believable. The strange voices and inflections make the conversations between the characters feel awkward and stilted and it drove me nuts.
I usually re-listen to my audio books every few years. For this one, I will stick to a Kindle version.
Nice little drama.
The Hollow compares with other Paranormal trilogies of Nora's. I like them. They're fun reads.
I enjoyed Marie Caliendo's performance in this book. She brought the characters to life.
I always enjoy the fight scenes. Anytime the heroes are in danger. Although I know none of them will die, really, it is still thrilling.
This is one of my favorite trilogies by Nora Roberts. The story has a good flow from book to book and I love the characters & the way they relate to each other. The only issue I have is the fact that the narrator changes from book to book..... it's a little distracting for me. If you like your romance with a few thrills and a touch of "other" - then this is a great trio.
I LOVE The Hollow series. I thought the reader for book one made Layla sound a little goofy but THIS reader makes them all sound like morons and the character voices are all quite juvenile. Quinn sounds like a character from an 80's cartoon like Jem and the Holograms. She can't make a man sound like a man and it's hard to tell who's supposed to be talking a lot of the time. It's really difficult to listen to. I keep fast forwarding during general conversation because this lady's reading style is quite grating. The intimate scenes are a complete joke as she talks like a teenage girl reading a stolen dirty magazine at a slumber party. I really hope there's a different "performer" for the 3rd book.
As usual Nora Roberts writes a great story full of rich characters, friendship, and family. We met these characters in book one, but this time we get to know them better because it is their story. We also get to hear from other characters from book one, the town people we met before and the characters that will star in book three. This narrator is better than book one, although I woulld prefer all three in a series was done by the same person, it is a good thing in this case that it is a different person.
This book continues on, picking up where book 1 left off, but is from Fox & Layla ' s point of view just as book 1 is from Cal & Quinn's point of view. They are getting closer to figuring out how to getting rid of the demon, but also a few months out from The Seven. Highly recommend this book series if you like Nora Roberts or the paranormal. I love a lot of her paranormal trilogies, and this is one of my favorites.
Didn't like the fact there was a different Narrator than the first book.