The premise of this book is cool, and the development of supernatural creatures as a part of society is intriguing and well-done. But there is so much sex, it gets distracting. It was as though this was an exercise in ho wmany sex scenes can be crammed into one book... sex for lust, sex for hate, sex for torture, sex for release... it really detracted from the storyline.
Riley Jenson works for an agency that "polices" the nonhuman inhabitants, i.e, weres, vampires, etc. She is half were/half vampire. Her twin brother is a guardian for the agency but she doesn't want to become one. She's satisfied with her "civilian" work at the agency, but her boss is trying to convince her to be one by getting her involved in an investigation. Yes, there is a lot of sex due to the nature of weres but the scenes don't go on as long as some books to where you start to fast forward so you can get on to the story and she does keep saying multiple partners is inherent to the were race, but there is plenty of action. Someone is developing nasty clones and guardians are disappearing and they are trying to discover who's responsible.
The characters are pretty well developed. There's a hunky lead vampire. And, yes, only about half of the investigation is solved so you'll need to get the next book in the series to continue the investigation, but to me that's sort of what a series is about, the continuation of character development and storylines. This is not a standalone book, unless you didn't like it and don't care to continue with the series.
The narrator did a pretty good job with the Australian accents.
The darkness and sexual exploits
Alexa O'Brian Huntress by Trina M. Led because in both there is violence and supes embrace their violent nature and make no excuses.
Soft voice was beautiful. It didn't for Riley's character.
I Love to read and I am all over the place. From Fantasy to Non Fiction to True Crime. Sadly even some Romance novels which I never thought I would read but they turned out to be not bad some even good as long as they had some fantasy in them
Yes first time reading this author but enjoys Ms Eyre narrations
Yes. I enjoyed that that main character accepted for the most part who she was to the point she needed not to justify it, I found it refreshing that she through herself into without thought of what others thought of her choices.
Her ability to make you believe that either a male and or female part was believable.
not a clue
I am no prude. I don't mind sex in my books. I don't have some need for monogamy or care if sex is casual so long as the participants are consenting and safe. I applaud people who treat sex as a celebration. The thing is, this book says that the sex is a celebration (while repeatedly belittling anyone who treats the werewolf way as not for him), but this book is not in any way a celebration of sex. The basic premise behind the sex bit (one of about 4 unresolved and frustrating plot lines) is that for a week leading up to the full moon, werewolves must have sex nearly constantly or they will become blood hungry beasts who will savagely rape/murder indiscriminately. It is degrading, disturbing and unnecessary.
Aside from the sex happening every chapter or so, the heroine frequently has sex with 1. men she hardly knows with no intention of getting to know them 2. men she does not trust/like 3. men with whom she is having sex in exchange for information and 4. men who make absolutely clear their lack of respect for her as a person/species. Apart from all this, there are several rape scenes treated like they are no big deal, sex in the middle of breakins and rescue attempts, and a total lack of anything that might make the non-stop orgy remotely more than mere porn.
Which brings me to the "plot". If you could cut the sex down to something approaching sensible (well then the book would be about 2 hours long) you would have three seperate dastardly plots at world domination which somehow are related and somehow appear to focus on a girl who is relatively unimportant except for a secret that the people masterminding the plots would be delighted to know about, except that they are unaware of it, despite having- apparantly- been planning to use her for at least a year. Confused yet? There are plot holes big enough to drive a truck through, and almost nothing gets resolved. The kidnapping of her brother, which gets her involved, is left largely unresolved. One whole plot line that is never quite explained is left open with its wildly unlikely involvement in the other unexplained. Everything about this book is terrible. Bad sex, bad plot, bad writing.
I am now going to do something I have only ever done with one other book, and return it.