I have loved this story since I first stumbled across it years ago at the library and I am glad that I was finally able to support her writing. the one thing that did dull it down for me was the amount of sex in the book. I know and understand that Riley is a werewolf close to the full moon but I am one of those people that I have read enough sex scenes that I mostly just speed through them. There was a lot of 30 second skips forward, let me tell you.
I so want my token back for having gotten this horrible book. The story is weak, so constantly shoe horning sex into is a desperate lame attempt at making it interesting. Typical Laurel K Hamilton wanna-be trash.
Enjoyable, Funny and suspenseful
Riley was my favorite character because of her wittiness and loyalty to her brother
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.
Werewolves, Vampires, sex-clubs, and inter-species cloning? This book is stuck in a clumsy tug of war between science-fiction, erotic novel, and mystery spy thriller. Being a huge fan of vampires, werewolves, and all things sci-fi, I really really wanted to like this book, but even the sex scenes seemed somehow contrived and predictable.
I finished the first half of the listening with no problem, but the final 3 hours were an absolute bore. This book is begging for an abridged version--even for the ambitious listener.