This series just keeps getting better. Showalter does a great job creating a strong female character that is flawed and venerable too. In some books if the woman is physically strong she loses that vulnerability that makes her relatable. Anya is so many things wrapped into one person. I really like her. And Lucien??????. well he is her opposite in so many ways but they balance each other. I thought it was a nice change from the norm that it was the man with the insecurities about his physical appearance. He is a beautiful contradiction. He is completely confident in his strength and abilities to fight while he is unable to believe that any one could ever find him attractive. Watching the struggle with physical and emotional flaws is both entertaining and uplifting in this book. All of the characters in the book are so intriguing that I can???t wait to read their personal story.
I'm glad I did not let the heavy love scenes in the first book turn me away from giving the series another try. I LOVED this book. The story line and narration are both very good. My favorite part of this book was the sparring interraction between the two protagonists. Very entertaining.
Yes. Great story. Fast paced. Difficult to put down
Story line and sexual tension.
He scenes after Lucian lost his strength
No, but definitely wanted to listen nonstop.
I'm not wild about the voice the narrator chooses for the major featured male character. They nealy sound
No, not really. I found the first 2/3's of the book long and a bit uninteresting.
There were times the narrator's voice didn't convey the emotion or importance of a situation.
I loved book one but book two is the same thing all through the first half. do not know if I will even bother to read part 2. it is about 2 people who are constant lusting for each others body but never gived in to the lust on and on...so boring I could scream. Looking for something better. Money wasted on this one for sure.
I hardly ever write a review but had to on this boring part 2. Liz
Anya makes me laugh. The narrator does an excellent job on portraying the Lords and makes the book extremely steamy and sexy. Can’t wait to hear more from Showalter
I'm completely hooked on this series after this book! The Darkest Night was great and this was a great follow up - I love how Showalter intertwines one book to the next. My only semi-negative comment would be that as much as I like Max Bellmore's voice for each of these books, I wish Anya's voice wasn't quite so whiny. Then again, that does fit with some of her personality so it's not anything I felt took away from the book.
Save your credit. Chapter one was average and I'm not quite sure what happens after that. A lot of wasted "me tarzan - you jane" conversation between Anya and Lucien that desperately tries to be hot and steamy but lays a big egg. I was hopeful for Paris' character but that too drifts off into la-la land. Poorly developed characters and plots. Was looking forward to reading this author but won't be reading anything further.
I really liked Anya and Lucien's story. He is such a tortured soul, but Anya just makes him sizzle. She is such a riot. You can't help but like her. She is full of fun and mischief. If you like LOTU, this is a must have.
I thought this was a good book and well worth the credit.