The female character in this story was very needy and had no consideration for others. This author was recommended to me and honestly this book does not make me want to read anything else from her.
Such a disappointment. I adore the Night Huntress Series. With strong characters and great plots, the romance is the icing on the cake.
This book fails in all respects. Has it really been written by the same author?
Don't think I am critical of the narrator. Her performance is flawless. She deserves a reward for having to read this drivel.
The book was fine but the writing didn't appeal to me. I didn't laugh as much as I expected and without having read the previous books, I wasn't invested in the story or the characters as much. Read the author's other series first.
I've listened to a lot, but this ranks in the top 50%.
Of course when the Spade and Denise finally get together.
No, I would not. The narration in this story was not entertaining and I almost turned it off, but then I got interested in the story line and continued. The voice for Denise was especially annoying.
Who you going call to bust a demon?
The main characters in this story or very well developed and grab your attention. There is actually a good back story for each one. Your attention to the attraction between sneaks up on you and suddenly you have to keep listening.
I enjoyed the story, as I have with all Jeaniene Frost books. But the Narrator has one decent "guy" voice, so any other males in the story sound like impish weasels from the streets of England circa the 1400s. Bones, who in previous books is a suave, handsome, and lethal master vampire, now sounds like a troll that just crawled out from under a bridge. I couldn't get past it. Especially when in previous books, he is so cultured and drool worthy. She also does a truly atrocious southern accent on the female lead. So the entire novel, I felt like the super hot vampire Spade, was falling in love with Eddie Mae from "Hee Haw". Stick with regular English Tavia. You CAN NOT do accents. AT ALL.
The parts where only spade or the narrator (in her own voice) were talking.
The Narrator could try to keep the accents and voices she did for reoccuring characters in previous book the same. And Never attempt another accent again. *SHUDDER*
It depends. I think the story would be great, but I'm not sure I can handle listening to Tavia do her horrific southern accent, or mutilate poor Bone's voice again. I feel like a poodle who has a dog whistle happy owner. It is a true testament to Ms. Frosts writing skill that I didn't quit listening.
Did I mention the truly horrible southern accent? I did? Because, seriously...
This is my first book by Jeaniene Frost and I am not really sure what I think coming out of it. My overall impression is that the story is generally good, interesting premise and the action moves along. There were a few things, however, that grated on me and make me question the overall experience.
I will start with the narrator as I think that may have had the greatest negative impact on me. I was not impressed with Tavia Gilbert at all. I gather from her accent and some of the slang in the book that Jeaninene Frost is British. That is not a negative in any way, but I was irritated by Tavia's accents. The heroine, Denise had a very Southern US accent for no real reason which drove me nuts. The worst, however, was the hero, Spade, who's high pitched British accent made him sound girly and totally not like a desirable hero. The narrator also frequently spoke so slowly and deliberately I often thought... just get on with it would you.
Then the book, as I said, overall I liked the story, however, I did not like Denise. She was just way too stubborn, screaming and running and carrying on like a baby half the time. If I were Spade I would have ditched her. I understand she went through a very traumatic experience, but that does not excuse her constant, and I mean every single time, misinterpretation and jumping to conclusions about everything Spade did. I just wanted to smack her constantly. The only other real thing I disliked about the book was Spade's name...I mean just yuck! I understand where it came from but it was not a good name for a hero...I think the author could have come up with something else.
In conclusion, I think I probably would not have had the reactions I did to this book if I had read it in print. I tend to be pretty generous with my stars, leaving 1 and 2 stars for really bad books so I give this an overall 4 for story but 3 for narrator...she was decent just not for this story. I will look to read in print some of the author's other books but will likely avoid the audiobooks with this author.
Great side story to the Night Huntress series. Love Spade as a character and it was great to see a happy ending for Denise. Highly recommend finding where this fits in between Night Huntress series and reading this.