The story developed the characters well although it too a little time to get started. If you have enjoyed previous stories in the series, you should like this one. The narration is quite good and overall, I enjoyed the listen.
I enjoyed this book, but readers should be aware that it has the same problems as the others in the series: ex the heroine is constantly being saved by men instead of acting on her own account, etc. This particular book makes reference to women being too unattractive to be sexually assaulted multiple times and there are more frequent gay slurs/stereotypes then the previous books (fairy, pansy). The whodunnit and period aspects of the series are great, but the toxic tropes (rape as plot device, men "romantically" being vaguely threatening, etc) are getting a little heavy handed.
I love a good cozy. The idea that the heroine is going on and on about vampires is is ridiculous. Plus, how many more books do we have to wait for the heroine and hero to be together. A couple in love would be more fun.
Have never read/listened to a series that was more predictable and ridiculously formulaic that I have loved more than this one.
Another wonderful cosy mystery from this author. The narrator is fantastic. If you are looking for a cosy mystery that's funny, has great characters, amazing narration, and is generally easy to follow, look no further. This is a great series when you are not looking for something that will break your heart or your brain, but that is still interesting and fun.
I'm enjoying the Royal Spyness stories, mostly because Georgie is charmingly sweet and naive, and because the narrator is one of the best I've heard. This volume is weaker than the first two, partly because of the silly vampire element. Does every story need to have an obligatory vampire somewhere, even one like this, which otherwise isn't even a little supernatural?
Other than that, it's getting a little silly that no matter where in the world she goes, Darcy shows up just in time to save her. I'm willing to forgive that, though, because he's dreamy, and I love how Kellgren does his voice.
I think, though, that one of my main problems is Sigfried. I get that Georgie isn't attracted to him, but there seems to be no reason for her vehemence about it. All I've picked up is that he's got a "fish face," he brags about having no fear, and he's a little uptight. In this story, though, he seems kind and respectful, so I think he's getting a bum rap. I get that she would prefer to marry for love, but I don't get the "not if he was the last man on earth" sentiments. Seems like she could do a lot worse than a kind, respectful husband who would be ok with her finding love discreetly elsewhere.