I can't say if it was the story, or my mood. I just couldn't get into this one, I'd been wanting to read it for a while, and after thoroughly enjoying another Kresley Cole novel I went for it. But just didn't grab me like The Arcana Chronicles.
It may have been the overbearing, possessive lead male character that put me off. I normally have no problem with that sort, but this time it was too much.
With three hours left I turned it off and haven't returned. I may go back for another try at a later time.
This book had substance. I like to read erotic books. I love when a story builds before the actually act. This story has more emotional romance than sexual romance. I enjoyed it a lot.
I'd listen to another narration by Robert Petkoff in a heartbeat. But, this is my first and last purchase of a Kresley Cole book. I thought I'd give Cole a try as I've never read any of her material. I'm now three quarters of the way through the book and am frankly sick, sick, sick of the heroine Emma. In the opening chapters, Emma had been repeatedly described as shy, timid - with little backbone. As the book progressed, I was gratified to see that she began to step up and grow some backbone. She definately started to come into her own. Unfortunately, the author swung her like a pendulum from one extreme to another. She went from timid, mousy Emma to this incredibly resistant shrew, harpy, "in your face", take no sh*t type chit. I began to feel sorry for Lachlain, her much spurned suitor. Perhaps he won't get his "happily ever after" and if he does he will definitely have to work for it.
I like Robert Petkoff's take on a Scottish accent. He brings Lachlain's character to life and makes him sound oh so sexy.
Can't think of any in particular.
Was excited at first. Sounded as if it would be a good story of two people finding each other and falling in love, but this was grueling...almost, then 2 steps back...almost, then 1 step back...almost, then 3 steps back- too much like work. Wanted it to just end after a while.
I loved the follow through with everything from beginning to end.
I loved the scene where she was only able to drink from him in the end.
He always gets what he wants........and so does she.
I loved this book and will definitely continue with the series!
This book was so fun it was in a class by itself.
I guess the Black Dagger Brotherhood may compare. If you like this series you would like BDB. The world building is very detailed and stays consistent even though each book is about a different set of lovers.
I did have an extreme reaction to these characters, the Werewolves were a hoot and when they finally get down to it, it's hot.
So far I've loved every book in this series except the last one and only because I haven't read it yet. The author does have a formula that by the 3rd book you've figured out but have no fear the mental masturbation does get relieved eventually so once you've read a few you can deal more easily. But although you can predict some of it, the story lines are great, they're well written and a whole lot of fun. I'd recommend this series to all my girls at work.
Typical romance story with a predictable plot/storyline.
- Girl meets boy
- Instant sexual attraction
- Both have issues to overcome
- Passion builds
- Hot and steamy sex scenes
- Love follows
- Love finds a way.
Replace boy meets girl with Werewolf meets Valkyrie/Vampire and there you have it.
I enjoyed the sisters of the main character. They were like comic relief. The story could get intense at times.
I think the title says it all. Look what he did to his leg to get to her.
The narrator is the most memorable from the a hunger like no other. I think I could just listen to his voice all day and night. He brings the book alive in a way never would have thought.
The different accents and the characters came alive in a way that reading doesn't quite do. Don't get me wrong, I love reading books and imagining them in my mind. But Robert Petkoff just does int better
During the first half of this audio I almost gave up on it. The situation between the two main characters becomes very repetitive. However I am pleased I stayed with it as the second half was very good. I have never listened to or read a supernatural type book before so I am now interested but not sold. Mr Petkoff has the most amazing voice. Incredibly good interpretation of a sexy Scottish brogue, but I am afraid Emma did sound mostly like a man trying to be a woman (Mrs Doubtfire the movie kept coming to mind) but other than that I so enjoyed listening to Robert and would listen to him anytime....particularly if playing a Scotsman!!