I really expected more from this book. In each of the four previous books Chloe Neil showed growth and greater skill in her writing in each installment. Unfortunately, Drink Deep is a step backwards.
Ms. Neil reverts back to the lazy conversation descriptor "sardonic eyebrow" on several occasions and any ability to describe her environments and bring them to life through words remains absent. Her heroines remain the same vacuous escapees from a high school beauty pageant and the men, supernatural or not, have all the depth of a six -week-old puppy looking for attention. Cynthia Halloway, of whom I'm no fan, only adds to these problems with her atonal Larchmont lockjaw portrayal of these characters.
The plot, if that's what you can call it, was predictable from the beginning. From the aspiration of love from a new suitor to the "ghostly" dream sequences, from the resurrection to Luke coming over to the dark side... oh, wait, that was her girlfriend, Mallory.
Previously, the books have been an amusing read. They have made for a fluffy filler in between novels in my more preferred epic series. Book 5 was simply painful. I'm in no hurry for the next one.
Well, I was nervous to read this after the last book. It seems to drag. The end is ok though. I will continue to listen to the series, but it lost a lot of appeal.
As for the narrator, I hate her!
Still worth a credit.
I'm 52 and enjoy sifi, history, funny romance, fantasy type books. I give my views as to how a book is based on my emotions.
Because the author, or who ever, changed the reader... I refuse to continue "listing" to any book who changes narrators in the middle of a series.
I've given this book, number 5, low ratings simply because I'm not buying the rest. I'm sure its good, not heard it yet, but thats it.
Not sure who changed it, the author or the reader, but I'm done with this series.