I purchased both this title and the second one as part of a sale. I had read other reviews that indicated that there seemed to be quite a bit of J. R. Ward style writing or "branding" and I love J. R. Ward so I thought, why not?
I find myself completely torn as to how I feel about this book and this author. On the one hand, the story is great and highly entertaining. On the other, I'm surprised the woman hasn't been sued by J. R. Ward. It isn't just a similarity, it's an absolute copying of style, vocabulary and race personality. It was like reading really excellent fan fiction based on the Black Dagger Brotherhood even though the supernatural race is different. Note that I said "really excellent" fan fiction, because it would be but it hardly qualifies as original. Maybe that's what this started out being...I have no clue.
So, I'm torn. I like the storyline but I'm put off by what I feel is theft. I'd love to know J. R. Ward's thoughts on this. If she didn't care, I'd read easier knowing my purchase hasn't contributed to supporting blatant rip off of another's imagination and effort. It's a GREAT storyline that didn't require the dragons speak and think like the Brothers so it's a shame I can't give the story a better rating or review.
Better language, maybe I am old fashioned, but using F--k and Sh-t to make up word count puts me off.
Dumb female character is so 60's...
Yes, Benjamin puts in a good performance and made this book almost listenable.
Not so much cut as upgrade. I know the author wants to "set a scene", but most of the work is just sloppy and rely on idiots for it to work.
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
This book was good. Nothing super surprising though. If you are use to reading romantic fantasy novel, then this one will fall right in your library nicely. There are 3 books in this series. I think I am going to stop at this one. Basically a dragon half human warrior finds his mate. Basic romantic fantasy novel setup here. Nothing to wow gripping about the story.
Darcie actually did a good job. I am not big on male narrators, but Darcie did well.
Some things were very unique to this story and done very well, some things were rehashed from other books of this style. It's got some real possibilities but she's got to give her characters more depth for me to care.
The Narrator was all right but not that good with female voices.
All in all I like it enough to listen to the next two.
I'm a lover of books, both read and audible.
Yes and I have. I have never really been intertested in dragon stories but this book has really captured my interest. I can't wait until I read the other books in the series. Strong lead male characters and a good story line.
I'm enjoying listening to Benjamin reading of the book. He add alot of emtional to all the characters. This is my first time listening to him and I will continue to seek book read by him. Plus his voice is delicious.
Coreene has done an excellent job of introducing a series with just the right amout of mystery to keep you reading, humor to keep it entertaining and romance to keep you longing for more.
Good book, but the narrator is awful. All of the characters sound like gay men, no matter who he is speaking. I find this very distracting when trying to listen to a book where the male characters are supposed to be heterosexual alpha in nature. Please find someone new for the fourth book in the series.
long and well written, few to no insufferable moments
read male parts well, and as a male with a deep voice read the female parts decently
I'd suggest it to anyone who likes romance, dragons, surprises, and tinges of broken science
I do like kick butt chick vampire slayers
I love this genre and have read many, many books along the same lines, but this was awful. It could not work out if it was fantasy, erotic or romatic. Full of cringe worthy scenes.
Please do not waste your time or money. Wish I had not
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
I enjoyed this book, kept me interest enough to purchase the second book. Good Narrator well done. :)
I"m a audible addict. My eyes have gotten really bad so I really hadn't read much in the last 10 years until I discoverd books on CD and Audible. Now I'm a fiend. Other than audio books I enjoy my family, work and dabbling on the computer.
I really enjoyed the book and couldn't wait for the next one to come along. The narrator is excellent as well. You know it's good when you can't stand to turn it off.