I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
Lovely, first of all we have werewolves, then all other kinds of creatures. I love a book that incorporates creatures of all kinds. This is the best book I have listened to in a long time in this genre. I cannot wait to get book 2. So many things are going on with the various creatures and I want to know all of their stories.
This is a wonderful series. The paranormal genre lovers out there will love this. It’s so worth a credit.
I thought the execution could have been much better. The dialogue was not great - I didn't think it flowed smoothly or that it felt realistic in some scenes (especially the love the scenes). The dialogue got pretty porntastic during the love scenes which made me wish those scenes were shorter.
I thought the plot/idea of the story was great, and I did get invested in the characters at the beginning of the book. But again, I thought the overall story could have been better. There were several inconsistencies, I thought. Like finding out one of the characters never smiles/expresses much since she became a widow. That it was obvious from how she is now that she was content and happy before. And then later the main character thinks she's apprehensive because her mate may be alive and their pairing wasn't ideal by any means? That seems very contradictory to me.
The narrator was okay, though there were certain scenes where I thought she kept trying to put a little too much emphasis on words to try to convey feeling even though she didn't need to.
Would I read/listen to another book in this series? I would probably give it another chance. And I did get invested in the characters, so I'd like to know what happens to some of them. I just hope that the dialogue gets a little better in the next one.
Amazing book! Looking forward to the next! The Narrator is one of my absolute favorite!!
A fresh take on paramormal story!
YES! Couldn't put it down!
Best Narrator Ive found!
I need more ears!
What to say. This really didn't hold my interest. I thought the world was silly, with the typical compound full of men on a mission. The women they love are tough and bitchy and lacked both common sense, and the gene that promotes self preservation. I was bored.
The bad guys didn't make sense to me. What were they trying to do again? Why go to all that trouble to catch shifters, only to leave them in a knarley basement with dead bodies, to die of disease and starvation? They have this secret, expensive, highly secure facility, and the best they can do for their prize subjects is leave them to rot in a basement?
I gave it a try because I hear that book 2 is better.
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
To be perfectly honest I had mixed feelings about this book. I had trouble getting past the halfway point but after that I liked it alright. The first half of the book was very iffy for me. I really didn't like the way Jax acted at all. He was being a total jerk and not treating his mate, Kira, very well at all (both before and after he started realizing she was his mate). I almost stopped the book in disgust when Jax decided to go get laid by some other woman because he couldn't deal with the feelings building for Kira. He couldn't seem to decide if Kira was too good for him or couldn't be trusted because she's a woman and he'd been burned before. Then, when he finally changed his mind it was like magic... with no real indication of what caused the sudden turn around. One moment he's fighting it and then the next all he wants is her and is upset because she might not want him.
I liked Kira but thought she was way to easy on Jax when he was acting like a total dweeb-head. After Jax stopped being a jerk the book got better and I liked (although I can't say more than liked) the last half of the book. At the end of the first half of the book I would have given the book 2 stars at best. Because the second half was decent I'll give it 3 stars overall but that's as high as I can go. However, because of the struggle it was to get through the first half of the book I have no inclination to read any more in the series (even though this book did end in a bit of a cliff hanger).
Kirsten Potter did a wonderful job with the narration of the book. My only issue with the book was the content and not the narration.
It's on my relisten list. I enjoyed the world and charactors. I can't wait for other books in this series.
really sad that the next in the series isn't on Audible! I'm hoping that will change soon.
I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!
I am not sure where I stand on this book. I mean it was good but definitely not impressive. Many of the reviews I read were correct in the fact that the ending was a real cliffhanger and not in a good way. I felt like the book was missing more of a storyline, more of a bond building between the two characters. There just seemed to be a lot of sex, which I have no problem with, but somehow it didn't have much passion. I guess I have become spoiled with the passion from the NIght Huntress series. This book definitely left me feeling real mediocre and I expected so much more because I had read a few good reviews. I would not purchase a follow up unless on sale. Sighing....sorry to say.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
No Ms Potter is very good and makes our hero as Sexy as he can be. Pace of dialogue could be moved up a bit.
The Shifters were unique. I think this book needs better editing. First half outlined lots of characters for follow up books and second half had all the romance group way too close together. Something missing, but not sure what it was.
I had multiple books going at one time, but no, this book had a good story, but the pace was off some how.
this book ends and the next will continue the story. If you like series that are all linked together ie: JR Ward Brotherhood of the Dager, then this is a good start.
I bought this book yesterday afternoon and couldn't put it down until I finished it. Loved Jax and Kira. And I loved Chup-Chup and Sariel, great secondary characters. Wonderful story of betrayal, love, sex, murder and excitment throughout the book.
As always, Kirsten Potter was terrific..
Maybe I have a better ability than some to suspend disbelief, but I really enjoyed this story. Yes, the combination of SEALS/shifters/psy abilities seems a little like obvious catnip, but I guess I like catnip! Besides, if that is all that holds a book afloat, it will sink. That is not the case here: The story was good and left me wanting to know what happens in the next book. And for me, any book will sink if I do not like the characters or they are poorly developed. I thoroughly enjoyed Tyler's characters, and the supporting cast members were great! Sarial and Kalen...I really want to know what happens to them. Oh! And Kristen Potter is magnificent in everything I have heard her do so far.