Voracious reader/listener: I usually have one ebook and one audiobook going at a the same time. I'm a very eclectic reader so I tend to switch genres after every book. I'm open to most genres but my favorites in audio are mystery and fantasy (epic and urban both).
The first book in this series had serious similarities to Ward's BDB: the language, the two factions of warriors battling each other but with dragons instead of vampires, etc. Even though I wasn't crazy about reading a BDB clone, something about the characters pulled me and I decided to give Fury of Ice a chance, specially because I had read in previous reviews that the author became more herself. But I didn't find any such thing.
The book still has like a million POVs and lots of internal rambling about unnecessary things. Who cares if the villains are eating sandwiches or that one of them likes trucker lingo? I want time spent on the actual relationship - after all, this is a romance. But that was glossed over, specially the heroine's recovery after her kidnapping and abuse. Am I suppose to believe that a woman in her situation would be hooking up with a guy so soon? Give me a break!
Bejamin Darcie's narration was spot on even if his Scottish accent wasn't very attractive -sorry to say, he's no Robert Petkoff but I will definitely listen to another series narrated by him.
I liked most characters in the book - I applauded when the heroine realized that she was being very selfish by endagering the hero with her pursuit of revenge - but I just wished we would have spent more time on the main characters. I'm curious to see what's the deal with Wyck so maybe I'll continue listening. Can't say for sure right now.
The author addressed a very hard subject (rape) in this story, but it was done well.The love and support of the cast of charactors was touching.
Forge's talk with Angela. I wont give it away, but I re-listened to it several times.
Very good at giving charactors individuality. Especially liked Forge's Scottish accent.
Overall, an enjoyable listen. It has some very serious subject matter, but doesn't get graphic about it. But it also has some lighthearted moments that made me laugh.
This book was very much like the first book, but i listened to it in its entirety because i wanted to know what happened to the characters...and i had already purchased the third in the series.
I love this series and cannot wait until the next book. I don't like the voices of some of the male characters (seems a little too high pitched) but they do not take away from the book. Narrator does a really good job on the Scottish accent with Forge and Bastian's voice is awesome. I would recommend this to anyone! Great storyline. Loved it!!
Maybe not....Too Much like the Gentry Series and your mind keeps wanting to make comparisons.
I read the first book, Fury of Fire, last year and although I really liked it it was so long and wordy. So, when this one ended up FREE with my KindleUnlimited trial I decided to give it a shot. And, again, I really like it but it was still long and wordy. That being said, I will probably read the next one since I do Love dragons sooo much.
Just like the first one I just loved Rikar and was glad he found his mate, Angela. Great love story and great sex between these two.
I like the new dragon, Mac. Can't wait to see his growth. And I love Daimler.
As to the narrator: I listened to the first book and gave Mr. Darcie 3 stars because he really wasn't any good with the women's voices. This time he was much better. I wasn't wishing for the book to end so I could be through with him, and that's good. So, I'll probably listen to the next in the series.
I have listened to the first two books in this series and enjoyed the encounters tremendously! It's the first time I have ever listened to this genre of story, and was pleasantly surprised! I plan on getting the 3rd book of the series, as well. Hopefully, in the future, the author will write a book starring each of the male characters in the group (that is certainly more than 3!) Great Listen!
After having enjoyed the first installment in this series, "Fury of Fire", I was looking forward to seeing what would happen to the characters in this, the second 'episode'. Actually, it turned out to be a whole lot of 'not so much'. If you like lots of hot descriptions of sex, you won't go wrong with this one. If you like a story with some meat, pass this one by.
As expected, it was a lead in to another book in the series.
He does well with male and female voices; I could always tell who was who in the story as he read.
See my initial comments.
I like these books. I will continue to buy more in the series. I like the world that is built in these books.
Uninspiring. The relationship between the hero and heroine didn't have chemistry. Her writing with slang trying to mimic Black Dagger Brotherhood was just annoying and painful.She also has some similarities to the Lara Adrian series Midnight Breed.
I rather liked the first book -thought it a good mindless adventure. This book- I couldn't get through the first part.Didn't even finish listening to it.
Probably not. I didn't like her writing style.
I would have her rewrite it. Characters are all monotone and 2 dimensional. Dialog- unbelievable and uninteresting