Absolutely not. I'm not sure why this is for adults... the only reason that I could gather why this book is in the adult section is the occasional use of big words; each occurrence is pointed out by the author. All of the adults in the book seem to live and follow the rules of a 14-year old girl. I was kind of disturbed by the fawning over Dani by grown men.
Market it to young adults.
The narrators were well chosen for this book. They were able to able to breath some life into otherwise one dimensional characters.
Narration was fabulous with Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross....so much better with the two narrators than one. Nailed character voices. I wasn't sure about this being from Dani O'Malley's view. I was surprised - the character is a bit more mature, but can be a bit irritating at times, not enough to ruin my feel for the book though. Nice to see into the personalities of some of the other characters! Lor turns out to be softer than you think, and the transformation of Christian is awesome - maybe I just a sucker for the "bad guys"!
Looking forward to the next book in this series!
The performance of the narrators was perfect. The voices change with each character so you did not get lost at all. You knew who was speaking with out an introduction. Well done! Phil Gigante is sooo easy to listen to. Sigh!
I was so sad the book ended, I am impatiently waiting for the next one.
New characters and a continuation of a story with a new plot
Rhodan was great, I was not actually that thrilled with the performance of Dani.
Nice addition to Karen Moning's collection. I am not always a fan when authors switch main characters but keep the overall theme but she did this one well and I am looking forward to the next book.
I am a big fan of Phil Gigante and kept trying to give this book a shot, but the whole thing with grown men lusting after a pre-teen was a huge turn off for me. Actually, anything about Dani was a big turn off for me. Anything else done by Phil I'll listen to, but not this.
I don't even think this book is in the proper genre. It is suppose to be a romance novel, but it really reads more like young adult fiction. Sure, there are a few saucy details now and then, but nothing that I would honestly think belongs to the romance section.
The narrators are the only reason I listened to as much of the book as I did. They are very talented folks and I kept hoping that the story would get better if I just stuck with it, but it never happened.
Dani. I know the story is about Dani and the work she is doing, but she isn't what I was expecting or even having to deal with a teenager giving the reader life lessons about the world. I don't think anyone wants to listen to a teenager act all knowing about things they are just discovering. Not to mention that I am really not into pedophilia. Age difference is a nice plot twist, but not when one of the characters is 14.
I really like Karen Moning's work and Phil's performance, but this book just isn't for me.
Yes I have read several
yes I enjoyed others
Sure, I will give it a try
I liked the characters, mainly the main character although I would like to have seen her written as a little older than 14
This was so convoluted and disjointed I didn't enjoy listening, I kept at it hoping it would smooth out and things would come together but it was not entertaining though it was challenging. I ended it with a thumps down (In tribute to Roger Ebert).
I read this when it first came out and then waited patiently for the sequel, but I just couldn't wait anymore and needed to revisit it as an audio book and it did not disappoint. I love that they have two narrartors so you can better imagine the alpha males without the 'female' narrarators trying to do deep voices. That drives me crazy. Both performances were good.
Ryoden's quotes are awesome.
Yes. and then some.
No. The readers did not surpass my ability to imagine the characters.
I was already invested in the fever series so learning more about Dani Christian and Ryodan was a treat. Also IMO there was just enough recap from previous books to not drag the story out.
Dani, the male voices were a bit flat.
Dani's early childhood was especially disturbing to me as a mother.
I am an adult. I do not want to read about a 14 year old heroine being lusted after by adult men. 14 year old children are annoying. They are Junior high children and it is their job to be annoying. I have a 14 year old and she still watches Saturday morning cartoons and sleeps with her stuffed animals.
In the Fever series, I skipped over the Dani solo scenes as she was mostly annoying and I was not interested in this 14 year old in my adult romance. However, I wanted to give KMM a chance to make this right so I read the ICED book. I love KMM and and I love the Fever series but ICED is not adult romance entertainment. It is adults entertaining the idea and desire to have sex with a child. In my opinion, pedophilic behavior is not entertainment.
Ryodan and Christian both lust after Dani throughout the entire book. ICK
KMM should have made this a YA book and tossed out the pedophilia behaviors. I could have enjoyed reading a YA story from the perspective of Dani and Dancer and the other teens.
OR just made Dani 18.
One (1) star for pedophilic behavior.
Three (3) stars for the ICED story. I would have given this story a 5 but again, the pedophilic behavior interfered to much with the story. I could not enjoy the story for fear of what was/would happening to Dani.
On a side note: Five (5) stars for KMM's FEVER series. I loved Mac's story
Dani, an unconscious 14 year old has both Ryodan and Christian lusting after her while she is laying there, dead to the world. The child is 14 years old. Although nobody has had sex with Dani, adult men lust after the child several times through out this book.
Dani, abused by her mother as a young child, was kept locked up in a cage. Dani, as a Junior high child, is further abused by Ryo and locked up in chains as punishment. He was physically abusive to her as well.
Dani accidentally grabs Ryos *ick in the book.
Ryo has a boner when looking at Dani in her underwear.
Ryo has to go get some relief with Jo after seeing Dani in her bra and panties. (This is in some debate.)
Dani accidentally witnessed sex between adults and has stirrings.
Thankfully nobody has sex with Dani in this book but adult men lusting after her is not entertainment. If KMM is planning on Dani hooking up with Dancer (a boy her age) then she does not do justice to any of us by making us think Dani is going to become the child lover of either Ryo or Christian.
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Frustrating, fun, irritating at times
The potential of Dani, Dani's point of view.
The guys working together to thaw Dani.