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It may have been exacerbated by the fact that I didn't care for the narration, but this book really got on my nerves. I thought all of the characters were really one-dimensional and not very likeable, and Bettina was just annoying. I also thought it was about 3x longer than it needed to be. There were a couple of bright spots with the humor -- the mundane world references to things like Rocky Horror and Cracker Barrel were kind of funny, but they seemed very random and out of place. The sylph Salem was the only character that I really liked, but he still seemed like a caricature. There were quite a few sexy bits, but something about the language seemed too crass to me and the Dracula-style accent that the narrator gave to Trehan was really disconcerting. I also really dislike the romance novel tropes of "Oops -- I had sex with you by accident, thought you were someone else!" and "Well, since I can't have sex with who I really want I'll just practice with you." Overall, bleh.
I LOVE this series and so far gave it 5 stars. This book was my least favorite in the series so far. The female was weak and so confused and just a bit too annoying. The plot twist were because of misunderstandings between the main two characters which was somewhat boring... He wants her but he doesn't say all that he thinks so she doesn't get it, she wants him but she doesn't realize it and than once she does she doesn't say it so he doesn't get it....
Also this book added so little to the overall plot of the series, accession and all that, I almost feel like I could have skipped it (nuf said)
Performance was as always superb
Phantom character was funny
couldnt stop listening...darn!! the story just grabbed on and would let go. 30hrs straight.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
More from the Dacian's, introduced by Lothaire. This listen was great as usual due to both writer and narrator. Peeks of past characters pop up which is always fun, otherwise another blooded male on the hunt to win his female.