Of course we all have our own individual preferences and the only way one knows if you like a book is to listen to it yourself. I am a fan of MB books and I found myself, forcing myself to listen to this book until the end.
I was disappointed to find this story boring, sickeningly filled with overdone "lovey doviness", and a ridiculous amount of mundane descriptions. At points, I found myself speaking out loud in frustration. Don't get me wrong there are some good points in the story, but overall it leaves a lot to be desired. The narration unfortunately left even more to be desired. When I listened to the preview snippet I thought the sexy accent would surely heighten the enjoyment, but OMG he was so very boring. I am a fan of Kresley Cole, J D Tyler, Jeanine Frost, and Gena Showalter to name a few, and was hoping the KGI series would be of their caliber, like MB's other books. As a MB fan, I'm hoping the KGI stories get better and am going to try Book 2. But, If 2 is as bad as Book 1, then I will not be able to recommend them at all.
I had a very hard time staying engaged while listening to this book. I was expecting much more. The narrator is a good fit, but the story rambled along with a "laundry list" of characters and events that left me feeling exhausted and confused. .There were some funny parts that made it a tiny bit entertaining, but overall I found it to be very weak, with little substance. I can not recommend this book.
Some of the writers I do recommend are: Diana Gabaldon, Sara Donati, Molly Harper, Robert McCammon, Kevin Hearn, George R. R. Martin, Susanna Sandlin, and Deborah Harkness just to name a few.
Ok, overall this book is not as bad as the 4th, but it is not as exciting as the first 3, but that's because GRRM pretty much killed off, maimed, or imprisoned everyone of interest.
I am convinced that the mind of GRRM is sick. We have five books of proof that this man's mind works contrary to all reasonable thought.
And we are even sicker than he is because we are loving every word of it!
J D Tyler did an excellent job showing us a view of the broken mind of Kalen Black.
I did like the book, but there were two things that led me to my decision to say "I could take it or leave it" and give only a 3 star rating.
1. I think the frequent on again, off again, thing with Mac, did too much to take me out of the enjoyable read zone. Between that, and Kalen's "wakeup" ending, I felt the story was a bit flat, felt rushed, and left me frustrated.
2. I found the numerous sex scenes to be irritating, and an interruption, rather than an addition to the story. It seemed J.D. took the lazy way out (imagination, and dreams) rather than developing natural story progressions to sexual scenarios, to keep one engaged with the characters.
I listened to this book straight through! I actually had fun listening to it. The dual narration added to the enjoyment of this one. It is definitely worth the credit, and I highly recommend it if you like sex with a story.
There were only two things I took issue with in this book.
1- The beginning had a ridiculously long sex scene that became tedious rather than exciting.
2- The story arc on Sophie's ultimate release, was a lazy out, and should have had more explanation of the passage of time it took for Thomas' vengeance.
Overall the story had substance and heart, and is a much better story than the first one. I found myself laughing, being anxious, and smiling in all the right places.
I highly recommend it. Thanks, MB.
I really liked the story and the couple narration of this book. It is well written and very erotic. Well worth the credit.
AC did a great job on the story! Very "Sex and the City-ish". Lots of real-world dialogue and believable action. I find her style similar to that of Molly Harper's book, "And one last thing". Awesome! I highly recommend it for a fun "escape".
This book is an awesome erotic fantasy escape! I found it funnily forward thinking, tender,
shocking, and sexy. I do recommend this book, and think others will find it enjoyable too. If you haven't already...check out MB's Exile, it is along a similar line.
Lynsay Sands has created a fun, and interesting world here. If you like Jeanine Frost's, Kat and Bones series you will like her world too. Although the series is beginning to show signs of "contrived circumstances" (LOL, it's all contrived) as an excuse for the sex, which for me, with this one, lost some of the enjoyment of the story. I do recommend this book.
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