Sutton, Australia | Member Since 2009
Wow!!! What an awesome find! This book was fantastic. It had 2 wonderful characters in Trey and Taryn and a whole host of fabulous supporting characters. I'm very happy to hear that it's been picked up and will continue into a series. Trey is an uber alpha male (literally) and Taryn is tough as nails, but so funny and sweet too. There was tons of angst, drama and the sex- Oh Lord! The scenes were smoking hot!!! I loved every minute and glad to find another author to put in my "must read" category.
For me, Fatal books are one's to savor. Even if I get an ARC, I still wait because once I finish it, that's it for a while, I'm done. So I like to take my time, read slow and really ENJOY the time I get to spend with Sam, Nick and the whole Fatal crew. Yes, it did only take me a day to read this last installment, but every hour was soooooo worth the wait.
Fatal Deception sucks you into the plot from the first chapter and has you on a roller coaster ride of suspense until the very end. I had so much fun reading this book, I wished I could be Sam for the day...Sometimes her job can be SO MUCH FUN!!
The emotions were running high, the sexual chemistry between Nick and Sam was OFF THE CHARTS HOT, and we have some great new characters ready to stir up some action. I will say that I did kind of fall a little in love with FBI Agent Avery Hill, I really enjoyed being able to get into his head and I do hope that Marie finds him a soul mate...he really is the "heart stealer" of the book.
There are so many things that I want to say, but I hate giving ANYTHING away, especially to my tasty readers who are HUGE Fatal Fans. All I will say is that you won't be able to get enough, especially when Nick takes charge...oh baby...just you wait!! And the end, if the "letter" doesn't have you tearing up, then a certain conversation will have you reaching for a tissue.
Marie, I love this series, and I guess we can thank Baby Sofia for being stubborn and not wanting to come out, that I was able to read and review Fatal Deception. I am so excited for what you have in store for us next, and I will be a Fatal Fan For Life!!
Passion and love undermine the best laid plans. Eliza Martin, a self-sufficient heiress, who is avoiding forfeiting her freedom and fortune to a husband, plans to retire to the country after her sixth London season is over. Suspicious incidents make Eliza wary of her suitors, thinking someone is trying to force her into a marriage for protection. She hires a runner (London pioneering police) who doesn't take her seriously, but recommends Jasper Bond's thief-taker associate, Thomas Lynd, who cannot stand Eliza, and ends up asking Jasper to look after her security and to continue with the investigation.
Pride and Pleasure is a satisfying listen, the characters are of the most sympathetic ones I'd ever encountered, and the love scenes are fervid. The first one between Jasper and Eliza is one of the most original and passionate, seducing the virgin scene, I'd ever read. The more they learn about one another, the more their mutual admiration and love spring up. The suspenseful sub-plot makes one distrusts nearly all the secondary characters until the discovery of the wrongdoer. The book is written in a prose that belongs to the period is set, and there are plenty of witty exchanges amongst the characters. That has always been my favourite part of historical, so I fully enjoyed the beautiful and diverse usage of the English language by the author for our reading pleasure.
Imogen Church was wonderful in the delivery of the story
Gideon and Eva are done dancing around their relationship. They have matured and are putting each other first. No more running away when things look bad. Okay, there are doubts and worries, but these are two damaged people overcoming their pasts and striving for a solid future. The sexual attraction that first drew them together has evolved into something much deeper and meaningful(but still sizzling!)
To rebut the complainers:
The ending is abrupt, but no more than in Bared to You and Reflected in You.
There are loose ends, but no cliffhanger.
The publisher sets the release date. Sylvia gave us snippets and there were snapshots to keep up interest during the wait.
The author decides how many books are needed to tell the story in her head. If you want to read the book before deciding to buy it, patronize your local library. Accusing an author of being greedy is just plain rude.
If I like a book enough to relisten to it and I want to own it, it rates 5 stars. I can't wait for the next book in the series.
Jill Redfield did an outstanding job with the delivery of the story.
For those who enjoy paranormal romance/action stories, they will enjoy Wicked Cravings. There is just the right amount of sex, romance (cause hey, there is definitely a difference), suspense, wolf fights and shape shifting. And while some would say that there is nothing extremely original or new about the story....shape shifter girl with secret meets hot shape shifter guy who doesn't think he wants a relationship because he fears intimacy or letting anything come between him and his job....but realizes that he must have her....and then they have some obstacle to overcome....and soon he realizes that she is his entire world.... and they fight any and every one to be together....because when it comes down to it, they are stronger together than apart. SO, while there may not be anything horribly new or original, there was something about this story that had me staying up all night to see how it ends. I was invested in their romance and really wanted to see how it all ended. I enjoyed the characters, the witty banter (between Jaime & Dante), and the flow of the story. And while this was my first Suzanne Wright book, I definitely can't wait to read other stories in the series (especially the next one that has to be Shaya and Nicks's story which I can already tell will be a doozy).
Jill Redfield does an outstanding job with the delivery of the story.
This is not your usual Regency romance of the ton balls, debutantes, and titled gentlemen. Caversham's Bride is extremely well written in an epic adventurous fashion that is reminiscent of a Bertrice Small novel. The settings vary from Morocco to Italy to England.
The hero, Ren, is not your run-of-the-Regency-mill nobleman. He actually works for a living, owns his own shipping company. His father was a duke, but mom was a rich middle class woman who taught him the value of time. Plus he likes his family, with one exception the one family member who wants him dead. His solution to end the murder plots is to marry and produce an heir. When that doesn't work, he flees England to regroup and strategize and catch his killer.
After her parents' deaths, Lia, the heroine, and her baby brother are kidnapped from their family home in Naples by an aunt and uncle interested only in their inheritances. After the random is cashed, her abductors decide to sell her to make even more money. Lia's intelligent and a courageous heroine, only unselfishly thinking of saving her little brother from what is certain doom no matter the circumstance she finds herself in.
With a fantastic not technically first meeting, Ren and Lia reach a "deal" of she gives him an heir and he saves her brother. There are some sizzling sex scenes in their romantic journey. After a satisfactory dealing with each other's families, they must of course realize that they're in love.
I loved this book and the family involvement on all sides. This book had it all and I highly recommend. Can't wait for the next book!!!
I purchased this book because of the ratings but I have to say that I was disapointed. While parts of the book were funny I got very tired of the banter back and forth between all the parties.
I got pretty frustrated with their lack of hooking up..book doesn't heat up until about 90% of the way through, I mean really. Not a book that I would recommend but lots of people loved it. I just found most of the book boring. The narrator I found just OK.
The DARKEST LONDON series just gets better and better! Author Kristen Callihan is at the top of her game in WINTERBLAZE, an exciting, sensual, imaginative story that will sweep you away to a world unlike any other.
The paranormal Victorian-era world of the DARKEST LONDON expands by leaps and bounds in WINTERBLAZE, so I recommend reading the first two books in the series -- FIRELIGHT and MOONGLOW -- before reading WINTERBLAZE. There are new supernatural creatures to be discovered, paranormal politics to be played and a host of surprises that are sure to have you avidly turning the pages of WINTERBLAZE. Again, I'm afraid I'll have to be vague to avoid giving away any of the fantastic twists and turns in WINTERBLAZE. Suffice it to say that you will NOT want to miss this book.
WINTERBLAZE is a phenomenal romance that I highly recommend. Kristen Callihan is an author to watch -- it's clear she's a master at her craft. I foresee many, many more spellbinding stories coming from her and I, for one, cannot wait to read them!
Moira Quirk was outstanding as the narrator.
I loved Fatal Affair and was looking forward to revisiting all of the characters we met the first time around. I'm happy to say that I liked this installment even more than the first one. Watching Sam and Nick start to settle into their relationship was entertaining and emotional. I thought the conflicts between them were completely realistic given the inherent demands of their jobs and that they handled them in an adult manner. I love that even though Nick is now a US Senator, Sam's job is just as demanding and just as important. I also loved that the secondary characters were given lots of "screen time" in this book. Freddie is a great character that I can't help but root for and the more readers get to know Sam's dad, the more they will hope the mystery over his shooting will be solved at some point. There's definitely food for several more books here and I'll be looking forward to listening to Fatal Consequences next.
This book has its pros and cons (for me).
Some of the reviews almost made me not buy the book but I am glad I did. Also I did not mind the narrator at all.
It's definitely a fast read, and I found myself engrossed. Mia and Gabe have a typical rocky relationship that involves a dominant male, but that didn't stop me from loving Gabe. The best thing I've found about Maya Banks is that she writes a desirable male. Although I enjoyed swooning after Gabe, I did find the romance to be slightly forced in terms of speech. I suppose it's the same as a soap opera; no one really talks like that. However, that honestly didn't stop me from enjoying the book and picking up the next one as soon as it came out. Overall, good steamy romance, even if it's a little predictable.
I loved the author's first book, The Raven Prince. But this second book had a downer element that caused me to give it 4 stars instead of 5. In this story, the Lord of the area who also had police powers had the ability to arrest any innocent person he chose, lock them in a cell, and torture them without any local person being able to do anything about it. He had absolute power and was so evil in his treatment of others, that it took away too much from the romance story for me. I'm still glad that I read it, but it's not a favorite. I enjoy this author's writing style and characters. I plan to read her next book.
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