*Beautiful* The plot and the writing just come together and make this story at least the first 92% of the story). Simply gorgeous.
*(Memoirs of a Geisha)*During the course of the book, I was thinking how very much alike in plot this was to Memoirs of a Geisha. And if you loved that book, but love M/M and a sliver of paranormal, you will truly love this.
*Epic*The story told is unlike many of this genre. As I said before it is like Memoirs of a Geisha but a lovely twist. A rich storyline, a myriad of realistic characters, not very much sex (thought I wouldn't necessarily feel this was an asset, but with this book it might have ruined the beauty if the author didn't integrate it right), and a compelling historic world.
If you do decide to get this book, regardless if you care for Happily Ever After's, stop right before the end. You will know when. At the climax, you know, that point when everything seems to be going wrong but most authors make it all right again? Well John Tristan, the author, didn't. And usually that is refreshing. But not so with this book, it was not done in a way that fit the story. More so like the author got morbidly depressed or bored and decided happiness was overvalued and somehow would diminish the rest of the story.
Yes! Sean Crisden, Jack LeFleur, Paul Morey or Charlie David. All excellent narrators. Even Jeff Gelder who I had once thought I could barely tolerate. After listening to the audio snippet they give you, I decided to look for another book. But then I came back because I truly was intrigued by the premise and thought I may get used to the narrator. I was wrong. It is not just that he doesn't have the voice for a hot romance novel, though he doesn't (his voices for the two different protagonists are laughable) it's the fact that he just sounds so old. So when the sex scenes come about, I was positively disturbed. Having an old man talk about lube, dicks and come are not my idea of a fun time. But to each their own.
Find something better to read.
The premise was good however the execution was sub-par. Unfortunately the writing is more akin to those who write fan-fiction online than a published author.
This book is not really to be read for it's drama or originality. But a book to read on a slow day that will help you A) smile at the sweetness B) roll your eyes at the cheesiness or C) feel utterly depressed at your own bleak prospects of a love life.This book, like the others, doesn't have you on the edge of your seat, eagerly waiting for more but instead laying back cozily and coming back for more in the series irregardless.On a side note, it is always a pleasure to see old characters from previous books appear nonchalantly in the story though sometimes you must be reminded of the story behind that niggling, oh so familiar name.
This whole series is marked by this 'soulmate love' connection at first sight that I would most definitely change. The overly sweetened nicknames, the syrupy declarations of love, gave me serious of cavities that had me putting down the book multiple times to fix.
I would hope it wouldn't, I think there are far better books in regards to the development of romance that would do this genre more justice.
I gave this book's plot such low stars because it book flipped too much between past and present and different POV's. And I didn't understand the main characters motivations for why they broke apart for three years and even why they even decided to get together again, considering.
It was a good book. A solid 4 stars. I wasn't on the edge of my seat in anticipation but I was curious enough in how the plot would play out. The dynamic between the two was interesting enough, if not predictable.
The futuristic setting of Sky Hunter and the character dynamic between Jeret and Dagan.
This book had that usual, but enjoyable, theme of watching two cold, scorned hearts find love in each other again. And so there are many, many books that have this same theme. However there is not that many with the same setting over arching plot which sets itself apart, if slightly.
If my friend had already listened to most of the other book in the M/M genre, had both money and time to spend, then yes I would recommend it. Not to say it was that bad of a book but for me, the plot that I'd gathered from the blurb wasn't all that compelling to begin with. And then it sort of dragged, going through the motions of the usual book with a "gay for you" (suburbs style) theme that you find in this genre. I found this book similar to the book "Nothing ever happens" by Sue Brown but ironically less climatic.
Unfortunately I haven't because it didn't really leave a strong impression on me.
I always tend to gravitate towards audiobooks, one because of the narrator and two for the convenience. So yes, I consider the audio edition better.
The idea of the book was good but it seemed to be missing that "umpf", you know?
The conflict between Ethan and Miguel was good, intriguing even. However beside that, there was no real plot. Yes, because of what they are there should have been struggle, should have been some tension. But in all actuality there really wasn't much. Everything just resolved too easily, too conveniently. So by the end it was kind of dragging, and a bit anti-climatic. So this would be a book where the concept was good but the execution could have been better. I still enjoyed it however, as I did the first book in the series, and would read future sequels.
Interesting, Funny, Heart-Warming
The main character's, Bear, witty insight and inner dialogue.
There are a lot of things that happened in this book and so I would insist that if you read, Bear Otter and the Kid, you definitely need to read this one.
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