The great acting and storytelling of Lea Mallach gave me pause. The characters and their relationships were interesting and the plot was fun, well written and full of mischief.
I enjoyed the interesting creatures and the development of their wants and needs alongside a well thought out plot.
Where do I begin??!! Each character's intentions were always very clear and the transitions between characters were seamless such that I always knew who was speaking and literally saw the story unfold in my mind's eye. She made great vocal choices for the characters. I think that if Leah had performed the "50 Shades" story, I might have been able to stomach getting through more of it than I did before I gave up and threw it into the fireplace.
It is too long but here goes - "... an accidental adventure into the secret supernatural dating society of New York."
I will definitely look out for other books written by Jessica Sims and other performances narrated by Leah Mallach.
Also, please note that since this was my first read of a book in this genre, I resisted the urge to give it all 5 stars in every category, so that I can have somewhere to go for mind-blowing reads or those stories I do not like as much.
I found the story poorly written and very juvenile in writing and character portrayal. I felt like I was reading the musings of either (a) a highschool girl with extremely low self esteem, attracted to jerks or (b) a guy who has a really low opinion of women and what they think women want. That being said, perhaps it was written for the "20 somethings" who are still exploring self-esteem issues and the archetypical "bad boy." If that was the intended audience, then it was just not for me. Classier writing style, thoughtful adult situations and relationship parameters that exclude the glorification of "the jerk" would have helped.
I found the whole concept of young women pursuing jerks very disappointing.
No. Her voice was so irritating - but perhaps that was more a function of the irritating characters she was portraying.
I would have just thrown the book in the fireplace and started over.
I bought the books (yes, unfortunately I bought the sequel too) because of the media hype - "women everywhere are going crazy about this book"! I think those women should be in therapy. There are so many other great books with romance and eroticism that did not have the marketing machine that "50 Shades" did. I would like to get my credits back - what a waste!
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