No on both counts
Something not so mind-numbingly awful
Her pacing is strange, her male character voices are laughable, she sounded too old for any of the characters.
All of them. TSTL Is fitting for all of them.
It seemed like the author was going for funny vampire erotica, and she accomplished neither the funny or the sexy. There was nothing new here to make it stick out in the paranormal romance genre, and the sex scenes were so very, very, very, very, very long and drawn out and completely boring. The comedy aspects weren't funny at all. The story (if there was one, a fact I dispute) was a mish-mash of other books along the same lines that I've read before.
Insta-love? Check. I think this book took place in less than a weeks time.
TSTL leads? Check check
A host of sidekick that are two dimensional and annoying? Check x infinity
It seems like those awful sidekicks are being set up for their own books, but seeing as I wanted to stab all of them with a rusty nail, I will not be sticking around to find out what happens next.
This was seriously bad. Save your credit and ignore the other reviews that made me spend a credit on this pile.
Maybe the narrator. This is my first time reading a Banks book, so if they're like this one, then no.
Made it seem believable? Dunno if she could, though. Gripes: A male character describing a female character's shoes and clothing in great detail doesn't scream "manly" to me. The dialogue was cheesy. Take away the sexual kink of the character, and there is nothing here that I haven't read in countless other romance titles. The book seemed a knockoff of fifty shades of grey-- which, yuck. Why won't it go away?!--down to the questionable "reasoning" (abusiveness) of the male lead and the idiocy of the female. Which is so, soooooo empowering...
All in all, not a good choice for me. I wish I'd seen that it was being touted as a fifty-like book in the iPhone compatible site because I'd have run the other way from this book and not wasted my money. Wish Audible would start doing that!
For those who think it's a fifty thing for me, it's not. It's just the book is unoriginal and can't even be saved from comparison with stellar writing.
Oh well, at least I can exchange it for something else, right :)
Eh, don't think he added or detracted, really. He can only read what's there. Can't spitshine a pile, ya know?
Save your credit.
The narrator. It was hard to tell if the writing was cheesy or if it was just the way she read things. Bad inflection, bad acting, bad reading of dialogue. Little differentiation between voices, really awkward stressing of words, and the "smile in her voice" was uncalled for when telling me about vacuum cleaners--a hint: they aren't that exciting.
Bad bad bad.
Maybe I'll go grab the book from the library and give it a try that way.
Maybe, depending on the narrator. I have read her paper books and enjoyed a few of them.
Not if you paid me. Nails on a chalkboard are probably better.
Some of the excessive "tell and not show" stuff.
Please don't waste your credits, readers. Go buy or rent the book and listen to something else. Stacey's books are usually enjoyable in print form, not the best but not awful either, but this was just baaaaaaad.
This narrator has such over the top narration that I can't even finish listening. The book seems interesting though. Too bad.
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