I don't know what i was expecting, after Cry Wolf & Hunting Ground, but this book wasn't it. Charles and Anna seemed at a pretty good place at the end of those books, but they were NOT okay here.
This book was truly about the story, and not about Charles and Anna. Charles had some issues to deal with and it was affecting his relationship with Anna because Charles chose to deal with his issues alone. Anna was hurt because he was hurt and wouldn't share or wouldn't let her help him. Anna blamed Charles' withdrawal and his pain on his duty as the enforcer of justice. What could they do for Charles' pain?
Well Bran tried a new approach. Bran sent Anna to be the point to be the Wolf "PR" & help on a Serial Killer case in Boston that included 3 werewolves. Charles was ordered to be her muscle and bodyguard. A serial killer had been killing boys and girls for over 25 years and no one could figure out who. Anna and Charles began helping the law enforcement by profiling the serial killer. This book was dark for most of the story but there was a light at the end of the tunnel. The highlight for me was that this case helped Charles and Anna begin to work together as a team again.
The story was well written and intricate. I enjoyed the addition of various players such as Leslie, Beauclaire, Issac etc. I wonder where Briggs is taking us next.
Don't read this story for romance because there is very very little in this book. But if you like a well written Thriller and Suspense story in your UF, then this is the book for you.
BTW, the narrator was really good. I enjoyed his Charles and Brother Wolf voices.
I really enjoyed this highlander story. My only real issue was the narrator would switch between a scottish burr and her normal american accent. When Rosalyn Landor (my favorite narrator) reads, she stays in the same dialect. I would have preferred the narrator to pick one and stick with it. But overall, she did well.
I have heard so much about this series and I just had to try it. I fought to finish book 1, but this book was just too long and not enjoyable for me. I tried but I didn't engage with Jane. I only liked th scenes with Leo P and didn't buy the romance with Bruiser or the Cop.
4.5 stars. Definitely the best in the series in my opinion.
This book was 90% plot and action, low romance. While I love the romance, this story was well done. Riveting and just entertaining.
Finnegan Lane was invited to an Art Exhibit of the items owned by the infamous Mab Monroe and of course Finn invited Gin to be his date.
First, he wanted to get Gin out the house since she has been moping about her separation with Owen and he was also curious about the items that the dead fire elemental had amassed.
We learned from the prior 2 book that everyone should be weary of any invitation by Ashland's underworld, so I was not surprised at all when a fun gala event turned into a "stick up". A group of Giants had decided that they were through being bodyguards and wanted to run Ashland's underworld now that Mab's death left a vaccum for leadership.
Obviously they made a grave miscalculation by holding the crowd hostage, the crowd including Gin Blanco's loved ones. Nobody messes with Gin's family and gets away with. Watch Gin Blanco get to the bottom of the robbery and also the mystery of who set up the heist and why.
I was just hooked from the beginning to the very end! What a ride. This book was written like an action movie and it was the return to the beginning of the series where love as a side action and Gin Blanco as the Spider reigned as the main plot. Yes, Gin and Owen did talk and lay some things on the table. I also see a future with these two as I love them as a couple. But most of this book was all Gin solving a mystery and while there was just a little of Finn, Owen, Jojo D, Eva, Philip, Rosaline, Xavier & even Bria were just supporting her.
I can't wait for the next installment of what has become one of my favorite series.
I love this book and the series. I am not sure why people are so pissed about the alternating POV's but it wasn't bad at all. Each character had their own personality and the story flowed really well. Great Narration! I enjoyed hearing each person from their own "voice".
We picked up with Sam having gotten the "cure" and now he is functioning as a human. Him and Grace are enjoying the winter together, but waiting for the other shoe to drop with the new werewolves.
We meet the one Beck chose to replace Sam and his name is Cole.
Cole appeared to be a narcissist in the beginning, always whinning about how his life sucked, but after awhile he grew on me. I don't know why he was so sick of his life, as it didn't seem bad to me, but he began "doing" for others. I like the connection between Isabella and Cole because they were the anti-Sam and Grace.
This book was a turning point for Grace both in her life with her parents and in her development as well. I look forward to seeing how these changes affects her life plans with Sam and with her parents.
On an unrelated point--I hate Mr. Culpepper (ISabella's dad). I want someone to shoot him!
Book 2 of this series has Atticus and Oberon riding high after the defeat of Angus Og and his witch allies. Now that Atticus has made a reputation as a god killer, everyone wants him to kill a deity for them. More importantly, a powerful entity wants to kill him by use of magic.
In addition, Malina (possible witch allie) wants his help to avenge the murder of some members of her coven. Incidentally, the murders are also trying to kill Atticus, so they have an enemy in common.
Atticus begins looking for the witches who are trying to murder him and his loved ones, with the help of the wolves, witches and a new amulet from Granuel.
I enjoyed this book a little more because I have become more comfortable with his sarcastic quips and Oberon's comedic comments. I love the relationship between man and dog. I also wonder if Atticus will get some love soon, because he needs some relationship action. This series is definitely an action packed storyline and I will continue with book 3.
Favorite Oberon Quip: She should win the Nobel Obvious
After reading book 2, It happened one autumn, I thought Sebastian St. Vincent was just scum. I didn't think it was possible to redeem him after what he did to Lillian Bowman-Westcliffe. But obviously I forgot I was dealing with a master storyteller and Lisa Kleypas didn't disappoint. I know now not to doubt her because all I can say is Bravo, Ms. Kleypas, Bravo!
This one picked up right after book 2 ended. Sebastian St. Vincent was home nursing his bruises after his old friend Westcliffe gave him a beatdown. Evangeline "Evie" Jenner shows up and offers him a deal he can't refuse. Marry her and her fortune will be his. Evie basically exchanged her fortune for her freedom from her cousins. He needs money since he will inherit a title with no funds, and she has money but is imprisoned by her mother's family. They both needed help!
Their journey to Gretna Green began stripping both Sebastian and Evie, layer by layer, exposing the "lazy, aimless rake" as much more than he pretends to be, AND showing the "quiet, stuttering mouse" has much more fortitude than anyone realized.
What amazes me about Lisa Kleypas and this series is that no one H/h journey is quite the same. She may bring characters from prior books, but the individual story and road to HEA is unique to that couple. While I had hoped for a more drawn out fight with Evie's cousin, I had to admit that would been a predictable villain and storyline. Another great story and great installment to the Wallflower series
***Evangeline Jenner is Ivo Jenner's daughter from Dreaming of You. He owned the rival club to Craven's club (Derek Craven's club). Nice way to connect the series.
This book is a 3.5 stars for me. I enjoyed it, but it isn't a book that I would return to over and over again like Slammed.
Abigail Abernathy was a young girl who went to a far away College (from Kansas) to get a new lease on life. She wanted to forget her past and reinvent herself in the new environment. She gets drawn into a friendship/relationship with the campus bad boy Travis Maddox. I don't know if I really think Travis is a bad boy, but he engages in underground fights to pay for schooling. He is academically smart, but a shameless womanizer. Abby's best friend America,is a relationship with Shep, Travis's best friend and cousin. So of course those two will get thrown together often. Abby is determined not to be one of the notches on Travis' belt, and she is very vocal about it. She begins dating a nice boy named Parker, but there is some magnetic pull to Travis. So Abby is stuck with a decision, should she be with the guy that appears great by society's standards or should she be with the guy who makes her feel comfortable enough to be herself at times?
Abby's answer was rooted in her past, and she had difficulty with her past so Abby made the choice to avoid the guy that resembled her past lifestyle---a decision that caused confusion and hurt to almost everyone involved with Abby.
The writing was a tad predictable and a tad unrealistic at places for instance Abby's venture to Vegas. Many of Travis' fights, but I still enjoyed the story. One of the things that I loved about Abby was that she wasn't that naive heroine who was attracted to danger and had to sneak out to meet bad boy over mommy and daddy's objections. Abby knew who and what Travis was, and wasn't really fazed. I also disliked the exact same thing about Abby because she should not have made so many bad decisions because she wasn't a naive, sheltered little girl. She had real life experiences so some of her rookie mistakes were unbelievable to me. She was very clear and communicative...except for when it counted the most.
Abby was the real enigma in this story and she didn't achieve peace and contentment until she made peace with herself and truly shared herself with her friends. That freedom allowed her to pursue her heart's desire and that was fun to watch.
The writing style was easy to follow, it wasn't emotionally charged to me, so I was entertained. I just wasn't blown away by the prose or the plot itself. I would recommend this to readers who enjoy that bad-boy-saved-by-the-love-of-a-good-girl stories. But not for those readers who want more mature love/relationships.
4.5 Stars. I loved it.
In this story, music teacher Sarah Bingham found some men beating and attempting to kill another man. Thinking fast, Sarah grabs a shovel and knocks out the two men stomping on the unconscious man. When she asks the man who he was, he explained that he was Roland Warbrook and he was an undercover CIA agent in a drug buy gone awry. She didn't quite believe him, but soon he gained her trust. He later revealed that he an immortal guardian, protecting "the innocents" (mankind) from insane vampires who were preying on humans, torturing and later killing them. Someone was trying to kill Roland and now Sarah has gotten herself involved in the vendatta.
In an attempt to protect Sarah, Roland solicits help from his friend Marcus and the leader of the Immortal Guardians, Seth--as well as a few others. All the while, Sarah was determined to be no one's victim. I loved Roland and Sarah Bingham together. She wasn't content to just be some helpless female. She wanted to fight for and at Roland's side. Great story.
The battle between the Immortal Guardians and the Vampires was interesting. The relationship between Roland, Marcus and Seth was also interesting.
I really enjoyed listening to this one and I will definitely continue with the series.
**the rants about Organic stuff was a little annoying.
Janet was a daughter of a native american man and a white women "jane doe", no one knew. Being illegitimate or motherless, Janet was teased a lot in her tribe and ostracized. When she was an adult, she ran off to find herself. She met a man named Mick, climbed on their motorbikes and headed out of town.
5 years later, she has returned home because she was asked to help find a missing girl named Amy. Amy's family had no body and no information, and they just to know whether their daughter was kidnapped or if she was dead. Returning home means that Janet Baguette has to deal with everything she had been running from, her community, her grandmother, her love for Mick, and finally her true identity as a Stormwalker.
I can't say that I liked this story. It wasn't engaging, and it wasn't a story that I would ever read again. In fact, I kept looking to see how much time was left in the audiobook and was horrified that there was still over 5hrs to go. To go on with a series, there has to be something I care about or something I am curious about...and there isn't. I may read book 2 in the future, but not anytime soon.
I will say the narrator did a good job with the various voices and her pace, but I just didn't connect with the heroine, heroine or any part of this story.
This book featured a family trying to remain hidden during a post apocalyptic time, when there was so much chaos and lawlessness. The family consisted of a mother and 2 daughters, Peryn and Paige, sixteen and seven (I think). Peryn's mother suffered from schizoprenia, and now due to the state of society, she was off her routine medication. Paige was wheelchair bound due to an accident when she was 2 years old. Thus Peryn was the responsible adult of the family.
During an encounter with some angels, Paige was kidnapped and Peryn swore to get her back from the angels. In order to find out where Paige was taken, Peryn rescued an injured angel named Raffe and held him hostage until he agreed to help her discover Paige's location. Raffe is an angel who was attacked by fellow angels and left for dead. The rest of the story is comprised of the journey that Peryn and Raffe embarked on, to restore Peryn's family and Raffe's quest to get revenge against his attackers.
An enjoyable and engaging story. The writing was vivid and gripping. I really like the addition of mental illness and disability to this story. I also like the loyalty and steadfastness which seemed to be cornerstone of Peryn's character. How hard it must have been for Peryn to be responsible for an adult and a child, while living in her own fear. Very powerful for those of us familiar with mental illness. I also enjoyed the gradual thawing of the angel Raffe. He definitely had to war against his nature to assist Peryn and the struggle made for great tension between Raffe and Peryn. I do hope they grow her up before they take the relationship further.
I look forward to the next book.
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