Corryton, TN, United States
If you cry easily, you will need a large box of tissues. I listened to this story several months ago, and I still think about it. It reminds me of other stories, notably Outlander, but this one is unique. It was also *very* hard to put down.
This was a one-day listen for me, and was a great mental diversion while doing boring house chores. You know from the beginning that boy meets girl, boy gets girl, but the story is funny and had me laughing out loud. There's a little strong language, and very explicit sex scenes, so listen in private, but be prepared to laugh, too. I will listen to the story again, but first, I'm off to get the next installment.
Well written, well narrated, great characters. Can't ask for more.
This is very much a "middle of the series" book. The story is so complicated with many subplots, that if you don't already know the characters it would be confusing. This is a great series, and I love how deeply the author goes into character personalities and background, even when she only hints at things. The end of the book is not the end of the story, with questions asked and not answered. But this book ends on an up note, rather than feeling a bit dark like previously. Jane gets herself into quite a few rough situations, but this time she isn't so alone. I would have liked more information about the demon and the angel, but maybe there will be more in the next book. The narrator is as good as before, which is to say great. I have recommended these books to friends.
I can't believe a carjacking scene could be funny, but this was hysterical. Several books in this series make me laugh out loud, but this one did it the most.
Anders is a different person from the Argeneaus, and here we find out why. I'm so glad to finally see what personality he has hidden so well. This may become my favorite book in the series.
The story is well done, and the narrator is very good. Definitely read this series in order, of course, but I enjoy going back and listening a 2nd or 3rd time to most of them. This one may get a 4th or 5th listen! Each story stands on it's own. I especially love that this story has a good, strong female lead. And, a dog I wish I could bring home. <grin>
So Uncle Lucius ha a heart, after all.
I've read a complaint or two about the narrator reading very slow or choppy. I felt that she was more just trying to enunciate clearly. I enjoyed listening to her. But we speak slowly in Tennessee. ;-)
It was pretty obvious how the story would end, but how the characters got there evolved slowly, and was a bit of a surprise. I loved it.
I have listened to many of the stories in this series several times, and I will enjoy listening to this one again, too.
This one had me laughing out loud many times. I'm really glad it's the beginning to a series, as I'm looking forward to more.
The characters are a little thin, but another story or two will fill them out nicely, I'm sure.
It's a boy-meets-girl plot with a mystery and a ghost thrown in. The story didn't quite end, but it's not a cliff-hanger. Just an enticement to get the next book.
The narrator is excellent. The book is a light distraction from reality, in the form of a happy little story.
The story is good, and the premise is made believable, but it gets a little silly. Explicit conversation makes this a story to listen to with headphones or in private. The narrator is solid and pretty good with voices, to the point that I recognized speakers before they were identified. Even though several had similar Scotch accents! Good for a nice mindless read.
The story - is GREAT. I was not suspecting this plot at all, and the little hints the author dropped at the beginning got past me until I stopped for a while and thought, "now wait, what was that?" I also love how Marguerite is able to accept what has happened, and not be bitter. I'm not sure I could be so kind, but it is in the nature of this woman, as evidenced by all the previous stories, to react this way.
One thing I really like about this whole series is that even though bad things happen during the book, the story always ends with me smiling. Perfect escape from real life.
I read other comments about how this narrator "ruined" the book, and I must say she is difficult to listen to. She spends so much effort at "sounding sexy" (or something) that she looses continuity in reading. This will occasionally bring me out of a story enough to glare at my iPod and say "just read, woman!", but not enough for me to stop listening.
I decided to give it a try anyway as I really wanted to hear Marguerite's story, especially as the previous story was pretty much a set up for this one, and she is such an integral part of all the stories. I figured if it was too awful I would just return the book, but I was not disappointed in the story. The narrator is distracting but not horrible, and sounds like she does in all the other books she's read. She has a good control of her voice, so the different characters are easy to distinguish, she just needs to relearn breath control. Actually, when she is reading the lines as a character, she is wonderful. However, when she drops back to "narrator" mode, it's like a cheap vampire/sex goddess person took over. It's weird.
So I listened to another book in the series first, read by one of the male narrators so I wasn't already annoyed by this woman, and got through the book just fine. I just know I can't listen to 2 books in a row, read by Ms. McGee.
Also, I would like to emphasize this series really needs to be read in order.
I got the first book on a whim, and now I can't quit getting more. I just love this family. There is just something that draws me in.
"Vampires as regular people with a condition." This premise annoys some people but I believe Lynsay Sands pulls it off quite well. Each story is a love story, and each story has its own idea, some with a fun twist at the end. A vampire that faints at the sight of blood is a wonderful way to start. Give this series a try.
There are different narrators for each book. So far this hasn't been a problem for me, but I'm only on book 4.
I really like how the story ended. A couple of bits in the middle felt a little contrived, to the point that it pulled me out of the story, but it was so well wrapped up at the end, I forgave the author.
The narrator did a very good job and was easy to listen to. I would not mind listening to more from these two.
This is a very lightweight book, just perfect for letting me get away from minor anxiety at work. You know from the beginning how it will end, but that's OK, the fun in is the ride there. There isn't much room for a follow up book, but that's OK, too. I want Molly to get back to the Hollow, or Alaska, either is fine. This was just a vacation to the beach.
This is a good book to read to see if you like the Molly Harper style. Her other books have better characters and are set in a wonderful world I'd love to visit. This was just a fun visit "elsewhere". And the narrator is awesome, can't go wrong there!
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