I am a big fan of Anne Stuart's "House of Rohan" series, so I was eager to give this "Ice" series a try. If the rest of the books are as good as this one, I will be estatic! Anne Stuart stories aren't your usual romantic "fluff." They are gritty, raw, and often a little dark. I think the previous reviewer hit the nail right on the head when she compared this to a 007 movie where James Bond actually falls for the woman he is protecting. And the female lead was no wilting violet, either. The storyline, character development and dialogue all came together to created a fantistic story, probably one of the few that I will actually listen to again!
Another great chapter in the Maiden Lane series. The male lead of the book is hot, hot, hot!
I really loved Sedric as a secondary character in the first book of this series and couldn't wait to read his story in this book. OC has a way of making these characters come to life that is entertaining and flat-out sexy! I love a hot book just as much as the next person but there were almost too many sex scenes in this one with overblown (no pun intended) descriptions. My only criticism for OC is that she learn to liberally sprinkle the book with hot scenes rather than saturate it. But the narrator is FANTASTIC!
The behind-the-scenes look in the music industry was a welcome change in storyline from the cookie cutter romance stories. I love that every character in the story was flawed in some way which made them believable and interesting. So much better than the "perfect people finding each other" that is the basis of most romances. Mix that with laugh-out-loud humor and scorching heat between the sheets (or any other available location) and you have a winner. Looking forward to other stories in the series.
I love AS's "House of Rohan" and "Ice"series so I gave this a try. Not that great. The two main characters would never be attracted to each other or be together in anything but a romance novel. I kept reading because at least Griffin was sexy with his obnoxiousness. Sophie was just plain obnoxious and irritating. The story was predictable and disappointing.
I am a huge NR fan but this book seemed a little flat to me. There was very little real intrigue or excitement. The main couple were nice but average. Pleasant read but nothing special. The narrator did decent job. Wouldn't mind listening to him again in another novel.
I have been bored to tears by the generic story plots with romance novels so I liked the fact that this book was a bit different. But the narration is about the worse I have ever suffered through! Too bad, because the story itself is humorous, if a little hokey.
This book is quite a step up from Nora's last couple of trilogies and is worthy of her reputation. The story is original, the characters are well-developed and likable, and its nicely balanced with humor and heat. The narrator would not have been my first choice (Susan Ericksen would have rocked it!) but she did an adequate enough job that it didn't detract from the enjoyment of the story. Thanks, Nora, for giving the people (your fans) what they want!
I read this book years ago when it was first released and am now delighted it finally came out in unabridged audio! This story encompasses all the elements of a great read without having to rely on the trendy gimicks of most books today. The storyline, humor and just the right amount of heat makes this one of my LH favorites.
I wasn't drawn to this book for the story as much as I was the narrator. Phil Gigante is magic! He did an excellent job protraying Kilraven, turing an otherwise disagreeable and sometimes downright unlikable character into someone who was occationallly hot and sexy!
I often tire of Diana Palmer's archaic way of protraying the male-female dynamic (which was
ridiculous and often insulting in this story), and I know I would not have finished listening to this book had it not been for my appreciation for Phil Gigante's work. Catch him in the "Highlander" series by Karen Marie Moning. What he does to a Scottish accent is sinfuly delicious!
I reallly liked the character development in this book for the most part, although I think Jane's issues were drawn out a little more than necessary. The book dealt with some pretty serious family issues with a realism that drew me in and held my interest. I'm used to Julia London's regency era novels, and experiencing her writing in a contemporaty setting was a nice change of pace. This story is definitely credit worthy.
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