McAlpin, FL, United States | Member Since 2010
I liked the story idea. I even got into the characters and story line. But the narrator almost ruined it for me. She did a number of voices which weren't terrible but it's the way in which she read. It was as if she tried to enunciate each word....so much so it sounded stiff and mechanical. It really detracted from the whole experience. It was so bad I had this huge desire multiple times to just give up on the book because I couldn't stand this woman's mechanical way of reading. I'd love to see where this series goes next, but if they keep the same narrator I might have to rethink it awhile.
This is a great story narrated perfectly and told from the guys point of view. Drew is the definition of bad boy....and he makes no apologies for it. In fact he takes pride in it. He's rich successful intelligent and women love him. His life is pretty much as he likes it until he randomly sees a girl in a bar and decides he has to have her. It might have stopped there until Monday rolls around and he discovers that this same girl is now working for his company.
The chemistry and competition between the two make this story fun and at times hilarious. If you ever want to know what happens when a bad boy is brought to his knees by a good girl then this book is a must read.
You won't be sorry...it grabs you from the first chapter and you are disappointed it has to end.
Excellent story, great narrator 5 stars all the way.
I picked this book to read after breezing through the new Patrica Briggs novel. I admit I bought it for just something to read while waiting for the next book I wanted to be released and really wasn't expecting a lot... But I was surprised. Really surprised in a great way. I loved the characters. I loved the story....it was funny and smart.. It was sexy without being too much...in fact it worked perfectly with the story.
I felt hopeful for these two people and even though they both made a few mistakes you still stayed invested in their story and wanted them to work it out. Plus I suppose everyone at one time or another has wondered what it would be like to go from a normal life to being on the inside of celebrity. I think this story showed the good and the bad side of public life equally.
The narrator was great. She did an excellent job with the voices. This was a great book. Good enough that I'll be reading the next two. One of which gets released in April and the other in July. It's worth a credit.
I started reading this series sort of expecting a typical shifter type story. These are so different. I have to be honest at first I wasn't sure I could like the characters. They are brutal and sometimes vicious and most think of humans as nothing more than meat.
Most humans are looked down upon or barely tolerated. Until Meg shows up. Cold, hungry and scared. It's not as if she's even seen as different at first....in fact there is a feeling she is more but she's an un known and a mystery.
The thing I think that has gotten me hooked on these is that they don't automatically just fix everything and everyone holds hands in friendship. These shifters or "others" have a very different view of the world. Not right or wrong just different. Meg while human has not ever really lived among them so her view and reactions are not what is expected either.
I think the thing I am getting the most from these stories is how much these characters try to understand each other and struggle with that understanding. Mostly because they have lived so isolated from each other they have very little knowledge of what normal is. They also have a huge mistrust of each other...which is not unfounded.
I like that as time goes on Meg just being herself is bringing both sides together and has not only won the loyalty of almost everyone shes touched but is also changing everything just through simple honesty and kindness.
I can't wait to see where the story goes. I can't wait to see what developes between meg and Simon and what happens to their friendship. These stories have me hooked and I can't wait for the next book to arrive.
I have really grown to love this series by Shelly Laurenston. Each story has progressively gotten better and funnier. And I believe this story about how Irene and Niles become mates maybe my favorite. At first I just couldn't see how a woman who seemed to have the warmth and personality of wood could possibly become a love interest to a man who is not only most definitely alpha male but also charming. Irene is a scientist, a genius who is so bluntly honest in everything she says you can't help but enjoy the banter between her and Niles. While she is book smart she is often clueless to the social interaction between men and women. But she is also tough as nails speaks her mind doesn't back down or pull her punches. I guess from this description you might wonder what's interesting about her. But trust me when I say by the end of the story she will be one of your most favorite characters. And she and Niles are the perfect opposites together. This is one I might read again just because.
The second story wasn't bad, however I wasn't as big a fan here. The story itself was interesting but I would have liked to get a little more invested in the characters lives. Things sort of went from zero to 60 without knowing what made it click. Also while I don't mind having a dominate male character in a story....the calling her baby all the time got on my last nerve. I don't object to the term of endearment but this came across as stupidly macho. I would have enjoyed it and the Kane character more if he didn't use that phrase in such a cliche way. Maybe that's just me.
This book was still overall very worth the read.
I have enjoyed this series and to be honest I think it surprised me. Its not one of the typical shifter stories at all. The characters are tough and raw and a wee bit ranchy....but the conversations and interaction between these tough and street wise characters had me laughing out loud in several places. It's one of those stories about family, not one your born into always but those who are together by choice, by friendship....no matter how dysfunctional.
It also has very definite good guys vs bad guys....even if the good guys can be and often are a little scary. It's worth the read.
I'm also a fan of Johanna Parker and while these stories say they are narrated by Charoltte Kane....I'm thinking if it's not Parker under another name then it's her sister. But no matter the name it's well done the characters and voices are great.
This series surprised me. Id been searching for a new one to read and enjoyed each book up to this one. The first two while good stories didn't get to me like this one did. Callen tugs at your heart as you empathize with a young guy who's been severely mistreated abused and abandoned by everyone he's ever known except a grandmother.
There were a few times during the story when I actually wasn't sure he'd be able to overcome the evil trying to corrupt him and subvert him. A few times it was uncomfortable to even read because you could see him making such stupid choices. You wanted to yell at him and tell him to wake up and see what he was doing and look at the consequences of his actions. It made me so mad at one point I almost stopped reading.
I'm glad I didn't. Callen was finally able to over come his struggle and in the end finds what he's been wanting and searching for. A family and place he belongs. But it was a struggle for him to get there and this story kept you on the edge of your seat a few times.
I would be interested to see what becomes of this man and his new found family. I hope the author will revisit him in another book and add to his story.
Worth the read.
I love Molly Harper books and this one did not disappoint me.
I enjoyed the interaction between Caleb and Anna and I loved the way at the end she was able to not only stand up to her pyscho ex but became stronger and found she wasn't alone any more.
Amanda Ronconi is by far one of the best narrators out there. I've listened to a lot of books she's done and I am never disappointed. She makes a good story even better.
Yes it was and I did. All 8 something hours of it.
I am never disappointed with a Molly Harper story. I do love the way she is integrating the Jane vampire characters into her werewolf series. But then it's hard not to like Dick and Andrea or any of Janes friends/family for that matter. The only bad thing I can say about Molly Harper is she leaves me wishing I didn't have to wait for another story.
Two stories one book... The first one was a bit too much. (graphic sex) I mean it had likable characters and I think I would have enjoyed it slightly more if I'd seen more interaction with the other characters and story other than they just knew each other in high school and now as adults were drawn to having sex every five minutes. But even with that it wasn't a bad story... But I did like that it introduced other characters such as the wolf pack and lion shifters, which reappear in the next story more prominently. The second story made me laugh. I loved the interaction of the family members. The strong willed independent heroines and patient/protective and tenacious males. The more you hear about Ronnie's past and adventures the more you like her and laugh. And when you see her mates shock and awe over those antics you can't help but like him more as well. I would love to see more stories about this family. And can't wait to read book two in hopes that it will follow more along the lines of the way book one ended. In fact I was sorry to see this story come to an end. The narrator was awesome. Sounded like one of my favorites Johanna Parker? If it wasn't her under another name then she's got a vocal twin out there. Either way narration was great!!
I would recommend this book to a friend and have. Mercy Thompson is a shapeshifter. A coyote living among wolves....and other things. She's smart, funny, loyal and strong. The kind of friend you want to have. I've read every book so far in this series and I like how characters knit themselves together as a family as time goes on. Well worth the read.
There are many parts of this book I enjoyed. But I thought the junk car she puts in her back yard in full view of her neighbors bedroom window view was pretty funny. He's pretty stiff and formal compared to Mercys more relaxed view of the world. I think she is just what the Dr ordered.
I love the vision she paints of the wolf pack. Not the traditional werewolf story. But real people who also happen to be wolves. Great series. You should read them all excluding the Alpha and Omega series that spins off of this one.
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