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Thank you audible for having this gem on sale or I never would have bought it....driving mr. dead doesn't sound like a book that would interest me but I found myself laughing so hard I about had an accident, and the narrator was just perfect!
So, Miranda finds herself a typical 20 something without a real plan or a goal in sight…her fiancé was actually cheating on her and her parents have her whole life mapped out, and she just needs time to think…what better way to escape than to sign up to drive a vampire cross country! This book is written in modern day, but in this world people know there are vampires. There is no mystical world to catch up on, it’s just that vampires live among us and sometimes they need human drivers who can drive during the day time.
The words “bad day” don’t really cover the catastrophes that eventually ensue during this trip and I don’t want to mention any because having them all happen one after another was the utter charm of the story…and I could see myself reacting the same way as the main character…which made it priceless!
Loved the story, wished there were another 10 hours of it, and have already downloaded other Molly Harper books because it’s been a while since I have laughed like that.
There are no words of WOW to be had...this book is exactly what you think it is, no surprises. The characters were likable, even if a bit unbelievable. This book took the notion of lust at first sight to love at first sight, which was very farfetched, but kind of sweet. Typical idea, strong man finds strong woman who doubts herself and is having issues…he helps her discover her inner strength and she is able to overcome her problems by being strong. It was kind of refreshing that he “allowed” her to do it herself instead of stepping in all alpha and fixing everything for her…but…I don’t know it kept my interest, but at the same time not sure if I’ll be getting book two.
I got this for $4.95, and it was well worth it….not sure I would have spent a credit on it because it was a bit too vanilla in both the romance and the action department for my taste, but it was nice.
The story was great, the characters were well developed and lovable, and even though I am a dog person I have to say even the conversations with the cat were awesome!
There is Simon, the photographer who travels on business but when he is home he likes to see three different women, I guess you can call him trigamous? Monogamous would be stretching it, but he does have morals and a value code, guess one woman just wasn't enough for him, or is it he just hasn't met the right one?
Enter Caroline, she has a successful career and her boss just sublet her old place to her and it is perfect for her and her cat Clive. The location, rent, and space is just wonderful....until she is woken up in the early AM hours by some vicious wall banging coming from next door...wow someone is having a good night...and it's all funny until it happens again, and AGAIN! How can she work if she can't sleep and to add insult to injury she has not done any wall banging of her own in a long time!
When these two finally meet sparks fly as well as many other things! The whole book had a delicious tension, a wonderful build up, and kept me laughing hysterically and smiling!
Wonderful, wonderful! I would have paid full price for this book and I hope the author puts out other stories ASAP!
Sometimes I blame the narrator if a book just falls flat to me, but in this case it was the writing. I feel like someone told the writer “Okay your first book was full of hot scenes, but it was less than 4 hours long, so can you draw out this middle book so we can have a big finish?”
If you asked me what happened in this book I would say…well…Ethan showed his possessive side a bunch, and we learned more about Brynne’s past and why she is skittish…but other than that, and the hot graphic scenes, not so much in 6 hours! It was very much the middle of the story, laying down background information that I guess will be useful in the next book, but not sure.
I will of course buy the third book to find out what happens, but In the future I would link all the books as one book and call it like it is "a serial novel", not independent books. On a side note I did find it amusing that they referenced 50 actually IN this book, not by name of course, but it is clear what book they are referring to, and it made me kind of smile and also kind of confirmed that 50 was the grain of thought behind this book, but it just isn't reaching the mark.
This book has many similar elements to 50, the dominant alpha rich man, the girl he can't stay away from and must have, even the you are MINE moment, but as much as people like to bash 50 there was a build up in that story that didn't exist in this one, but for less than 4 hours long what can you expect?
The steamy scenes were steamy and graphic and there was a lot of sexual tension but ultimately everything came pretty easy and I missed the drama, the intensity, the edge of your seat moments...the rooting for the characters to figure it out already you belong with each other!!!!! Most of that was just missing and it left me with the feeling that I missed 8 chapters or so of the chase.
Ultimately my rating is a 3.5, I also feel that due to the length it was too expensive, but I did download book two and will likely finish the series, it's just not what I hoped for.
Okay let's do some other kinds of ratings.
Hot scenes: 10/10, they were descriptive and hotter than hot.
Male lead: 8/10, he's flawed but the best ones are.
Female lead: 5/10, she is wishy washy, has a spine sometimes, other times she is a brainless robot.
Their interaction with each other: 0/10, he treats her like a full on submissive in the bedroom and other places, he commands her bullies her intimidates her even black mails her. Their relationship would be okay if he showed her he cared but instead it is just commanding her without any of the sweetness of a Dom sub relationship, there is no cherish factor.
So yes it was hot, no it was not remotely believable or sweet. He frequently commands her to do outrageous things and then says "go clean yourself up", and no safe word is ever provided or talked about and they do something's where it really should have been provided. They never talk about being submissive he just jumps into full blown command mode and she doesn't have any idea why she is allowing all this.
There is a sequel coming out called castaway, but like this book it is coming out as a series and when it is all done I'm sure audible will get the book, but this book is a cliffhanger and I'm sad to say that I am just hoping that in the next book the male lead shows some sort of adoration.
Overall I am interested in the second book for plot reasons and just hope the tin man finds his heart because there is a line between submissive with adoration and just treating the woman like a combination blow up doll and door mat, and there is way too many door mat moments happening.
If you are looking for a story that is easy going, not much drama or keep you on the edge of your seat biting your nails intensity, with some hot steamy sex then this book is for you.
Personally I like a bit of suspense and drama in my stories and everything seemed to come too easily in this book. I mean there was some turmoil, and potential for disaster, but disaster seemed easily averted and I missed that holding my breath intensity.
So, it was a nice book...just a bit too sweet for me.
Powerful alpha male...reluctant strong female lead....can she chink his well honed armour...does she even want to?
Nice hot scenes, WONDERFUL sexual tension, and lovable characters. The narrator was a bit too breathy for me, but didn't ruin anything.
I will be downloading the rest of the series ASAP!
Ahhhh, what a nice surprise. I was afraid all the vampire/witch/werewolf talk would make for a confusing universe but there really wasn't a lot of back story mixed in about them. This is the story of a drunken night in Vegas with an Elvis officiant resulting in a barely remembered marriage...fast forward 13 years and when the male lead tries to get divorced papers signed he realizes something is wrong. His estranged wife of 13 years is in a panic because her 12 year old son has been kidnapped. He knew the math added up, but also that she was in a relationship when they wed...is this his kid they are going after, if it was he would move heaven and earth to save that child, but is he his? For that matter, is SHE his?
Nice story, good characters, fast paced, I really liked it.
I admit I'm going through a phase right now. I want to read/listen to books about corporate alpha males and the reluctant heroin...that isn't this book. The erotic scenes were okay, but to he honest they lacked some intensity for supposedly being a Dom/Sub thing, even 50 shades was more dramatic. This book also lacked intensity where the plot was concerned and even the big reveal that was eluded to multiple times was just a let down. I compare it to my friend saying she cheated on her diet and giving this big hype and then she reveals she had a life saver...when I'm thinking she had a five course meal!
This is a story about a Dom/sub relationship that went wrong and two years later they see each other...she runs, he chases. In true alpha make style he manipulates the circumstances so she has to talk to him...for various reasons they hash out their misunderstandings and he offers to train her to accept her submissive side, and the story progresses from there complete with predictable things and a villain that had some real potential but they author never took it anywhere, very sad.
Overall this book was okay if you just want to hear about people screwing. I would not recommend this book for anyone who liked 50, or bared to you, or release me, beautiful disaster, or basically any intense book, there is NO intensity in this book....and some people are looking for that too, so if you are then here you go, if not move on!
I really did like this book, but it wasn't as good as the first one so I had to demote it down a star to 4. Overall nice story, hot stuff going on, but there was a disjointed part near the end that left me saying "why would you do that!", to the author. So, wasn't as pleased as book 1, didn't hold the exact same magic, but I do love me some alpha male, so it still gets 4 stars.
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