Georgia, United States | Member Since 2012
I have to say...I didn't expect much, and yet it was a good plot, with great characters, and some steamy scenes. Narrartor was good too, I would listen to something else from this author.
Maybe I'm just into the alpha male thing...and since this one had an alpha female it kind of threw me..but it wasn't as enjoyable as past MH books. It seemed a bit slow...a bit forced...but there were of course some awesome light moments and laugh out loud hilarity...but it was missing something.
Any other author and it would have been given 4-5 stars, but I expect more from Mrs. Harper....Amanda was great OF COURSE!
I am still liking this series.....BUT....there seemed to be an overwhelming amount of space filler in this book. Over and over again with lines like "But I'm not ready to tell him my secret"...."This could expose my secret"......"it was on the tip of my tongue to tell him my secret".....ARGHHHH and then the secret...not such a secret! So I say GRRRR!!!!
Many, many lines said repeatedly throughout the book. We did get some closure on some open ended items though, so THAT I really liked. This book seemed to be a conclusion for book one...that story is done...but the story of Sara and Chris and where they are going is book 3....come on September!!!!
Not sure where to begin...this book has hotness galore, just not sure what kind. Perhaps I should say it has hot chemistry galore and the potential for something truly hot...with bits and pieces thrown in just to drive you nuts!
It's a good story about a woman (Sara) who comes by some journals...these journals detail the life of a reluctant submissive (Rebecca). Rebecca writes about both loving and hating her sexual life, and give the overall feeling of a woman who isn't sure who she is or what she wants, and both loves and hates the idea of giving over control to someone who she isn't sure deserves it. It isn't flowery and it isn't sweet, these are journals of confusion with some dark elements eluded to. After reading these journals Sara feels a bond with Rebecca and wants to talk to her....but Rebecca can't be found. Her journals don't name names but Sara figures out where Rebecca worked and lived...but she isn't in either place anymore.
While trying to get information on where Rebecca might be Sara accidently finds herself working at the art gallery and in Rebecca's office for the summer....this is all too surreal as Sara's lifelong passion has been art, but to pay the bills she is a school teacher and gave up on her dream of being in the art world years ago.....that is until now. From the moment she steps foot in that world her world changes....will it just be for the summer, or is this her new life...hopefully that will be in book 2!
I liked the characters, I really liked the relationships that I see building among many characters but I was so afraid to get this book due to the over exaggerated cliff hanger many reviewers have mentioned. Is it a cliff hanger, well yeah, but it isn't a mind bending plot cliff hanger...frankly it wouldn't have kept me up nights but I waited for book two anyway, so no biggie.
This book is a romance, and a mystery, I highly recommend it.
Had I known this was a series I might have waited, but I wanted others to know. The next book will focus on two other people, one of which was mentioned in this book, so this is a mostly complete story...so that's good at least!
I have mixed feelings about this book, for about 20% of it I felt ticked at the blatant rip off of 50. I hate it when people say that about a book, oh so and so ripped off this other book, and usually it had a similar tone but not a blatant whole scene rip off. See if these sound familiar to you "he put my coat on and his fingers brushed my shoulders as I felt and electric jolt"...."I already transferred the funds to your account. How do you know my account number?", "I'm not the man for you Anastasia"... Whoops sorry meant "francheska"! That's a totally different name! "I usually require that be shaved but I like yours"....and of course the "your 23 how is this possible, why didn't you tell me?" Hopefully all of that was vague enough to not be considered spoilers, but you get my point.
For the other 80% it was wonderful! Totally different story line, good characters, no one is truly broken just a bit damaged, which was nice. The hot scenes were amazing and not like 50, they were better in my opinion! New toys, new fun, different attitudes, very nice book....for that 80%. Would have gotten 5 stars if not for that other 20%!
Narration was okay...Ian's voice was kind of weird but inflections were good and so was the pace. If you can get past the blatant 50 rip off parts it's really good.
This is a collection of short stories, some have the same characters but pretty much it is just random acts of sex under various conditions. It is not at ALL like the blurb, it is not one story about a woman who calls a number and winds up working for the "the number". There are a couple of stories about that intermixed with random fantasies of totally unrelated people.
I NEVER get short stories; I want an 8 hour book because I want to hear an 8 hour story, so basically the blurb lied about what this was.
To further exasperate me the narration is HORRIBLE! If you can imagine the chipper voice of Angela Lansbury in thick English accent describing things you NEVER want to hear her describe well...you have a good idea of what is going on in the book. Also, the male voices are chipper English accents, not smooth at all, almost like it was a stage actor yelling for an audience to hear...ICK! Also, there are numerous British references and slang, and not just knickers for panties but a lot of references that I had never heard of...guess it's a cultural thing.
Could not have been more disappointed in this book…turned it off half way through, couldn't deal with it anymore.
The reviews on this series both intrigued me and made me want to run. I got the whole series a few months ago on a super duper sale and have been waiting for the right mind set to listen to it.
If you are looking for Black Dagger Brotherhood I am happy to say this isn't the right book for you. I was terrified that I would hate the series because everyone compared it to BDB, but hello people, either you didn't read the actual words and only looked at the blurb, or you are just plain loco.
Yes, this story is about an elite group of vampire warriors....and that is where the similarities end! These vampires are descendants of….aliens…not created by a mythical being. The women they mate with are….HUMAN…not other vampires. They are fighting….other vampires…not a weird white haired foe that smells. You get my point….people will always draw parallels just because of the elite group of vampire warriors, but that is like saying every book with a cowboy on a ranch is a rip off of the original. So, once and for all, NOT like BDB books! Which was my biggest concern when I read the reviews.
Now, onto the good stuff, the actual review. It was a good start to what is obviously a series, a lot of groundwork was laid about the world and not too much about the people, I expect the second book to flow better. So, you have the naïve girl who doesn’t know about the world of vampires until she accidently sees a vampire mauling, so she does what any good girl would do, she goes to the police, but they can’t find any sign that such an attack happened, and don’t believe it is possible that this chick saw what she says she saw…so they pat her on the head, suggest she takes a nap, eats some food and gets some help…but she knows what she saw, and other’s find out about her…people she REALLY didn’t want to catch the attention of! Thankfully there is a “good” vampire…or at least he tries to be good, and when he sees the naïve girl entering his world he decides to protect her…and while he is there why not have a taste from a willing partner…that was his plan until he discovers she is no ordinary human, she is of a distinct lineage that would actually allow her to mate with a vampire…this changes everything! And the story gets dramatic from there!
All in all I liked the book, it had some steamy scenes, good character development, but I didn’t love it. Maybe after book 2 I’ll be singing a different tune, I’ll keep you posted!
The premise of this book was kind of the typical thing...boy meets girl, either boy or girl or both want to deny their feelings, and we have 7 hours of should we or shouldn't we?
Nothing heart wrenching, nothing explored too deeply, it's a fluff read, which is what I was in the mood for. There was a bit of steam and sexual tension which bumped it up to a 4, but if the male lead hadn't been a little dominating in the bedroom it would have been a 3.5 based on story content.
My advice, put this series in your wish list and that way you will know when it goes on sale. They aren't worth credits, but they are nice for a light listen.
Yes the book was good, but it was misrepresented. After the book was over I felt there was more to the story, turns out I was right. JR wars wrote a series as Jessica Bird, this is book 2 in The Moorehouse series, none of the others are available on audible which makes me ticked!
Now onto the story. The chemistry was good the build up of sexual tension was great the overall premise was a bit unrealistic and frankly out of character for the characters but it was a good fluff love story kind of like the Sullivan series. It's a light read nothing suspenseful just nice.
Nice amount of buildup, great chemistry, totally realistic, in short it was a good one! The steamy scenes were plentiful and full of steam, and the relationship didn't go from I met you to I love you in three days...which always agrivates me. These characters worked to get together and there were highs and lows and I can't wait to listen to book 2.
So...why wasn't it 5 stars? Well, it was nice and fluffy and a fun listen, but I am reserving 5 stars for books that are impossible to put down. This one sucked you in from the beginning but it wasn't all consuming. It was worth the credit!
This is not my typical type of book. There are no vampires, no werewolves and absolutely no one does magic if any kind…well, not in the mythical sense. This book also does not contain any “steamy” scenes…this book is about life, the life of an 18 year old girl who has to grow up too quick. This is NOT a YA novel, this book has some serious themes and serious adult choices; but instead of being a seriously stressful read it was wonderful.
I can’t go into the book without giving spoilers, so I will just say that it made me laugh, it made me cry (but in a good way), and it gave me some perspective about life, and to cherish it. I highly recommend this book, it was not depressing, it was invigorating and life affirming without being preachy or even mentioning God, and I plan on downloading number 2 right now. If you are looking for something that will draw you in but not in the edge of your seat type way, just in the way a good book should draw you in without the need of sex or violence then I say download this book, I am REALLY glad I did!
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