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While searching for something to follow 50 shades, but written better, I saw several references to this book and its sequel…so NOT what I thought it would be. I will admit that the story was theoretically sweet, with more mature references to fine art and adult romance, but the story seemed to go on forever, and was totally unbelievable in spots with characters going against their core nature for no specific reason other than it continued the plot. I was looking for the hotness I got in fifty shades, and got hours upon hours of BORING drab. I listened to this book and its sequel, not wanting to be one of those people that rated a book without listening to it fully, and I found both to be VERY lacking. If you want a follow up to 50 try “Bared to You” by Sylvia Day, “Beautiful Disaster” by Jamie McGuire, “Thoughtless” by SC Stephens and Olivia Cunnings “Sinners on Tour”, don’t get these books.
I took a break from this series....but I still love them! This is book 7 and still different from the rest :-)
This is the story of Cade. He traveled to Alaska to investigate some odd killings...and of course there was more to it than that.
Good story, still love them, highly recommended.
This is book 4 but I didn't know that and it didn't seem to matter much. This group of books follows the lives of soldiers circa 1800's after the war, which war not sure, but during this war there were several pairs of men who found solace and comfort in each other and continued their "relationship" after the war. None of them are actually homosexual, and it was made clear in this book that their feelings were only for this one other man.
Having said that, this is the story or Ian and Derrick. They have been together for 5 years and Ian decides it's time for him to get married to a woman, he thinks this will help the relationship between him and Derrick because he plans to convince the woman to accept Derrick in their bed too. Derrick doesn't see the need and feels like Ian is trying to replace him...so he is grumpy and ticked!
Sophie was promised to Ian 7 years ago, an arrangement between their fathers. When she gets word that Ian is ready to marry she is ecstatic! Life has been hard for Sophie, her father believes women should not be seen or heard or speak unless a man tells her she can. To drill this into Sophie she is beaten and mocked on a regular basis and her brother (oh I hope he was a step brother) likes to teach her lessons on how to behave properly with a man. Sophie's only hope is this marriage and she prays she can live and endure until that day.
This story wasn't my normal type of story but I have to say it was really great. There were detailed scenes between M/M, M/F, and M/M/F...and all helped the story progress and the drama unfold. Great action, hot scenes, wonderful story. Great job!
*a word of warning, both the "C" word and "P" word are used to describe a female body part and the f-bomb was dropped no fewer than 100 times. If you have serious problems with any of those words don't get this book, they are all used often. The "C" word was used in an anotomical context not in a derogatory context.
Okay the love had a lot to do with the narrator, his voice of Jaimie Cambell....oh my! Deep, seductive, with a Scottish brogue...oh the shivers! I also liked that this wasn't a typical highlander story...there was a reluctant woman who didn't want to get married....but just as I thought we would get to the marriage sooner rather than later all heck broke loose. The hero waited months to find his would be bride again and again was refused...with REALLY good reason.
Now the part I hated...how is it that the author painted a strong independent woman yet she can't make up her mind about anything! She wants him, she doesn't, she needs him, she doesn't, she loves him, she doesn't, she trusts him, she doesn't.....UGH!!!! I wanted to strangle the heroine myself, she was annoying right up to and including the final chapter. I don't see myself getting book 2 unless it goes in the $4.95 sale....it wasn't totally not worth reading but I wouldn't do it again.
This is book 2 in the alpha pack series....I have to say I was a bit disappointed but not so disappointed that I won't get book 3.
This is Eric's book, he is the fire starter and the wolf kidnapped at the end if book 1. Without giving too much away I will say there was a lot of contrived drama in this book which is a pet peeve of mine. The main premise is he doesn't want to tie his mate to him so he doesn't tell her about the mate thing...which is fairly ridiculous since if shifters don't claim their mates they die. When one of the characters actually says "yeah, why did we let him do that?" It was kind of a DUH moment for me. The way this plot unfolded was just too unlikely for me to like it.
Having said that I think it was still worth the credit because of the side stories that we got to learn more about. Want to know if they found Mica? Want to know who is behind the experimentation on the shifters and humans, want to know if they get a lead on anyone else that was "presumed dead", want to know what those funky winged creatures are, and what became of Berole????? That's why it was worth a credit! The romance was so-so the side stories kept me wanting more!!!!!
It took me forever to listen to this book, I have had it for about 7 months but other things just kept popping up and I wasn't sure I wanted to get into another series...well THAT was the wrong call!
This book was great! There were hot alpha males, action packed drama, a medical side of shifting, a mating side of shifting and hot hot hot scenes! The characters were wonderful and so was the plot. There was one thing in the book I really didn't like...how does a seer not SEE the big picture? Or how an op will go? That part annoyed me, but I am off to book 2!
Credit or buy, it's that good!
This was not my typical book. There was little to no steam, not really funny, and overall not enough action for me...yet I didn't turn it off so it gets four stars for keeping my interest somewhat.
Usually vampire books have a lot of action...but this is the exception. You may have read in the blurb that a vampire lost one of his fangs and he had to get it implanted before daybreak or it would be lost forever. The way he lost that fang was hysterical but the whole book was pretty slow. I guess some people would appreciate the PG-13 nature of the book but it was just too slow for me. There was not much action and very little hot scenes to fill in the gaps, but it did keep moving.
If you are looking for a nice sweet love story with unlikely people then get this book in the $4.95 sale, but not worth a credit.
Some of the people I follow had good things to say about this book...I don't. The narrator was at speed 5x, the shifters are just stupid, the male lead knew since he was 14 that he wanted a human girl/woman, totally obsessed but somehow he was in the navy for 14 years having "great sex with lots of women"...huh...yeah really hung up on the one girl...shesh!
Totally stupid and accents were true NYC, and I'm from there so I can say they were true, but freaking annoying to listen to!
Oh and apparently there are 2 books in this one book.
In short, DONE!
This is book 6 of the Elder Races series, and I think it's my favorite! Dragonbound, book 1, had a special magic to it and even though the follow up books were great they didn't have that all encompassing magic of book 1, this one does!
This is the story of Quinn, Pia's old boss and owner of Elfies pub, and newly christened sentinel of the Weir people. He's been under investigation for 2 years by Ariel the Harpy sentinel. She knows he's dirty, a law breaker, she just hasn't been able to prove it. The truth is Quinn is on the shady side of the law, it's how he has lived his life and its what he knows. He is also a total male alpha, handsome enough to get any woman he wants, and he dabbles in BDSM, but something is missing from his life he is bored.
Ariel is on a mission to destroy Quinn, anything or anyone that threatens the Weir needs to be eliminated. The fact that Quinn is now one of the seven elite sentinels sworn to protect the Weir way if life is NOT acceptable!
Great story, hot scenes, the heat between these two leaps off the page. I really hope we don't have to wait another year for book 7. If you haven't started this series you are truly missing out!
This book checked most of my boxes. The drama was real and not contrived, there wasn't instant love...it had to grow, and the woman was strong, oh and of course there were some hot scenes.
I didn't like that I figured out the who dun it before the lead characters, and the hot scenes were lacking something, but not sure what. I loved the intensity of the characters and have been told that although this is a stand alone book it is part of a series, so I will happily download the next one too because they are all suppose to be about alpha males.... Which are just yummy!
This is the story of Dare, he is sent by his best friend into Mexico to retrieve his sister who has been abducted while on vacation. His mission is to get her and get out...but when he finds her there are 5 other woman there, most flee when they are released but one is unconscience and appears to be American, so rather than leave her there he brings her with him.
When Molly Alexander wakes to find herself out of the Mexican shack and unbound she doesn't know what to think or who to trust. She doesn't know why she was there only that she was abducted from her home in Ohio and beaten badly and nearly starved...who is this man that rescued her, and what does he really want?
Yummy story, yummy action, nice non intense read.
I almost pushed this book into my wishlist, I am kind of over insta love stories right now, but I'm SO glad I bought it! These books have the same sharp wit I remember from shows like the West Wing...it's quick, it's witty, it's cerebral, it's magical!
This is the story of Will, friend of Bennett and Max, stars of Beautiful Bastard, and Beautiful Stranger. Will is a scientist and he is a player...well as he puts it he has "friends" but no one he would introduce as a girlfriend. His best friend Jensen has a problem, his baby sister is so obsessed with her graduate program that she isn't acting 24, she's acting 74! She has no life, no interests outside of school, and Jensen wants Will to show her how to balance lab work and life. Will has known Hannah since she was 12, nice kid, glad to help his buddy out....too bad Hannah grew up to be soooo hot!
Hannah is a lab geek, she wears her brothers old sweatshirts and enjoys her time in the lab. When her father and brother suggest she get out and make friends and her brother suggests she call his buddy Will...well Hannah can think of worse people to hang out with than her 31 year old childhood crush! When they meet up and he calls her by her family nickname "ziggy" Hannah realizes this slice of man hunk doesn't even know her real name....okay well there went that fantasy!
The book is engaging and funny and had me laughing out loud and slapping my stearing wheel....some parts are just that good! I felt there was about 2 hours of made up miscommunication drama which annoys me, or I would have given it 5 stars. If you haven't started the series it is highly recommended if you like hot scenes with an excellent intelligent banter and a decent plot.
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