Yes it has a fun fantasy feel to it. The lead character had a dry humor I liked.
Ever wonder if evil really lies beneath us?
Should be in straight Fantasy where it belongs
This is a gripping story of three people's survival as POWs and their escape. It is not as heavy on romance as I would expect in the genre but I found myself being sucked into the story. There are some graphic torture scenes that are probably tame when compared to the reality of POWs in our war on terror. Military personal don't get hung up on the regulations, code of conduct or lingo used.
The two very tough airmen Sgt. Jackson Thatcher and Lt. Maya Lopez are made for each other both don't no how to give up in a fight and have strong protective instincts. You can forgive Maya for having to be carried out most of the way because she is the only reason they made it out alive in the first place. You have to love Jackson for wanting to protect his woman even knowing she took out three of their captors alone to rescue him and their VIP. Jackson returns the favor as they make their way to their extraction point battling the enemy every step of the way. By the time they reach safety you sincerely believe that neither could have survived their ordeal without the other and that they belong together.
The author addressed the issue of PTSD and crisis bonding too. She didn't go into detail but you lived the nightmare with them and she gratefully doesn't make you relive it with them. Getting them to embrace their happy ending was tougher than it should have been but understandable as well.
If you are looking for a smoking hot romance this is not the book for you. If you are looking for a gripping story involving two people you want to end up together this is it.
Sadly the narrator didn't do the story justice, managing to make even fire fights sleep inducing if you aren't wide awake. Still over all it was pretty great book.
I don't know why I expect anything good to come from this genre but I'm an optimist. Sadly this book is like most in this genre the sex is good the story weak and the lead characters frustratingly unbelievable. When our protagonist an active duty marine raised by bikers considered to be an all around bad ass got overpowered and nearly sexually assaulted I allowed it could happen. What I could not handle was her being victimized repeatedly by three different guys including her live in boyfriend while claiming to be a bad ass. The super biker hottie that killed her ex-boyfirend for hurting her, being a lovesick puppy that basically did what she wanted when she wanted made me crazy too.
The story was weak the female protagonist drove me crazy with her belief she was better than her male counter part. She was willing to go along with anything he said as long as she didn't think he cared? Joe alpha male's woman tells him she was nearly sexually assaulted and his response is to jump her not go after the man responsible? Those are actually the least of their problems believe it or not.
Yes I recommend them to all my friends with a god sense of humor and open mind. They are always entertaining and make me laugh out loud.
She handles the often racy bordering on raunchy material with flare and humor.
Resistance is futile
I love this series as a whole. Lust and laughter together with the supernatural is a sinfully delightful combination.
Yes the concept is generally good
Less exposition and redundant conversations.
Only because she it tied to this series. Her voices and accents often come out like cartoon voices. It is distracting and annoying
This would not my first choice for a read or listen. It will however keep you company on the treadmill or driving on lonely highways. The series has potential but the author bogs the story down with annoying redundancy. Like most romantic/suspense the villains are often obvious. Engaging characters you want to route for will allow you to overlook the weak narration and tendency beat a detail to death.Strong alpha men finding equally strong yet feminine women will always appeal to me as both a reader and a listener. Holt presents that aspect well in this and the first novel. The truth is with growth she could be the next Feehan until then I will pick up her books for a listen or a read when I'm in the mood to indulge in something light.
Every time is didn't think it could become less believable it got worse
Not gone completely over the top with Stark's wealth. He practically has a bat cave.
She was fine the story was lacking
The prose is very good at times but I'm no fan of fantasy without a basis in reality.
Will not try the rest of the series
The dynamic between the couple outside the bedroom.
Taryn because she refuses to accept the limitation others place on her.
It had the same effect as popcorn you don't even realize you are over doing it until your hand scrape the bottom of the bowl.
Behind all the dominant posturing are two lonely hearts looking for the life mate the can trust and respect.
Jamie's dry wit and shameless honesty
Jamie because herself selflessness is the core of her strength
I have, this was as good as the first installment. She never fails to deliver on the surprising humor in intimate situations.
Not all cravings are bad for you.
Admitting how much I like this series is like confessing to drinking alone, I'm not real proud of it but I do enjoy it.
Yes it's the beginning of a great series
Anna she's strength wrapped in innocence
He's Charles voice
Just a fun time
Joey W. Hill never. Maxine Mitchell sure she did a nice job with the poor material.
No personal growth in the leads failure to explain the inner scars the lead carried.
narrator did a very good job with weak material that depended on shock value.
The narrator had a strong voice despite rough material.
Don't wast your money
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