This story of Anita was a welcome change from the increasingly familiar story line the past few books had starting dredging into. Finally, the readers to get to learn more about Edward and to experience a side of Anita that isn't as plagued by romantic woes. I enjoyed it very much!
My favorite thing about this series continues to be watching Anita progress as a woman and a embrace her true self. I too am a woman who has worked in a very male dominated, potentially violent profession and wondered how much I scarified, how much I'd changed and how much of the old me would I ever be able to get back. Laurell Hamilton captures these very intense emotions wonderfully when she narrates Anita’s internal struggle throughout this story.
Any scene when the dynamic between Anita and Edward had a chance to get interesting.
Yes and no, only because I like to savor my Anita Books. Like hanging out with a great friend, the books go by so quickly and once they're over I can't wait until I get to see her again.
I'm dressing up as Anita Blake for Halloween this year, think anyone will get it? I swear, if someone asks if I'm Laura Croft I should have carte blanche to kick them. I think Anita Blake would approve!
Charley was never meant to have this scmoozey voice! I tried to play the audio book for a friend while we were painting, she's never read the grave series, and I love the character Charley and Daryndas Jones' supernaturally awesome series! However, Lorelei King was so over the top my friend couldn't even listen to it. As an avid audio book listener I've gotten used to enduring bad narrators, and classify Lorelei King's overdone performances as a part of the worst!
The authors style and the kick-butt leading lady are very much like the number series from Janet Evanovich (not that horrible movie they made, but the first few books before things got weird).
It would have to be a book I reallly liked in order to endure that mess again.
Don't fear death, fear her crazy stepmother!
The lead character is very cute and friendly but it quickly turns into being cute to the extent of blind innocence. I loved the details of the remodel but I could have done without the predictable romantic plot. I enjoy Mary Kay Andrews ability to make a person fall in love with the town and people in her book. Ella Kate was just unlikeable enough to keep her from becoming a cliché.
This book is similar to Hissy Fit, also by Mary Kay Andrews, in that it's renovation with personal drama and love.
Pretty much any narrator would have been better, but I love Moira Driscoll with these southern tales! Isabel Keating makes the surrounding characters sound like bumbling idiots instead of the likeable people you can tell the author intended to paint them as. Her voice works well for the main character but always falls very short where supporting cast is concerned. Isabel Keating has a tendency to sound blunt, rude or angry. Not my favorite.
If you thought the politics in DC were bad, clearly you've never lived in small town!
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