Honorable Mention for Best LGBT Cover in the 2011 Rainbow Awards.
Being a police detective is hard. Add the complication of being a werewolf subject to human prejudice, and you might say Ray Branigan has his work cut out for him. He's hot on the trail of a killer when he realizes he needs help.
Enter Cal Parker, the beautiful half fairy Ray's secretly been in love with for years - secretly because while werewolves mate for life, fairies...don't. Ray needs Cal's expertise, but it isn't easy to concentrate with his mate walking around half naked, trying to publicly seduce him. By the time Ray identifies the killer - and sorts out a few prejudices of his own - it may be too late for Cal.
©2011 R. Cooper (P)2015 Dreamspinner Press
Ray is a grumpy werewolf cop whose found his mate in Cal- the flighty half-fairy and he’s fighting it because he’s afraid of getting hurt.
In addition, there’s a paranormal mystery to solve (a murder!).
Cal and Ray dance around each other for most of the book. Their dialog is amazingly entertaining, and highly frustrating at times.
R Cooper gives us a rich, complex world and a dense and involved tale – even though it’s a relatively short story. Ray is funny and grumpy and growly and Cal is (on the surface) just flitting about – but actually feels deeply.
There’s glitter and wings and magic … it’s a wonderful thing!
Fans of the werewolves, magic, fairies and the paranormal will find a little bit of something in this to love. The romance is sweet and satisfying.
Ron Herczig isn’t my favorite narrator. He has a way of ending each sentence on an up note that gets in the way of my full enjoyment. However, he does a fantastic job with voices and dialog and I really enjoy that aspect of his story-telling.
For the book and the narration 4 of 5 stars
I could not get passed the monotone voice. I'm sure the book would have been enjoyable with a better narrator.
The book was good, but the narrator is awful.
This narrator, Ron Herzig, is TERRIBLE. I had to return one book he narrated before, but I'd forgotten his name so I didn't recognize it when I made this purchase. I won't make that mistake a second time. The first time I heard a book he read, the book was by Cardeno C., one of my favorite authors. NOW, he manages to ruin a book by another of my favorites. Why, cruel world!? His inflection is mutilated and there is no distinction in the character's voices. Add to that the fact that I have to listen to him on 1.5x the speed and it is a rainy day in the land of rainbows and unicorns, indeed.
Can people stop using him as a narrator, please? He would be great reading a political bio or something equally innocuous, but for romance novels and books with colorful characters, he is far far less than ideal. He does not sound excited about anything, he slurs a lot, there's noise in the background, and (again) his intonation blows...rather, it just isn't there. I may as well have been listening to SIRI read the book. I've resigned myself not to purchase audible books by this narrator in the future. He really puts me off the story.
The overall story is good. My problem came from the scenes switching between present / past. The narration was great. Maybe my confusion stemmed from the story being spoken instead of me reading it myself.
I have to give this one star. the narration was so bad I could not even understand what was going on with the story.
the truth is it might be a good story but the narration is so bad there's no way to know.
There is on other word but drones for the narrators voice. Might have actually enjoyed the story but for that.
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