Wanted: Bride. Must love children. Mortals need not apply.
Carlos Panterra is looking for a mate, a woman who will love and care for the young orphans he's recently taken under his wing (or paw, as the case may be). When the shape shifter spies the beautiful Caitlyn, it's like sunshine amidst the darkness. At last, he's found the perfect woman, except...
Caitlyn Whelan is mortal. Worse, her father is the head of a CIA agency bent on hunting the undead. Still, Caitlyn knows that Carlos is the man for her, shape shifter or not. So she jumps at the chance when her sister offers her a job to work with him, determined to show Carlos their attraction is more than just animal magnetism. But danger lurks in the night, and their unleashed, untamed passion might just get them both killed....
©2010 Kerrelyn Sparks (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
I love all types of fiction; Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, SciFi, Mystery, Detective, and the occasional Romance.
I like the story, the series has been great, and this story is on par with the rest of the series. The problem is with the narrator. Ms St Claire has a very sweet voice, but she sounds very, very young. I picture the female lead as a 12 year old because of the narrators voice. This narrator would be better suited for childrens books or young adult. Her Scottish and Portugese accents are better than a few other narrators that have read books in this series have been...I just find the youth of her voice very distracting.
This series seems to struggle with finding a really good narrator, the publisher needs to find someone who can handle different accents well, and that has the ability to do both male and female voices.
The story itself was very good and I really like the series. The reader sounded like a little girl, therefore she spoiled the story for me.
I like that Shanna and her sister found each other again.
I didn't like her performance. I think she should stick to children or very young adult books.
A more mature reader would have helped.
I'm sorry but 500 plus year old vampires should not sound like little girls! It really helps listeners when you have good and consistent reader performances. It really sucks to find a good series and have a major disappointment with the reader performance.
I hated the Caitlyn. Way to desperate with no self pride. There is "not giving up" but this was sickening from the word go. One second shock at the existence of vampires to full 4 alarm panties on fire and soaked the next. Not my kind of heroine.
Eat, Prey, Love ends better than it begins. The primary issue is that the heroine comes across as a bit juvenile, whining a lot over feeling abandoned by her sister, always crying, "Why?" If she were really feeling abandoned, would the girls just pick up where they left of as children, closer than ever? There have to be more subtle and less petulant ways to communicate that inner conflict. The narrator's "little girl" voice may contribute to that characterization as well. The heroine also seems to find it difficult to put 2 and 2 together, having to be told that her father kept her letters from her sister when there is more than enough clues to give her that information. My third complaint is that there is no build up from lust to love--just an off-hand comment that love is worth fighting for, when I didn't believe we'd gotten that far yet.
Having said that, once both characters realize that they love each other and the real object to them getting together is revealed, the book gets better. The heroine shows a lot more maturity and intelligence in the second half of the book, and the plot becomes more intricate and entertaining.
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