The exciting sequel to Good Intentions! Alex Carlisle has enough to deal with even on quiet days. Living with an angel and a succubus is no easy feat. One has divine responsibilities she can't explain, and the other tempts him toward a decadent lifestyle he's not sure he can manage. Add to that the stresses of college and trying to hold down a job, and it's lucky Alex can even keep his head on straight.
Yet the complications keep on coming. An amorous (and terrifying) werewolf won't take no for an answer. Vampires from across the country want to know what happened to their allies in Seattle. To top it all off, events in the city have drawn the attention of federal agents who know far too much about the supernatural, and they have no patience for the chaos that Alex and his friends leave in their wake.
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Another great story, keeping much to the same style and story as teh first that made it such a treat. Far better than I ever expected. Worth the point.
As with the last book, there was a lot of sex but not nearly as much. There were more heartfelt discussions in the beginning but there was plenty of non sexual action too. I enjoy the characters and the story is well written. I would read another book by this author.
Likeable characters. Snarky Angels and Demons.
While Tess' voice was up to the effort...Please, please, PLEASE have readers review names of people and places for accurate pronunciation. NGUYEN is not pronounced NaGOOyen. Many place names in the northwest are Inuit or other native American tongue in origin. She also mangled several city names. This really had me gnashing my teeth to the point that I put the recording down several times.
First thing you need to know going in that 1/3rd to 1/4 of the run-time of this audio-book is intensively graphic sex scenes.
The rest of the time is spent on a really well written Urban Fantasy story. Seriously? An edited down version of this; a 14 hour cut that removed the erotica, would make this a top entry in the urban fantasy genre.
I don't buy erotica on Audible so I have nothing to compare it to but I'm going to venture that a 7 hour edit of all the erotica would be a top tier entry in that genre.
The two together? I found it distracting,
Elliot Kay is a damn good writer, and Tess Irondale does a phenomenal job with her narration. I look forward to more great content from either/both of them.
I like how it got harder and intense as the story progress until the climax.... Also things for the characters in the story got more difficult until the end too.
Alex and friends are still battling Evil (with a capital E) and now have an FBI "Special Unit" after them. Not only direct threats but now we see a threat of betrayal by one of their own. Things that were hinted at in the first book become solid plot elements. Alex and Lorelei's "flash backs" give the author a chance to flex his story telling muscles in other worlds. The angel politics are still entertaining. Even with all the people out to get our heroes, they still manage to get in sexy times. And Tess Irondale's voice acting was first rate and added a lot to the story.
There have been plenty of detailed reviews of this series, so I'm just going to give my opinion and not dissect the books.
Okay, I'm sure you've seen some of the comments on the explicit sex in this series. It does have plenty of sex, more than it really needs, and that's the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars. The action scenes, character development, and plot are handled well enough to satisfy anyone's appetite. But the sex scenes are so numerous and detailed that I found myself wishing I could skip those scenes. For me, a guy, that’s unusual. It’s not that they’re boring, heavens no, they’re well done and very erotic. However, we you have a good story, it doesn’t need to be constantly interrupted with twenty pages of sex. That said, I do intend to read any others in this series that Elliot Kay comes out with. Perhaps next time I won’t listen straight through. The eroticism might not be as noticeable if you were to listen to an hour or so at a time rather than four-hour marathon sessions.
For those who enjoy erotic supernatural stories, this series is for you.
Great book, love the storyline I usually read fiction and found this to be a wonderful combination of sci-fi and fantasy with a great plot! to top it off, definitely one of the best narrators I've had the pleasure of listening to!
"good but not gteat"
was'nt as keen on it as the first. i found the swiching to so many characters off-putting. some of thos chapters could be skipped without any impact upon the story and i've found that the vampires and werewolves are severely underdeveloped as races. though more time was spent on then in this book, i found them far to cardboard to care much about their history or impact. alex grew to a new level of awsome though, so i can't say i regret reading this one. all in all it was a bit to convoluted and housed a few too many plot points for me. i may listen to it again but i'd end up skipping to the good parts.
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