You know how sometimes a character does something and you're tempted to throw your book at the wall? Well, with audiobooks, that can mean expensive eq..Show More »uipment replacement, so I controlled myself. Now this may sound like a bad thing, but in reality I suppose it means I really got emotionally involved. The down side of this was intense frustration with the lead female character in this book, Emma. Being more than a bit older, I kept having to remind myself "She's barely 20 something, she's barely 20 something", because there was many tempting 'throw it at the wall' moments in this book, and most of those moments (not all, but most) were instigated by Emma.
The relationship between the two lead characters (Emma and "Guy") was at times endearing, at times maddening, and at times totally baffling. Still, with the exception of a few monumental bad decision moments (on both sides), it worked for me.
This is one of those books that it's very hard to write a brief description of without spoilers, so I'll simply say it's a love story between an ancient god and a young woman who has spent her whole life listening to him talk in her head. She understandably questions her sanity, and in an attempt to find the real flesh and blood person behind the voice (and answer the question of her sanity...or lack thereof) she sets out on a course that will lead her through a series of adventures on the pathway to love.
There's lots of fast paced action, lots of frustratingly bad decisions, lots of miscommunication, outright lies, and manipulation on both sides. The writing is witty. There's humour throughout, even in the most tense situations.
If you are looking for erotica, look elsewhere. That's not to say, however, that there aren't sexy scenes, but they are few and far between and not quite as explicit as some books are these days. On the flip side, I wouldn't recommend this book to someone offended by sexual situations either. It's not "that" clean.
The narration was outstanding. I recently gave Helen Wick a less than flattering review for her reading of another book, mainly for her use of somewhat feminine voices for the male characters, but in this book, she has no such problems. Reading humour can be difficult for some narrators, but Helen Wick's performance was spot on. Bottom line, she nails it. Well done Ms Wick, well done!
Ahhh this book was much better than the first. The Heroine, Helena was a lot less stupid and whiny than Emma from the first book. The story line was g..Show More »ood, the chemistry was good, there was plenty of dialogue. The hero was very sexy and smart. A nicely written sex scene too.
Oh and Cimil is great, Love her! Someone said she reminded them of Nucking Futs Nix from Kresley Cole Immortals After Dark series, and she does a little, The character is somewhat similar but of course Nix is still the very best.
This book was also NOT written in the first person which I think also made the book even better.
I have already started the third book and guess what?? Yep its written in the first person so we get all those constant thoughts and blah blah blah's again like the first book.. oh well..
As to the narrator, she is getting better and I really enjoyed her narration in this story a lot more than the first. She did better character voices and the men's voices sounded much better. Keep improving on that narration Helen Wick its paying off!
How about a book with 414 pages on kindle, 11 hours 28 minutes on audible and ends with TO BE CONTINUED......
Pretty disappointing I say. I h..Show More »ave not even started the 4th book I am so aggravated. Lets just say that if I had to wait the 9-12 months for the next book to be released this review would be a bit more scathing. Luckily I just started this series and 5 of the books are available. However I am not even sure the 5 book is the last so who knows! I think this story could have been finished without the stupid TO BE CONTINUED.... I would have been more inclined to immediately buy it. But I am not. On to something else then I may come back to finish this series.
Okay now that I am done venting, I thought the story was good. There were more of the Gods involved, the story line and plot was good. The chemistry between Penelope and Kinich is good, although his tunnel vision on relationships is a bit annoying. The sex scenes are well written, I love Cimil, Goddess of the Underworld. There is a lot of dialogue, ( I like a lot of dialogue) unfortunately this book is also written in the first person so again we get the blah blah blah thoughts of Penelope throughout the story. A lot of the characters from the previous books are present in this book, I like that.
As for the narrator, I have to say she has gotten so much better since the first book, All the characters have their own distinct voice, the men sound like men, she puts a lot of emotion in where it is needed and her reading voice is good.