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The heroine is a bit ditzy and naive

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-19

The book wasn't horrible but the heroine was really annoying with how naive and bull headed she was. Also, the hero barely had a backbone. honestly this book was my least favorite so far, it was completely frustrating, especially since the main characters got into situations that were easily avoidable if they used common sense. I hope the next books are better.

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She kind of deserves her fate, She's a mess.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-05-19

Are there really people that stupid, that gullible, that weak, that incapable of believing in themselves or their self worth? I can't accept or appreciate a woman who wants to die instead of live just because she can't face that she's been a victim her whole life and she isn't strong enough to become a survivor. she is dumb and cowardly. She gives abuse survivors a bad name and she needs to stop being completely weak and instead decide to live with courage and autonomy. I completely understand feeling mentally trapped as well as physically trapped in a relationship and feeling like your unable to move on but I'm unimpressed with people who don't make an effort to live. I suppose she was never truly a heroine to begin with, and I have a hard time feeling sorry for her.

However, I will say that this story is interesting enough for me to continue reading the series, even if it is really frustrating.

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It's all connected!!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-19

It's really amazing how the author is able to connect the FBI Profilers Series with this one. This is the second time I've noticed the connection and it's like this series helps close what seems like the unfinished story lines of characters in the other series. I won't spoil the twist in this book that is a direct connection to the FBI Profilers series but it is a trip!! I really am enjoying the way Lisa Gardner writes and I look forward to reading more of her works!!

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I wish these books could last forever!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-31-17

This series has become my number 1 favorite, it never ever disappoints!!! The worst part of this series is that the books are not long enough, and this is honestly one of the only series I would say that about. The best part about the series besides the characters, world building, and interesting scenarios is the witty sarcastic remarks that Charley says or thinks all the time. Everytime I read or listen to a Charlie book I laugh out loud and get the side eye from people around me. Everyone needs a little Charley Davidson in their lives and on their bookshelves!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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This book caused me too many headaches

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-12-17

The main characters in this book are so unlikable!! The two mains, Trevor and Ella are so whiny and weak and I seriously question their judgement because their decisions are worse than a five year olds. The names for the shiften are horrible, Wolfen, Beren, felen, I had a hard time trying to figure out if they were talking about people who are criminals that can't have children. I'm more interested in the dragon who has really cool powers and the two brothers Trevor and Trent who are stuck in wolf form. I even like Mac more than Trevor, cause he's less of a love sick wussy. If Ella's really queen I pray for the fate of the shiftin! Plus whats up with her powers, cause all I can tell is that they come online when she screams like a helpless damsel in distress. All in all, I would recommend this book more for the comedic relief but also because when you get past Trevor and Ella's cringey relationship, the lack luster love making scenes, the horrible made up names for things, and the annoying way they keep repeating that stupidly cryptic prophecy, there is actually hope for this book series in other potential main characters. I'll read the next book about the dragon and then make my decision on whether this series is worth my time. I suggest you do the same. Oh, and I really hate the voice of the narrator, he needs to go!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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This is probably the best book in the series!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-16

What did you love best about Wild Rain?

Rio might be a hard man, a man who lives on the edge of society and one who hasn't been treated fairly but after reading all the other books in this series (which at this moment is on book 8) Rio is probably the most caring and understanding male lead in the series. Rachel was annoying at times because she was keeping a very dangerous secret from him but Rio still stayed calm, gave her a chance to tell him in her own time. What I liked the most is that it was easy to tell why Rachel and Rio were meant for each other, I loved the fact that their past lives together kind of juxtaposed on their current life. There were some well-written moments that made you empathize with the characters and understand their love for one another.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I think I really liked two characters, Rio and Elijah. Elijah showed up really late in the book but his character intrigued me a lot (which made me excited for his book (Book 8) but it turned out to be disappointing) because he was living a dual life, and I found him kind of sexy :). Rio out of all the male leads is the most caring and understanding toward his female, I think Drake wins second place in his book and maybe Connor is third place, all the rest of the male leads are completely full of crap! Seriously, what woman would put up with half the crap these males are trying to pull. You'll have to read the rest of the series to understand how amazing Rio is compared to the rest of these overly domineering males. I just think Rio walks on clouds after finishing book 8 in this series and wanting to pull my hair out.

Which scene was your favorite?

I would say my favorite scene was when Elijah showed up for the first time and Rachel was alone at the house. He and Rachel finally had their heart-to-heart and Rachel was pretty much forgiving him when out of nowhere Rio shows up puts a knife to Elijah's throat and Rachel has to talk him down from killing him. Then Elijah joins forces with them!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Sure, the book was pretty well written and I found myself talking out loud or staying up at night even after I set my sleep timer on audible. It was an enthralling book.

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Why are all the characters so one dimensional?!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-16

Please for all that is holy and divine make the next main characters of your book series less needy and emotional. Why are all the males full of crap and all the females emotionally wrecked. Please have the next leads be a TALL, curvy but muscular/athletic, ex-navy/marine, kick-butt female heroine mated with a strong confident but understanding non-emotionally ignorant male character who can take charge without being a total out of control domineering jerk to his female. Do male leopards all come with this attitude, do all female leopards have to be sexually-inexperienced and naive with little confidence and no ability to defend themselves? That girl Cat had martial arts training and still could barely defend herself. Also are all leopards white, Latino or mixed white-Latino, there are leopards all over the world, where are the black and Asian leopards? You have a lair located outside of New Orleans and no one in it is black, does that make any sense? Please stop making every book the same plot with different characters or you'll just lose readers.

Elijah was my favorite character after he was briefly introduced in Wild Rain. Now I can't stand him or his female Sienna, they are both warped and really should seek help. When you end up listening to half a book on 3X speed just to get through the sex scenes that make up half the book then you know the book is pure crap. Wild Rain was so freaking amazing, WHY DID YOU HAVE TO STOP WRITING THESE BOOKS LIFE THAT!! Read this book at your own risk people, you'll end up disappointed and uncomfortable...

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Disappointed in the useless death

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-01-16

My favorite "baby daddy" was killed and that just soured the end of the story for me. About an hour left in the book and all I wanted to do was stop and grieve one of the best and most deserving characters in the series. I honestly didn't care what happened after his death, maybe I cared to know which baby went with each father but honestly I stopped caring about whether or not Merry would get a happily ever after with the rest of the fathers. If there are more books in the series I'm not sure I'd want to read them, but I really do like the kids, especially Gwen, so I'll read more if the book focuses on them. I just wish the father that died would have been spared or at the very least mourned appropriately. Merry mourned Frost for days or weeks before he was resurrected and he was technically still alive and capable of becoming a human again. But S***to dies and she mourns him for what amounts to a nights sleep, sheds very little tears and then goes about her life like nothing significant happened after avenging his death. For a man who was the best king in fairy I think his death was unwarranted and that I would have missed a different father less than him if they were killed. I'm really scornful about this, so get ready to be disappointed if he is also one of your favorites.

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My favorite book in the series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-15

Wow, how can all of the books in this series be so amazingly profound and well-written. I personally have always had a lot of respect for Native American culture and the way both Ivy and Lorenzo speak is beautiful and poetic. I love them both and Ivy is such a wonderful character you can't help but love her. This book tells the kind of love story that makes you weep at the end and makes you feel like true love really does exist. I'm really pleased with this series so far!

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Zoltan's Story is Majestic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-01-14

Would you listen to How to Seduce a Vampire (Without Really Trying) again? Why?

I would listen to Zoltan's story again and honestly I wish there was an extended story or deleted scene because I was truly enthralled by his back story and the life of his mate Neona. Wow, never before have I read a Vampire romance with so much world building and intriguing twists. Neona and Zoltan's connection was beautifully illustrated and the book took me on an emotional roller coaster that I couldn't stop listening to. I don't even think I caught all the details and will probably have to listen to it again to dream up the majestic world of Neona's family.

What did you like best about this story?

The back story, how Zoltan and Neona were almost destined to be together from the start. Just thinking about the culture, the landscape, the people, who were included in this book was like a fairy tale, I found myself imagining what it would be like to live in the Himalayas in such a beautiful place.

What does Amy Rubinate bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her accents weren't horrible but in the very beginning her voice was really boring. When she finally started reading the dialog between Zoltan and Neona the story started to pick up and I really enjoyed the way she read for most of the characters in the book except for Emma and Elsa.. they sounded like ditzy girls.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did listen to it in one sitting, I stayed awake all night listening to it, it was enthralling.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful