I don't like it when a character's physical appearance is described in full in the beginning. It feels too much like telling.
Of course the mom and thI don't like it when a character's physical appearance is described in full in the beginning. It feels too much like telling.
Of course the mom and the sisters do the office work and are called assistants and when the father had a heart attack, the brother kept running company. Kelly, a man, goes out and gets the info and appraisals and does the intellectual work. The woman are called "the girls" of course. The female doctor is evil. Nathan's mom does all the cooking. At least Nathan's sister is also a doctor but there aren't any likable females who aren't family.
Talk about making assumptions. (view spoiler)[He could have been divorced. They could have been a friend's children. They could have been little sisters that came late in life. Annie could have been the baby sitter or nanny for kids he adopted or had from a previous marriage. Or how about this: his sister and they were his nieces. (hide spoiler)] Why doesn't he even talk to Kelly about the issue when Kelly expresses his confusion?
Unfortunately here parents are rarely arrested for child abuse from my experience. Sexual abuse yes but it's amazing what parents get away with and are excused is they "get the help they need" by going to rehab or whatever. Parents have to do something really egregious like locking children in cages and not feeding them. Just beating them up doesn't seem to matter. Then the state works as hard as possible to return the children home.
I read about one case where (view spoiler)[the parents didn't want the child and vilified her versus the other children. She didn't want to go home. A hospital refused to release her to her parents care because they believed they tortured her. The state's plan was still to return her home as soon as she stabilized because they were the only family she had. I have no idea how they expected her to stabilize with that plan. (hide spoiler)]
I don't think it's instinctual to reach for each other's left hands. Your arms would be crossing the table. They're done eating so they don't need to use their dominant hands for anything other than lifting a cup.
God the sexual tension was hot!
(view spoiler)[Well Nathan has the defense that he's gay so sexual harassment isn't as likely, plus her unwanted advances were witnessed by others. And the texts may not have been incriminating, but they certainly painted a picture of the aggressor/alpha in the relationship. (hide spoiler)]
Cool that Keely made Nathan put gloves on before touching a bloody man.
He's a gorgeous surgeon with decent social skills who's never even had a quickie?
I thought he was taking his nieces to a concert Saturday.
I appreciate a man who's willing to take pain medication. It drives me nuts when they brag about not needing them. So kudos to the author.
I think an orgasm with a bruised chest and cracked ribs would be very painful. Your muscles clench. At least mine do. He can't even do his own hair.
Still the sex is hot. Too much of it but very hot.
LOVE the old lady.
So cool to recognize that men suffer from abuse at the hands of their partners, too.
Of course their families are perfect.
I love how in love they are.
Hospital scene! Bedside vigil. Danger danger danger! Oh this was written just for me, wasn't it?
I've never seen a chart hanging off a bed despite it being in books and movies all the time. Here in the US I am positive it violates HIPAA. Seriously, when the patient is asleep anyone could take a look at his chart without his permission. Here everything is entered into computers in the room or a tablet carried around.
I enjoyed this so much, I'm even going to overlook the sexism in rating it. ...more
Absinthe is more than just a liquid. You have to prepare it as well (by burning a sugar cube over it I think) so having an absinthe fountain makes noAbsinthe is more than just a liquid. You have to prepare it as well (by burning a sugar cube over it I think) so having an absinthe fountain makes no sense.
Hot hot hot!
Having really short names, using half that name as a nickname in the human realm, and then using the full name in the demon realm where they stab each other oin the back all the time makes no sense for beings whose names have so much power.
I would think that advertising that a wanted vampire criminal is around and about would be bad for business.
I love the banter between Sy and Sal. I was worried about the author's ability to make me trust Sy after his history but great job.
Oh! I want to go to Savannah and go on a paranormal tour!
I really like the mythology, the idea that the power in belief and ability is the same whether done as a Christian/priest or as a witch.
If it's so rare to meet higher ranking vampires--meaning any older than 200 years--then they're hardly immortal. They apparently aren't that hard to kill.
Sweet, although I was beginning to side with Sal that the lovey-dovey preciousness was going to have me heaving soon. :)
No matter how talented you are, you can't learn an entire language from just listening for a few hours because you'd be missing most of the vocabularyNo matter how talented you are, you can't learn an entire language from just listening for a few hours because you'd be missing most of the vocabulary.
He stops the kissing to ask if they can they have intercourse? What a stupid question. Even if they can't they can still have sex. The guy has a penis.
Oh of course the only way to protect the king is by everyone having lots of sex.
Interesting world building. Something different. The relationships in the Angelus/king's family are a little confusing and I'm still not clear on why everyone is on this plane and unable to go home. How could they solve any problems by not being in the realm? How do they know it's safe to go back?
This was kind of boring.
Security pads don't have tones for the digits for that very reason.
Iron made his own lubricant when they first had sex but he has a bottle of lubricant in his room?
How is having lots of sex such a burden to these men that they cry? The 20-ish guy in particular is upset by it? What bizarre men. Very different from human men.
Steel isn't an element and it isn't on the periodic table.
I like that not everyone likes and trusts Brett right away rather than everything being perfect. It's more realistic.
Hot studly guys and adorable little animals with humorous captions that are actually sometimes funny. What more could you ask for? It's a little repetHot studly guys and adorable little animals with humorous captions that are actually sometimes funny. What more could you ask for? It's a little repetitious and at one point you find out that the animals don't belong to the guys (yeah, I know it's obvious when I think about it but I wasn't thinking about it) but it's fun to page through. I even read it to my 9 month old granddaughter. She put her hands on the adorable animals right away. :)...more