**spoiler alert** This was horrible - the author is a shrink herself - and should stay in that field and away from books. This book does not FLOW - it...more**spoiler alert** This was horrible - the author is a shrink herself - and should stay in that field and away from books. This book does not FLOW - it has huge leaping jumps from one section to the next - one minute the character is walking down the street the next she is walking up in a coffin surrounded by dead bodies - she falls in love with a vampire - maybe... he obviously has a thing for her - but you dont understand why - and you never learn anything about him - there is no hero - there is no heroine - its choppily written. you never understand why she walks up surrounded by bodies in the coffin. You dont understand anything about the vampire she says she is in love with (they never have a conversation - literally never get to know each other - the vamp just sends her about 5 ramdom messages telepathically - and sends body guards to protect her - although the body guards turn on her and try to eat her... horribly disappointed - the book subject - a shrink working with real vampires had so much potential - its such a creative subject twist. And then the book ends -with a bizarre battle scene - and NOTHING is explained - i kept thinking there would be a wrap up chapter where everything random in the book now made sense. What was happening with Midnight and Bryce? Whats with the ghost in the mirror? Who cares that the FBI guys moms might be a vamp? (the story doesnt give you enough to let you care) How did this book get passed editors? How did this get published? If I could give it less than one star I would AVOID - the book is a lot of random what, the where literally jumps dimensions with no explanation - or understanding, the how is never explained or suggested, - the descriptions are "the bedspread was colorful" - everything is colorful - but nothing else - poor descriptions. Hands down the poorest written book ive ever read. Ugh.(less)
Okay - another Paranormal Romance Series. This review contains spoilers. Very interesting plot - you have a very evil man that sells his soul to the de...moreOkay - another Paranormal Romance Series. This review contains spoilers. Very interesting plot - you have a very evil man that sells his soul to the devil in exchange for being able to shift into an animal - and all his decendents are cursed - so here we are a thousand years later with a small family that is related to the evil man and they are fighting to break the curse against the devil. They will lose their ability to change into animals (Wolf, Panther, etc) - but save their souls - so you have four sons who each have to find a Madonna Icon so they can save their dying father before he dies and along the way they find their soulmates who are key to their finding the tiles. I liked the sick father the best - he has great lines and there are a lot of really funny moments - he is from a generation where women dont get to think - and its funny watching his interactions with his wife and daughters in law and how much they humor him and his way of thinking. I really liked the family dynamics, loyalty, determination, preservation, etc. It was a very unique story and I liked that it wasnt predictable. Some parts are a little bloody or a little too "sexy" - just graphically - but it was not out of place with the flow of the book and story line - just ...a really thick read graphically.
I liked that the men cried real tears, and had real pain and that you get inside the heads of these men and understand their motivations and reactions - and also get excited about seeing how they will respond with the next set of circumstances - because you understand their personalities so well that you see the scenes get built up and I got excited "knowing" what would happen next as far as fight scenes and anticipating reactions and seeing it all play out.(less)