The first book, "Torn from You", for me, was a 2 star read. I could almost not make it through the 6 chapters. It had many errors, and extremely unoriThe first book, "Torn from You", for me, was a 2 star read. I could almost not make it through the 6 chapters. It had many errors, and extremely unoriginal and predictable dialogue. Arggh! It was all I could do to make it to the end....but then there was this cliffy, and I couldn't resist a peek at where the story was going (And Damn! I hate when authors trick us into buying the next book, by leaving us something unresolved at the end of a book!)
So, I moved onto "Torn With You". Still, many mistakes, and a much longer, more drawn out story than it needed to be, but was more interested than I would have expected after the first novella. The story line is quite implausible, with a lead character that is an underground fighter / rockstar / participant in a sex-slave trade (without giving too many spoilers, I won't disclose how he is a participant).
On the positive side, I do like the characters, and can obviously see that the author plans on several parallel books based around the perimeter characters in this book. I will probably read them.
I do hope that her next books have better editing, proof-reading, beta-reading, whatever. Things like "Hummed and Hawed" instead of "Hemmed and Hawed" or "new" instead of "knew", etc. So aggravating!
So, in the end:
"Torn from You" - 2 stars overall "Torn with You" - 4 stars overall Editing - 3 stars Characters - 4 1/2 stars Story - 4 stars (would have been higher, except it dragged on too long) Dialogue - 3 stars Perimeter characters - 4 1/2 stars
Not as good as the first, but I will still probably give the other books in the series a try, based on how much I loved the first book in the series.
INot as good as the first, but I will still probably give the other books in the series a try, based on how much I loved the first book in the series.
I just couldn't connect with Sed and Jessica in the same way, I did with Brian and Myrna in the first book, which made reading all of the sex scenes, really, really dull. In my opinion, what makes a sex scene hot, is being able to identify with the characters, and getting swept up in their heat. In this case, we didn't really even get to know them as couple, and barely got to know Jessica at all, before we were knee deep in repetitive and over the top sex scenes.
I found myself wanting to read more about Brian and Myrna, and the rest of the Sinners, which we did get some of. In fact, the best part of this book for me, was all of the sideline stories about Trey, Brian, Myrna, and the rest of the guys. I'm a little sad that Sed, who was a fascinating character in the first book, didn't get the stellar story I wanted for him.
Still, I will continue the series, the characters are endearing and I need to know what happens for them all....more
Loved this book, and the characters. I was so happy to finally see Daisy and Ryke come together. Their unrequited love has been painful to watch overLoved this book, and the characters. I was so happy to finally see Daisy and Ryke come together. Their unrequited love has been painful to watch over the last few books.
As much as I love these books, I am disappointed with the number of editing errors in this book. There were many, many errors, and some that were just so obvious, that I was a little shocked. This is very uncharacteristic of these authors.
Still this series is a guilty pleasure, and I will continue to read it, and re-read....more