Well, I liked the plot and the charactars. But really, every heroic male is the same in her books- massive body on different orders of magnitude, butWell, I liked the plot and the charactars. But really, every heroic male is the same in her books- massive body on different orders of magnitude, but all with a massive "ahem". Since I read a lot of these heavily sexed books, I do have to make forays into literary works that don't include scenes of the heroine being pounded into oblivion by the heroe's "proud member". And I must say this had less of that than most of the other's. I don't understand why the Fallen Angels got a sex scene- areally raunchy one in the most soul-deadening way. why are they having soul-deadening sex?? To connect with each other through the woman? I thought Adrian was into Eddie, like literally, but suddenly they were just really good friends? Didnt they have a sex scene in Covet? And why are they even having sex? Hello, angels?
Anyway, I like this series, though her Wardisms get very annoying by page 100. At least I'm not constantly assaulted by the phrase " his shitkickers" and the word "female" used as a personal pronoun whenever a woman enters a room(as I am with the Lover series).
Read this if you're in the airport, or on the plane, just to pass the time. Or on the toilet over several weeks for the same reason. It's a pleasant way to pass your time. ;D...more
This just didn't have anything for me. I should have started with the first novel. I need escape and this did not offer it. nor was there any sex. FunThis just didn't have anything for me. I should have started with the first novel. I need escape and this did not offer it. nor was there any sex. Funny thing is if this was on PBS Masterpiece I'd happily watch it.Just don't want to read it....more
Seriously, a waste of my time, though I think she got the Sophomore Slump with this book. I will not be reading Devil. I hope Ms. W is happy as the wiSeriously, a waste of my time, though I think she got the Sophomore Slump with this book. I will not be reading Devil. I hope Ms. W is happy as the wife and mother that her charactars all aspird to be. Likely she is plotting her literary comeback with books ala E. Giffen....more
First, let me say that I have enjoyed every Sylvia Day book I've read, whether her foray into paranormal (the "Eve" series) as well as her Georgian boFirst, let me say that I have enjoyed every Sylvia Day book I've read, whether her foray into paranormal (the "Eve" series) as well as her Georgian books, which are seriously hot.
This series is basically a soap opera with really raunchy sex (The Young and the Restless; The Bold and the Beautiful!). Ms. Day has no shame and knows few bounds, and sometimes I think she is doing a send up of the traditional Harlequin romance especially re the earnest professions of undying love from the hero. I don't know if this effect is intended, but I sometimes giggle at the fervent nature of his declarations.
And does anyone wonder if Eva's "hooha" has the consistency of well-worn Corinthian leather, what with all that "activity"? Just sayin'....
Anyway, since I went out and bought Book 3 soon as I could, I've obviously mellowed in my criticism about the charactars. I just kept reminding myself that due to their backgrounds and a lack of continuous psychiatric intervention (he's seeing Petersen, she's not), these people are sex addicts, so yes their "hunger" is believable in that context. These charactars are young adults, and I was often oblivious, self-centered and self-righteous in my younger days. Understanding the emotions and motives of men was barely within my ken. And I remind myself, that it's a soap opera, and that's what makes the mellerdrama fun, if not believable, so hang loose!
I wish this series been done as two chapter weekly installments. I think that would have worked wonderfully. Absolutely cannont wait til the next one!! I am most definitely- TEAM CROSS!...more
Too boring. Same old, same old, though I do wonder what happened on the Lost Night, but not enough to keep reading. This was mostly bec there was likeToo boring. Same old, same old, though I do wonder what happened on the Lost Night, but not enough to keep reading. This was mostly bec there was like a chapter lost between when the hero and heroine met and instantly were with each other. There was no build-up, it was just writing by numbers. And really, after as many books as JAK has written, I'd think she needs a break, to freshen things up, you know?It's all about the tall dark stranger and red haired beauty. Reallly her earliest books are most interesting bec she hadn't established her formula quite so well yet. Though the mousy, eccentric smart guy with the devastatingly handsome super-zillionaire is kind of silly. And there is the rampant sexism and simple assault of the heroine in these books too, so it takes some of the fun out of reading them....more