I finished this back in April, but never got back on here to write a review and my memory being what it is, I couldn't do it justice now. I know that...moreI finished this back in April, but never got back on here to write a review and my memory being what it is, I couldn't do it justice now. I know that I enjoyed it more than the last book, but that I was disappointed by a lot of it. It probably earned about 3.5 stars, but I'll be kind and bump it up to 4, because I can't quite remember. Maybe one day I'll listen to the audio again and jump back on here and give it a proper review.(less)
I think the fact that I let this hibernate for months on end says a lot about what I thought of this book. I was never particularly interested in Mann...moreI think the fact that I let this hibernate for months on end says a lot about what I thought of this book. I was never particularly interested in Manny, and felt Payne got he story way too quickly, so I wasn't that fussed about the book's main characters. In the end, Manny was more interesting than I expected him to be, and Payne less so. His tie in to the Brothers was neither surprising, nor particularly interesting. Is it wrong that I found V's downward spiral tedious? I didn't find myself emotionally invested in it - and V has brought me to tears on more than one occasion. Not sure where she's going with Qhuinn and Layla. The new vamps are vaguely interesting, but at this point just feel like they're there so the series doesn't have to wrap up after Qhuinn & Blay get their mini HEA. Meh...
I started out with the printed version and then after hibernation moved to the audio and I was amazed by how annoyed I got with the slang and how often I fast forwarded through the smut - I just wasn't interested. Is this the end for Ward and me? Time will tell, as I will read Tohr's book, but not just yet.(less)
Another entertaining LotU story. I really liked Aeron and Olivia and the twists and turns their relationship took. Nothing is ever simple where the Lo...moreAnother entertaining LotU story. I really liked Aeron and Olivia and the twists and turns their relationship took. Nothing is ever simple where the Lords are concerned, and happiness never comes without sacrifice, but I think these two were forced to give up more than most - making their HEA almost bittersweet.
There were a number of interesting developments in the overall storyline that were great for furthering along the story arc. There were some interesting future relationship developments that I won't spoil here, but that I'm looking forward to seeing played out.
This was, by far, my least favorite book of the series thus far. And while I didn't struggle to get through it, I did find myself skimming - and I nev...moreThis was, by far, my least favorite book of the series thus far. And while I didn't struggle to get through it, I did find myself skimming - and I never skim.
Why didn't I like the book? Kadan. He'd been intriguing in previous books and I was quite looking forward to his story. Unfortunately, Feehan opted to take the character in a direction that I didn't care for. I like a dominant alpha hero who is withdrawn and a bit moody and dangerous - but Kadan went way beyond that. His dominance read like an abusive boyfriend to me, and there is nothing sexy or appealing about that (threats that he wouldn't allow her to leave, telling her what she could and couldn't do and his continual need to make his point by putting his hand around her throat - to name a few). I also found the sex to be a bit over the top and distracting in this one. They were constantly going at it, from the moment they met, leaving me surprised that they some how mustered up the strength and interest to actual solve the mystery.
This has in no way put me off the series, it simply introduced me to a pairing I don't care for. Meh...(less)