I will admit I waffled about reading this one because while I love Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series I wasn't blown away by Rock Addiction. I'm soI will admit I waffled about reading this one because while I love Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series I wasn't blown away by Rock Addiction. I'm so glad I did because the issues I had with Rock Addiction were not present in Rock Hard. I loved both Charlotte's and the T-Rex's characters. It was so much fun watching the banter between the two, the sparring and seeing Charlotte really grow. She went from being this shy little mouse to more than holding her own against the T-Rex. LOL. It gives me hope that maybe one day I'll be able to speak my mind more. But back to the book, the story line was great. It was paced well and I didn't want to stop reading. There were just a few moments at the beginning of the book that were a little jarring. I felt like certain phrases were repeated too closely together like how Charlotte had a mind like a steel trap or how her bones were quivering in her body or something like that. It actually made me second guess if I accidentally went backwards in the book.
Other than that and an odd personal issue Gabriel got over rather quickly at the end I really loved this book. Nalini Singh brought that magical feeling I got reading her Psy-Changeling books and made me totally fall for this book....more
2.5 stars Lorraine Heath has been one of those authors who has been on my to read list for ages. I have to say though this book was quite disappointing2.5 stars Lorraine Heath has been one of those authors who has been on my to read list for ages. I have to say though this book was quite disappointing from an author who has come so highly recommended. The story starts off slow and it took me a really long time to get into it. In fact, after starting it I put it down to read 3 other books in between. Part of the reason is the heroine, Ophelia, is so unlikeable (by design) and I totally understand why Drake feels the need to put her in her place BUT then he completely coddles her. In fact, the behaviors he despised in her before all of a sudden become endearing to him. That I didn't get. He let's her get away with speaking back at him even though she's supposed to be a servant, she sleeps in his bed, orders him about, spends a ridiculous amount of his money and so on. Eventually she shows some redeeming qualities and the romance between the two becomes more understandable but it was hard to get over his earlier infatuation over her what really should have been unlikeable behavior.
For the most part Drake is a really likable hero but I have to admit there is a point near the end that I can't list here without being a spoiler but it really tarnished him in my eyes. So though the later half of the book picked up that marred how I felt about the ending as well. So overall this is just a meh read for me....more
This was an interesting book. It had a major pet peeve of mine and yet I have to say I did really enjoy reading it. My main issue was that I3.5 stars
This was an interesting book. It had a major pet peeve of mine and yet I have to say I did really enjoy reading it. My main issue was that I don't see why/when Jack and Sarah fell for each other. Sarah didn't want kids where as Jack's brother did so I can see why their relationship started to suffer. What I didn't get was beyond Sarah spending a few nights shaking Jack out of nightmares and a few conversations when did the two get to know each other enough to fall in love? The majority of the story felt like they decided "yup, we're in love." and the rest of the book was working through a bunch of issues surrounding the pair.
Don't get me wrong, I loved Jack and I really enjoyed Sarah's character along with her cooky senior citizen clients. I just don't like when there is insta-love between a couple. Ignoring that though the story line was touching and engaging. It sounds like the next book will be about Jack's brother through adoption and his blood sister. I'm looking forward to it but just hope the romance is a bit more developed throughout the story....more
This book for some reason was a total surprise even though I did enjoy the first two books in the series. I started this book at 11:30pm thinking I woThis book for some reason was a total surprise even though I did enjoy the first two books in the series. I started this book at 11:30pm thinking I would read just a few chapters to wind down before bed but next thing I knew I was up til the middle of the night reading until I finished the whole book.
Prudence was a fun character. She was smart and it broke my heart to see what she had to live through and put a good face on for years. John was also a fabulous hero and I totally didn't see the secret he was hiding coming. The story itself was great too. I loved seeing the relationship between Prudence and John build up while they are stuck together at the inn. I do have to say I wish I had seen Prudence's jerk of a fiancé get his due after the horrible way he forcibly tried to throw her to a highwayman. Ugh.
This was a great ending to the Wallflower series and I am so glad I decided to take a chance and read this new to me author....more