This was a good read, but it felt rushed. I think I would have liked this better as along form read instead of a quickie. There seemed to be much missThis was a good read, but it felt rushed. I think I would have liked this better as along form read instead of a quickie. There seemed to be much missing in the dance that is flirtation. There was more tell than show in the romance.
While I loved the sassy curvy heroine Daniella, I felt the guys were kind of typical. They just missed in the surprise and delight category. Sure they are a yummy double team, but I thought they were a little bland. I think it was all the holding her at bay that bothered me.
The smexy stuff was all that and a bag of chocolates!! Yummy hawt action was the highlight of the book. If you like menage, this is going to be scrumptious!
The audiobook is read by Lauren Sweet, who has been with the series since the beginning. She is a joy for the ears!! Such a talented reader with exuberant energy and a luscious voice that feeds into the motion of the story! I will have to look for more of her reads while I wait for the rest of the series to release!...more
Alright book three finally answers some stuff. All the intrigue from the first two books is coming to a head. This series is fascinating, but a slow bAlright book three finally answers some stuff. All the intrigue from the first two books is coming to a head. This series is fascinating, but a slow build to this point. I have enjoyed all the police procedural mixed with urban fantasy, it has been steady action. This book finally sees us get all of Elron and most of Michelle's backstory. There are still a few mysteries, but generally this finishes up the major plot that started the series.
The romance with the two leads is sweet and a touch melancholy. The whole, his wife isn't really dead thing puts a real cramp in the budding romance. Still it has a nice way of building and giving more of their feelings. I expect the next book will move things along further, still keeping it clean.
For me the big battle was anti-climactic, it just lacked the big bang I had expected. Things seemed to be rather tame really, what kind of bad guy juts stands there and lets the minions do all the attacking? I expected a Michelle vs Demon rumble. Most of the fighting occurred with the supporting characters while the other two kind of watched.
The narration was again great, as long as you speed it up. Jeff Hayes has a way of sounding feminine, but only at the faster speeds. Normal setting for me was weird and tortuously slow. I also think he has a great manner of keeping voices distinct and clear. The men do sound like they are speaking through a tunnel at times. Overall, he does a nice job, I would be curious to hear him read a book where the lead is a male.
I am ready for the next book, sadly it is not yet in audio. Here is where I have to make a tough choice between waiting for the audio and snagging the already available ebook. Decisions, decisions! ...more
Book two in the series answers questions and adds a bunch more in their place. I am still digging this series, plenty of intrigue to keep you on yourBook two in the series answers questions and adds a bunch more in their place. I am still digging this series, plenty of intrigue to keep you on your toes. I am enjoying the police procedural feel of this Urban Fantasy. I am eager to see what happens next for Michelle. If you liked the first book in the series, you will find even more to like here.
This alternates between Michelle and Elron, just like in the first book. It helps you really understand each character and the story better through them. I prefer this engaging style. So many plots going on and connecting dots! I adore the energy of this series! I do wish there were more of a flow of information from the backstories, they come slowly.
I was very into this read. I enjoyed the narration by Jeff Hayes, once I sped it up. He does a fantastic job of keeping the voices distinct and easy to follow. I do wish is sounded better at normal speed, however, it just sounds weird. When it is quicker is does sound like a woman and makes for an amazing thing when you realize Jeff is actually a fella. I generally enjoy his work, it is just confusing why it sounds so off at the regular setting.
I had to grab the next book ASAP because this leave you in a little bit of a cliffhanger. Not a nail biting moment, but a serious revelation and a real need to now what comes next!...more
There is a lot to like about this book! Really interesting would that lays overtop of our current world. It is an Urban Fantasy that weaves magic intoThere is a lot to like about this book! Really interesting would that lays overtop of our current world. It is an Urban Fantasy that weaves magic into our modern world. I thoroughly enjoyed the charterers and intrigue. This is like a police procedural mixed with a fantasy theme. It keeps things moving along at a steady pace. If you do not compare this book to others in the genre, you will find it much more enjoyable.
Michelle is a terrific heroine. She has plenty of spunk and sass! I loved seeing her grow and use her powers against the bad guys! While her backstory is murky, you gets hints along the way. Most of the book is from her POV, which is engaging and endearing.
Elron is a nice foil to Michelle. He is a very old elf who also has a murky backstory. He is a bit slower and less endearing, he does manage to warm you after time. As a hero, he lacks passion, but I have hope. He is the other POV that will guide you through the story.
The action of the story is very interesting, I personally enjoyed the police cases. Great use of intrigue to move things along. I could have used a bit more action, but it does move things along steadily. Lots of supporting cast that keeps things captivating. I found myself eager to see what would happen with all these cases and how they would all play out.
There are hints of romance, but it is all clean and free of smexy details.
I have mixed feeling about the narration by Jeff Hayes. He is a new voice to my ears. At first, I thought I was listening to a woman and man reading, but it turns out they are both him. Kudos on that! There are a few production issues, which may actually be the style the narrator was attempting. The male voices sounded like they came from a tunnel at times. The other issue I had was the pace, I had to bump it up to double speed because the regular speed was torture. It also sounded very strange, not as feminine as when it was sped up. Once it was at the quicker pace, it was a great listen. I am interested in hearing more of him, wonder what he would do with a male lead all the time.
This wasn't a perfect book, but it was entertaining. A very good sign is that I grabbed the next book in the series right away. I am definitely draw into the series and want to see where things are headed. I am hoping for more action and some answers to questions left open....more
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It was a really engaging story with loads of creativity. The way the fairy-tales interlock and the themes disI was pleasantly surprised by this book. It was a really engaging story with loads of creativity. The way the fairy-tales interlock and the themes displayed were fantastic. This book keeps you jumping form start to finish.
It is all from the POV of Jilly, who is a thief but only to help her family. Not exactly a villain in my book, but definitely in need of a little reform. You can feel class distinctions being drawn from the start of the book. Clearly Royals and Commoners are a little at odds.
Jilly is a very clever girl who actually lucks out by being sent to reform school. It takes her out of her life as a potential cobbler and gives her other options. There are lesson to be learned for sure. Add in a side intrigue and the story flows nicely! This isn't a full on adventure read, but it has plenty of action to keep things on target. I can imagine many a tween loving this story!
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Kristin Condon, who does a terrific job with all those voices! The story flows with her voice and energy adding to the authors words. Her pace was just swift enough for a young audience to stay engaged.
I really hope this is the start of a series. It sort of felt that way, so fingers crossed! Great middle grade book I will be recommending to the tweens i work with at the theatre....more
I was really intrigued by this series. It is a very smexy read, but it could stand on its own with out the sex. I mean, the sex is great and a key poiI was really intrigued by this series. It is a very smexy read, but it could stand on its own with out the sex. I mean, the sex is great and a key point for some elements, but it could be removed and you would still have a fascinating read.
Book One - Born This sets up the whole story and gives you all the exposition about the situation on Earth at this time. Dystopian reads always intrigue and highlight the worst of mankind while also showing the best.
Allora and Cormack have that instant chemistry, which leads them to a bit of trouble. There is plenty of steam, but it is more about that bond forming between them. They are like the Romeo and Juliet of the series.
The story feels slow at times, but once holes are filled in, things really start to pop.
Book Two - Breed This should have a trigger warning, cause there are some deep parts and a touch of detail on some non-consent. Rothguard and Mel certainly go through the emotional ringer. This is by far the most dramatic of the three stories. Prepare for serious angst mixed in with your steam.
This story makes you question why any of them would want to save the Born at all. Aside from Allora, who isn't really even Born, I have yet to see one who is work the effort.
The end of this book makes you eager to hop into he third, to see what the deal is with Issac.
Book Three - Borg Jumping ahead into the future for this book, we have Allora and Cormack's son all grown up. He faces many things both internal and external, in addition to being the leader/savior of all mankind. This is another story that should have a trigger warning, the heroine was raped and we have a few flashback details.
This book also should have been longer. The end felt rushed and was a total fast forward to the end result. All the build of the series on why the Earth stopped and how to fix it, we got two lines of resolution. I wanted more show and less tell in the end.
All three books have plenty of smexy steam and get all the hawt detail you can handle. Definitely hitting the erotic part of things.
Hollie Jackson does a fabulous job with the narration. She has been a favorite for my ears for some time. I always know her reads will be well paced, deliciously voiced and a delight all around. She does this series credit and makes everything gel all the better.
I am intrigued enough by this series to look for other works by this author. She shows serious promise and has a clever imagination!...more
I adore this little series. Each book is a yummy morsel of a story. This does not disappoint.
I was a touch lost on how this connects wLove this series
I adore this little series. Each book is a yummy morsel of a story. This does not disappoint.
I was a touch lost on how this connects with the previous books, been a while since I read them. Lucky they are shortness, so I can jump back and re-read.
Holt is so very deliciously Alpha!! I just love guy who has th growl down! Chloe is a great balance for him. This is written gives u :) both their POV in alternating sections. I love how some sections back things up and give a tiny repeat of what just happened from the other perspective. Made be a truly engaging an dwell rounded read.
The steam is delicious as always!! Holy hot and heavy!! Have the ice cream and cold shower at the ready, that's I'd you snuggle partner isn't near!
Seamlessly with this book sky only complaint is that I wish it were longer. Yes, I know it was meant to be a quickie. There is just such a wealth of story that could still be told. The characters are fun and you want to know more about them. Chloe's mom was hilarious!!! I would love to see this expanded into a longer book or novella. That is what always happens with a well done story, you crave more!!...more
Another yummy read in this quick and furry series!! Plenty of story happening her to keep you hopping.
What a delicious read this was, love everythingAnother yummy read in this quick and furry series!! Plenty of story happening her to keep you hopping.
What a delicious read this was, love everything about this series!! This book filed in the gaps for me with the adding agency that popped up in th least book. Looks like that is the direction the rest of the series might be headed. Laugh out loud antics from the two owners, an oops problem and an overbearing mother, really sleeps things moving.
Paige is a terrific character and well balanced with ever patient Archer. It was nice seeing him find HEA. She is of course a curvy gal, but that is not the focus or hit on too much. Great positive BBW read with a fabulous sassy gal.
Th smexy is the icing on the cake. Mostly because the authors make you wait for it this time around. Plenty of lusting and dancing around the chemistry, but the steam isn't until the end of this story. And it is hawt as check when you get there!!!
I already jumped into th next book and need to get back to find out about Mel an the bear!! Awesomesauce...more
We met Melanie in th least book, she isn't as awful as her mother and other sister. I would say she still has grDeliciously smexy and snarky as always
We met Melanie in th least book, she isn't as awful as her mother and other sister. I would say she still has growing to do, cause she has a few leftover thought processes from her old life. Given abit of time, that will change. Foster is her oh so yummy mate. I adore the way this author writes bears. They are my favorite shifters and she really knows how to make they delicious!
The story here kind of wanders, but it is a delightful ramble. There was one moment at the end that was a little much.
The smexy was uber hawt as expected. Panty drenching kind of read!!
I can not wait for the next read and the hint at the very end has me all a twitter with anticipation. Gimme gimme gimme!!...more
Disappointing. I had hoped for more photos. I really love looking at pics of these funky little homes. There is a lot of information here, but I was lDisappointing. I had hoped for more photos. I really love looking at pics of these funky little homes. There is a lot of information here, but I was looking for more of a photographic view....more
I really thought there would be more photos and step by step instructions. Kind of disappointed. I did get a few good ideas, so it is a decent book ifI really thought there would be more photos and step by step instructions. Kind of disappointed. I did get a few good ideas, so it is a decent book if you can pick it up on the cheap.
The whole step genre is a bit of a mystery to me. I thought to try this and get an idea of what I was missing. It is a nicNot as smutty as I expected.
The whole step genre is a bit of a mystery to me. I thought to try this and get an idea of what I was missing. It is a nice little story with mixed POV, rather jumpy so stay on your toes. No clear transition from one voice to the next. The characters were ok, nothing too far from the typical romance. I expected loads of sex, ended up with mostly story and one sex scene. It was nice, but not exactly what I was in th mood for at the time. It was pretty predictable, but in the end a nice little romance.
I would check this author out again, just not when I am in a smutty mood....more