Warprize really sucked me in from the very beginning. I read all night and didn't get anything done the next day until I finished this book.
It was slWarprize really sucked me in from the very beginning. I read all night and didn't get anything done the next day until I finished this book.
It was slow moving in the way of Xylara and Keir's relationship. But it was much more natural than the insta love books. Although if you read between the lines and pay attention to the looks and actions, Keir was pretty infatuated with Lara from the very beginning, hence the whole reason she was selected as Warprize to begin with.
It was fast moving in the way that there seemed to always be something going on. There weren't any lull's in the book. I was always wanting to find out what was about to happen. I was always craving the next page.
I did find it ironic that Keir and his warriors were known as ruthless opponents and barbarians, but once Lara was within their fold they were more gentlemanly than some of the men from her own court. They respected her and they lived by a set of rules that were different from what Lara knew, but they made sense for them and they seemed very civilized. Keir in particular was very respectful of her, unlike most other barbarian books.
One thing that did sort of bother me about the book that would have earned it 5 stars was I would have liked more moments with Keir and Lara. I loved the ones they had but they all seemed somewhat short. There were a lot of things I would have loved for Keir to say to Lara. Like in the beginning of the book when she is picking roses and felt as if she was being watched, I got the feeling that whole scene was written with the purpose of letting you know Keir WAS watching her for the first time, but it was never addressed later in the book. Also Lara wonders how Keir figured out who she was. I just would have liked to know more about what was going on in Keir's head. He wasn't really forthcoming with stuff like like that and those are the things that make me really like a book and absolutely fall in love with a book. I loved how the ending all came together, but I would have liked an epilogue or something. After Lara and Keir being apart I wanted to read more of their resolution and more with the two of them together again. I wanted some tender moments at the end, moments plural not singular....more
Mari wakes up and finds herself in a cage on a large space ship. Her guards tell her she should be sleeping but she convinces them to let her stay awaMari wakes up and finds herself in a cage on a large space ship. Her guards tell her she should be sleeping but she convinces them to let her stay awake. Over the course of the next few days she talks with her guard and learns that they think of her as cattle. She will eventually be sold to a species of aliens who eat human flesh.
Ekkett is a skilled trapper. He has captured and sold hundreds of hundreds of women over his 20 year career. But none of them have talked to him the way Mari has. She makes him question everything he has ever thought about humans.
I really liked seeing the progression of Mari and Ekkett's relationship. Ekkett's view on humans did a complete 180 as he fell in love with Mari. I liked how at first he could care less and was planning to send her to her death and by the end he was so concerned with her life he was willing to die for her. It was sweet.
I don't understand why this book isn't available on amazon or B&N in ebook form. I really enjoyed it, I found it on a website called need-read.com and I'm so glad I found it because I really liked reading it. I sort of wish the ending would have been a little longer. I wasn't ready for my journey with Mari and Ekkett to be over with. I would have liked to read about them settling into their new home....more
**spoiler alert** The second in the The Three series. This book is about Werewolf King Callum and his Queen Sonia.
This might be my favorite in the ser**spoiler alert** The second in the The Three series. This book is about Werewolf King Callum and his Queen Sonia.
This might be my favorite in the series. I really loved it. I thought Sonia was written really well as a female human. She kept stuff bottled up inside until she exploded. haha I just found that very accurate. I also really liked how Callum was not just a werewolf alpha male, he was a man. Things didn't even register on his radar as being off when Sonia was completely compliant. He had no clue she was seething inside with the small clues she would give him. He just kept going about his business thinking life was good. Looking back I find that funny... and in a way true for a lot of men.
I could sympathize with Sonia when she was feeling neglected or unwanted. She felt as though Callum wanted her only for his queen because he knew that is who she was but not because he felt anything for her. I could feel her pain over not feeling loved or wanted. But I absolutely loved it when Callum would finally get her to talk and set her straight. I loved that he when he realized something was wrong, he cornered her and made her talk. Because usually it was all misunderstanding anyway.
Callum had a depth of feeling that I loved seeing in this book. One part that particularly made me fall in love with him, was when he was writing letters to the families of the fallen wolves, but kept a smile on his face and stayed light hearted with Sonia to the point she had no clue his work was so emotionally taxing and draining.
The ending literally brought tears to my eyes. Callum's pain was so gut-wrenching and palpable on the pages. I loved it!
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"I loved you before you took your first breath on this earth because that was my fate but you made me love you because you're just...f*cking...you."
The first book in The Three series, this is Leah and Lucian's story.
It sucked me in from the beginning. Lucian a vampire had been waiting for years fThe first book in The Three series, this is Leah and Lucian's story.
It sucked me in from the beginning. Lucian a vampire had been waiting for years for his chance with Leah. He knew he would have her the moment he saw her. But due to vampire laws he had to wait until she was unattached. Leah knowing her fate due to her family's long history of being highly respected vampire concubines, went from relationship to relationship in order to avoid being selected by a vampire.
I loved Leah. She made me laugh out loud a couple times. Her getting kicked out of her schooling was hilarious. I loved that conversation. But I kind thought her character was written to be a much younger age than she was. She struck me more as a 20 something than a 40 year old.
I kind of had a love/hate relationship with Lucian. He was hot in that domineering way and as the reader you could see and know how much he loved and wanted Leah. But for Leah I sometimes hated him because he refused to give her an inch. He was so set on the taming, when he could have been much more effective with her if he tried tenderness. There were times when I felt like he should have apologized or went out of his way to make something up to her instead of forcing her body to submit to his hotness. But at the same time, thats kind of what made Lucian hot. He could take Leah from spitting mad to ferocious make out sessions with only a few touches.
I kind of wanted more scenes with Leah and his family. The good ones, not the ex and the father....more
**spoiler alert** So this is the last in the series called The Three. This is where the werewolf/Vampire hybrid Abel finds his mate Delilah. It was al**spoiler alert** So this is the last in the series called The Three. This is where the werewolf/Vampire hybrid Abel finds his mate Delilah. It was also the culmination of the building war in the supernatural world against the unknowing humans.
This book just didn't do it for me. I thought it was kind of boring. There was a whole lot of waiting around, a whole lot of Abel getting angry every time something new was explained to him and a whole lot of perfectness between him and Lilah.
The majority of the book they were hiding, and gathering intel. I kept waiting for SOMETHING to happen and it didn't until the very end.
Abel and Delilah were perfect for each other, simply put. But they were almost too perfect to be an interesting read. They were quick to apologize when one was upset with the other, which didn't happen often. They were very supportive of each other straight out of the gate. This all sounds great... but it was boring. I needed some conflict between them, I needed something that would bring out my emotions for them.
Supposedly, Lilah was the best of them. She had the greatest power and the most accepting of people with no judgement. But I found her kind of boring. She was the least interesting character of the three couples I thought. I just didn't really care for her at all. I liked her a lot at the beginning of the book, but by the end I was bored with her.
I LOVED Yuri and Aurora. It could have been because I was bored with the rest of the story, but I loved when the book switched to their story. I liked seeing a side of Yuri we had not seen in previous books. I really wanted to read more about them. I fell in love with Aurora pretty instantly.
That being said. I still love Kristen Ashley's writing. I love her alpha males and the worlds she creates. But I was just not blown away by this book as I usually am with her others.
But there was one scene that I loved. It was during Snakes funeral, when Abel started playing his guitar and singing.
Abel finished the song, gave it a few moments, then I again looked to him when he kept going. This time doing Pearl Jam's "Just Breathe." When he started singing, his dark head was bent, watching his fingers move on the strings. But on the first "stay with me," he lifted his head and looked right to me.
There is much more to the scene that made it special, but that was the beginning of it and I really liked it. That was one of the few times this couple evoked any kind of emotion from me....more
Brennan starts going to high school after being homeschooled in Denmark for a year. Two boys immediately make an impression on her. She pushes away onBrennan starts going to high school after being homeschooled in Denmark for a year. Two boys immediately make an impression on her. She pushes away one boy in favor of the other, but as the story moves along, the attraction to both boys grow, even the one she pushes away.
I'm so torn! What is not to love about Jake? Seriously, he loves her. He's adorable and you can't help but feel for him because he has so little and he works so hard for what he does have. You just can't not love him. Here is what is confusing me. Jake is so the right choice for her, I'm in favor of it, but he might be too perfect. He has a past, but thats not who he is anymore. But because he's so perfect, its almost boring.
Because of that I looked forward to the scenes with Saxon. Saxon is unrepentantly a bad boy. He is less trustworthy and he is kind of a jerk sometimes. But then he has his moments where he shows his vulnerability and I just want to love him too. I think what she has with Jake is sweet, but I think what she could have with Saxon would be explosive. I just don't want sweet Jake hurt in the process. Ugh why the heck did I read this?
"No, like under the tree. I always get two bags of socks, a flashlight and fifty dollars." Jake said it matter-of-factly.
"That's all you get?" I tried to wrap my head around such boring, repetitive gifts. "Every year?"
"Yeah. It's kind of weird that I get a flashlight every year, since they last. My father buys really good quality flashlights." Jake open his closet door and pointed to the top shelf. There was a collection of flashlights, all black and industrial looking. "Thats so thoughtless and depressing,' I griped, disliking Jake's father even more.
"I do get fifty bucks, Bren," he pointed out. "So I can go buy myself something I like. Don't feel bad for me." He put his arm around me. "We have a tree and Dad buys turkey TV dinners. We even watch It's a wonderful Life together. I get to do Christmas Stuff."
He pulled me close and I let him. His eyes were completely black, deep and bright with despair. "Let me hold you. Just for a minute, Brenna, Let me feel like a f***king human."
I put my arms around him and let him crush me, the air squeezed out of my body by his grip. He rubbed his face on my hair, breathed it in and groaned a little before he broke his hold and held his hands up like he was surrendering. "Go," he said gruffly, "Go back to him."
And why am I about to read the next book? Because I have to know what she ultimately decides. I have to know who ends up stealing her heart for good.
He smiled at me, and my heart melted into a puddle inside my chest. I loved his sweet smile, his never-neat hair, and the rough skin on his hands. I wasn't going to go so far as to say I loved Jake, but put together everything about him that I loved and you got a pretty intense emotion.
"Fine." It wasn't fine. It was far from fine. It was a nasty, messy tangled knot that only got more snarled the more I thought about it.
"Are you okay?"
I'd said fine. Didn't he know fine was the word that always meant, no, not even close to fine?
That was it? I didn't realize how short it was and to be honest I never felt connected to the characters.
I think the ending was supposed to be a hugeThat was it? I didn't realize how short it was and to be honest I never felt connected to the characters.
I think the ending was supposed to be a huge romantic gesture but I didn't feel it at all. I was kind of over Shane, he was kind of selfish throughout the whole book, which wasn't very long, and I didn't feel any sort of emotions about the emir relationship. I was hoping someone worthy to be raising a future alpha would show up and sweep her off her feet.
By the end I was starting to think maybe the story is supposed to be about the baby becoming an alpha and it will skip ahead to his story. I was ready to read about him because his parents story was kind of boring.
You basically read the whole book when you read the description. The only thing left out is the answer to the question about whether Shane mans up or not. I'm glad I got this for free.
There is another story after this one in this edition. But after reading the first one I had no interest in reading it....more