So, the book was simple and pretty short, kind of a surface book, but I liked it a lot.
The characters were likable and had great chemistry. Lucy wasSo, the book was simple and pretty short, kind of a surface book, but I liked it a lot.
The characters were likable and had great chemistry. Lucy was a pretty typical heroine, snarky and proud and stubborn and bad-tempered. Blue was pretty original. I liked that he didn't talk much to anyone except Lucy. That was adorable. I really liked hearing about the relationships between Blue and the other Navy SEALS, and wish they all could have played a bigger role. The prologue seemed completely irrelevent to the plot, which was wrapped up to fast in an ending that hardly made any sense, though that didn't much bother me. One thing that annoyed me was Aly's obsession with Blue and Jenny-Lee. He not once acted like he still loved her, yet she refused to believe he didn't.
It was an entertaining read, kept me turning the pages and wondering what would happen. ...more
I liked this one a lot. It starts off in the past...with a million page long prologue that...turned me off, I must admit, but once the real story gotI liked this one a lot. It starts off in the past...with a million page long prologue that...turned me off, I must admit, but once the real story got going, I enjoyed. I like the idea of a haunted old house on the bayou. Mainly, though, I loved the characters. Ramey was awesome. I wish he was my best friend! And his wife was adorable too, very sweet. I loved how she tried to baby Declan.
About Declan...I love this guy! He's extremely hilarious, and very manly. He's not easily discouraged and goes for what he wants, which, here, is Lena. As for Lena herself...I liked her. I found it interesting that she had so many of the characteristics typically associated with heroes rather than heroines. She was aloof without being cold, if that makes sense. I could tell she loves Declan, even if she refused to admit it to herself. Plus, she's a bartender...I don't why, I just liked that. I'd never read a heroine like this before.
The plot itself is very simple...though there is a twist near the end; I was surprised at first, then realized just how much sense it made......more
Boring. Main characters were not likable or unique or developed. The character with the most development was the bad guy, who I didn't care about andBoring. Main characters were not likable or unique or developed. The character with the most development was the bad guy, who I didn't care about and found boring. There was WAY too much of Creighton. The plot was stupid and drawn out into a book when it could have been a five-page short story.
I liked Derek, mostly because he loved his dog so much...and then SB had to go and ruin that, of course. As for Julie...she was strange and annoying. Irrational, too. She wasn't likable, and I wasn't sure why the two of them liked each other.
It was supposed to be a suspense, but, well...I was bored. I had to force myself to keep reading. Nothing much else to say....more
I'm honestly not sure why this book has such good reviews. I found it to be boring. The characters all had very distinct personalities, as all NR charI'm honestly not sure why this book has such good reviews. I found it to be boring. The characters all had very distinct personalities, as all NR characters do, but I can't say I liked them very much. I liked Quinn quite a lot, actually, since she's pretty different from the majority of NR characters. She doesn't get pissed off at every little thing. And she and Cal don't fight every other second. They actually LIKE each other through the whole book, which I liked. Cal...he was nice and I liked him, but not for a romance hero. I just didn't find him sexy at all...
This books was supposedly scary, yet...I didn't find it even a tiny bit scary. I found it boring and tedious. The random acts of the demon were stupid, what with slugs and incorporeal wolves. Whatever.
I have to say, I hated Cybil. She's annoying and way too fiery and gets mad for no reason on about every page. Typical NR heroine. ...more
I seriously loved everything about this book. First of all, it was mostly about Nate, which was AWESOME! NR NEVER writes books about the hero! And itI seriously loved everything about this book. First of all, it was mostly about Nate, which was AWESOME! NR NEVER writes books about the hero! And it was soooo refreshing. On top of that, I ADORED Nate. He is seriously everything I want my future husband to be. How Nate sat with the little boy for breakfast every day was sooo cute. It made me want to kiss him. I loved spending time with him as he adapted to life in Lunacy.
Okay. I loved the setting of Alaska, because I pretty much knew nothing about it beforehand, and found it very interesting. Plus, who doesn't love a town called "Lunacy" whose residents are called "Lunatics?" Really. All of the characters were fully developed, including the secondary ones, which I liked, because it didn't take away from the development of Nate and Meg and their relationship.
Another thing I loved was that it was the heroine who had a nick name for the hero. That never happens. Every time she called him "cutie," a smile would spread over my face. It was new and awesome to have people warning the hero that the heroine might break his heart. Loved that.
I even liked the characters that I didn't like, including Charlene. I really ended up feeling for her and her struggle with getting old and her love for the husband that left her. I didn't like Jacob either, but found him intriguing. The mayor was cool, too. Annoying, but likable. I also liked all of Nate's police team. They worked well together. It was so cute that Nate refused to shoot the moose. Could he be any more perfect? About Meg. I didn't LOVE her, but I have to say I liked her because she was so unique. She was a little cold and selfish, but she got over it in the end, so it was all right. I actually thought she and Nate worked well together. She really brought out the fire in him. :)
I thought the emotions of the characters were so true and real, like when one of the characters died. Very realistic reactions.
Following Nate as he adapted to life in Lunacy and dealt with the residents was soo fun. I wasn't bored for one second. Seeing him trying to work through the major blizzard was great, too.
As for the killer, I had no idea who it was. I never suspected this person. It was good, because there were so many characters and so many people it COULD have been.
Basically, I REALLY hope NR writes another book w/ the hero as the main character.
And Nate, will you marry me, please? Thank you....more
This books is boring. I forced myself to read it yet did not care at all for the characters. Kayla was a complete imbicile. Nick was boring, just a tyThis books is boring. I forced myself to read it yet did not care at all for the characters. Kayla was a complete imbicile. Nick was boring, just a typical alpha guy. The characters felt fake, forced. Evan was vaguely interesting and unique, because I wasn't sure how he ticked or how far he would go, but other than that, I was falling asleep reading this. Some parts were all right, but mostly, it's nothing special. ...more
I don't think I've ever wanted to punch anyone in my life as much as I did Lil. She was SO arrogant and self-centered! She spent the entire book talkiI don't think I've ever wanted to punch anyone in my life as much as I did Lil. She was SO arrogant and self-centered! She spent the entire book talking about how smart she is and how everything in the world is about her and her feelings, and how her own feelings matter more than everyone else's.
Also, I found it disturbing that when Lil found the dead body of a woman, she shed not a single tear, but when she found a random dead cat that she'd never even seen before in her life, she sobbed for days.
I did like the setting with all the wild cats and the wilderness, and at times felt like I was really there, but it went on too long. There were WAY too many pointless scenes with Lil talking to her cats. It got boring after about the seventy-sixth time.
It kind of annoyed me that Cooper was such a side character, and that he took of all Lil's crap. Yes, he left her, and yes he made a mistake and should have told her, but he did it to help her, and for other reasons that, honestly, made sense, but since Lil can't seem to grasp the fact that other human beings have feelings too, she says all she wants from him is sex.
I also think the LONG scene in which the killer stalks a poor, innocent man was stupid. I didn't need to know every detail of the poor guy's life before he died. It was depressing.
The book was good at first, but grew old after it became repetitive. It could have been shortened about 100 pages at least. ...more
This felt like a surface book to me. There was no depth at all. The characters had very little development, and Anna and Cam had no chemistry at all,This felt like a surface book to me. There was no depth at all. The characters had very little development, and Anna and Cam had no chemistry at all, so I have no idea why the got together. Anna was annoying and got mad every two seconds for no reason. Anna's sob story did not ring true, and felt fake and forced, as if put there to make her seem real, when it had the opposite effect. Cam's sob story was never discussed; it just loomed in the distance for basically no reason.
I felt nothing for the characters, as they seemed like cardboard cut-outs. The reunion at the end was so rushed and random I had to roll my eyes. ...more
This was a pretty cute, simple book. I liked both of the characters quite a lot. Lindsey wasn't likable at first, with her obsession with shoes and clThis was a pretty cute, simple book. I liked both of the characters quite a lot. Lindsey wasn't likable at first, with her obsession with shoes and clothing, but she grew on me pretty quickly, and turned out to be less shallow than I'd thought. Rob was...if not interesting, likable. I liked that he wasn't a charmer, but more of an awkward man. Cute. I must admit, though, I found him a tad boring.
The romance was...not hot, but believable. I could tell they loved each other, though I can't say I really know why. I guess it was fun watching the opposites attract. I loved how Lindsey did little small things for Rob, like when she specifically wore animal print (you'll know what I mean) and a couple of other things...
Rob's "secret" was a surprise for me, though there was another twist I saw coming right from the start.
The ending was rushed and silly, but the very end was good. I saw it coming, but I was still glad it did.
It's more of a fun, cotton-candy type book than a cheesecake (aka a surface book), so if you're in the mood for deep or moving or something to make you cry, this isn't it, but it's a quick escape from reality....more
I can't say there was anything really special about this book or it's characters, but I liked it well enough. The setting was the type that pulls youI can't say there was anything really special about this book or it's characters, but I liked it well enough. The setting was the type that pulls you right into the pages, but not so with the characters. I liked Blue a lot (it was so cute how he always forgot to wear shoes) but Ellie was just blah and extremely selfish.
The "mystery" aspect of the story was a total surprise, which was good, though, to be honest, I didn't find the mystery itself interesting, so...it didn't wow me or anything.
The only three things that really annoyed me: 1. Ellie kept referring to Blue as a mentally insane person on a downward spiral, which, frankly, confused me...because he was pretty damn normal. He had a fear of losing people, since he lost his parents and wife, but crazy? No. Downward spiral? No. 2. Ellie not once considered Blue. She kept thinking how she didn't want to have a relationship with him because his sadness would be too much for poor, royal self. I wanted to like Ellie. I really tried to. But I just couldn't. Perhaps if she had some serious problems of her own to contend with, I would have understood, but she didn't... 3. Everyone in the town kept saying Blue "wasn't a catch" and that Ellie was way too good for him, but I never understood why. His wife died, and afterward he didn't want to have a serious relationship, so he had a few MUTUAL flings with women, and now he REALLY likes Ellie, wants to be with her, so why is he so bad?
Other than that, it was an enjoyable read......more
I loved this book, despite its perfectly corny ending. (I kind of like corny endings, though, so I was pleased).
First of all, the beginning was greatI loved this book, despite its perfectly corny ending. (I kind of like corny endings, though, so I was pleased).
First of all, the beginning was great. It really hooked me in and made me want to keep reading, plus it was laced with my kind of humor. We really dive straight into the story without getting huge info-drops or long-winded background stories.
I ADORE Rachel. She is one of my favorite heroines. The way she stood up for Johnny made me want to give her a hug. She was strong, but also kind and loving and affectionate. And don't get me started on Johnny. Could he be any sexier? And on top of that, he's a really great guy who truly loves Rachel with all his heart. He's also really good with kids, which is something I always like in a guy. Plus, while he was all macho and everything, he was still vulnerable and actually showed his emotions, which is something I don't see much in romance novels.
I remember one scene where Rachel said Johnny wouldn't like her anymore if she were fat, and he said he still would and that, in fact, she'd be cute fat, like a little "dumpling," I think he said. I don't know about everyone else, but I thought that was soo sweet!
As for the murderer...I figured out who it was pretty early on, but I was never CERTAIN who it was, so it wasn't too disheartening.
The only other character I really liked was Glenda, one of Johnny's old friends. She was really kind and caring and a great mother. Rachel's mother and sister weren't exactly well developed, but they were still interesting all the same.
I also really liked how Rachel defended herself against the killer, managing to escape on her own (she's no damsel in distress, thank God, I'm getting tired of that theme)....more
This was a surface book, light with not much too it. I think it tried to be deep, but wasn't. The only character that felt at all real was Luke. AaronThis was a surface book, light with not much too it. I think it tried to be deep, but wasn't. The only character that felt at all real was Luke. Aaron was an annoying character. Abby was all right, but she felt fake, as did her whole dramatic "break up" with her fiance. What I did like was that BC didn't "prettify" the characters. She told it like it was. I liked that Luke was missing an eye...imperfect heroes are the best.
I found it rather annoying that Abby fell for Aaron first, because he was the one without scars, and it took her too long to get over him. The romance felt pretty fake, but BC really tried. I could feel that much. Overall, a fun book, nothing special....more
This book was riciculous. It had no descriptions. It was mostly dialogue with nothing else. The characters felt sooo fake I couldn't forget for one seThis book was riciculous. It had no descriptions. It was mostly dialogue with nothing else. The characters felt sooo fake I couldn't forget for one second I was reading a book. I felt no connection between Jake and Rebecca. It was forced and stupid.
Katie, their daughter, had no personality. She was just there.
What annoyed me the most was that Katie was NEVER told that Jake was her father! I mean, are you kidding? That's the whole reason I kept reading the book!
The resolution was rushed and silly and anticlimactic. I'm not sure how anyone could enjoy this book. ...more