Hands down my favorite book of the series so far. Dorian is an amazing hero...the epitome of "Alpha male" in the best possible way.
The chemistry between Dorian and Ashaya was beyond intense, and i have to say...this book has some of the most incredible, blisteringly erotic (and extremely well done) love scenes i have ever read. And not just the actual sex scenes...the slow seduction that Dorian unleashes on Ashaya over several days...let's just say it packs quite a punch for both Ashaya and the reader.
Amazing book, and I can't wait to dive into the next.(less)
Rating: 6 stars Genre: Urban Fantasy Depth of the Characters: 6 stars. Rob Thurman is a master at this. Where it ranks in the series thus far: #1 - hands...moreRating: 6 stars Genre: Urban Fantasy Depth of the Characters: 6 stars. Rob Thurman is a master at this. Where it ranks in the series thus far: #1 - hands down the best and most emotionally engaging book of an already fantastic series.
This book made me cry. Not one or two random tears...this book made me sob like a baby that just had her favorite blanket stolen from her. Not because this was the end of the series (which it thankfully isn't) and not because (view spoiler)[ we ended up losing one of the main characters (which i spent a good deal of the book believing we would, but thankfully once again didn't happen). (hide spoiler)]...no, I cried because this book was just...so...damn...good.
Okay, so crying myself into a massive headache sounds like a strange reaction to a good book. Lord knows it has only happened to me once or twice before. I guess the real reason i cried was due to the characters.I felt the pain and frustration of these characters...for the impossible choices they had to make. The characters of Niko, Cal and Robin have always been some of my favorites in any type of fiction, but with Roadkill we had the added bonus of Rafferty and Catcher. and they were the ones I was most drawn to here. I'm not really going to say anything about them (to avoid another weeping fit) other than to just let anyone reading this know that their relationship was so spot on perfect. And it mirrored the relationship between Cal & Niko...which was part of the reason their story destroyed me on such a deep level.
Rob Thurman has long been one of my favorite authors, but with Roadkill she had vaulted to the top of the pack.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
I have read all of Slaughter's books up until this point, and while i am a big fan of her writing in general, i find myself disliking the...more3 1/2-4 stars
I have read all of Slaughter's books up until this point, and while i am a big fan of her writing in general, i find myself disliking the majority of her regular characters. At this point there is really only one character that keeps me coming back to her books: Will Trent. His is such a truly believable, heart-breaking and fascinating character, and i consider him one of my favorite male characters in fiction, period. Unfortunately, there are several female characters throughout Slaughter's two series of books (which have now merged into one) that are so unlikable and in fact verging on hateful that i find myself needing a long break between Slaughter novels. Sara Linton is made out to be some kind of epitome of perfection...a brilliant doctor, beautiful and devoted to the memory of her dead husband. But to me, she comes off as condescending and holier then thou. And the author it seems, would like us to forget how much of a spiteful b*tch she could be to said husband before his death....Lena has her moments of being almost relatable compared to Sara, but just when you think she might not be as bad as you think she is, she does or says something that makes you realize that she has gotten far too many second chances along the course of this series. And don't even get me started on Will's "wife" Angie...
Having said all that, the majority of this book was beautifully written. The mystery kept me interested, and while the reveal of the villain was a bit of a let down, and the ending was far too drawn out (which seems to happen quite frequently in her books), i did enjoy the story overall.