I have to admit that I’m actually a bit behind on this series. I haven’t read the last 3 books in it but aReview originally posted at Book Lovers Inc.
I have to admit that I’m actually a bit behind on this series. I haven’t read the last 3 books in it but as these can be easily read as stand alones I couldn’t decline the chance to read this one.
Rogers’ Last Call series is a collection of short stories all set in the same place- Last Call, a bar where supernatural beings can sate their sexual needs without worrying about hurting someone unintentionally. The characters we meet usually have an ability which makes the hunt for a compatible sexual partner more than just complicated in real life. In Frostbite we have Kelsey- a siren. Her problem is that as soon as she says something her partners are so compelled by her voice they have to get off ASAP. Sounds nice at first but well she wants to be sated too and enjoy the journey. She wants to actually be craved because of herself and not only her voice.
On the other hand we have Cain- a dark and brooding guy with a wicked dry humor that made me chuckle. He’s a reaper and woman usually don’t go for that kind of job. I loved Cain- he’s all alpha male and still has this sweet and cuddle-worthy heart that makes us women swoon.
The one thing I need in a short story is to feel the connection to the characters. I know that some people say I shouldn’t be that harsh and expect this in such a short format but for me this connection is essential for me to like a book. Frostbite gave me this connection and I would happily read more about these two. I loved to see them “take shape” in my head and at the end I didn’t want to let them go.
The sex in this one is as hot as always. We have some BDSM and toy play but nothing too daring in my eyes. I loved to see these two discover each other. The sex scenes are full of witty banter and little teasing. I do like that. It made the whole book seem less tragic and made me even forget why we are at Last Call.
What I really love about the Last Call series is that the supernatural world it is set in always stays vague. We always meet another supernatural being be it a shifter, a demon or a siren. Frostbite was a short and entertaining read. You need some cheering up and have a free hour? Grab yourself a Last Call book and enjoy the ride- you won’t regret it.
I didn't like this one as much as the first one. The leading couple annoyed me most of the time. Stefan wasn't my type of guy. Bossy at the wrong timeI didn't like this one as much as the first one. The leading couple annoyed me most of the time. Stefan wasn't my type of guy. Bossy at the wrong times and his romantic confessions usually made me roll my eyes. I didn't really buy his story. Judith wasn't strong enough for me. Not that she is a weal woman but she didn't really win me over either.
I'm not sure if I ignored this in book one but Ms Feehan's sexual descriptions can be hilarious. Or perhaps it was the audio version with the dude tell me about her nectar from the gods. LOL
I missed the emotional intentness of Water Bound. Perhaps the next one will be a win again. ...more
I loved that she took a risk with having this book centered around an autistic woman. I adored the hero Lev- he is dark and bMy First Feehan and wow.
I loved that she took a risk with having this book centered around an autistic woman. I adored the hero Lev- he is dark and brooding but still unbelievable caring and understanding about everything Rikki.
Merrick’s Destiny throws us right back into the world of the Bloodhounds. After an airship crash Merrick cReview originally posted at Book Lovers Inc.
Merrick’s Destiny throws us right back into the world of the Bloodhounds. After an airship crash Merrick can’t remember anything that happened before only that out of nowhere his mate is sitting on him trying to bring him back to life. His mate! To say he’s shocked by that would be an understatement but he knows it deep inside- this is the woman who will make him whole and be the center of his world for the rest of his life. Paralee doesn’t know yet but she does feel the sizzling attraction between them.
Merrick and Paralee are a match made in heaven. Merrick is one of these hot hunky alpha males. He knows what he wants and nothing will steer him away from it. He’s commanding but also very considerate. He tries to ease Paralee into this new and very intense commitment. But more than anything he adores her independence and strength.
Paralee isn’t a flower who does nothing more than looking beautiful. She’s a pilot and tries to earn the money to get her own ship back running. She’s determined, strong and knows her way around a fight and physical work. But she’s also smart enough to see her boundaries and accept help, or a command *wink*, when she needs it.
Together these two are explosive. I loved to see that Paralee isn’t inncocent in any way and open to relish the chance the gets with Merrick. Keep an icepack handy while reading this one- you will need it to cool down your ereader and yourself.
I also loved to see more of the Bloodhound’s world. We get a glimpse here and there about how the Bloodhound’s society and their life looks like. We learn how they became what they are and how the mating is seen inside their ranks.
Rogers did it again. In Merrick’s Destiny we find an emotionally intense story with characters who will grow on you from page one. Rogers definitely set my expectations for novellas higher. I love how they always succeed in luring me into a world even with so few pages. The pace they set is always on spot and leads us through a great mix of action, love and sex. As always I can’t seem to recommend these books enough. a great new series with so much potential- I know these books are on my autobuy list. For all the romance lovers out there who love their romance with hot alpha males.
Through all the previous installments in the Bloodhounds series Archer was the character who intrigued me most. We never learned much about him and hiThrough all the previous installments in the Bloodhounds series Archer was the character who intrigued me most. We never learned much about him and his mysterious character with all its edges made me crave this book. And yes I do admit I’m a cover whore and I just HAD to read this one. Look how pretty it is. But back to the book behind this great cover.
In Archer’s Lady we finally get to know the man behind the cool and unattached Bloodhound. Archer is everything I wanted him to be: alpha without being too overbearing, a strong and powerful fighter with a big heart. On the surface he sometimes seems a bit cold and uncaring but with Grace he’s a different person. The way he treats her with care and without judgement warmed my heart. He always does the right thing even when his view of the “job” isn’t what it should be. He puts the needs of the community above his own and gives everything he has to make them feel home and safe again. And let’s not forgive he’s hot and totally rocked my world.
Grace isn’t my favorite heroine in this series though. It’s not like I didn’t like her but well in comparison to the previous books I missed something. Grace has a secret past she’s still running from. She’s ashamed of her deeds and in weak moments the only solution she sees is flight. She struggles with it and in the end she never actually does it. Chrystal Springs was meant to be her new start and now faced with such a desolate and threatening situation she is overwhelmed. When Archer joins the picture her character got more substance in my eyes. Through their conversations we get more insight into her thoughts and reasons for acting the way she does.
The sexual chemistry between Archer and Grace build up a the exact right pace for me. I loved to see them undo each other in with their affection. It’s always nice to see a strong warrior-type man unravel for the woman he’s meant for. Makes me all sappy and gooey inside. *happy sigh*
One thing I completely adored about Archer’s Lady is the community Rogers created in Chrystal Springs. All those people who stayed even though their lives were threatened really warmed my heart. We meet a variety of fascinating characters and thankfully the author took the time to make them more than just an ornament. It’s one of Rogers’ gifts to bring characters to life even in such a short format and I treasure their stories for that.
The story-building was wonderful. From page one I was drawn back into the world. I loved how easily all the needed back-story is woven in without being annoying by useless repetitions. I love the fight scenes and caught myself grabbing the eraser like a madwoman and cheering the good guys on.
I would have loved to see more of the previous characters in this series but by not including this Archer’s Lady is a great story to start reading about this world. I’m pretty sure even a Bloodhound “virgin” would enjoy reading about Grace’s and Archer’s journey.
Archer’s Lady is a splendid addition to the Bloodhound series. A wonderful strong and broody hero and a heroine who awakens his softer side. You will find a great plot, engaging steampunk action and a mystery you will crave to figure out. Archer’s Lady isn’t only for the fans of this series- if you haven’t tried these books yet this one is a perfect choice to start- you won’t regret it....more