I'm so sad to see this series end. I've loved these brash, loud, destructive men (and women) since Joe first caught sight of Chloe and plucked her froI'm so sad to see this series end. I've loved these brash, loud, destructive men (and women) since Joe first caught sight of Chloe and plucked her from the men holding him. It's so hard to say goodbye, people. SO HARD. (Heh. I said hard.)
Or are we saying goodbye? We're teased with the very real possibility there could be more in the future for these metal men (and there are a few surprises I didn't see coming which makes me want to see how things will turn out SO BAD!). I'm going on record as saying I would not be adverse to more cyborgs. They make me laugh. They make me grin at their bloodthirsty antics.
And sometimes the horrible things they've been put through make me sad. But the sad is quickly followed by happy when they hook up with the person they're meant to be with and get down to the sexin'. They do other stuff too. Don't think it's all about the sexin'. It's not. They also make inappropriately timed jokes and annoy Aramus.
AS ONE DOES.
Avion and One (who does choose a name, don't worry!) are both sweet and sad together. Avion's failing body puts a bit of a crimp in their time together and One's fear of being alone makes me have sad eyes, but, NOBODY FRET, everything works out. In rather unexpected ways.
One more time, just so there's no misunderstanding: I'm all for more cyborgs!
Oh, Clay. *swoony eyes and flaily hands* Hope(less) is one of my go-to reads when I'm having a rough day. It's fun and sweet and Clay and Gabby make mOh, Clay. *swoony eyes and flaily hands* Hope(less) is one of my go-to reads when I'm having a rough day. It's fun and sweet and Clay and Gabby make me happy. Getting into Clay's head and seeing how their relationship progresses through his eyes was something I was looking forward to.
It didn't disappoint.
Clay isn't perfect. He acts on instinct and his instinct isn't always right (although it often ends up working out okay) when it comes to dealing with a human girl who's a little damaged and a lot untrustworthy. Clay doesn't understand Gabby's problems with men (her draw on them is downright freaky and really sad because it isolates her from nearly everyone around her in one way or another), he just knows he doesn't like her around anyone who could try to place a claim on her.
On her end, Gabby doesn't explain much of what's going on in her head. She's upset that this situation was forced on her and it takes her a LONG time to realize how she feels about Clay. Long time. Especially for poor Clay who only wants to cherish and protect her. Honestly, seeing Gabby's actions without the framework of her past experiences makes her seem a wee bit heartless.
I totally applaud Clay's dedication given that he doesn't know any of the things she's experienced in the past to cause her to have all those defensive walls.
Bottom line: I'm totally down with getting into the head of the other men who are the chosen of the Six. Clay might have stolen my heart first, but all the guys are sweethearts under their fur.
I totally dig the world J.L. Bryan has created with Ellie and the ghosts she... well, sometimes she helps them move on and sometimes she just moves thI totally dig the world J.L. Bryan has created with Ellie and the ghosts she... well, sometimes she helps them move on and sometimes she just moves them from where they are. Wait. DOES she help them move on? Has that happened? (I had a lot of coffee today. My brain's sort of bouncing around right now. Which happens. *gives everyone the crazy eyes*)
Anywho. I loooooved the intersection with this case and a previous case Ellie worked. And Ellie's almost-boyfriend. I find him highly acceptable. OH! And the in she has with the historical society. I just... LIKE IT ALL. Throw in a insta-ghost town, a ghostly train, some ghosts, some more ghosts, and Ellie and her peeps and get giddy.
*puts aside flaily hands for a moment* Watching Ellie unravel the mystery and work through what she and Stacey were up against was fun. It's not always a straight line toward the truth and they're working backwards as they trace the incidents reported to them against things that happened in the past. It's tangled and complicated and I LIKE IT.
I must say I'm excited to see where the next book takes them. The ghosts they're facing keep getting more intense and there might come a time when they can't get it done on their own. Which... O.O.
I make no apologies for my enjoyment of dino erotica. None. Because it amuses me and if you can't be amused by the visual of a dino making sweet, sweeI make no apologies for my enjoyment of dino erotica. None. Because it amuses me and if you can't be amused by the visual of a dino making sweet, sweet raptor love to a human, what can you be amused by?
So. I enjoyed this book. It wasn't the usual time-traveling-coed-gets-unexpectedly-boned-by-a-dino story. There was reasoning behind how Rick was how he was. Genetic engineering isn't anything to fool around with. It creates dinosaurs who just need some love. (I'm paraphrasing. There's more to it than that, I swear.)
As for Becky, she doesn't set out to get herself some dino love. She's just trying to be Rick's friend and coworker. Circumstances put her in the path of Rick when he's feeling a little horny and things go from there. AS THEY SOMETIMES DO.
Bottom line: Dinosaurs need love, too. *slow thumbs up*
I completely adore this series. From the mindless Reapers to those who have been cured of the disease and are trying to find how they fit in to this wI completely adore this series. From the mindless Reapers to those who have been cured of the disease and are trying to find how they fit in to this world now. From the Rangers to the citizens they protect. It all works for me. All of it.
Garrett and Ellie are just adorably sweet. Sure, he's a Ranger who's tasked with keeping the people safe and helping breed up the next generation of Rangers and she's not entirely sold on the Rangers because of her mother's untimely death, but they work so nicely together. I like them. Ellie chooses to enjoy her time with Garrett despite her reservations (or maybe because of them seeing as how she's just removed herself from a going-nowhere relationship and she's ready to throw caution to the wind and...err, enjoy herself) and Garrett knows how to show a lady a good time. Also, he liiiiikes Ellie.
Seriously, they are adorably cute.
We get to see even more sides to the cured Reapers. The bad guys started out with good intentions that went off the rails somewhere along the way. Flynn and Molly make me smile. Good times all around, my friends. Good times.
Given what we know about Dean from the previous books (he has a revolving door of women and a well-deserved manwhore reputation), I figured it was goiGiven what we know about Dean from the previous books (he has a revolving door of women and a well-deserved manwhore reputation), I figured it was going to take someone extraordinary to get him to change his ways. Turns out, Emma is that someone.
Honestly, their story got to me. I can't say I completely agree with Dean's decision to walk away from Emma all those years ago, but I do understand it. And Emma was well within her rights to ignore all his attempts at contact given how he'd broken her heart. Basically, these two had a lot of baggage. A LOT. Good thing their chemistry was raging enough to force them to face their past.
And good thing the sex was smokin' enough to keep them both coming back for more until they'd hashed out all their issues.
Loved loved loved watching Dean fall. Big, tough dudes finding love is always fun to read about. We got the added bonus intriguing side stories with some of the secondary characters that I would LOVE to see play out. Basically, I'm giving this a big thumbs up all around.
...like their heroes big and alpha. ...don't mind a little beastly-ness thrown into the mix. ...enjoy a society where dTrading Teon is for people who...
...like their heroes big and alpha. ...don't mind a little beastly-ness thrown into the mix. ...enjoy a society where dudes don't mind getting frisky with other dudes. ...get a kick out of a MINE mentality.
It turns out I read book 2 before reading this one. Which was cool and all, but I kinda felt like I'd already read this one as I got deeper into it. Which means... I don't know... either the situations were similar or I have a super overactive imagination. Anywho. The sex was certainly sexy.
...like their sexin' fast, hot, and not entirely real. ...enjoy a little hanky panky on a spaceship. ...get a kicPrepared to Please is for people who...
...like their sexin' fast, hot, and not entirely real. ...enjoy a little hanky panky on a spaceship. ...get a kick out of the real Captain exceeding all anatomical expectations. ...like when two lonely hearts find a little happiness.
I kinda dig these Lexi books. She's smart and totally socially clueless, but she still manages to navigate the rough waters of dating while battling iI kinda dig these Lexi books. She's smart and totally socially clueless, but she still manages to navigate the rough waters of dating while battling international terrorism. AS WE ALL DO. Well, at least the dating part.
Lexi being Lexi, she freaks out over bringing her hunk of a man to meet her parents. I'm not going to lie, her having to admit that she knows very little about him (such as his real name or where he lives, etc) to her parents made me crack up. Hearing that, it makes him sound fishy, but knowing he's a government asset adds a little more context to Lexi's lack of knowledge. But her parents aren't quite in the context loop and I can only laugh at how awful it must have sounded to them.
And of course, Lexi being Lexi THINGS HAPPEN to toss her feet first into danger. And her friends and family into danger. But mostly Lexi. Because that's how she rolls.
I LOVED the dynamic with the SEAL team. Lexi isn't a soldier and she asks questions when she shouldn't, gets in trouble when she should be hunkering down, and has a very hands-on run in with the SEAL team leader. Which, OUCH. Watching them come around and begin to appreciate Lexi and what she can do sort of made my day. Geek girl takes on the SEALs and charms them with her awkward social banter (and her level head in a tense situation). YESSSSS!
All in all, I felt for her friends (OMG!ELVIS!), am finding her relationship with her man growing on me, and like seeing Lexi in her element. Which seems to be anywhere. As long as there aren't spiders.
Awww. Mason and Adrianne were cuuuute together. He pushed all her sexy buttons and she lit him up like no other woman could. It was sweet and hot andAwww. Mason and Adrianne were cuuuute together. He pushed all her sexy buttons and she lit him up like no other woman could. It was sweet and hot and WOW! MAKE OUT SESSION ON A CAR? BRING IT!
Yeah. This book ended up hitting the spot. Mason's willingness to join in on the various events around town with the Sapphire Falls crowd just because he'd been asked (insert a heartfelt sniffle for his exclusion as a teen here) made me both sad and happy. Sad because he had to wait all that time to feel welcome (being a boy genius does to you in a small town makes one a bit of an outcast) and happy because he was finally getting to fit in with those he'd known before.
And Adrianne. I get why she was careful. I get why she tried to hold herself back. I really wanted to hate Hailey for what she was doing to Adrianne, but I ended up (begrudgingly) liking her. Same for Mason's BFF Lauren. I really wanted to dislike her for throwing a wrench in the Mason/Adrianne dynamic, but I got it after a while. I still didn't like her methods, but I understood why she was doing it and how important it was that Mason continue his work.
She and Hailey did get a good dose of crazy eyes a time or two, though.
But let's get back to Adrianne and Mason. I liked them together. I liked that she both appreciated what he did and supported him whole-heartedly. Their steamy interludes were pretty darn nice, too. Just sayin'.
I just... I don't know. You know when you want something light and sweet and you pick a book to read that completely goes there and delivers just that? THAT.