I give it a 4.5 It's a great start to a new series and I can't wait for the next one. Gargoyles and an interesting blurb in what caused me to buy this...moreI give it a 4.5 It's a great start to a new series and I can't wait for the next one. Gargoyles and an interesting blurb in what caused me to buy this one and I'm very glad I did. The world building is top-notch, there's vivid details, a fast pace, interesting characters and a plot line that kept me guessing. Yes, I had some unanswered questions about the world in which it occurs, but I could tell an ongoing plot line was in the works, so I figured I'd get more of my answers in the next one. It should be exciting to find out.(less)
Thankfully this was a free download. The personalities aren't well developed, there is no rationale to the plot and it ends abruptly. The 'relationshi...moreThankfully this was a free download. The personalities aren't well developed, there is no rationale to the plot and it ends abruptly. The 'relationship' between the main characters makes no sense and has no basis from which to build. Truthfully it's dull and lackluster. Be forewarned that if you're interested in the next one, it's totally overpriced for the number of pages...I checked. I'll be deleting this one from my reader.(less)
A Change of Scenery is a delightfully fun and lighthearted read. I liked Con and his willingness to stand up for his convictions and move across count...moreA Change of Scenery is a delightfully fun and lighthearted read. I liked Con and his willingness to stand up for his convictions and move across country to start a new life. It's a nice beginning look at the strength of his personality. And the man is strong-willed with a capital S and used to getting his own way too. Sometimes a little too much... but Stephen likes dominant men...at least in the bedroom. Then there's Stephen. I love his southern gentlemanly charm and his strange, quirky sayings...all of which I've heard before but not in years.
On the surface you might think that this is a gay-for-you story but as the story progresses, you realize that Con's been hiding his true feeling for twenty years. That he had a gay relationship before. Watching his denial and ultimate progression out of the closet one stuttering step at a time was handled well and went on just long enough without being annoying. And without Stephen killing him for being an idiot.
Okay...Here it is in a couple of sentences. The characters are likable and well developed, I loved the vividly described locale, Buck the dog was a great addition, the sex between Con and Stephen was blistering hot and the story moved along at a nice, smooth pace. That's it. Get the book and read it.(less)
I loved the premise, which is why I bought the book but didn't love it like I thought I would, which explains why it took so long to read. It has some...moreI loved the premise, which is why I bought the book but didn't love it like I thought I would, which explains why it took so long to read. It has some great ideas and interesting characters, but for me at least, their personalities aren't fully developed. Delia and Simon are really the main characters but Temi, the childhood friend of Delia, I know more about. There are just too many questions about them and their relationships that left me wanting to know more. And then there's the two 'otherworldly' motorcycle driving guys in black--still more unanswered questions.
I expected it to be a page turner--it wasn't. Yes, it had creative ideas and lots of action and danger but its story line was often so convoluted that I didn't have any idea where it was going. And don't get be started on the sudden strange twists and numerous dangling threads. I hope things start to make more sense with the next one. (less)