I felt like this was a worthy addition to the series. I had a rough start in the beginning but it wasn't long before I got drawn into the story and di...moreI felt like this was a worthy addition to the series. I had a rough start in the beginning but it wasn't long before I got drawn into the story and didn't want to put it down.
This one revolves around Jin and Logan having to partake in a series of challenges to see whether Logan or another semel will become semel-aten, the tribe leader of Sobek, and basically the highest of all semels. In the process, Jin and Logan deal with the consequences of being apart, Jin has a hard time controlling his newly developed nekhene abilities and their in danger more than they thought.
I have a love/hate relationship with Jin. He always annoys and frustrates me in the beginning because of the things he does. He's impulsive, stupid and illogical, it really annoys me because he causes more problems then he solves and always ends up hurting someone in the process. However, he eventually grows and becomes into a responsible, smart and logical character. So, love/hate with Jin. Logan, though. Mmmmmm, do I love that man! Talk about hot and sexy! I love his possessiveness over Jin and how he is the only one who can calm Jin down when his emotions become too much to control. It's sweet and cute and always makes me smile.
I really enjoyed the plot of the story. It was nice getting to see more of the panther world and their rules. Although, they are a bit barbaric, they still fascinate me and the fact this story revolves quite heavily around those rules made the story very interesting to me. I've always liked how Jin knows so much about the rules, loopholes and all those little things regarding the panther world.
The story did have a boat load of inconsistencies, though. (view spoiler)[ Like how it's pointed out a lot that if the semel doesn't survive then the mate and maahes is put to death too. But then after Logan wins the semel fight he tells Jin to go home and makes babies if he doesn't win the last challenge. Which had me baffled because how's that possible when Jin is supposed to die along with him? Then I wondered how Amirah was a golden panther when she's a reah and aren't those supposed to be black? There were other little things that didn't match up with either the beginning of this story or from what I remember of passed stories but those were the ones that stuck out the most. (hide spoiler)] I also didn't like the beginning and the way Jin was acting TSTL. I will say the beginning starts with a bang that had me worried about some characters. Also, while I like the way the ending turned out I'm saddened by it. (view spoiler)[Mostly because of how all of Jin's closest friends have moved to another tribe :( (hide spoiler)]
All in all, I really liked the story. I had a hard time getting into the book in the beginning but ended up devouring the rest of the story. I like Jin and love Logan. The book is both suspenseful and had me anxious of what would happen next. I wish there were another book about Jin and Logan but heard this was the last. Now I'm even more sad :(["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
As horrible as this sounds, I put off reading this book because of the cover. There's just something about it I don't like. However, I ended...more4.5 stars
As horrible as this sounds, I put off reading this book because of the cover. There's just something about it I don't like. However, I ended up loving the story so shame on me!
We meet Patrick Cleary who's rich, beautiful and a bit of a slut but has ADHD that makes him a total spaz and is constantly told he's a loser, worthless, and totally unable to do anything with his life. In comes Wesley "Whiskey" Keenan, scientist, nerd and all around gorgeous bisexual man. He saves Patrick's life when Patrick's ex-boyfriend leaves him for dead trapped in a car in a lake. Whiskey and his friend/colleague, Fly Bait, take Patrick in. While there, Patrick becomes their assistant and learns more about himself, realizes he can be normal and loved and respected for trying instead of disgusted for failing. He falls for Whiskey and Whiskey falls for him. It's a completely sweet story with funny lines, scenes and cute dialogue and frogs.
I think one of the reasons I really loved this story was because of who Patrick is. His constantly jumbled brain causes him to go completely crazy and jerky at times that are the most inconvenient. I had a good laugh over the times he'd knock things over or hit Whiskey in the stomach without meaning too. I also really liked how patient and caring Whiskey was with Patrick. Patrick needed kid gloves and Whiskey gave that to him with a side of lovin'. Fly Bait played a major role in this book because whenever Whiskey and Patrick didn't know how to talk to each other, she'd step in and make them see the error of their ways.
The only thing I didn't like about this story was the constant need to bring up Whiskey's bisexuality. I didn't need to know how gorgeous or beautiful or sex on legs a woman was every time she came into a scene. It got rather annoying and I really, really did not need to know how said woman would make Whiskey hard. I like to live in a fairy tale where the MCs only have eyes for each other. I realize how ridiculous that sounds but I don't want to know about how banging a chick is when she's not the MC.
Overall, I really loved the book. Patrick is adoring and Whiskey is the perfect partner for him. I liked the way Patrick's father got a second chance and knowing that Patrick and Whiskey can make it even when they aren't together. Also, I'm greedy and selfish enough to want a sequel. I'd definitely recommend this, though. It's not as angsty as Ms. Lane's other stories but it's a captivating and interesting story that held my attention from the first page.(less)
I found this story quite fascinating. Although, it ended way too soon, IMO!
I loved the fact it's scifi with vampires and enemies to lovers. It was int...moreI found this story quite fascinating. Although, it ended way too soon, IMO!
I loved the fact it's scifi with vampires and enemies to lovers. It was interesting to see the play of emotions go through Liam with him having to kill his ex-lover (who he still loves but denies it) and then getting caught in a situation where he has to rethink everything. I really wished we got some of Daniel's POV because I think it would have been interesting to see his hatred for all things mods but being in love with a person who has more mods than probably anyone else.
I loved how, even though this is a short story, we were able to get a feel for the world AND know both Liam and Daniel beyond the surface. This story has both suspense and bloody action. It was intriguing to see Liam and Daniel reconnect after five years being apart.
I only wish the story had been longer! It ended without having anything resolved. Daniel's father is still out there plotting Daniel's demise and both Daniel and Liam are now in even more danger. While I enjoyed their reunion, I really wished it had solved some of the other conflicts regarding the situations they were forced into.
Overall, a very good story. I'm really looking forward to the sequel and, hopefully, getting some answers to all the questions I still have. (less)
I really, really loved this book. It was funny, had characters I loved and read so easily I didn't even realize how fast I was reading until...more4.5 stars
I really, really loved this book. It was funny, had characters I loved and read so easily I didn't even realize how fast I was reading until I'd glance down and notice I just covered boat loads of kindle locations in under an hour. I very much enjoyed it.
First and foremost, this book is a bit angsty. However, it's offset by the comedic characters throughout the pages. I was either laughing or smiling throughout the book and when I wasn't doing that, I was aching for what these characters go through. Tyson, or the Kid, is a big part of why this story was hilarious. He's a nine year old that acts more like a forty year old. He's a freaking genius, funny, a vegetarian (so cute!) and an eco-terrorist which I found hysterical. He'd say these things and start babbling about it and get all heated over a discussion then whichever adult he was talking to would turn to another adult and whisper, "So and so wasn't a president?" it was extremely funny because the Kid was smarter than everyone else. He is one of the highlights of this story. Bear is the Kid's brother. The beginning of this story is so heartbreakingly sad and for a bit I was afraid it'd be really angsty but I was (thankfully) proven wrong. It's a complicated situation but after Bear and Ty's mom leaves, all they have is their little family made up of Bear's friends - Anna, Creed, Mrs. Paquinn and Otter. I seriously loved all these characters but Otter has to be my favorite. He's just so gentle and knows what he wants but tries to do what he thinks is best for Bear at the cost of his own happiness.
It's obvious the love Otter and Bear have for each other (and for the Kid) but Bear has a hard time coming to terms with what, and who, he is. Like I said, it's a complicated story that can't really be described without giving away spoilers. Either way, I loved this story a lot. It kept me interested throughout the whole book. The plot covers multiple scenarios ranging from becoming an unwanted parent to realizing you love someone you've known almost your whole life, who's a man. One thing I really liked about this story though was Bear's friends easy acceptance and willingness to help Bear when he got saddled with a kid. I thought it was very sweet and showed just how close they all were.
While I loved the story, I had a few problems with it. Bear's inner monologue was just a bit too wordy at times and his constant denial about what he is, or isn't, was a tad annoying towards the end. Even after he accepted loving Otter he still had bursts of denial and panics that just made me want to smack him. (view spoiler)[Then there's the mom situation. I didn't like the way it was handled. If there's anything I hate more in this world (whether RL or fictional) is ultimatums. They are just another form of manipulation and it pisses me off when parents use them. I don't necessarily have a problem with lovers or others doing it but for some reason it pisses me off so much when parents use it. So, it annoyed me how the mom situation played out and how Bear fell right for it without trying to fight it and her until after and only because Tyson pushed him to do something about it. This is completely a personal opinion based on personal experiences so don't take this seriously at all because it's probably just me that has this problem. (hide spoiler)]. Now, this isn't really something I had a problem with but (view spoiler)[it kind of irked me that the scene on the cover is NOWHERE in the book. Granted, the Kid's shirt MEAT ISN'T NEAT is mentioned in the book but nowhere in the story do they go walking on the beach. Why is that? (hide spoiler)]
Overall, I really loved and enjoyed this book. It was a very easy read for me even with it being a contemporary (my least favorite genre) and long. Definitely recommend it and looking forward to Klune's next book :)
I loved both these poems. This one was written for Otter by Bear and the Kid (mostly by the Kid) for how Bear would finally tell Otter he loves him:
Otter! Otter! Otter! Don't lead cows to slaughter! I love you, and I know I should've told you soon-a But you didn't buy the dolphin-safe tuna!
And this one was to Bear from Otter and the Kid (mostly from the Kid) for how Otter would propose to Bear:
Bear! Bear! Bear! I've something to say! Don't be scared! Bacon is bad! Beef is wrong! Mad Cow Disease stays with you for a time that's long! I want you to be mine, can't you see? That's why I am down, down on my knee! It may not yet be legal, But it's better than eating a beagle, So won't you please marry me?
Hehe, I love them! They are so adorable! (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Honestly, I don't really know what to say. I've been thinking and thinking of my review since reading this and nothing comes to mind on how I should p...moreHonestly, I don't really know what to say. I've been thinking and thinking of my review since reading this and nothing comes to mind on how I should phrase this review.
Simply put, I loved this book. I've loved this whole series and in my eyes this book lived up to the last three. It's one of my favorite series and with each book they just seem to get better and better.
What I loved most about this one was how much Ty and Zane's relationship grew. With the trials they had to go through and each of them getting hurt, of course!, it was fascinating seeing them work together to maintain a relationship. They took care of the each other and they actually enjoyed doing it because they love each other. They are both still stubborn, snarky and hot. I couldn't get enough of them and while they are both funny by themselves, together they are extremely hysterical. All their one-liners and inside jokes had me laughing every few minutes.
I felt like this book had non-stop action. While the villains were somewhat simplistic and at times I couldn't understand why they were so psychotic, I still enjoyed the chaos they created. With each chapter, there was some type of action that left me on the edge of my seat. Even with so much suspense, there was definitely a lot more romance between Ty and Zane. It felt nice seeing them grow and actually getting to meet Ty's Recon buddies and how he interacts with them. I loved that Zane finally worked through his feelings with Ty and came to a conclusion. What I loved most? How Ty handled the deception of loving Zane with his Recon team. I will never forget what he does or how he handles it.
The ending almost killed me. I was so frustrated with how it ended! But the more I thought about it and the more I compared it with the excerpt for book 5, it made me think how it wasn't so bad. I loved these guys, I loved the heroes that they are and I love how they can kickass so easily while still showing their love for each other and how they can do it and still be so hot. They scorch off the pages. (view spoiler)[And holy crap, can you believe just how hot that sex was against the door while Zane was blind??? *fans self* (hide spoiler)]
All in all, did I love this book? Yes, absolutely. Will I be waiting impatiently for Armed and Dangerous to come out? You bet your ass, I will. Will I recommend this book? There is just no way I would not recommend this book. The series keeps getting better and better, IMO, and I'm so looking to the next one!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
I loved this book. It had everything I love to read in books. Sci-fi/fantasy feel, lovable and funny characters and hot sexy men that don't h...more4.5 stars
I loved this book. It had everything I love to read in books. Sci-fi/fantasy feel, lovable and funny characters and hot sexy men that don't have too much sex.
I loved how Matt and James knew each other in the past and while it's not friends to lovers it's more like enemies to lovers! At least, kind of. Matt and James went to high school together, they were somewhat friends but once James found Matt in a compromising situation, James does a complete one-eighty and starts being mean to Matt. So, when the book starts, Matt pretty much hates James (after being away from each other for years) even though he still lusts after him ;-P
There were some really funny scenes in this book that had me either laughing or smiling throughout the whole story. Matt and his sensitivity to drugs was hilarious, the expressions Matt and James had regarding certain things I visualized in my mind had me snickering a lot. The horse Matt and James 'adopt', Miz Horse, is such a treat, smart, witty and the constant snorting of horse mucus on Matt always made me smile. Technically I should say Miz adopts Matt and James lol. James, while kind of severe sometimes and serious was an awesome character, too. By the end of the book I could feel the love between these two. And, OMG, I can't forget about the horny nun! What a freaking hoot!
The only problem I had with this story was the confusion I felt in the beginning. I was captivated by the story right from the start but I was just a tad confused on some things regarding the lay of the land, new tech stuff, the different organizations, etc. It's an interesting concept, plot and world, I just wished there had been a glossary or something so I could go back and reference some of the words, names and the acronyms associated with each one. Also, Matt has a HUGE family. I kind of wished I had a family tree so I could fully grasp where all his cousins, aunts and uncles came from. Lol
All in all, I seriously loved this book. It's the kind of book you need to focus on and really pay attention to, though, or else you'll be confused throughout the whole story. Once I realized I needed to put all my attention into the book, it was much easier to read. I'm really looking forward to the next in the series. Definitely Recommended.
Oh, and for all you series Nazi's out there (no offense) there's a sort of 'epilogue' short story about Matt and James, Happy Birthday to Me. It's a very cute story and I loved that one as well. Word of advice, though, don't read Happy Birthday to Me until after the next book in the series comes out because there's a tiny spoiler regarding the next couple in it. (less)
When I read Timing, I wanted a sequel ASAP. Unfortunately, when the sequel came out, some fr...moreThis review can be found at The Blogger Girls review site.
When I read Timing, I wanted a sequel ASAP. Unfortunately, when the sequel came out, some friends couldn’t help but leak some spoilers that really put me off and made me not want to read it. I finally had the courage to read the sequel and I must say, I’m glad I finally did.
This was a sweet story about how Stefan tries to help Rand keep some land in another town when Rand is unable to do it himself. I loved that Stefan and Rand were the same characters as I remembered. Stefan is still his usual self, not listening to anyone but still trying to save the day all by his lonesome. Rand is still the uber sexy, possessive and HOT cowboy who can’t get enough of Stefan. The two together are smoking and I’m so glad we got to see them after two years being together and they’re still going strong… in fact, they’re better than they were because Stefan has finally let ALL of his guards down and finally let his life settle around Rand and the ranch.
I think my only problem was that the scorned woman angle was just a little over the top for me. One moment Carly was fine and all nice to Stefan and the next she was spewing off hateful words and telling Stefan that Rand will throw him to the curb soon enough and come calling for her. Which is hilarious to me considering the fact that Carly barely knew Rand at all. One thing that kept bothering me, though, is the fact that it seemed like everyone at the rodeo grew up with Rand… but Rand lived, and grew up, in a totally different town (in the same house he still lives in now). So, I kept wondering how that was possible when these two places are hours away from each other (or so it seemed).
In the end, I’m glad I finally read this. It’s just as sweet, sexy and cute as I was expecting. The characters have grown as a couple but they haven’t changed as individuals and the fact that Stefan just wanted to get Rand his family back was very sweet. I REALLY hope we get another book in this series because now I have all kinds of things I want to see played out like seeing Tyler’s kids and the babies that Rand and Stefan will have!! MUST SEE THOSE!(less)
I loved this book. It was funny and sweet. Nik and Jurgen were an intense couple. I loved how Nik would stand up to Jurgen acting like he wasn't inter...moreI loved this book. It was funny and sweet. Nik and Jurgen were an intense couple. I loved how Nik would stand up to Jurgen acting like he wasn't interested and then Jurgen would do his sexy little growling or purring and Nik would just cave. I loved Jurgen's possessiveness and his determination to have Nik even though Nik thought he'd just be a one-night stand. And those fucking chaps?!?!?! Fuck, can you say HOT????
Beyond that, it was just such a sweet story how they both fell for one another. The only tiny problem I had was I felt like there was too much sex. At least for my liking. I'd rather have had a bit more conversations between them but that's just me.
Overall, I loved this little short and I'd love to see more of these two and what their relationship becomes later one. Recommended. (less)
This was a great story. I really enjoyed it. I meant to write this as soon as I finished reading it but I was kind of lazy (sorry!).
I loved all these...moreThis was a great story. I really enjoyed it. I meant to write this as soon as I finished reading it but I was kind of lazy (sorry!).
I loved all these characters, both primary and secondary. Some were blunt, arrogant and loud while others were charming, calm and laid back. Shane is one of the main characters in this book but we experience him when he feels self-conscious and kind of depressed. We only get his POV so we learn all about him, his past mistakes and his regrets. One of the things he regrets is essentially agreeing to kick his first love, Jesse, out of their band when it was starting to take off. Granted he really didn't have a choice in the matter, and he was only the messenger, but he still chose the band over Jesse without fighting it. Ever since then, Shane has relied on drugs, alcohol and sex to try and cover up the misery he feels over his mistake. Now, over a decade after the incident with Jesse, Shane finally decides to quit with the booze, drugs and anonymous sex. That's when he meets Kayden from the band Moonlight. Kayden is charming, sweet, and funny to everyone but Shane and his brother, Nicky. To them, Kayden is a whole different person. He's cold, rude and sneers at them constantly. Shane can't understand it but he's hurt because Kayden is the first person Shane has been able to think about non-stop since Jesse.
Like I said, I loved the characters. I liked Shane the most even with what he did to Jesse. Kayden was kind of an ass for most of the book but he had his reasons and after learning of them, I started to like him more. (view spoiler)[In my opinion, though, Shane deserved to get deceived by Kayden. After all, Kayden is Jesse revamped. Jesse wanted to get his revenge on Shane after how much Shane hurt him and he did by making Shane desire Kayden and then essentially shunning him. (hide spoiler)] The plot is an interesting one. It held my attention throughout the whole story and the detailed description of how the songs felt to Shane was very enthralling. I loved reading about that since most of the time when reading a rockstar book, authors tend to leave out the music part of the story so I always feel a little cheated. That's one of the things I loved about this book. I could feel and imagine what the songs were like, the way the characters moved onstage, the adrenaline they felt during their performance. It was awesome.
My only problem with the story was Shane's feeling towards Jesse compared to Kayden. Shane said he loved Jesse a lot but then Kayden came around and Shane's feelings for Jesse went kind of MIA. Just didn't feel right to me. (view spoiler)[Now, granted Kayden is Jesse but Shane didn't know that. In fact, you'd think Shane would love Jesse just as much as he loved Kayden but it didn't feel that way to me. Shane kept making comments about only ever feeling the way he felt about Kayden. Well, Kayden is Jesse so why didn't Shane feel the same way about Jesse? I'm probably confusing as shit right now but this is what went on in my head. If Kayden is Jesse, Shane should love Jesse as much as Kayden and vice versa. But I didn't feel the love Shane had for Jesse. And since Shane loved Kayden more, it made me wonder why he did? Then it started me thinking of maybe Shane loved Kayden more than Jesse because Jesse's new alterego is now skinny and perfect whereas before Jesse was short, pudgy and nerdy. That's probably not the reason at all but I took offense to that. Don't ask why. It makes sense in my head but once I put it into words, I confuse even myself. *sigh* (hide spoiler)]
All in all, I really liked this story. It was interesting and held my attention. I loved the characters and the descriptive music. It's definitely something I'll recommend anyone looking for a good rockstar book. I can't wait for the sequel. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
I thought this one was super cute. I loved that Dallas and Brooklyn kept getting stuck together even though they hated one another and then I loved th...moreI thought this one was super cute. I loved that Dallas and Brooklyn kept getting stuck together even though they hated one another and then I loved that they became friends to lovers in the end. They were just too adorable. The sex scene was a bit too long for my liking and the story was a bit short but I still liked it. Hope there's more of these two to come someday. (less)
THIS IS MY STORY! Hehe. Okay, not my story but it was written because I posted the Dear Author request! Lol.
I absolutely loved it and Jack and Allen....moreTHIS IS MY STORY! Hehe. Okay, not my story but it was written because I posted the Dear Author request! Lol.
I absolutely loved it and Jack and Allen. Allen's mom is a hoot. I hope Ms. Derr writes more about these two some day. I'd love to know how their relationship works out with Jack as Allen's new handler! :D
Amy Lane is probably one of my favorite authors. She's one of the very few that always make me cry. She's got stories that make me fall in lo...more4.5 stars
Amy Lane is probably one of my favorite authors. She's one of the very few that always make me cry. She's got stories that make me fall in love with the characters and that's exactly why I love her books.
In this one, it's no different. I enjoyed reading Jeff and Collin's story. Finally understanding Jeff and why he acts the way he acts was a real treat. Seeing him find his happiness in Collin, who just wants to give Jeff the love and caring he needs was even better. I loved how funny and snarky Jeff was and I loved how Collin was able to match that snark with his own. They both have dry humors and can dish out an endless amount of sexual innuendos. More than that, I liked the way they took their relationship slow. They had a lot of hurdles to overcome before they could even start to make a relationship work and part of that was Jeff finally grieving for the lover he lost years prior. It was intense but I loved every minute of it. Then there's the kid, Martin. Oh man, what a brat he was! But I really liked him in the end. He grew up so much in this book and became a great understanding kid and he helped Jeff even when he didn't know it.
While I enjoyed the story, I gotta say that there was a lot of Crick and Deacon in this one. Don't get me wrong, I love Crick and Deacon but I think it might be about time they caught a break. In three books, they've managed to have something horrendous happen to them and while the conflicts revolving them are heartbreaking and make the story, I also believe they take away from the main couple. In this book, I felt like they were so much a part of the plot, that they ended up being the main couple for portions of the book instead of secondary characters. I love those boys but they took away from Jeff and Collin and I didn't really like that. I understand why what happened to them had to happen because it toughened Jeff up but made him vulnerable at the same time and required him to finally deal with certain issues he had BUT there were some parts of Crick and Deacon that were of just them that didn't advance Jeff and Collin's relationship along and I think that's what I had the issue with the most. It was a second/third book for them as the MCs instead of being the secondary couple they should have been. Beyond that, I wished Jeff and Collin's HIV status would have been a bigger part of the story because I think it would have been interesting to see more of their illnesses and the problems it causes for them.
All in all, I really loved this book. Jeff and Collin were a great couple. I loved the way their relationship developed and how they both end up saving each other. I hope there's more to come in this series but I also hope that Crick and Deacon finally get a break and let any possible future couples create their own conflicts.(less)
This was such an amazing book. The concept is unique and interesting. Once I started, I got sucked into the story.
I loved both characters. The suffer...moreThis was such an amazing book. The concept is unique and interesting. Once I started, I got sucked into the story.
I loved both characters. The suffering Alex goes through being stuck as a man when he wants to be a female is quite intense as well as having his boyfriend not want to touch him is heartbreaking. The struggle Damon goes through in accepting that his girlfriend, Alex, is a shifter and stuck as a man was awe-inspiring because it would have been easy for him to just leave Alex right then.
Their relationship isn't much of a romance for most of the book but there's already feelings there so most of the story is about Damon coming to accept that his love for his girlfriend is still the same when his girlfriend is a man instead. Then there's Alex that has to come to terms with possibly being stuck as a man forever. It's sweet and intense and angsty but it was an amazing story. Plus, the world is really awesome. There are so many shifter stories out there but how many are people shifting into a different gender? None that I've read and that's why I enjoyed this book so much. It's different and unique. The book also slowly develops but I never wanted to stop reading even though there's not much suspense.
While the book was awesome, I still had a few problems with it. It's alternating first person POVs which is my least favorite. I'd forget who's POV I was in sometimes and had to reread a few passages to figure out who's head I was in. There's also a few repetitive phrases, words and meanings that grew tiresome because they were used so much. The ending was a bit abrupt, too. I'd have liked to actually see their wedding.
Aside from that, this was a truly great story, one I'd love to have in paperback. I'm glad I finally read it and curious if Ms. Witt will write more in this world someday. Definitely recommended for those who want something different.(less)
The first thing I want to say is before reading this book, I'd advise reading Dance with the Devil. Trust me when I say while this might be a standalo...moreThe first thing I want to say is before reading this book, I'd advise reading Dance with the Devil. Trust me when I say while this might be a standalone, you'll kick yourself later for not reading that one first. I haven't even read it yet and I'm already regretting not reading Dance With the Devil before Dance in the Dark. However, you can read Midnight either before or after these two because they really aren't related except for in the world building.
With that said, I really loved this book. It was easy for me to dive right in and stay there. I actually had trouble putting the book down. I loved the world surrounding the vampires and how other creatures were sporadically thrown in. The hierarchy of the creatures was fascinating but at times the vampires hierarchy was a bit confusing but that never stopped me from enjoying the story.
I have to say Johnnie and (view spoiler)[Bergrin (hide spoiler)] are probably one of my favorite couples. Johnnie is just so cold and snappy. More than once he was praised for acting more like a vampire should at twenty-six than a full-bloodied vampire did at one hundred and twenty-six. I found that highly amusing. He has the snotty, trust-fund baby attitude down to a tee and I honestly couldn't get enough of it. The love interest (view spoiler)[Bergrin (hide spoiler)] is the exact opposite of Johnnie. He has a more laid back attitude and takes things as they come. While they clash against each other, they make a perfect couple. Their easy banter and bickering just proved to me that they both have strong feelings for the other. I will say that I figured out who the mystery man that seduces Johnnie is right from the start (view spoiler)[so it was easy for me to believe the connection between the MCs (hide spoiler)]
Aside from the characters what I loved about this book were the little mysteries in each chapter. They were simple mysteries but the style in which the book was written is different and that appealed to me a lot. There is a big mystery that stretches almost the whole book but it's kind of in the background and pretty much connects all the smaller mysteries together.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's a fun and easy read that'll draw you right in. I liked the connection between the characters and the little mysteries were extremely engaging. I wouldn't be opposed to reading more about this world and this couple. Definitely recommended. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)