ETA - My wish was granted! On Thin Ice will be coming out as an audiobook, and it scored the same narrator as Fire and Ice, I'll be a very happy listeETA - My wish was granted! On Thin Ice will be coming out as an audiobook, and it scored the same narrator as Fire and Ice, I'll be a very happy listener after having been a happy reader the first time around.
An author I've read for more years than I can count - can you say Catspaw I and II? And then there are the fabulous Moonrise and Nightfall?
She brought us Black Ice, with a hero nearly cold enough to give you frost bite, until you get to know him of course - to the outrageous Reno with Jilly in Fire and Ice (which was spectacular in Audio - the narration brought all the Japanese culture to life in wonderful way - you have to listen!) and now Ms. Stuart gives us Finn.
Wonderful, gorgeous (after a bath of course) resourceful Finn with his delicious Irish accent. He may not be as cold as some of the past heroes in this series but he is every bit a Stuart man. He gets the job done no matter what it takes, even if that means the kick butt treatment of his fellow escapees, which include heroine Beth. He's a man to love - and Beth has him meeting his match along the way. Beth is a great heroine in her own right too.
Several cameos from past characters in the series, with a heavy dose of Peter and "his son" (they were a crack up together) pull this one into the group perfectly and make up the reason I follow a series.
Loved every minute of the read and can only hope that it is picked up as an audiobook with a superb narrator such as Fire and Ice was blessed with. Give us more Anne Stuart in audio, please! ...more
More like 2 1/2 stars. This rating is for the Frank book which I felt was too stuffed with review of the past books in this series and gave very littlMore like 2 1/2 stars. This rating is for the Frank book which I felt was too stuffed with review of the past books in this series and gave very little new info with Kane and Corinne's story....more
I was waiting for Ava's story to round out the "sisterhood" books. Overall I enjoyed it very much but I did have two major gripes.
The first one beingI was waiting for Ava's story to round out the "sisterhood" books. Overall I enjoyed it very much but I did have two major gripes.
The first one being all the brand name dropping, I felt like I was reading one long commercial at times. Do you get paid for product placement in books now?
Then there was Ava's weight. It has played a large roll in all the books and especially in this one. I have no problem with that angle. With all the descriptions of her boobs and booty I was picturing her looking like the cover of the latest Oprah magazine, the one with Oprah in the beautiful gold gown with a wowzers buxom look going on.
To then read the description that went something like "he was then seeing all 69 inches and 150 pounds of Ava naked" I was like WTH. Five foot nine and a 150 pounds is not even close to full figured!!
It may not be the anorexic model thin but it's a perfect weight for someone that tall and they would not be wearing a size 12 to 14 in clothes. I say that because I'm 5'5" and weigh in at 140 pounds and quite easily fit in a size 10 and can wear 8's, especially if I buy expensive clothes. At 5'9" and 150 there wasn't even a hint of a weight issue ... or the need to talk about getting her clothes to drape right to look good etc. It was very annoying to be tossed out of the story so completely with the detail of her height and weight which didn't match her description....more
Another recent winner from Julie Garwood. I prefer her "romantice suspense" to focuse on the romance angle which she had gotten away from for awhile.Another recent winner from Julie Garwood. I prefer her "romantice suspense" to focuse on the romance angle which she had gotten away from for awhile. She may be predictable in many aspects but that's what makes her a favorite and dependable comfort read....more
My first Keri Arthur and I was expecting a lot because of the popularity of her Riley Jensen series. I must have started with the wrong book to be ablMy first Keri Arthur and I was expecting a lot because of the popularity of her Riley Jensen series. I must have started with the wrong book to be able to appreciate Keri Arthur.
I was bored silly with the amount of time I had to spend rattling around in the heroines head, listening to the same issues go around and around multiple times. To top it off I haven't encountered a TSTL heroine this bad in a long time, if ever. The qualities we are told she has, such as very good instincts about people and the ability to tell if a person is lying never come into play after being mentioned. She bounces from one disaster to another like a ping pong ball.
The hero was Ok, there was a lot of room to flesh him out more if we could have stayed out of Mercy's thought processes long enough. But for a big bad assassin he didn't come across nearly competent enough, then again if wasn't having to snatch Mercy from imminent danger so often maybe he could have accomplished things more effectively.
Overall some good scenes mixed in with the rest but it was very inconsistent....more