Both Az and Lilli need to be smacked, but other than that it was a good story. I'll wrote more when I'm not on my Kindle, but right now I'm between aBoth Az and Lilli need to be smacked, but other than that it was a good story. I'll wrote more when I'm not on my Kindle, but right now I'm between a 3.5 and a 4/5
Oh how I've missed this series. There were a few issues that I think had more to do with editing than writing (as this was an ARC) so I'll need to cheOh how I've missed this series. There were a few issues that I think had more to do with editing than writing (as this was an ARC) so I'll need to check the final print version before mentioning, but overall, highly enjoyable. I do think newcomers would fare well without having to read the previous installments, but I would still suggest reading it in order. A solid 4/5 with a full review to follow closer to publication....more
Expected Release Date: August 21, 2012 Publisher: Harlequin Imprint: HarleThis is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.
Expected Release Date: August 21, 2012 Publisher: Harlequin Imprint: Harlequin Historical Author’s Website: http://www.bronwynnscott.com/ My Source for This Book: Netgalley Part of a Series: No Series Best Read In Order: N/A Steam Level: Steamy Pet Peeves: Unlikeable Hero Favorite Tropes: Forced Marriage, Affair Turns To Love
We’ve all read books about a promiscuous hero who meets an outspoken heroine and finds himself smitten with her. Throw in a hint of scandal, and the hero finds himself rather happily engaged to the young lady, and though everyone knows of the hero’s bad reputation, that’s quickly forgotten when everyone sees how in love they are.
This is (happily) not that book. Merrick has a very scandalous reputation, and that reputation follows him throughout the book, much to his chagrin. While Alixe is rather outspoken for her station, and there is a hint of scandal that leads to Alixe being forced to wed, Merrick is not exactly what her father would want as a son-in-law.
Thus begins an entertaining tale of a man forced to help a bluestocking spinster find a husband, and a lady who will do anything to not be forced into a loveless marriage to a man she considers to be a scoundrel.
Throw in a fortune-hunting villain, some rather risque escapades right under the nose of said lady’s parents, and a change of heart that may be too late in coming, and you’ve got a delightful tale with just the right amount of steam.
Highly recommended for fans of reformed rakes whose reputations become a hindrance, bookish heroines who happily thought to never marry, and star-crossed lovers who realize that they never knew what they really wanted out of life until they were thrown onto the same path.
I loved the characters, the world, and the basic plot, but I was really disappointed in the unsatisfactory ending regarding the romance. My own fault,I loved the characters, the world, and the basic plot, but I was really disappointed in the unsatisfactory ending regarding the romance. My own fault, really, because I went into it expecting a Happily Ever After (or at least a Happily For Now) and got "I'm attracted to you, but let's be friends" (paraphrasing of course).
I'm still going to read the sequel, because as I said, I loved the characters and worldbuilding, but for this one, I'm stuck at around 3/5 Stars, with a full review to possibly follow. ...more
**spoiler alert** Loved the cover, loved the hero, even loved the basic plot... I just really, really disliked Pandora. I can't really put my finger o**spoiler alert** Loved the cover, loved the hero, even loved the basic plot... I just really, really disliked Pandora. I can't really put my finger on it, either, as to what it was about her that I disliked. Was it her perfect body and decided lack of missishness when it came to lovemaking, despite her inexperience? Her willingness to employ unemployable servants, or to take the social fall in order to protect an innocent family? I don't know. I just know that she just didn't do it for me, and it's hard to love a book when you really dislike the heroine.
The writing style was great, and the other characters fascinating (even the high-strung maid), and I even enjoyed the angst that resulted from much of Pandora's dealings with Rupert.
There was still something missing -- something that I can only chalk up to my dislike of the heroine.
Luckily for me, I know that I enjoy other books by this author, and so I'm not completely put off by this story. Other readers may in fact love Pandora for the very reasons that she grates on my nerves, but for me, this was only a 3/5...more
This one came recommended by some of my Facebook friends, and I was quite pleased with it. Physically weakened heroine, scars, family issues, revenge,This one came recommended by some of my Facebook friends, and I was quite pleased with it. Physically weakened heroine, scars, family issues, revenge, lots of chemistry, TONS of angst...
Full review to follow, but for now, a pretty solid 4/5...more
Expected Release Date: September 3, 2012 Publisher: Harlequin Imprint: CarThis is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.
Expected Release Date: September 3, 2012 Publisher: Harlequin Imprint: Carina Press Author’s Website: marifee.com My Source for This Book: Netgalley Part of a Series: No (For Now) Series Best Read In Order: N/A Steam Level: Chaste
With sweet chemistry, likable characters, and a new twist on the “superhero” phenomenon, this novella was so much fun that I read it in one sitting.
I loved the idea that the delineation between hero and villain being several shades of gray rather than black and white, and how there’s a middle ground between “normal” and “super” as far as abilities go. Burke and Gina were delightful, and Static was an absolute joy.
Recommended for fans of great chemistry, fun capers, and sweet romance.
Sadly, it just didn't do it for me - I'm not a big fan of widowed heroines to begin with, and I don't particularly like the hero. Throw in the light pSadly, it just didn't do it for me - I'm not a big fan of widowed heroines to begin with, and I don't particularly like the hero. Throw in the light paranormal elements and it just didn't keep my interest.
Expected Release Date: July 3, 2012 Publisher: Grand Central Publishing ImThis is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.
Expected Release Date: July 3, 2012 Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Imprint: Forever Yours Author’s Website: http://www.brittbury.com/ My Source for This Book: Netgalley Part of a Series: Yes, Book 1, Immortal Heat Series Best Read In Order: N/A Steam Level: Hot
I think a lot of readers are going to be drawing parallels between this story and Kresley Cole’s incredibly popular Immortals After Dark series… The biggest comparison I found, outside of the wonderful chemistry and wicked humor is the existence of the Court of Contention – where every 400 years, Heaven, Hell, Earth, and Cypher all open up for four days of mayhem and horror. This reminded me a lot of the Ascension from the Immortals After Dark series, which of course is every 500 years instead of 400, but still involves all of the paranormal species basically trying to wipe the floor with members of the other species.
Don’t get me wrong, while I, personally, thought the Court of Contention was a wee bit too similar to the Ascension for my comfort, I never felt as though this book was in any way a knockoff of the IAD series, and instead, consider the drawing of comparisons between the two series to be a compliment.
The fresh new species of paranormal creatures, the important and interesting fact that full-blooded humans are now extinct, and the fascinating world building all blend well with the more personal factors of delicious chemistry, devastating betrayal, and some truly lovely groveling. Overall, a great start to what promises to be an incredible series.
Expected Release Date: February 15, 2011 (Available Now!) Publisher: HareThis is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.
Expected Release Date: February 15, 2011 (Available Now!) Publisher: Harelquin Imprint: Harlequin Historical Author’s Website: http://ammandamccabe.com/ My Source for This Book: Gift Part of a Series: Diamonds of Welbourne Manor (spinoff) Series Best Read In Order: Works well as a standalone Steam Level: Steamy
Overall, this was a delightfully soft, fairly lighthearted historical romance. Emily’s shyness combined with her desire to please and take care of her family made her a wonderful heroine, but she also balanced her giving nature with a touch of rebellion in some of her charity work, which helped to keep her from becoming boring. Nicholas was more of a beta-hero than I’d expected, but even so, he was a good man and grew to become truly devoted to her.
In the end, this was a very sweet, yet sexy tale, perfect for those times when you want a lighter read rather than one heavy on the angst.
Recommended for fans of shy heroines (of course), of marriages to avoid scandal, and of two people discovering that sometimes the one you thought the most ill-suited for you is actually your perfect match.
Expected Release Date: October 1, 2011 Publisher: Red Sage Press Imprint:This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.
Expected Release Date: October 1, 2011 Publisher: Red Sage Press Imprint: N/A Author’s Website: http://heathermassey.com/ My Source for This Book: Gift from the author Part of a Series: No Series Best Read In Order: N/A Steam Level: Steamy
A giant battalion of Calithian invaders are moments away from crushing Earth’s forces, when Captain Michael Drake makes the momentous decision for his ship, the Relentless, to retreat, knowing that sometimes the best hope for success is to live to simply fight another day.
Limping away from battle, the Relentless’ integrated Calithian technology interferes with navigation, dropping the ship out of their jump in orbit around Vardos — a planet orbited by a maximum security penitentiary, and dubbed with the befitting name, Hades Station. Knowing that the war would have caused interruptions in supply shipments, Captain Drake and his crew board the station, fearing they might find nothing more than the remains of starved prisoners and guards.
Instead, they are quickly taken captive by a gang of convicts, and Drake soon comes face to face with Queenie — their ruthless yet beautiful leader.
Queenie was born and raised to be a leader of the people of Hades Station, and when a UFE starship is dropped in her lap, she immediately takes action to ensure that her people gain control, knowing that this might be their only chance to escape their prison. Ruthless and cold-blooded, Queenie is cruel by necessity, never hesitating to deal pain and violence to those who oppose her. Falling for a sexy starship captain, who wants nothing more than to manipulate her and her people into fighting a war to save a planet that long since abandoned them, is not an option.
But soon Drake’s fairness, honesty, and sense of loyalty get beneath her skin, and it isn’t long before he begins to convince her to see things his way. For a woman whose whole life is defined by her leadership and loyalty to her people, can she find a way to fulfill her duty to the other inhabitants of Hades Station while still giving her heart to the handsome Captain Drake?
Drake was delicious, Queenie herself was a delightful blend of ruthlessness and vulnerability, and the entire world with the Calithian war and the prison outpost made for an exciting read.
Queenie’s Brigade is currently a standalone novel, but there is a lot of potential for this one to expand into a series. While the author tells me that there are no concrete plans to transition into a series, both she and the publisher have expressed interest in possibly continuing the story some day. I for one hope that they do, because I think the war with the Calithians could lead to many interesting situations, and frankly, I’m rooting for Drake to finally find the redemption and forgiveness he’s seeking after his sister’s death.
Recommended for badass heroines who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty, of tortured heroes battling between duty and attraction, and of exciting space operas complete with alien computers and lot of explosions.
Expected Release Date: September 20, 2011 (Available Now!) Publisher: HarThis is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.
Expected Release Date: September 20, 2011 (Available Now!) Publisher: Harlequin Imprint: Mira Author’s Website: My Source for This Book: Netgalley Part of a Series: Yes, Book 18, Wing in the Night series Series Best Read In Order: Yes and No (explained in review) Steam Level: Steamy
Official Blurb: Utanapishtim has paid dearly for the sin of creating the vampire race—imprisoned in a living death for centuries, driven to near madness. With a single white-hot glance, he immolates his descendants…and the vampire Armageddon begins.
Beautiful and deadly Brigit Poe, not wholly vampire but fiercely loyal to that shared bloodline, is called into action. She abhors yet cannot deny her destiny: to vanquish the once-great king of the immortals and save the vampire race.
Two warriors, equally matched in power and determination, are soon locked in an unwinnable battle, only to discover a passion so shocking it threatens every truth they've ever known—even as they must face one final battle that seems fated to end in death and heartbreak for them both.
Yes, yes, YES! I was so happy to get my greedy little hands on this book, because I've been excited about it ever since I heard that Utanapishtim (the Big Bad from Twilight Prophecy, and pronounced "ooo-tah-nah-pish-tim" for those like me whose brains melted the first time they read it) was going to be the hero paired with the "evil twin", Brigit.
After all that had gone down in Twilight Prophecy, I couldn't fathom how Ms. Shayne could possibly redeem Utana, but she did a fantastic job of making him a sympathetic character without castrating the great Warrior King. He's still insufferably pompous and arrogant, old fashioned and misogynistic (because, really, he's freaking Noah from the Great Flood for cryin' out loud -- a metrosexual this guy is not), and yet he also grieves deeply for the deaths of his vampire "children" and the fact that he must kill them all to appease his gods.
Now, earlier I said that this series both works well as a standalone and is better read in order. Let me clarify -- I think that as far as the entire Wings in the Night series goes, it stands perfectly well on its own. I actually came to the series quite late myself (book 17) and didn't feel as though I'd missed the information necessary for me to keep up. However, I do suggest reading Twilight Prophecy first for two main reasons. First, it's important to see the dynamic between the Mongrel Twins (James and Brigit), and second, it's the first half of Utana's story. Granted, Ms. Shayne does a very good job of explaining the vital portions missed if you don't want to go back and read the other one first, but even so, I personally would suggest reading these last two in order.
In short, I loved it. While the ending was still open enough to leave the option of future installments of the series, nothing was left feeling "unfinished", and I believed in the HEA, which is very important to me in any romance novel.
In the end, I really enjoyed this one. Utana is sexy and powerful and delicious and yet is still deeply flawed, and is able to eventually own up to his mistakes. Brigit finally breaks free of her Evil Twin designation, and weathers such betrayal and heartbreak over the course of the novel, but still remains true to herself. The sensuality was exactly what it needed to be, and the actual romance itself, although fast, was actually quite believable.
Recommended for fans of old-fashioned alphas finally finding their equal, of heroines convinced of their unworthiness finally realizing their true powers, and of a romance that overcomes even the largest of obstacles.
Expected Release Date: December 1, 2011 (Available Now!) Publisher: GranThis is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceacholic.
Expected Release Date: December 1, 2011 (Available Now!) Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Imprint: Forever Author’s Website: http://larissaione.com/ My Source for This Book: Won in a contest/Netgalley Part of a Series: Yes, Book 2, Lords of Deliverance (a spin-off of the Demonica series) Series Best Read In Order: Yes Steam Level: Steamy
I was so incredibly torn with this book when trying to come up with a final rating. On one hand, it’s a favorite series of mine, so of course the underlying plot grabbed my by the privates and wouldn’t let me go. I also enjoyed Limos with all of her different faces — innocent, loving and loyal sister, warrior, liar, manipulator, and woman. Erik was wonderful as well, with not only his strength in refusing to break under torture but also his desire for revenge, and how he came to care for Limos despite his disappointment and anger with her. Then of course, there’s the byplay with Reaver and Harvester (and c’mon, I can’t be the only sick puppy who sincerely hopes they end up together in the end, can I?), and Reseph/Pestilence and the possibly futile hope that there may be a way to bring him back. The delicious sexual tension between two other characters was deliciously hot, and there was plenty of angst to be had.
On the other hand, there was the rape of a major character (though to be fair some readers may feel it was more of a case of “dubious consent”) — something that I truly want to rant about for several paragraphs but cannot without giving away spoilers. There was very little chemistry and sexual tension between Limos and Erik until the very end of the story. There was so much gore and horror and action and torture that I found myself becoming bored with major injuries instead of sympathetic or concerned for the characters in question.
So in the end, this was not a 5-star book for me, no matter how much I adore the series as a whole and am in love with Ms. Ione’s writing style and world-building. However, so much of the book’s positive points are a large collection of small things that I cannot mention them all without actually retelling the story or giving major spoilers. While it may, at first glance, appear that there are more negative points in my review than positive, that’s certainly not the case. The book absolutely sucked me in, chewed me up, and spit me out, leaving me begging for more. Despite any misgivings I may have had about a few points in this story, I am already anxiously awaiting the sequel, Lethal Rider, due out in late spring of 2012.
Expected Release Date: July 25, 2011 Publisher: Harlequin Imprint: CarinaThis is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.
Expected Release Date: July 25, 2011 Publisher: Harlequin Imprint: Carina Press Author’s Website: http://www.shannoncurtis.com/ My Source for This Book: Netgalley Part of a Series: No Series Best Read In Order: N/A Steam Level: Steamy
This book started out with a bang and didn’t slow down until the very ending. We open with dowdy Maggie Kincaid, librarian for a large university, having to sneak into work so that she won’t be mobbed by her “admiring fans”. You see, Maggie, for all her prim clothes and boring lifestyle, bears a striking resemblance to a luscious model who recently posed nude for a car calendar.
Unfortunately for Maggie, this case of mistaken identity is not the only one in store for her, and minutes later she finds herself under arrest for theft and murder. It seems she’s been mistaken for a notorious international spy named Viper! But the police aren’t the only ones who want to get their hands on Maggie — the real Viper has double-crossed her boss and framed Maggie, and suffice it to say that the bossman isn’t happy. Kidnapped from the police, she must rely on her own quick thinking to escape a horrible fate when she literally stumbles into the incredibly handsome Luke Fletcher, who insists that if she wants to live, she’ll have to come with him.
Luke is a security expert charged with capturing the Viper and recovering the suit she’s stolen — a prototype of technology that can literally render the wearer invisible as it bends light particles around it. Sounding more in the realm of science fiction, the technology is frighteningly real, and the implications of it being sold on the black market are absolutely devastating.
Convinced that Maggie is actually the Viper, he presents to her seemingly irrefutable evidence of her guilt in an attempt to gain her cooperation, but Maggie insists on her innocence. Chastising himself for falling for the ploys of a master spy, he continues to interrogate her, but the more time he spends with her, the more he begins to doubt that her innocence, fear, and frustration are a ploy, as well as the harder it becomes to ignore the temptation of her body.
Soon, he not only begins to work to clear Maggie’s name, but also allows himself to give into their attraction. When more details come in, however, Luke becomes convinced that Maggie is yet again lying to him, and once again begins treating her as a suspect.
Heartbroken by Luke’s mistrust and casual disregard for their budding relationship, she escapes, determined to prove her innocence in the only way she knows how — by capturing the notorious Viper herself!
Overall, this was an incredibly fun read with just the right amount of sexual tension. A heroine whose prim facade was a result of her situation rather than lack of personality, a hero who can’t help but resist the one woman he knows he should avoid at all costs, and an exciting mystery with both espionage and just enough of a sci-fi element to appeal to the geek in all of us lead me to a solid final rating of 4/5 Stars...more
Expected Release Date: July 26, 2011 Publisher: Harlequin Imprint: HarlequThis is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.
Expected Release Date: July 26, 2011 Publisher: Harlequin Imprint: Harlequin Presents Extra Author’s Website: kellyhunter.com My Source for This Book: Netgalley Part of a Series: No, but part of the Dirty Filthy Money "Extras" Series Best Read In Order: N/A Steam Level: Steamy
Okay the official blurb is pretty awful. While it covers the main points, it almost makes the book seem as though it will have a first person POV and it most decidedly does not.
When Jolie Tanner was young, her best friend Hannah Rees suddenly turned on her at the urging of her brother Cole, without so much as an explanation. So, too, did all of her other friends at school. Unable to understand what she had done to cause all of her friends to shun her, she went crying to her mother, only to discover that her mother was the cause of the problem. You see, her mother was having an affair with a married man — James Rees, Hannah’s father.
For the rest of her years, Jolie was treated as the daughter of a whore, fighting a reputation that she’d never earned and certainly didn’t deserve. The fact that she was the spitting image of her mother — gorgeous, redheaded, and innately sensual — only made things worse for Jolie.
Now a talented graphic artist, she has built a modest life for herself relying on her own hard work and talent. When James dies, she travels up to his old ski lodge to retrieve her mother’s items from the cabin before his family is forced to see them. Of course, things are never as simple as we might want them to be, and on the way down the mountain, not only is there a brutal snowstorm blowing in, but she must share the last ski gondola with the last man on earth who could tolerate her presence — Cole Rees, the son of the man whose marriage her mother wrecked so many years ago.
Trying (and failing) to hide her identity from Cole, their animosity and resentment towards each other reaches a boiling point just as the storm raging outside reaches its own peak, and their gondola crashes to the ground during an avalanche. Wounded and at risk for hypothermia, they reluctantly join forces to reach the safety of one of the ski outposts before they freeze to death.
Emotions are running high, and neither can resist the sparks of attraction crackling between them, and in the short wait for their rescuers, both are not only blindsided by the level of passion they find together, but also by the realization of just how much they’ve misjudged one another.
But can Cole and Jolie put aside the hostilities of the past, and build a future together when it will only bring pain to their families?
In the end, I absolutely adored this one. A beautiful heroine who knows that she’s attractive but is also painfully shy and despises the reaction that her looks attract was quite appealing, and of course, the Enemies to Lovers ploy is an all-time favorite of mine. There was also something lushly sensual about this book despite the fact that there were few graphic love scenes, and watching Jolie’s mother quietly grieving for her dead lover was strangely poignant even though I couldn’t help but to disapprove of her actions.
Recommended for fans of enemies who fall in love, heroines with an undeserved bad reputation and the cynicism that goes along with it, and selfish heroes who recognize that while sometimes you can’t have it all, you can have what’s most important to you.
Expected Release Date: Available Now! Publisher: Harper Collins Imprint: AThis is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.
Expected Release Date: Available Now! Publisher: Harper Collins Imprint: Avon Author’s Website: http://www.annacampbell.info/ My Source for This Book: Netgalley Part of a Series: No Steam Level: Hot
The Marquess of Renelaw has never forgiven Godfrey Demarest for ruining his sister twenty years ago, and yet his plans for revenge never came to fruition because of Demarest's elevated position in society. The time has come, however, to take his revenge on Demarest's beautiful daughter -- now that she's out in society, he plans to ruin her so that Godfrey will understand what it's like to see someone you love ruined beyond repair while being powerless to help them.
Antionia once had hopes for a wonderful life. She was beautiful, rich, and titled, and seemed to have the future in the palm of her hand. That is, until she was deceived by a handsome poet and well and truly ruined. Cast out from her family in disgrace, she was taken in by her cousin, Godfrey Demarest, to be the companion of his daughter, Cassie. So as not to risk being recognized, Antonia hides her beauty behind ugly, shapeless dresses, dark glasses, and some hideous spinster caps, and is so viciously protective of Cassie's reputation that's she's become known as the Dragon.
I'll be honest, I think this is my favorite historical novel that I've read this year, and that includes several that I'd been anticipating for several months. While it's not completely without problems, the characters were multifaceted, the emotions felt real, and the romance was incredibly satisfying. A very enthusiastic 5/5 Stars...more
Expected Release Date: June 28, 2011 Publisher: Harlequin Imprint: HQN AuthThis is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.
Expected Release Date: June 28, 2011 Publisher: Harlequin Imprint: HQN Author's Website: http://lorifoster.com/ My Source for This Book: Netgalley Part of a Series: Yes, Book 3, Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor Series Best Read In Order: Probably, but works well as a standalone. Steam Level: Steamy
I realize that this book is part of a trilogy, but the ending was set up beautifully for a novel about Spencer and Arizona, and I sincerely hope that there will be one forthcoming.
While Alani wasn't necessarily my favorite heroine of the series (that would actually probably be Natalie from Ready, Set, Jett followed closely by Molly from When You Dare), I did like how she was able to prove that she was tougher than the fragile flower of a baby sister that Trace and Dare have always treated her as. It was rather enjoyable to not only watch Alani come into her own, but to see Trace and Dare both acknowledge that she was a grown woman and not someone in need of constant coddling. Jackson was probably the perfect hero for her -- strong, capable, sexy (and besotted, whether he would admit to it or not), and once he learned to tone down the cave-man attitude, he really balanced Alani nicely.
Recommended for readers who enjoy heroines overcoming a traumatic past, of promiscuous heroes blindsided by love, and of thrilling action, danger, and mystery.
Probably my favorite out of the four in the series, if not for a few irritating points.
What worked for me: *LOVED the reason Lord Everod was estrangedProbably my favorite out of the four in the series, if not for a few irritating points.
What worked for me: *LOVED the reason Lord Everod was estranged from his family. That was CRAZY!
*I really enjoyed the wives of the previous characters circled around Maura when they began to perceive Everod as a threat
*I also liked the Big Betrayal between Everod and Maura. Well done toward the angst factor to me.
What didn't work for me: *I didn't really "get" the ILY's -- it was like "ah the sex is wonderful" then *BAM* they're in love. I almost felt like I'd missed something
*In the same vein, I didn't care for the transitions between scenes. For one thing, towards the very end, when she spends the night with "her fiance" -- he's insisting on sharing a bed, she's trying to manipulate him into not touching her, then BOOM, we're into the next day. Well, wth happened?? Did she sleep next to him chastely? Did she make him sleep in the floor? Did she bone him to keep him calm?? C'mon throw me a bone here!
* The ending LITERALLY felt as though the author reached her page limit and said "oh crap I guess I gotta end it here". I don't know -- I think I really needed an epilogue or something.
Overall, I liked it. It was a good plot, nicely smutty, with likable characters and devious villains. The negatives though were HUGE issues for me, so my final score is 3 1/2 out of 5...more