Expected Release Date: January 24, 2012 Publisher: Simon & Schuster ImThis is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.
Expected Release Date: January 24, 2012 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Imprint: Pocket Books Author’s Website: http://www.sabrinajeffries.com/ My Source for This Book: Gift from the publisher Part of a Series: Yes, Book 5, Hellions of Halstead Hall (Final Book) Series Best Read In Order: Yes Steam Level: Steamy
This was a perfect ending to a wonderful series, and I for one am sad to see it end.
As the final book in the series, I would not recommend this one to those who have not read previous novels, for several reasons. First, I think newcomers to the series might feel that Jackson and Celia give in to each other a little bit too soon in the book. However, fans of the series will quickly recognize that their strange courtship, dancing the fine line between animosity and attraction, has been played out over the course of four previous novels, and as such, it didn’t feel rushed to me at all. Second, there’s the mystery behind Celia’s parents’ death, which finally comes to a wonderful conclusion. No spoilers, of course, but I know I for one got great satisfaction of finally finding out the truth behind their deaths, and I think newcomers wouldn’t appreciate the mystery as much.
Overall, I adored it. Jackson and Celia are absolutely perfect for each other, but both have quite a few insecurities and a bit too much pride to let things progress smoothly. I have waited for this book ever since Celia and Jackson first stepped onto the pages together, and I will tell you, it was certainly worth the wait.
Expected Release Date: January 10, 2011 (Available Now!) Publisher: SimoThis is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.
Expected Release Date: January 10, 2011 (Available Now!) Publisher: Simon & Schuster Imprint: Gallery Books Author’s Website: kresleycole.com My Source for This Book: Amazon.com Part of a Series: Yes, Book 11, Immortals After Dark series Series Best Read In Order: Yes Steam Level: Steamy
See, I have so much to say about this novel, but almost everything I want to talk about is a spoiler in some way, which is killing me. However, in short, I will say that this was definitely worth the wait.
I’m not blind to the detracting points, however. The overall story arc involving Saroya was taken care of far sooner than I’d expected, and as such, felt a bit anticlimactic. That said, the longer word-count of this book is what made it feel as though it was taking place fairly early in the story, when in reality, by the time the resolution was occurring, most books would have been pretty much over.
I definitely would not suggest this book as a good starting point for those unfamiliar with the series. Lothaire has been a major player from the very beginning, as has Nix, and I truly think new readers would be doing themselves a disservice by not, at the very least, going back a few books before trying to tackle this one.
However, I do think that fans of the series will definitely enjoy Lothaire. Ms. Cole’s trademark humor, action, steam, and seemingly impossible-to-overcome obstacles are all present in great abundance, and both Lothaire and Ellie themselves are absolutely wonderful. I, of course, cannot wait for the next book.