Not the most likely scenario. But it was a quick easy read. The characters are like able enough and the writing is well done. No truly earth shatterinNot the most likely scenario. But it was a quick easy read. The characters are like able enough and the writing is well done. No truly earth shattering emotional moments, but our characters make some mistakes along the way. Of course this is romance so we get a HEA. ...more
Wow. I just can't get past what Delaney did. It was unforgivable regardless of her stellar I've never done anything wrong before history. I had a hardWow. I just can't get past what Delaney did. It was unforgivable regardless of her stellar I've never done anything wrong before history. I had a hard time believing this woman was thirty. She was beyond immature. I could rant through this entire review about the morality issues and immaturity of what Delaney did not to mention the reprecusions this act could have and did lead to but I'll move on. I couldn't blame Conner for his anger and resentment toward Delaney although to be honest the man was an idiot too, why would anyone in their right mind take a stranger at their word and have sex without a condom. But moving on I just couldn't figure out why they fell in love. It didn't appear they had any reason to. So the sex was good but they didn't really spend time getting to know each other. This whole story just didn't work for me. ...more
I personally have a love hate relationship with Ward's writing. The parts I love I absolutely love. It's what keeps me coming back for more, but it haI personally have a love hate relationship with Ward's writing. The parts I love I absolutely love. It's what keeps me coming back for more, but it has been a very long time since Ward has written a story that I didn't find myself wanting to skip sections.
As far as the main romance I love Blay and Qhuinn and I'm without a doubt pleased that Ward decided to give them there own full story. They deserved it. The parts of the story with them and about them were the parts I really enjoyed. Although since we have seen them at odds in one since or another over their relationship, lack of relationship, and friendship I would have liked to see them have some more happy moments in the story. They were at their most content in this story when they were well having sex. Because of their history, miscommunications, and lack of communication things were more in turmoil the rest of the time. Both of these guys were guarded and afraid and it kept walls between them a lot. But that was their story and we got to see these two come through all that with a HEA and I'm glad of that.
As far as the rest of the story goes. We have a few moments in the POV of the new Lesser. I'm still not overly impressed being in those guys heads. Never have been a fan of cookie cutter bad guys. It's just boring. World domination and doing all manner of bad things to achieve it. No areas of grey no real character. That has always been the lesser MO and it's nothing new. This one wasn't as bad as some of the past POVs, but still ahh I don't really care for the Lesser POV.
Xcor our newest bad guy leader is much more what I like. His is a much more complicated issue. Don't really like him because of course he is the Brotherhoods enemy. But I can't completely hate the man either. I think he has a complicated history and it is so much better getting his POV than the Lessers. I do want him and Layla to have a HEA at some point, but I think it will be a hard won HEA. Romeo and Juliet opposite sides is a classic.
Our other big storyline was from the man who took over Rhev's place on the drug market. Assail has something going on with some new assassin Sol and there section isn't so bad either. I'm sure they will have an interesting story. I find Assail and Sol both interesting and wouldn't mind reading about them.
The negative for me and it really hurt this story is while there are all these interesting POVs and I think I could like a lot of these characters for me they had no place in the middle of Qhuinn and Blay's love story. It didn't fit and it just felt shoved in there to try and force us to get to know new characters. I like to think better of Ward than to try and force new story lines in order to continue the series. Even more so because I find several of these characters interesting and would want to read their stories, but not in the middle of this book or for their books to contain tons of story lines that don't move the main story along. I'm not sure I've ever seen so many wasted words in my life and I read a lot. I hate to love and hate a story so much. I once heard a very good author say that if it can be taken out of a story it probably shouldn't be in the story and the whole time I read this story I kept thinking of that. There were over a hundred of pages that could have easily not been in this book. ...more