I am totally hooked on this series already. I hate having to wait for the next book. Risa has grown into a strong independent woman. We learned lots i...moreI am totally hooked on this series already. I hate having to wait for the next book. Risa has grown into a strong independent woman. We learned lots in this and lots was left unanswered. I was hooked from the first chapter. So glad to see more of Azriel. He is one of my favs and I'm dying to know his secrets. He does let us in a little, but keeps enough to himself to still keep us wanting. I am dying to find out all the secrets and what everyone is keeping from Risa. Everyone seems to have an angle and needs Risa to get what they want and not a single person is telling her everything. Arthur has kept with what we would expect from one of her books, but this isn't a copy of Riley's book I'm glad to see. The world is the same and as a wolf Risa has the same ideas about sex and relationships, but she seems to be her own person. I can't wait to see if some of my speculations are accurate in the future books.(less)
I want to start by saying I absolutely love Andrews writing style. I was at a point that I truly thought they could do no wrong for me. That being sai...moreI want to start by saying I absolutely love Andrews writing style. I was at a point that I truly thought they could do no wrong for me. That being said this time I had a few dislikes. The writing is still flawless and the world they have developed is amazing. I'm not sure how I can explain this without giving anything away. There was a tough decision made by one of our characters and it played a major part in this story and seems to be quite controversial among fans. I'm not happy with the decision and think it could have been and maybe should have been handled better. (view spoiler)[ I think the tactical decision to fake interest in another shifter and keep Kate out of the loop was a poor call for someone who I would expect to see the flaws in this decision. Even if the person who had made the assassination contract believed Curren was leaving Kate why would they bother calling off the hitman after paying for him. Killing her just guaranteed her being out of the picture. And how easy did he think it was to stop the hit. Rarely are the contractors in constant contact with an assassin it would give to much proof to their action. So to me I saw him hurt Kate and leave her vulnerable. Not good and not what I expect from our beast lord. Then to not even see the wholes in this situation after the fact was the last straw for me. I wanted to punch the arrogant man for not seeing how ridiculous he had been. Topping it off I think this whole book poked so many wholes in that relationship and I would like to see them working on that in the future rather than everything tied up neatly as this ended. Oh one last thing. Did anyone else think Kate should have kicked the wolf shifter beautiful ass. Just thinking with all the shifters and the way Curren throws tantrums when he is jealous wouldn't that be the acceptable thing to do. Besides if the winch thinks she's big enough to move in on Kate's man she better be able to defend herself. (hide spoiler)] as it is the decision was what it was and not mine to make so I'm glad our characters made it through. And although the gang didn't make it back to the states unscathed they seem strongly united and ready to battle the world in defense of the pack and their friends.
I loved seeing all our favorite characters and the banter. Liked seeing the pack stick up for Kate as I held some resentment toward some of them after the whole constantly challenging her while Curren was sick. Also loved the bad guy having lots of dimension. I loathe cookie cutter one dimension bad guys. I'm looking forward to the next book and have no doubt I will be back to thinking Andrews does no wrong. ["br"]>["br"]>(less)
Another great installment in the Magical Sword world. As usual it was a quick easy read with lots to keep you reading. To be honest I don't usually ge...moreAnother great installment in the Magical Sword world. As usual it was a quick easy read with lots to keep you reading. To be honest I don't usually get to emotionally involved in these characters the writing style just doesn't lend to that for me. But Kennedy did bring out some emotion by the end of this one. Nexi makes a strong heroine surprising coming from the start in book 1, but she has grown confident in herself and this new world. Kyden makes a great hero. He is actually a refreshing difference from the common male leads. He is plenty alpha male, but without the I-can't-be-with-her-for-whatever-reason thing that seems to be the common MO for most heroes lately.(less)
Not as good as the last book, but it was a good ending. This one took me a long time to get through which is unusual for one of Kennedy's books. My fa...moreNot as good as the last book, but it was a good ending. This one took me a long time to get through which is unusual for one of Kennedy's books. My favorite part about her books are that they tend to be quick easy reads. But honestly I couldn't get past Nexi this time. She just annoyed me to no end. If you can get past the whining and hissy-fits then the plot is interesting. (less)
This book is a quick easy read. Kennedy has created an interesting world of alternate dimensions. In the last book Nexi found out she is from this wor...moreThis book is a quick easy read. Kennedy has created an interesting world of alternate dimensions. In the last book Nexi found out she is from this world of supernaturals and is still learning the ropes in this book. She is taking a break from her role as a Guardian and learning to control her magic as this book starts off. I have enjoyed getting to know Nexi and her sexy Guardian lover Kyden, while they get to know each other and struggle against the bad guys. (less)
Another good installment. I wondered how Cole was going to work these two past their issues. But it was a good one and I was happy to see them find th...moreAnother good installment. I wondered how Cole was going to work these two past their issues. But it was a good one and I was happy to see them find there way to each other. Poor Chase was one tortured soul and his and Regin's long drawn love affair spanned a thousand years. It was star crossed lovers to the extreme. I loved seeing some of our other favorite characters. And Nix that scheming Valkarie plays her part as usual. (less)
This installment of the Weather Warden started out a little slow, but it picked up. There was lots of action and some ups and downs. I'm enjoying this...moreThis installment of the Weather Warden started out a little slow, but it picked up. There was lots of action and some ups and downs. I'm enjoying this series, but Jo can be a bit slow at times. I find her character reminds me a lot of Anna Strong. She seems to always come out on top, but she misses some of the obvious and is to stubborn to take good advice at times. That being said I'm looking forward to the next book.(less)
This one started slow and took a while to get into it. I usually like Frank's books and this one was okay, but it just wasn't anything spectacular for...moreThis one started slow and took a while to get into it. I usually like Frank's books and this one was okay, but it just wasn't anything spectacular for me. I just didn't seem to connect with the characters. And after a while I honestly found myself not really trying to connect with them so it kept me from getting overly involved with this book. (less)
An interesting new PNR series. This one has some similarities to the Dark Hunter series, but don't be turned off by that it has it's differences as we...moreAn interesting new PNR series. This one has some similarities to the Dark Hunter series, but don't be turned off by that it has it's differences as well. I did think this started a little slow and rolled my eyes a few times at some corny scenes. By the end everything picked up and I was much more interested. I liked the characters. Our leads were likeable and you want them to have their HEA. I personally liked some of the other characters a little more than the leads, but to each their own favs. I do think my tastes leans more towards the Dark Hunter series by Kenyon since I like my heroes a little darker. For me the guys are little too good, but that is only a personal preference and I know plenty of people will have the opposite opinion. (less)
I thought this was a pretty good first book. I'm hoping for some improvements in the future.
Nick was not the best leading man in my opinion. He had...moreI thought this was a pretty good first book. I'm hoping for some improvements in the future.
Nick was not the best leading man in my opinion. He had some good qualities. And I didn't mind his distant nature in the beginning they didn't know each other. But I would have liked some romance building by the end of the book. Even when he ditched his mistresses it still felt like he was to distant, I honestly kept expecting that he was still seeing them. He just didn't come off very involved in their relationship. As a satyr I would have expected at least an attempt at pleasuring his wife in bed. Even with his growing up being taught some women don't enjoy sex thing (more specifically wifely women). To not even attempt to do anything or acknowledge her lack of participation. It just seemed unbelievable that a race known for sexual pleasure to show no desire for both of them to have pleasure in sex.
That being said I loved the idea. It was very original and has great potential. It was easy to read and I really enjoyed Jane's character. The book had a good combination of story line and erotica scenes. I'm looking forward to finding out more about the other Satyr brothers and Emma.
Personally I don't usually find myself to offended by much even in erotica books and this book was no exception I wasn't personally offended by any of it. That being said I have read other reviews and heard others complaints.
First is the obvious our main characters are Satyrs that in this story have two penises once a month. This means there is double penetration.
Second there is a sexual relationship with two secondary characters who are step-siblings. Basically exactly what was going on in Cruel Intentions, but set in the 1800's.
There is also some sharing of lover/spouse. In some cases brothers with one woman and sisters with one man.
Last there is a group of female villains who has sex with young men possibly teenage and then kills them in the end.
I think those are the most complained about areas there is also some mild bondage and dominance. (less)
A good start to the series. I can see similarities to several other UF series I've read so not necessarily the most original book out there. But while...moreA good start to the series. I can see similarities to several other UF series I've read so not necessarily the most original book out there. But while there are signs of the other series it isn't a duplicate.
Death was a nice addition I was excited when his character first came on the scene, but I was disappointed that Price didn't take advantage of the possibilities with him. He was still a little one dementional by the end of the book. And the unsurprising revelation from him was to soon and without any true build up. Falin's character was a little more developed and I appreciate that but his big secret seemed a little to obviouse well his main one. He like Death has a surplus of secrets. These two men make up my least favorite plot device a love triangle. I sadly already want Alex to choose someone. I absolutely hate love triangles and I can't seem to avoid them they are so overused lately. Moving past my own personal issue with that both men are pretty much star crossed lover status, Alex you over achiever. Two gorgeous men and neither showing any attainability.
Alex has a great support group of friends both male and female. That was nice to see. There was some interesting world building and some clues into possible issues and information to unfold in future installments. The ending was fair. It gave enough closure, but has some open points for the next book. Thank you Ms. Price for no cliffhanger although some last minute revelations did leave us wanting more. (less)