I thought the main romance was a little flat and the plot got slow at times. The things I did like werI didn't like this one as much as the first one.
I thought the main romance was a little flat and the plot got slow at times. The things I did like were the setting, and the end. The happy ending was predictable but nice. The story takes place in the small fictional town of St. Dennis near the Chesapeake Bay. Since I lived near the bay for years, I have a special fondness for it.
As far as the characters, I enjoyed Dallas' Aunt Berry. She was interesting and Spunky. And some of the other side characters such as Steffie, and Paige were also well written.
Hopefully the next one in the series, due out next year, will be a little better. ...more
This is a book with 4 Novellas. I've already read the J.D. Robb stories but not some of the others. The one included in this book is Eternity in DeathThis is a book with 4 Novellas. I've already read the J.D. Robb stories but not some of the others. The one included in this book is Eternity in Death. Eve is investigating a murder in which it appears that the victim was done in by a vampire. The case does lead Eve and her team to some interesting places and people. Roarke's a little in to the woo-woo (well, you can't be too careful, can you?), and that makes for some interesting moments as well, especially since Eve can't believe him and Peabody are giving any sort of credence to the idea. Peabody's hilarious in this one.
I haven't read the rest of the stories and so I won't rate the overall book just yet. Eternity in Death, though, gets a 5 star!...more
I'd forgotten how much Hailey whines in this book after listening to it again, but still it gets 5 stars. It's a great trilogy, the end's pretty excitI'd forgotten how much Hailey whines in this book after listening to it again, but still it gets 5 stars. It's a great trilogy, the end's pretty exciting, and I'll probably listen to it again someday. I listened to this particular one because I just received the mp3 through bookswap. The reader could have done a better time differentiating the characters; most female readers have more of a problem with the men, which is understandable. Luckily there weren't that many characters to deal with and the reader has a pleasant voice. Also, the book is written with the characters being very distinctive personalities and so it makes the audio enjoyable....more
I really liked this book. It can be read as a stand-alone, but is better if you read Sugar Daddy first. The main hero is also a prominent figure in thI really liked this book. It can be read as a stand-alone, but is better if you read Sugar Daddy first. The main hero is also a prominent figure in that book, and sexy as all get out in this one. There is a warning however. Wife abuse is described at length in this book and although I am very sensitive to that sort of thing, I can see how it would have been necessary here so the heroine could be better understood. She continues to be developed through therapy and healing while alternatively attracted to our hero, Hardy. I'm not sure this is very realistic, but I let that go as Hardy is one sexy, strong alpha male, and his attraction for her shines through. I finished the audio in one day, and now, a couple days later, I find myself thinking about the book, showing me it's a winner.
Although Kleypas does a lot of historical romances, this is a contemporary one and a terrific addition. ...more
I think this is the best one of the MacAllister series. There is not only a terrific romance in the story, but plenty of intrigue. Sin has a terribleI think this is the best one of the MacAllister series. There is not only a terrific romance in the story, but plenty of intrigue. Sin has a terrible past, knowing heartache and rejection for most of it. Surprisingly enough, one of his friends is Henry, the King of England, whom he serves. Being half English, and half Scottish, he feels he is not welcome in either place, and he is right!!
Raiders from one of the Scottish Clans have been causing trouble, attacking English lands and Henry has captured Callie of the clan and is determined to use her to attempt flush out the raiders. He orders Sin to marry her and take her back to her home and find the head raider. Otherwise, Henry will have no choice but to war with the clan and kill them all. He reluctantly agrees to the plan.
Hence the mission and the romance ensue. Callie does not give up on Sin, although Sin is constantly rejecting her at every turn, not knowing really what love is and not believing he is worthy of it. Of course, he can't possibly reject her all the time, since he's so hot for her, and well, you can guess the rest. There are light and fun moments in this book, and emotional ones as well. The end even made me a little teary.
I did not read this series in order, and still enjoyed it, but would recommend reading it in order if you can. It's less confusing that way....more
When I was young, I read a lot of Science Fiction, and some fantasy. Today I read less. There are still a few series in my mind that stand out. This iWhen I was young, I read a lot of Science Fiction, and some fantasy. Today I read less. There are still a few series in my mind that stand out. This is one of them. I actually read this as an adult though, way past what they call the youthful reader. As regards to the whole 5 books that make up the series, I have to confess that I skimmed over some of the detailed battle scenes, but the characters here are rich. The hero is probably a little predictable and formulaic, but the magicians have definite personalities and I found them very likable. You definitely have to read these in order.
What I also like is that it is only 5 books. This is compared to other Fantasy series that can go on longer, and get somewhat stale in the process. But this series kept me captivated to the end. Harry Potter is the only fantasy series I like better than this one. Perhaps my fantasy genre reading is limited, but I had fun with The Belgariad, and will probably read it again some day. ...more