This is another of my books that has definitely benefitted from a re-read. The theme of Callie's story - that sometimes everything you think you wantThis is another of my books that has definitely benefitted from a re-read. The theme of Callie's story - that sometimes everything you think you want is FAR from what you really need - is not a new one in romance.
Kristan Higgans' take on it, though, is charming. It is also laugh out loud funny, poignant, and is going on my keeper shelf. It's a CLEAN romance as well; while Callie and Ian have tremendous chemisty, the love scenes are all fade to black. What we do see, however, is really well done - enough so that smutty old me barely notices the darkness. (Well, to be fair, I did on second reading but the chemistry between the leads balanced it out.)
This is the second of Kristan Higgins' books I've read in the past year or so; perhaps I should glom her backlist for the stories and characters and play out the love scenes in my head. God knows I've read enough of those. :)
3.5 stars the first time I read it; a year later it's getting a 4....more
Well, perhaps not that much fun, but certainly very lively. And, while there aren't usually werewolves on roller-coasters, thHow much fun was THIS?!?!
Well, perhaps not that much fun, but certainly very lively. And, while there aren't usually werewolves on roller-coasters, this book was almost that fast-paced. I've been wanting to read it since it came out a couple of years ago but never got around to it. Lucky for me, I found it on a rack at the library while waiting for my kids the other night.
It was quick, it was naughty, it was light, it was entertaining, and I'm looking forward to reading the next one. I picked it up on Tuesday night and was finished by bedtime Wednesday. I had trouble putting it down, it was so engaging. Of course the downside to reading a book that quickly is that I won't remember a thing about it 3 weeks from now, but the upside is it'll be like a brand new book to me by Christmas.
I had one bad moment, where I was afraid that LD was going to (view spoiler)[cross the species line into bestiality, but THANK GOD she narrowly averted that skeevy disaster. *shudders* (hide spoiler)]
*Goes over to GoodReads to add trilogy to my TBR* Wait, what? This was supposed to be a trilogy. Why are there six books? And a Regency Vampyre series that kicks in and spins off after book 5? Regency England must have been a very strange decade, what with the ton overrun with werewolves, vampyres, Dukes, rakes, on-the-shelf spinsters and that chubby guy, Prinny.
Might have to adjust my hopes for this series.
For now, 3.5 stars. Lots of fun with plenty of steam and a slightly campy feel with engaging characters and a charming dash of the paranormal. I'm finding I enjoy historical PNRs much more than contemporary; I'm tired of all the first person kick-ass tough grrrl heroines. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more