**spoiler alert** They do seem to be deteriorating the more of them I read. In the Tiger case I wasn't feeling the book at all so maybe I should give...more**spoiler alert** They do seem to be deteriorating the more of them I read. In the Tiger case I wasn't feeling the book at all so maybe I should give it a lower rating, still there was a part where Sam's tiger lets loose and maybe the next page of text that really made an impact for me and the whole story finished off with a different impression than it probably would have without it. The characters were okay I suppose but at this point so little is said about them I can't even give a sound comment about them. Maybe it will get better.(less)
It's a good follow up to the Alpha's Mate but unlike the first one it seemed much shorter and with less detail. Maybe it was just my impressi...more3.5 stars
It's a good follow up to the Alpha's Mate but unlike the first one it seemed much shorter and with less detail. Maybe it was just my impression but there you have it. I liked the conflict where Jayden ran and it's probably the reason for that extra half of a star but the resolution could have used some more work. I definitely wanted to know more about Andrew and their non-sexual interactions after they actually connect for the first time.(less)
The Alpha's Mate was a cute little number from a new author for me. It's a typical shifter/mate story without any surprises...more**spoiler alert** 3.5 stars
The Alpha's Mate was a cute little number from a new author for me. It's a typical shifter/mate story without any surprises and with little actual plot, but despite that it has a certain charm and that dose of something that makes these kind of books so addicting.
Gideon is a standard Alpha, super strong, capable and completely dedicated to his pack. That is also pretty much all one can say about his personality. Oh and possessive, I forgot that tidbit :) He definitely needed more fleshing out and even more of a description not including his cock. But then again the same this happened with Josh, he finished college, loves number and he's human. The end.
With all that said, they are a couple that fits and this was a good base for the rest of the series. I'm looking forward to more.(less)
Pocket-Sized Prince was exactly what I needed this late in the night. After an unsatisfying book, this one was both refreshing as well as intriguing....morePocket-Sized Prince was exactly what I needed this late in the night. After an unsatisfying book, this one was both refreshing as well as intriguing. The very concept of a different Alpha was somewhat unique and it gave the book a vibe that couldn't just be dismissed.
Iben was both ferocious and gentle, two opposites that the author managed to combine in a well matching unit. He was dangerous when needed and the perfect mate when he needed it. I could have done with a little less of sugary affection but overall I really enjoyed the book.
Zach was an okay character, he had potential but I did need a bit more of him to tickle my fancy lol He was also a conflicting character but I felt as if there wasn't enough information about him to bring him close enough to the reader.I would have liked to read more about them as a couple and about their interactions especially when it came to their mating, but despite that this was a very good read.(less)
This was the unfortunate book I choose to read after a year long pause. I guess there was a bit of nostalgia involved there since these were always ea...moreThis was the unfortunate book I choose to read after a year long pause. I guess there was a bit of nostalgia involved there since these were always easy reads not requiring excessive attention and always aiming toward the same ending. I did expect good characterization and simply enjoyment due to such a long absence. I mean these were my drug back in the day even if they were on a down-slide when I'd stopped reading. Unluckily for me, not even sentimentality could help me really get into this book. Maybe I should end this by saying why...
(view spoiler)[ I actually forgot most of the characters mentioned through the course of this book. I did read I think all of the other books in this series and a good part of those from the two connected ones but still, after so much time I barely remember the pack/coven leaders. My point is, even at the very beginning there was so much info about the connected stories that it really overwhelmed the actual couple.
There was no connection between Roman and Steven I could sense, no tension some of the other books had and the very flow of the story seemed repetitive, even somewhat silly. Steven appeared more like a maneuverable doll than an actual person and Roman didn't have any personality to speak of. If there was any impression to be felt from him it came from his interactions with his brothers (another thing that probably sounded funnier to the author than the actual reader) which again was way underdeveloped.
But none of that really sealed the deal for me, no. The death blow came close to the ending when Steven conveniently states how he actually knew about the existence of shifters and in fact his ex was dealing drugs made out of mate blood. To me it felt like such a cop out and a bad attempt to cover up a plot hole. It basically tells us that Steven knew about the shifters, mates and pretty much the whole idea about the paranormal world. He lied to his mate supposedly out of fear and I can only assume faked the fainting, because why faint about something you already knew about? Of course there is room for excuses - he maybe only knew about a part of it/seeing it was way different than only knowing it/he was terrified for his life and everyone knows snitches don't have a long life span - but in the end all of it was just too watery to make the actual effort. Steven and Roman fall into that group of characters who I'll forget as soon as I close my eyes and go to sleep tonight and the next time I decide to take a chance with this series I again won't remember what the last book I'd read was about. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
**spoiler alert** So... I've read it, kind of even liked it, but the one thing it didn't do for me was make me comfortable. I guess I just don't like...more**spoiler alert** So... I've read it, kind of even liked it, but the one thing it didn't do for me was make me comfortable. I guess I just don't like gender changes in m/m romance. The characters were lovely and fine, the story although expectantly predictable, was still very good, and all those cute and adorable moments will make a lot of people very happy.
I loved Cinder, and even though it was his surname I kind of pretended it was the first name because I liked it so much, and then there was the prince who was just a good person and seemed like someone whose company is easily enjoyed. Their interactions were easily the best part of the story, only there were too few of them to make a lasting impression. But again, what got to me the most was the gender change (despite it not being permanent). I love reading about cross-dressing and mpreg, but unfortunately this was still a bit too much for me. (less)
There really wasn't much to this story for a long review. A fairy tale type of romance (Cinderella) with a lot more smut than the original *smirks* bu...moreThere really wasn't much to this story for a long review. A fairy tale type of romance (Cinderella) with a lot more smut than the original *smirks* but very few explanations or character development really. The guys had potential and I liked them, but not too many of the questions were actually answered and while the very idea of a prince coming along and sweeping you off your feet is like the ideal a lot of us were influenced into believing during childhood, it still lacked strength to keep the whole thing afloat.
It is a cute little story with a carnival and pretty descriptions, but other than a fleeting feeling of romance, I didn't get much else from it. (less)
With this first experience when it comes to Nicole Kimberling...moreThis review was originally written for MM Good Book Reviews and can also be found there.
With this first experience when it comes to Nicole Kimberling, I was faced both with more than I expected as well as less. She spins a very good tale, focuses on the details but skims on certain parts that I would have preferred as the focal point of the story.
Hank is a Canadian writer researching supernatural creatures called yokai for his newest book. He’s traveling through the country with his translator Daisuke and discovering that the subject of his researched is not only real but embarrassingly so.
The story is told from both points of view and while Hank is direct and easy going, Daisuke is the perfect opposite in his reservation. Everything Daisuke desires when it comes to Hank isn’t coming through him directly and if that isn’t completely wrong, the fact that Hank is getting used to it just makes it worse.
This short story is full of facts about Japan. From descriptions to customs and just for that it’s certainly an experience. Personally, I didn’t really connect with the supernatural theme, and while it was rather funny at the beginning, by the end it was just too consuming and other parts of the story suffered for it.
I’m all about romance, something that was at first glance the essence of this story. While it might still be interpreted that way, once you finish the book, the actual ‘real’ romance was in fact completely pushed to the background and eventually quickly concluded. I knew more about Hank than Daisuke, but their eventual relationship lacked the romantic aspect of it as well as moments that would have made it genuine.
The Red Thread of Forever Love is something most people will most certainly like. It has a bit of everything and makes for a good light entertainment.(less)
WOLF AT THE DOOR is a somewhat predictable shifter story, nicel...moreThis review was originally written for The Romance Reviews and can also be found there.
WOLF AT THE DOOR is a somewhat predictable shifter story, nicely written but holding little surprises and quite unfinished when it comes to the world building.
Darin is a nurse who likes to run when stressed out. He knows it's dangerous but he prefers running surrounded by trees and on one such occasion he trips over a handsome man. While the encounter is short, it's certainly memorable and while Darin's life suddenly turns to plain old weird, he still doesn't have it in him to be afraid.
Raylan is a werewolf always on the lookout for the Huntsmen, people dedicated to the eradication of his species, but once he meets his mate, he has trouble leaving, something he did each time before. Now he has a reason to stay and fight, because he's not willing to give up the one man who was made for him.
This is one of those stories which isn't bad, it just lacks details to tie it all together. I needed more characterization, an opportunity to get to know the characters better in a setting outside of the main pairing. Even their interactions weren't as deep as I would have liked and when the conclusion eventually came, it was both expected as well as lacking in substance.
This wasn't my favorite by this author, but as something simple and relaxing, it's not a bad choice.(less)
While predictability is sometimes alright and typical character...moreThis review was originally written for The Romance Reviews and can also be found there.
While predictability is sometimes alright and typical characters can still be rather charming despite finding their way into too many books only under a different name, the book should still offer that bit that is different from all the others already out there.
In CALLED TO MATE, I got to meet two men who were brought up in different environments and influenced by different characters. Declan in an alpha and was raised to think like one, while Quinn is a submissive who has been abused all his life, secluded from the rest of the pack and constantly put down. Once rescued, Quinn ends up in Declan's new pack and becomes the alpha's mate.
This is that standard plotline a lot of the authors use and plenty of readers – me included – enjoy coming back to over and over again. But unlike some winners for me, this one didn't quite work because of the conflicting personalities of the characters. Both men changed too rapidly for my taste, their pasts fading and their sworn devotions quickly following as well. From the very start, I couldn't get used to Declan and his alpha personality. He had his good moments, but those were just outnumbered by the bad ones and all I was left with was Quinn. The submissive simply wasn't a strong character, something one would come to expect from someone with such a past, but in addition to weak development of the pack life, the final conflict was too vague to bring his character to the front.
At the end of it, this is a book I could have easily lived without. I didn't have any remarks when it comes to the writing but there is something to be said about the need of plot, and a book with a weak one will rarely keep my attention.(less)
Usually a fan of this author, I was surprised when this particu...moreThis review was originally written for The Romance Reviews and can also be found there.
Usually a fan of this author, I was surprised when this particular story turned out to be so unsatisfying. The very story was promising but everything else just had clouds of question marks surrounding it.
The story starts with Hadryk coming home from the war as a pup host. Which basically means he's agreed to be impregnated to save his lover Vodwynn. The main conflict of the story is Vodwynn's reaction to the pregnancy.
I did like the idea behind this five minute read, about a man returning home pregnant with a child – pup in this case – who is meant for other parents and fearing the reaction of his lover. But this was another race in question, a whole new concept about females impregnating men and children called pups and none of it was explained. Not the war or the very secret Hadryk is protecting for his lover. Even the very conclusion of the story seemed weak and left me with more questions and none of the answers.
As I expected more from this, I can't say I'm happy with what I got. Hopefully the next one will be more to the standard I'm used to when it comes to this author.(less)
While I've previously read the work of this author, this world appealed to me more. I'm usually a fan of books set in the 'world after' but not all of...moreWhile I've previously read the work of this author, this world appealed to me more. I'm usually a fan of books set in the 'world after' but not all of them incorporate the fantastical aspects so intensely.
I did like Marquez and thought him a strong character, but Jared was weak and in my opinion had a too big of a role in the whole book. Bigger in fact than the other MC who appeared late in the book. That was also the biggest drawback - the first part of the story was too long considering its importance, and while I do see the significance of showing the rapes and the suffering, at one point it just became repetitive instead of useful characterization.
The lizard world suffered for it, and while there were descriptions and a certain dose of bonding between the two MCs for a big part of it I was still under the impression of the first half of the book and its different, more depressing setting.
The imaginative part worked for me, but I usually love reading about something new and interesting. I actually wanted more details, but still very much enjoyed the story.
Going into this, be prepared for violence and abuse, but what you will most likely feel even more intensely is the negative, even evil, representation of women.(less)
It took me a while to finish this book, mostly because it didn't hold my attention. I liked both Dane as well as Court, (loved Dane, in fact) but afte...moreIt took me a while to finish this book, mostly because it didn't hold my attention. I liked both Dane as well as Court, (loved Dane, in fact) but after the first sex scene the magic was sort of gone for me, and the whole mystery thing wasn't appealing to me even at the beginning. With the dreams breaking into the story and all different points of view - although important - I felt distanced early on, and the feeling never just went away.
This book isn't bad, and I'm sure plenty of people will love it, but I couldn't get into it despite the lovely characters.(less)
KEEPING DALLAS was one of those relaxing stories where you know...moreThis review was originally written for The Romance Reviews and can also be found there.
KEEPING DALLAS was one of those relaxing stories where you know what to expect but still want to get to know the new world and hang out with the associated characters. As such, it more than did the job.
Dallas is a submissive wolf who has found himself a perfect Dom as far as he's concerned. Unfortunately, Laurence is not a wolf and Dallas' Alpha as well as his pack do have issues with that.
Both Dallas as well as Laurence are keeping secrets from each other, despite the great chemistry they have and how much they enjoy each other. It's difficult to expose themselves when they actually care and can't be sure of the other's reaction. Of course there is also the fact that Dallas can't share his secrets with a simple but very dominant human.
As it always happens, their secrets come to light, bad guys swim out to the surface and our heroes save the day, but they do bond in the process, as it should be.
My favorite part of this story was the beginning. I loved the sparks between the main characters as well as the reluctance to expose themselves. It created that dose of mystery as well as anticipation that just makes the book so much better for me. The characters were the perfect dominant and submissive and I really expected the great story telling to continue. But the plot focused on the bad guys and suddenly everything rushed to the end. The magic was gone where it mattered the most and the book turned into a typical shifter/magic story about mates, bonding and quick disposal of the threat.
This one was better than the last few books I've read from Amber Kell, and if you are a fan, I would say go for it. It's a series that has potential. But if it's your first try, I would suggest Supernatural Mates. I loved the first book in that series.(less)
Getting into this anthology came from the desire to enjoy m...moreThis review was originally written for Hearts on Fire Reviews and can also be found there.
Getting into this anthology came from the desire to enjoy my kink. Finally something for the likes of me who loves brothers getting it on and doesn’t mind large quantities of the material. The stories are quite different, ranging from two stars to almost five forming an average collection of brotherly love.
War and Peace and Brotherhood by D.K. Jernigan– 3 hearts
This was the only paranormal story in the bunch, bringing us the world plagued by a sexually transmitted virus which turns people into the Transformed. I would call them superheroes since their powers are truly extraordinary, but the Corps hunt them and their titles are anything but flattering. Keith is with the Corps, but is soon betrayed and left wounded at the mercy of the elements. It is a bit convenient that his long lost brother is the one to find him, and he is one of the hunted Transformed.
I did like the story, especially the world which definitely deserves a full length novel. But the relationship between the brothers way just too rushed. There was little when it came to emotions and the story twists took more away for the closeness I wanted to feel between the two. Still I was rather satisfied with the introduction into the anthology and am curious to see what this author has to offer when it comes to a lengthier book.
Analgesia by Alisha Steele – 4.5 hearts
My favorite by far of all the offered stories, Analgesia showed the relationship between two brothers to the fullest. From their relationship as siblings to the attraction shared by lovers. They went through it all and the author made it hot and steamy with taking her time to let us enjoy it.
Ethan is the brother who ran away and was touring with his band, while Brandon stayed at home and held on to the torch he carried for his brother. But once Ethan is back, the passion is still there and chemistry between them heats up the pages.
I loved the fabulous writing and took the whole story in without a pause. This was the reason why I read the Fraternal Devotion anthology.
Depression, Love, and Swimming Pools by Leigh Wilder – 2.5 hearts
This long titled story is about two brothers who’ve been living apart for some time, ever since Cole left for school and Derrick was left with their mother to write and hang out around the pool.
I actually loved the whole concept around this story. It’s heavily enveloped in depression and notions of suicide but it also shows the codependence of the two brothers. At first Derrick is the one who seems more vulnerable, unstable and just close to snapping, but as we get to know Cole more I had to start wondering about him as well. I did like the way they didn’t seem to function without the other, but the overall flow of the story and interactions between the brothers just didn’t work for me.
On Clouds of Obsession by Azalea Moone – 2.5 hearts
In this story one brother, Jeremy, is very interested and has been for years. He’d been in love with his brother for years and once Matt announces his wedding Jeremy figures he’s out of time. What follows is rather confusing and abrupt on many levels, but while I understood Jeremy, Matt remained a mystery to me to the very end.
Matt was one of those who blow hot and cold and he really got on my nerves. Especially because his explanations left a lot to be desired and his actions really just made me want to smack him. The resolution was rather quick as well and by the end of the story I wasn’t really happy about any of it.
On the Edge by S.L. Armstrong & K. Piet – 3.5 hearts
Getting into this story I expected a lot more based on the other reviews. Really, I expected to be blown away, but while the writing was excellent, one of the brothers simply rubbed me the wrong way.
Andrew and Ben are twins who have been sharing a bed in a sexual sense for over ten years. It’s written in Andrew’s point of view, but that man is even cruel in certain moments and his actions almost made me cry a couple of times. He’s in love with his brother Ben, a wonderful man who I swear looks at Andrew with something close to awe, but he can’t deal with it and it results in terrible situations leaving Ben in nothing but pain.
I couldn’t imagine being in such a relationship for so long and my heart broke for Ben. I know I was supposed to want them to end up together, and I admit, it was written so well I wanted that happy ending but Andrew… Yes, it was a great thing to tell everything from his perspective, because it does show us he cares and despite all his failures, he is the right person for Ben. I liked this story, but their happy ending wasn’t all that happy for me. I kept thinking of the missed chances and all that lost time filled with pain. A great plus was Ben showing a backbone and I think this story does bring out the turmoil of such a relationship to the fullest and is a great choice for ending the anthology.(less)
As a big zombie fan who had a positive experience with one oth...moreThis review was originally written for MM Good Book Reviews and can also be found there.
As a big zombie fan who had a positive experience with one other book from this author, I had to see what I Am Here was all about. An attractive cover and particularly three men on it, worked like a charm and as soon as I got it, I jumped into the zombie apocalypse.
Sawyer works in a bookstore and has the hots for his boss Jesse. Their attraction comes to its peak on the night when there is a meteor shower everyone else just has to see, but instead of solving their boss/employee relationship they end up defending themselves from biting old ladies and the still walking dead. The action, both plot related as well as the sexual, starts right away, and before you know it, you have two guys who are crazy about each other killing zombies. Personally, I really like fast paced stories with well-developed fight scenes and well thought through plot, both of which I found here.
As they run, they rescue Sawyer’s best friend, Chloe and her little brother and eventually meet up with Topher, Jesse’s ex and still a very good friend.
The ménage itself develops rather late and even then I thought it lacked the chemistry which was obvious between Sawyer and Jesse as well as Sawyer and Topher. It’s really hard to incorporate romance into something as gore filled as a zombie story and there were plenty of times where I either noticed the inconsistencies or rolled my eyes at inappropriate situations where the main characters decided to have sex. I suppose it’s a curse when you watch as many zombie related movies/shows as I do, to pick apart each action and pay attention to details.
Anyway, my main issue here was the amount of sex, which frankly pulled me out of this fast paced story. I feel there’s just no room for it when each minute is danger filled and you’ve just spent your day killing people you used to know and actually still have their blood in your hair and clothes.
Sawyer as a character was someone I liked the least. He had his good moments and I do like bratty characters, but his outbursts seemed more acted out than a part of his personality. Topher was my definite favorite and I can’t get over how little there was of him in the story as well as the relationship. Maybe its partially just my impression because I liked him so much, but the story had involved him to a bigger extent.
As apocalypses go, this was a good one. From losing your loved ones, to military involvement it probably falls under ‘classic’ category, but the author has a flair for action and it shows. So if you lack zombies in your life, pick this up and read about what’s it like to find yourself surrounded by people who want to eat you and all the imaginative ways how to escape that fate.(less)
This short sip was nothing short of a pleasant surprise. Whil...moreThis review was originally written for MM Good Book Reviews and can also be found there.
This short sip was nothing short of a pleasant surprise. While it could be labeled simply as a Halloween story with a twist or just ordinary Sci-Fi, once you start reading you just won’t care.
Aran is an alien who just adores Halloween. It’s the only time of the year when he can show his real appearance, pointy ears, scales and pretty hair, and Aran loves the way he looks. After all, he has particularly exquisite features that stand out even on his planet.
Eight years Earth side and he’s always managed to have a good Halloween night with no one the wiser when it comes to his ‘make up’ skills, except this one night, when Booker charms the pants off him with his shy behavior turned wild once drunk.
It’s a really short story and there is no point in telling you all aspects of the plot, but I will say that it was really sweet and funny and you will definitely want more. Sure, it does lack characterization, especially when it comes to Booker and more of pretty much everything wouldn’t have hurt, but as a short story it’s perfectly adorable and will keep you entertained.
Earth Boys Are Easy was a first for me by this author, but as soon as I clicked on the author profile looking for more, I couldn’t have rated it with any fewer stars. Recommended.(less)
A GAMMA'S CHOICE is one of those books that will hook you in at...moreThis review was originally written for The Romance Reviews and can also be found there.
A GAMMA'S CHOICE is one of those books that will hook you in at the beginning but as the plot thickens, the charm starts to peel off. There is humor, hot sex and plenty of originality, but an unfinished story still reads as such, despite the promise of a sequel.
Kaden is a young shifter Omega, who instead of dreaming about having sex day and night, only wants to cook. His family and the community aren't supportive, so he sets out to find his own way by joining a pack and finding a job in their kitchen as they try to prevail in the war against vampires.
Gabe as the Alpha of the said pack is a pretty good guy, but fearful despite his happiness with his mate and Beta, Russ. The mating bond is one sided, and while his Beta is his mate, Russ is still trying to find his own.
They notice Kaden right away and the twists keep on coming, because Kaden might be Russ' mate but Gabe is Kaden's. Their bond is something extremely rare, where they form a triad, pretty bittersweet in my opinion.
I did love the beginning and the triad idea was both original as well as nicely executed. Only I kept on feeling bad for the three of them. It seemed more like an evil twist of fate to pair them in such a way where their feelings would never be returned in the same way from the person they can't live without. I liked the way the author worked around it, making them seem like a perfect match and I did love their general relationship.
What didn't quite work for me was the side plot. I wouldn't have minded reading about the trio for another sixty pages, but the vampire war as well as the illogical kidnaping and all that just didn't have the same enticing touch. The ending was a typical setting for the next book in the series, and while I honestly don't mind it as such, I did need Kaden, Russ and Gabe's story to be rounded up nicely. Another thing to keep in mind is the name switching that happens more than once and it is a bit jarring.
This is one of those series I will definitely follow, partially because I do adore ménages but also because the idea does hold promise. I'm looking forward to more.(less)
With such an interesting and intense start I expected a compl...moreThis review was originally written for MM Good Book Reviews and can also be found there.
With such an interesting and intense start I expected a completely different story than Bat Out Of Hell turned out to be. As a second story in a series it lacked detail that was probably explained in A Chance Encounter and that combined with the rushed love story left me wanting.
119 is a prisoner in an experimental lab/military facility. One of many whose DNA was crossed with an animal breed when he was a child for the purpose of creating a super soldier. The doctor in charge of the project had different results in mind than humans being able to transform into the animal whose DNA they received, but knowledge is valuable so 119 and others like him stay imprisoned while he tries and make his experiment more efficient without the nasty side effects.
During a fire 119 escapes and transforms for the first time into his bat form and hides with other bats in a cave. There he finds and rescues Brad and as they say – the rest is history.
As I already mentioned, the beginning had me intrigued right away, the writing seemed more serious, the subject was powerful and the plot had a good start. As 119 or as he is later called – Mace, found his way out of immediate danger and I got to meet Brad, my interest waned.
I just didn’t like Brad at all. His whole personality was partially boring and mostly unattractive. The first attempted sex scene between the main characters was just wrong and left me uncomfortable which really isn’t easy to do. The love story was a rushed affair with little substance that pushed the fact that the pairing didn’t work for me, up front.
My high point was Mace. He was a really nice character with a lot of potential, but the author decided not to develop him further and I thought that was a shame. The rest of the plot evolved rather quickly without much conflict or any type of a deeper story. Part of it was even a type of introduction into the next book and overall I can’t say I had fun reading this.
As an easy shifter story without much depth, or just a sequel to a good first book, this might satisfy a potential reader, but it really didn’t work for me. (less)
Judging Jager is the tenth book in the Moon Pack series and a...moreThis review was originally written for MM Good Book Reviews and can also be found there.
Judging Jager is the tenth book in the Moon Pack series and as such it drops in the middle of a preset plot. I did read a couple of books at the very beginning, but my interest dwindled after that. Some of the characters were new to me, some I remembered and I didn’t have all that much trouble catching onto the story line. Jager has been supporting his pack with the money from his modeling career, but once he refuses to give all of his possessions, the pack decides to go to the nature and there is no more room for Jager in their midst. Ryder is a tiger shifter looking for his brother. No one in the wolf pack wants to tell him where Dane is and while waiting for a new candidate to pester, Ryder meets Jager and they end up together. From that moment on we have the typical 'mate' story-line, where just a taste is enough to know your life long companion, but the twist in this one happens when the whole plot shifts and instead of getting to know the main characters, which would have been the natural course of the book, the story suddenly continues where the previous book ended.
I liked the little of personally that was given for the main characters. Their flaws and insecurities were touches I always appreciate in books, but for the most part the guys were drowned by the side characters and the continuing plot. The book is too short to really give the attention both the characters as well as the previous story-line deserve. Instead all the action situations had abrupt endings and all the mysteries weren’t mysteries at all because the answers were given in a matter of a couple of pages. I do wish I got to know the main couple better, that the story held my attention and that the ending wasn’t a cliffhanger. I still very much appreciate this author’s work and am a fan of certain series, but this one definitely isn’t for me. (less)