**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)
This is a quirky and fun little story about two really different men who find a way to each other and not only discover the great qualities of the oth...moreThis is a quirky and fun little story about two really different men who find a way to each other and not only discover the great qualities of the other man, but also get to know themselves better as well as change some of their beliefs.
Micah is all about raw vegan food. Rough childhood taught him to pay attention to what he puts inside himself and while he pushes it to the extreme, he’s not so much in control of the men he ends up with. His current boyfriend, with a really long and complicated name, is pretty much a first class bastard and Micah finding him in bed with another man pushes our vegan in the worst way. To top his bad luck, his customers suddenly start eating cupcakes from a new bakery and ruining all his hard work.
Feeling defeated he’s easily persuaded and goes to a wild Valentine’s party where he meets the cross-dressing Quentin, who has his fair share of secrets, but lights Micah up like nobody’s business.
I think their mutual differences, was what made this story work for me, and cross-dressing of course. But while I didn’t really connect with Micah, Quentin was something else and both his strength as well as his emotional side made me sympathize. Micah’s ex was truly an ass and to be honest, not really a convincing bad guy, but it did break the romance a bit, making it more interesting as a whole. I would have liked to read more about them, and the conflict could have been worked through a bit more to add to the tension, but overall I was satisfied. (less)
I probably liked the last story the best, and there is something in simple length of a story. Both POVs certainly helped and their interactions finall...moreI probably liked the last story the best, and there is something in simple length of a story. Both POVs certainly helped and their interactions finally looked like those I fell in love with during the first book. As for other stories, maybe the first one wasn't bad, but I didn't much care for the two in the middle. Mark seemed like such an asshole and it did make me wonder what Sandy actually saw in him. I mean he couldn't read Mark's mind, see all the reasons for his actions and just that sheer panic about everything, so what was it that he actually liked about Mark anyway? I did expect more from this, and it definitely wasn't at the same level as the first book, but it was kind of nice to revisit the couple.(less)