I've read better by her but still I ended up liking the book if not loving it. I admired Abby for willing to help out her widowed aunt with her financI've read better by her but still I ended up liking the book if not loving it. I admired Abby for willing to help out her widowed aunt with her finances and since they couldn't sell the only asset they had and the hero wasn't willing to buy she started a business and it was really great of her. She did forget that it was meant to be temporary and attached wrong motives to Josh which annoyed me a bit.
The hero is a lawyer turned businessman who came from Australia six years ago after his divorce. He was pretty decent. The book wasn't that memorable and remarkable. ...more
I had several problems with this book, first the way it started, the heroine is dressed as Wonder Woman, scouting a club for her employer and the heroI had several problems with this book, first the way it started, the heroine is dressed as Wonder Woman, scouting a club for her employer and the hero is dressed as Captain America, in tights, ughh. Then, suddenly in the club which is sexually charged these two dry hump each other in public, another negative point, the heroine runs away then leaving her lasso behind and the hero is determined to find her.
The hero is James "Law" Lawless, second baseman for the Richmond Rogues and the only heir to a huge hotel empire. He is well known for his charities and is a typical jock, loves women and doesn't want to commit. He meets the heroine Catherine again at the investment firm run by his friend Zen, where Catherine is a rising star. He doesn't know that they have met, though he is attracted to her and his rising tent pays homage to that. Again ughh, he is a grown man who can't control himself in public.
The heroine recognizes who he is and determined that he doesn't find out that she was Wonder Woman, they are poles apart, she is all about family while he is filthy rich and has lived his life in hotels with his grandfather. They spend time together for business when she learns about his rescue dog, love for comics and how the fact that he lost his parents on his eight birthday still hurts him. I found many things superfluous in the book, like there way too much description when James took Catherine to his place for business, he kept on describing each and every thing he did for charity and it didn't come across that well.
Then there is another story about the man-whore Brody, who left his small home-town behind seven years ago, doing his best to forget that place and his drunk father who blamed him for never making it to majors and Mary, the woman whose virginity he took and gave a ring to(in pity of some kind). When he sees Mary is in Richmond, he is angry and is quite hurtful with comments about how she should be back home and isn't fit for city life. Mary was kind of a ninny, she is shocked to hear that Brody has not been waiting for her and instead has quite the reputation with the ladies, she still loves him and wants to marry him, though she tries to take the offensive. Brody can't play well in his games which makes him angry and when Mary comes to the club he goes to play, he doesn't like it when someone else hits on her. Mary then just ups and leaves, reconciled to the fact that Brody won't marry her but he follows her and proclaims his love. I liked this story when I didn't want to, but I never felt Brody ever apologized to Mary for deceiving her, hell the woman waited for him for seven years and he came across as typical over-sexed athlete. Mary just fell into his arms.
I didn't like Catherine and James romance so much, they have sex one time, suddenly James wants to marry her and they are in love. Plus, their team is acquired by his grandfather and in the end we are given updates on all the previous couples, how now all of them want to knock up their wives.
I really liked the other books in the series, the writing felt really off in this one, plus there was a huge gap in the books because of publisher problems and my memory was fuzzy, I felt there was an attempt to over-sex the book....more
I count Laura Griffin's Tracer series amongst my favourites and it serves as a great example of a series which is well researched and provides ample fI count Laura Griffin's Tracer series amongst my favourites and it serves as a great example of a series which is well researched and provides ample focus on the science of crime solving and the relationship between the protagonists so when I picked up her new single title Far Gone, I went in with huge expectations and they fell short.
Police detective Andrea Finch is involved in a shooting which is under inquiry and then she hears from her baby brother and knows he is in trouble, which leads her straight to a cult of sorts and smack into the middle of a FBI investigation and FBI agent Jon North.
We are told Jon is a dedicated agent and his focus for now is one man he knows is upto no good but he has no proof and Andrea's brother can help him with the evidence he needs.
Now for me if the romance isn't the primary focus, it isn't a problem but in this book I had a problem with the plot and the mystery. Everyone knows that the guy Andrea's brother is working for and living with is a bad guy and is a possible robber and bomber, but proving it is the problem.
Now, how the investigation happened in the book was full of blunders. I found both Andrea and Jon incompetent and their actions were very stupid many times. Plus their attraction didn't seem real to me and I didn't have an iota of interest in their romance and the way Andrea's brother was written made him come off like a stupid, ungrateful sibling.
Overall I cannot recommend this book because in no ways it is an example of the best Laura Griffin can offer. Is it a bad book? Honestly, no, I would call it an average book but coming from Laura Griffin I expect more.
ARC provided by publisher through Edelweiss....more
I enjoyed this one, it was very simple, our hero and heroine are introduced by a match-making woman, both of them volunteer at the community center anI enjoyed this one, it was very simple, our hero and heroine are introduced by a match-making woman, both of them volunteer at the community center and both of them are divorced and the hero is a single father.
They are not looking for romance but find it, the hero's wife walked out on him and his son to be a singer while the heroine's husband was too possessive and she got out. I liked their romance, the pace of it and the heroine respected the fact that Nick's son had to come first, his ex did come back to make trouble but I ended up not hating her that much.
Luck be Lady was pretty enjoyable. This is the story of Megan who is the cousin of Faith(from Mad, Bad and Blonde). Faith is getting married to CaineLuck be Lady was pretty enjoyable. This is the story of Megan who is the cousin of Faith(from Mad, Bad and Blonde). Faith is getting married to Caine when in walks Logan, Buddy's grandson(Buddy is dating Megan's gram's). Logan thinks that his grandfather is about to get married and comes to stop him since it turns out Buddy's second marriage was not annulled.
Megan was raised by her father and is a librarian and she over-hears a conversation between her father and Faith's father that her mother is not dead as she was told. Megan is shattered since her life seems a lie, she is distraught and runs into Logan and they begin a search for her mother since Megan wants answers and doubts she will get them from her family.
Logan is a divorced cop, still dealing with the death of his partner on his job and on top of that seeing his father's track record with women and his own failed marriage he is not interested in a relationship. Also Megan does not like cops much(her friend's abusive ex was one).
So, these two begin a crazy search that takes them to a brothel, a crazy town etc and then they return back to Chicago.
Whenever they are about to get together either the job interrupts or family. Megan is helped by her cousin Faith in tracking down her mother. Megan was just hurt by the lie she had lived her whole life and only wanted answers and I kind of understood that though in the beginning I felt why was she behaving like that. I liked seeing Megan doing her job as well.
My problem with this book was its length, there was way too much going on, so much so that I wanted the book to end already, I had enougSPOILERS AHEAD
My problem with this book was its length, there was way too much going on, so much so that I wanted the book to end already, I had enough of the drama. This is less of a review more of a recap, to serve a purpose for me, help me remember the developments because PNR series tend to get so complicated.
We know that Aeron the keeper of Wrath was chained by Reyes when he gave into bloodlust and was given a task by Cronus, kill Danika and her family. It was then that he met the female demon minion Legion and got her with him, treating her as his daughter, something for which he had always yearned for. Paris sacrificed Sienna to save Aeron and since then Aeron has been trying to cheer him up, finding females for him, something the sex demon needs. Honestly, I am tired of Paris’s whining already, all he does is be sad and drink.
When he brought Legion with him he broke heavenly law and Olivia formerly a joy giver angel and newly promoted Warrior was given the task of killing him, something she couldn’t bring herself to do, instead she observed him and toyed with the idea of falling so that she could experience fun, joy. Her mentor Lysander (of the Elite Seven and Bianka’s consort), warns her what would happen if she fell, she would be in hell at the mercy of demons and would lose her immortality but she still falls and when she meets Aeron she is hysterical, her mind filled with images of demons attacking and molesting her and her body bloody. Olivia comes across as very gentle at first, she has led a sheltered life but soon she does become a more stronger and confident person. She knows Aeron has only fourteen days to live, Lysander told her she can return to heaven or someone else will kill Aeron and she wants to experience life with him. At this point of time she doesn’t love him and even ponders on this and comes to the conclusion she won’t give up her life for him.
I had a hard time with Aeron, he wasn’t very nice at first to Olivia, even though he knew she fell for him, he is very confident that she could not have possibly killed him. He is someone quite isolated that wants to take care of friends and can’t comprehend how humans can enjoy their so short life, which he later himself experiences. He is happy taking care of Legion and Paris, he doesn’t need another person to care for but Olivia is not taking no for an answer and helping her is Camero and Kaia.
Other developments, a bunch of them find the Unspoken One’s who are butt ugly and know where the artifacts are and pit Galen and the others to see who will kill Cronus for them. Galen on the other hand is evil as ever, managing to find the invisibility cloak (which Olivia later steals from him), and putting the demon of Distrust into one of his female soldiers. More trouble for the Lords come in the form of Scarlet, another demon possessed Titan, who houses nightmares. They learned in earlier books that the imprisoned Titans were forced to house demons and Lysander tells them Cronus has Greed and his enemy wife Rhea, Strife. Rhea is the mother of Scarlet and working with Galen and also gives them poisoned water, used as bullets against the Lords. Gideon is giddy to meet nightmare and Scarlet tells him she is his wife, their book is next so let’s see how that goes.
Legion, oh my god, I HATED her, she was so damn annoying. She loves Aeron and not as a daughter and when she tries to attack Olivia and is stopped she goes to hell where she meets Lucifer, where she does the most hateful think ever, make a deal with him. He will make her pretty and she has nine days to get Aeron in bed and if she fails Lucifer will possess her body (later she finds out he plans to kill the Lords).
I didn’t enjoy the romance as much, it felt one-sided will Olivia doing everything, she even gave up her honest voice for him and when Galen was torturing her refused to go back to heaven because she made a promise to Aeron to tell him goodbye.
Aeron’s demon loves Olivia and it takes him a while to give in to her, he wants her to go back and has been warned by Lysander, but when he completely falls for her he learns what Legion has done and has to help her even if it means sleeping with her.
Legion was so hateful and I loved it when Olivia told her what love really is, it is making the other person happy, even then she doesn’t let the others know Olivia has been taken and when she sees Aeron in agony realizes her folly and goes to kill Galen.
Aeron’s actions in the end kind of made me warm up to him a little, he died for Olivia, knowing full well he could not have betrayed her with Legion and that his death would make Lucifer’s pact void and give Olivia her wings back. Of course in the after life he meets Baden, who tells him that he allowed himself to be seduced by Haidee and killed because he was tired and Pandora is also there. He of course returns immortal but without his demon because of Olivia. His demon is in Sienna. In the end too everyone is ready to break Legion out of hell because after everything Olivia managed to bring pardon for her.
Too goody shoes heroine who sacrifice everything for a hero I am lukewarm too, doesn't work much for me. The book seemed never ending with too much crammed in. ...more
The hero & heroine indeed spar in the book mainly because the hero thinks that the heroine and her sister are taking advantage of his aunts thoughThe hero & heroine indeed spar in the book mainly because the hero thinks that the heroine and her sister are taking advantage of his aunts though that is not the case & the heroine comes to help the other aunt not realizing that the hero lives there and owns a charter business there. They clash, they kiss, perceptions change and they fall in love....more
Rating 3.25 stars This book as its name indicates was heavy on the physical stuff but I did feel that detracted from developing a better connection witRating 3.25 stars This book as its name indicates was heavy on the physical stuff but I did feel that detracted from developing a better connection with the readers....more
Rating 3.25 stars If there is one thing I hate is a stupid and stubborn heroine. I mean even when she is almost hit by a truck she still persists on beRating 3.25 stars If there is one thing I hate is a stupid and stubborn heroine. I mean even when she is almost hit by a truck she still persists on being cavalier about her security. The hero is a cop and he was helped by the heroine's father when he was a mixed up kid, so he agrees to protect the heroine without her knowing. The heroine has a thing against cops, her dad was one a fact that took a toll on her mom, who died and her brother a cop too died. So, later when she learns the hero is a cop she tries to keep her distance but to no avail. Honestly, I was quite neutral towards the book, it wasn't great and not that bad....more