This book focuses on David and Thea. David has been head over heels in love with Thea for a long time but Thea ha...moreMemo to self: Find a David of my own.
This book focuses on David and Thea. David has been head over heels in love with Thea for a long time but Thea has strict rules about dating her clients. Thea's sister Molly suggests that David write a memo to Thea detailing the reasons why she should date him. Molly tells David that there is no way that Thea could resist responding to a memo. David proceeds to write an incredibly sexy memo....and Thea writes an even sexier rebuttal.
I loved these two. I loved learning more about David's background as a poor kid growing up in the Bronx, as well as learning more about Thea. The story was a pleasure to read. I hope that there will be more stories about the boys in the band. I can't wait to read more!
Thank you to NetGalley and TKA distribution for a review copy of this book.(less)
While the story is something new in the paranormal romance world, something about the story just didn't click for me...moreAbout a 3 -3.5 star read for me.
While the story is something new in the paranormal romance world, something about the story just didn't click for me right away. We have Eric the brooding hero, contending with a horrible family curse which turns him into an ice man and makes him want to hunt down and attack a woman on every winter solstice. Our heroine Olivia is tasked with bringing some documents for Eric to sign. Little does she know that Eric's father had ulterior motives. Then there's the wolves who hold a grudge against his family. They want to kill Eric and will stop at nothing. The story takes place in an isolated mansion surrounded by snow.
I liked that the story was loosely based upon Nordic mythology of Loki, Fenrir, and Odin. This is a mythology that I am not familiar with and it added an interesting perspective to the story. With regards to the romance - it was a very slow buildup, most of which was Eric getting all angsty that he should not be anywhere near Olivia. Olivia had way too much confidence in their love - not really worrying that she would be hurt.
Paranormal romance fans should enjoy this book.
Thank you to the author for a review copy of this book.
After reading about 20 pages of this book, I was ready to throw in the towel. I made myself read up to page 100 to see if things ch...moreOh, where to start?
After reading about 20 pages of this book, I was ready to throw in the towel. I made myself read up to page 100 to see if things changed and the story did improve, but not enough for me to rate this book any higher than one star.
I found the writing distracting. The book is set in a village where people speak English or French. Since I live in a city where people speak both languages and sometimes do not notice which language they are speaking, I found that the way this book was written did not seem realistic. I felt as if I were reading a covert French lesson rather than a story. It also felt repetitive since I did understand the French.
Then there are other language issues. Mayhap? Using the word mayhap would make more sense had I a better idea of the time frame of this book. Also there were some inconsistencies as to how people were addressed - Brother, Sister, Soeur, etc. Soeur Manon because she spoke mostly French, but Brother Andre also spoke mostly French and he was addressed as Brother.
Then there's the detail as to the kind of berries. Come on, Saskatoon berries? So I Googled them and found out that they are similar to blueberries and they grow in the prairies. In the US, they are referred to June Berries because, let's just say, it's easier to say and spell June.
I had a feeling that I read this book before. It reminded me of the movie The Village.
I also had difficulty relating to any of the characters. Emmeline is "stained," meaning that she is shunned for the sins of her family, yet she really isn't ostracized or anything. Again, that felt kind of wishy-washy.
For the record, I did finish the book though it was a slog.
Thank you to NetGalley and Amulet Books for a review copy of this book. (less)
Ford Audio BookClub free download 9/11/14. (You need to join the GR Ford bookclub, add the book to your to-read shelf and they'll send you a code to d...moreFord Audio BookClub free download 9/11/14. (You need to join the GR Ford bookclub, add the book to your to-read shelf and they'll send you a code to download). (less)
This is truly an example of a New Adult book done right.
This book did not make me roll my eyes, or make me cringe at insta-luv, or have a ridiculous l...moreThis is truly an example of a New Adult book done right.
This book did not make me roll my eyes, or make me cringe at insta-luv, or have a ridiculous love triangle. Instead, we are treated to a remarkably normal couple who are working hard to put themselves through school. Both have strong goals, and both work so much it's hard to believe that they even have the time and energy to have a romantic relationship. There's Nadia, who lives with three roommates, works in a daycare and goes to school full time studying to become a special ed teacher. Nadia lives upstairs from Ty, nicknamed Hot Ginger by her roommates. Ty is also working full time, attending night school, and is a father to the cutest 4 year old ever. The two are attracted to each other, but there are complications. The buildup is delicious, the couple are perfect for each other, and Nadia does have a life and friends outside of Ty. And did I mention that Sam is the cutest 4 year old ever?
This is a review of the audio book, narrated by the wonderful Davina Porter. I love listening to Ms. Porter's various voices and her portrayal of all...moreThis is a review of the audio book, narrated by the wonderful Davina Porter. I love listening to Ms. Porter's various voices and her portrayal of all the characters is fantastic.
For the story itself, Ms. Gabaldon is a master storyteller. I never thought I could get into this series, just because of the the length of each book. I feel compelled to keep listening to the story at all hours. The attention to the historical details makes the story so fascinating. Sure, I get frustrated with Brianna and Roger's situation. Then I have to chuckle at Jamie's reactions to things that today's dads wouldn't even react to.
Off to find the next book because.....well....Jamie.