**spoiler alert** I was so afraid to start this book. I was sure it would be extremely angsty and dark and heavy. I was wrong. This book has been writ**spoiler alert** I was so afraid to start this book. I was sure it would be extremely angsty and dark and heavy. I was wrong. This book has been written so well! It's well balanced and the pacing was just perfect, never boring, but never too much action or angst, always making the reader want to know more (I read the damn book straight through the night and it's morning now...)but never revealing too much. The suspense was there all along, building throughout the story, but there were lighthearted scenes which evened out the tension.
The characters were great. They were perfect even though they had their faults and they did stupid things. At times I wanted to throw them with a chair and make them see clearly, but those moments also showed me that how powerful love can be, whether it is in a good way or not. It showed me how love can break a person and how it can make them strong. Really touching.
This book made me angry, sad, happy, cry, feel so helpless and hurt. I really enjoyed this read. One of the best books I've read in a long while. It was really hard to read at times since some things made me bawl like a baby and think about painful things in my own life and past. I respect the author for not skipping the hard breakdown-scenes. It was purifying to read through Chase and Tommy's struggles. I was able to live some painful things again through them and though it made me cry and whimper, it made me feel so much better.
I can't praise this book enough. It was simply amazing. Breathtaking.
4.5 starts Absolutely amazing!! I was kind of scared when I started this book, but the story just sucked me in and I couldn't stop. It was fascinating,4.5 starts Absolutely amazing!! I was kind of scared when I started this book, but the story just sucked me in and I couldn't stop. It was fascinating, though I was a bit disappointed when after the really shocking start the story suddenly jumped couple of years in time, leaving out the most interesting part of the story -- (view spoiler)[Zach's healing after his rescue. (hide spoiler)]
This story was hard to read. It was heartbreaking,confusing and frustrating, and it was absolutely fabulous. It brought me to tears, it made me angry and a bit sick at times. It made me laugh and giggle and squirm in my pants.
This story was really well written and I was totally absorbed in it. This was a hard read at times, but so worth it....more
**spoiler alert** The setting of this book was amazing and well-thought and the story had a lot of potential, but the constant violence, rapes and oth**spoiler alert** The setting of this book was amazing and well-thought and the story had a lot of potential, but the constant violence, rapes and other bad things turned me off. Cethe wasn't an easy book to read. It was like watching an accident happen right before my eyes. I couldn't stop since I was so sucked into the wondrous world. I know that usually fantasy books are filled with violence, but in my opinion in Cethe it went over the top.
I did enjoy reading this book, but I expected a lot more from it. The ending was such a let down. It came too soon and it was way too short. It didn't make up enough for the bad things that had happened.
And the damn love triangle. It left a bad taste in my mouth, especially at the ending which was from the crown prince's point of view and it just sucked.
Now don't get me wrong, I did like this book (I gave it 3 stars)but it could have been better....more
**spoiler alert** This book was really good I enjoyed reading it. The first story was extremely good. I liked Tim and Jack really much. They were reall**spoiler alert** This book was really good I enjoyed reading it. The first story was extremely good. I liked Tim and Jack really much. They were really sweet and their love was really insecure and it made it so darn cute. The story was really exciting.
I really would have liked to give this book five stars, but the second story left a really bitter taste in my mouth. Both stories were good, but I just couldn't make myself really like the second book's main character Peter.
Peter and Sebastian have been lovers for years. Peter owns and runs a small hotel and Sebastian is a professional musher, so he spends long periods of time away from Peter.
What really made me dislike this story was the fact that it started with tender sex scene that showed us Peter cheating on Sebastian with one of his guests, Jacob. A young and sweet musician who had fallen for Peter at first sight. They had a weekend fling and when Jacob was about to set off to his new life in Canada, he was murdered. What really pissed me off, was that Peter was so broken over Jacobs murder. He wasn't broken the way people are when someone so sweet, kind and caring kid is killed, but he was broken like he had just lost the love of his life, which Jacob wasn't (Sebastian is). It was so hard to read when Sebastian came back, and even though he's a strong and tough guy, he was so hurt when he learned his lover had cheated on him. It was absolutely heartbreaking when he talked about how he had always thought that Peter would always wait for him to come home. How he would always be just his. (Now I'm getting all teary again, damn it!)
The story itself was pretty good. It was well written, but because I couldn't stand Peter I couldn't really enjoy this story.
I hated it that the infidelity was rubbed in my face even in the last paragraph, it ruined an ending that would have been pretty sweet otherwise....more
I liked this one, but it was also very infuriating and I thought that this book moved so slowly. I'd already read more than half of the book and stillI liked this one, but it was also very infuriating and I thought that this book moved so slowly. I'd already read more than half of the book and still nothung had really happened. It was kind of confusing.
Well, eitherway this one was quite good! ^^...more
Touching story about young troubled boys (Jordan and Danny + their other loved ones)and their love and future. This story made me laugh and cry and lauTouching story about young troubled boys (Jordan and Danny + their other loved ones)and their love and future. This story made me laugh and cry and laugh some more.
Danny and Jordan loved each other right from the start, but they had to endure a lot of hardships before their happily ever after.
This story is in four parts. It starts with "The High School Years", followed by "The College Years" and "The Interim Years" and it ends with "The Happy Years", where Danny and Jordan finally have their Happily Ever After.
This story contains a lot of drama and heart-ache, but it's still so sweet you can't help but get hooked and yearn for more. (Even though in this story Danny and Jordan are seperated for a while, there's no cheating!!)
The characters are amazing and charming and lovely and just fabulous. You just have to love them right away.
If you ever want to read amazing story about true love that conquers all, you should pick this. Grasshopper has done really good job with this story. I simply love it and I'll never forget it. (And I can say that this authors' other stories are just as good and I highly recommend them all) ...more