Why I decided to read this book: I was looking through all the new releases on Netgalley and saw this one and as you can see from the reading the synoWhy I decided to read this book: I was looking through all the new releases on Netgalley and saw this one and as you can see from the reading the synopsis, it really tripped my trigger. That and the cover I think is pretty neat too.
Likes?......: What really drew me into the story was Dakota. The way she's described you think "fluffy city girl," but the farther you read into the book you definitely start to change your tune about her. I also liked the premise of "modern day" shapeshifters....Especially extremely HOT "modern day" shapeshifters who give one hell of a back rub! Is it wrong that I really liked the internal struggle of Axel and Gunnar? Cause I REALLY did.
The sexual stuff?!?!?!?...Just as HOT as the "modern day" shapeshifters!
Dislikes?......: I don't have very many....I didn't particularly care for the "deception" scene. I did feel that at certain points the story was a little bit rushed. Overall, not too many dislikes.
Overall: I really enjoyed this story. Even with the couple of dislikes that I found in the story I think that this is a VERY good beginning to the author's series. I can hardly wait to check out the rest of the series! Hopefully each of the remaining brothers and Heidi will get their own stories! ...more
I've had this book sitting around collecting dust on my book shelf for little over a year now and I recently picked it up and decided that enough wasI've had this book sitting around collecting dust on my book shelf for little over a year now and I recently picked it up and decided that enough was enough...time to get her read. I'm kicking myself for waiting as long as I did to read this book! What the heck was I thinking?!
Alrighty then...Our main heroine is Grace Alexander, who happens to be a sex therapist who thinks that she's heard and "seen" it all and that nothing can shock her anymore. Yet there has been MANY years since her last relationship, or I think it's safe to say relationshit. Since she was really nothing more than a game to her first love. I really liked Grace....she seemed to come off as a very genuine character with a pretty wicked sense of humor, especially when she's been partaking in "adult beverages." But it's Grace's BFF Selena who has other idea's for Grace. Selena thinks that Grace's love life is in desperate need of something other than nothing at all.
Selena gives Grace an ancient book that she claims hold the sex slave Julian of Macedon. Once Julian has been summoned he has to serve the woman who called him for 30 days. The image of the man pictured in the book looks a LOT like a Greek God....meaning wicked HOT and UBER YUMMY! Naturally Grace thinks it's nothing but a bunch of BS and in a drunken stupor jokingly calls Julian...Over course she doesn't actually expect him to show up at her house...much less NAKED!!
Julian has spent what feels like forever (literally) in the book since his last summons, which was sometime in the late 1800's, but doesn't really expect anything out of the norm to take place when he is summoned by Grace. Boy does he ever get the shock of a lifetime!
At first I thought that Julian's character was pretty stereotypical...just what you would imagine a sex slave to be. But the further I got into the story the more Julian's character developed and you learn that before the curse he actually had a life and his character becomes much deeper. I especially enjoyed the flashbacks to his time in the military...were he eventually became a General.
As time goes along it becomes harder for Grace to resist Julian. But when Ero's is summoned he explains that there is a way to break the curse. That's were Julian starts feeling really dejected. (SLIGHT SPOILER AHEAD) The only way to break the curse is for a woman of Alexander to summon Julian but they can not consummate the relationship until the very last day. This only makes Julian feel worse until Grace tells him, "Julian, my name is Grace Alexander."
I especially loved that there were a couple of fight scenes in the book. My personal favorite was the one at the end between Julian and the God who cursed him. Very interesting.
This isn't my first book in this series and so far of the few that I have read I am really enjoying them. So naturally I can hardly wait to read more. I really like how Sherrilyn writes. It's a style that I really enjoy.
"I don't think it's the business of my patients wether or not I'm a born-again virgin. And as for the Age of Electronics, I really don't want to get personal with something that comes with a warning label and batteries."...more
I have heard so much about this series on the Internet that I thought that I would give it a whirl. It wasn't until I got down to writing this reviewI have heard so much about this series on the Internet that I thought that I would give it a whirl. It wasn't until I got down to writing this review that I realized I had started with the 3rd book in the series instead of the first book. Yeah me and my blonde moment!
When I started this book it sucked me in right away. I am actually short sleep and cranky today because I stayed up reading instead of sleeping. I thought that the character of Mercy was a kick ass heroine who is loyal to her friends and loved ones. This is really the first book that I've read where the heroine takes names and kicks butt. I loved that there was an air of mystery to the story as well. In the case of this book it was "who done it." And Mercy has to figure it out to clear Zee.
Being that I started with the 3rd book instead of the first book in the series I'm not quite sure if there is build up to Mercy having to chose between Adam and Sam but I do like the way it finally played out. I'm not going to say anymore about it other than read the book to find out who she chooses. HAHAHA.
I was really impressed with how well structured the dialogue between the characters was. From other reviews that I've read by other bloggers who have reviewed other Patricia Briggs books, this author is REALLY good at writing engaging and well thought out dialogue. The other characters in the book may have only had small parts but even the smallest part was an important piece of the puzzle.
Overall, I should have started with the first book. But I am really happy that I picked up the series out of the library. I'm defiantly going to continue reading it. I have to know more about Mercy Thompson! ...more
This is the first book that I've ever read by this author. I liked it but I didn't really LOVE it. Ravyn and Susan are both characters that are dealinThis is the first book that I've ever read by this author. I liked it but I didn't really LOVE it. Ravyn and Susan are both characters that are dealing with some extra "baggage" shall we say. Susan is this reporter who always get's her story (which has cost her dearly) but at the same time has a pretty quirky sense of humor (which you see a lot in the book) and Ravyn he's pretty much a no-nonsense kind of guy who doesn't particularly care to be around humans at all because they have cost him dearly. Well now that the Daimons (with the help of some humans) are trying to kill both Susan AND Ravyn they are kind of stuck with one another. The more time they spend together the more that we the readers learn about these two character's pasts...Not a pretty picture. There is even a little twist thrown in for good measure too. If you like a little Death, Destruction and Mayhem with some smutt thrown in this is a good book to check out. ...more
Oh my goodness! I've seen reviews for this book all over the book blogging community and it really caught my attention. The cover has just enough "creOh my goodness! I've seen reviews for this book all over the book blogging community and it really caught my attention. The cover has just enough "creep factor" that I had to get my hands on it. I mean just look at the cover! A Freddy Krugerish "mask" and flames! Anyway....moving on.
What really turned me on about this book was the writing. From the very first sentence until the very last sentence the way that it was written kept me engaged and reading and pretty much putting my life on hold because Arson's life was oh so very interesting. Oh well, Arson is oh so much more fun than doing laundry anyway.
The characters in the story for the most part I really enjoyed. I did at times have trouble relating to/understanding a couple of the characters. That is the main reason that I wasn't able to give Arson 5/5. After learning all sorts of secrets as the book progressed I am looking forward to learning even more about all of these very interesting characters in the sequel that's coming up.
Overall, Arson is most definitely the most "different" (in a good way) book that I've read in the past couple of months. Once you get past the "creep factor" I think this book is pretty dang good. I think that Estevan Vega hit a home run with this one!...more
This is the first book by this author that I have ever read. I definitely will be reading more of her books in the future! Awesome Sauce is what it isThis is the first book by this author that I have ever read. I definitely will be reading more of her books in the future! Awesome Sauce is what it is and I LOVE me some Awesome Sauce!
Even though I think this book was Awesome Sauce I did think that it got off to a slow start. I also was confused as to how exactly Will found Tessa at the Dark Sisters house. Did he senses her while she was in someone else's body, a random tip? That bothered me a little bit.
There were times when I thought Will was more than a little bit of an ass. Now I like "bad boys" but there's a difference between being a "bad boy" and being verbally and emotionally abusive. I think at times Will walked a little bit too close to that fine line for my taste. I guess that makes me a member of Team Jem then.
I found the writing style to be of my liking also. Once I got past the slow beginning I thought the story was a definite page turner. The action throughout the book was very well described also. You felt like you were there. I also liked how the bad guy wasn't completely obvious (at least to me) until you got closer to the end of the book. Just when you think you have it all figured out it turns out our completely WRONG!
Overall, I really enjoyed Clockwork Angel. The cliff hanger ending has me thinking that next September will NEVER get here!