I enjoy the voice of this author, her world building within a contemporary world makes sense you can almost think something like this can happen. Her...moreI enjoy the voice of this author, her world building within a contemporary world makes sense you can almost think something like this can happen. Her hero and heroin are human and vulnerable. That is enough to love them, the characters evolve grow and learn and we get to see the beauty in that growth. The secondary characters are intriguing and fascinating.Charles father is a very strong and sneaky character, he likes to manipulate the people around him and in the process helps them grow. His relationship with his now wife is intriguing and different. I admire when a writer makes you feel the connection she/he has with the characters they write about. Makes reading their work meaningful and interesting. I recommend these series to anyone who enjoys paranormal world building that makes sense. (less)
I am going to start this review by stating that I love the browns so having anything related to them is an excuse to read a book. I love Lauren style...moreI am going to start this review by stating that I love the browns so having anything related to them is an excuse to read a book. I love Lauren style of writing and since I feel the connection she as an author has with her character, these are some of my favorite books to read. This is the book that starts the story of Gillian's friends. Lauren has a way of connecting her readers with past characters you loved and tell you what is going on at the same time tell this new story that is about love, awareness, friendship and a different lifestyle. It gives us a different perspective on the menage relationship, because it adds another dimension to Erin own story from Laid Bare the first book of the Brown siblings story. It was the book that started it for me, I am glad that this book is so connected to Erin since she is the glue of all the stories. It also allows us as reader to see that her lifestyle choices in the book are not so unique. The fact Erin can share her experience with Jules and that makes it more the norm than an exception to be in a relationship like theirs. If you have any issues with alternative lifestyles this is not the book for you. This is a book for people who have left their prejudices at the beginning of the book or at the Door never to deal with them again. I love the way she interweaves there lives with Gideon's father, and how he is so accepting of their love. This is what writing is all about, it makes you cry, laugh and just plain feel. Lauren has the gift through her writing to bring us all these elements. This book is a must read, for any Brown family fans, If you havent read the books what are you waiting for these family will make you love them and cheer. I can't wait for the next books, I think Raven needs a story Lauren Hint, Hint.
My disclaimer when I read a book I don't read to write reviews. I write reviews when a book moves me so much I have to say something about the book. I have hundreds of reviews to write but my illness sometimes get in the way. Hugs Wanda (less)
I am a fan of Elizabeth Reyes I've seen her evolution as a writer, her books reflect a lot of the same values that are a part of my own life. It makes...moreI am a fan of Elizabeth Reyes I've seen her evolution as a writer, her books reflect a lot of the same values that are a part of my own life. It makes it so much easier to relate to her stories, this one really got to me because Grace had meet Vince so young and their love was so strong yet so fragile. The fact Vince found himself in such dangerous predicaments reminds me of my husband and all the choices he made or did not make when he was young. I saw my husband when I was twelve and the rest as they say is history. We have been together longer than I can count, over forty years. Like Grace and Vince we had many misunderstanding but once we got together, no one could get in our way. I love all these qualities about her books and storylines. I am glad we revisit old friends and see how their lives are going. I cried because of the all the sacrifices Vince made for the love of family and country. This is a book you need to keep the Kleenex near by. I can't wait for the next book. I think you are going to enjoy this book and hope you let the whole world now why you liked it. hugs Wanda (less)
This was the first book I read of the series and it started my interest in the series. I really love this book, the characters are such that they grab...moreThis was the first book I read of the series and it started my interest in the series. I really love this book, the characters are such that they grab your heart and you feel for them. I am committed to reading the whole series in order now. Hugs Wanda (less)