Just a quick thought ---- I have nothing against group sex. It can be really great in a erotic stories if carried out right. And**spoiler alert** 2.5*
Just a quick thought ---- I have nothing against group sex. It can be really great in a erotic stories if carried out right. And actually it was written quite good in this novella but the reasoning for it felt off considering how deep the connection between mates is supposed to be and there is other non-sexual way to mark members of the pride. ...more
**spoiler alert** ---- I pretty much liked it even though it felt bit different from your usual BDB book and Payne-Manny storyline was sweet BUT (I kn**spoiler alert** ---- I pretty much liked it even though it felt bit different from your usual BDB book and Payne-Manny storyline was sweet BUT (I know, there's always this big ugly but) I expected Payne to be more kick-ass kind of gal considering her fights/training with Wrath and overall attitude in the Sanctuary. Yes, she had some warrior moments (fights, telling V off, dealing with Band of Bastards etc) but most times she felt so meek, just a sweet darling girl not a bad-ass who kicked Wrath's ass on regular bases.
---- Oh, the V thing. I don't know what to think. First of all I'm not a Jane hater so all the Jane-the-Magnificent stuff didn't bother me. And I really felt that V needed the break down to face his past and get in contact with his emotions but the way it happened ... I don't know. The thing is that I don't often like representations of BDSM in most books not erotica, it can feel that it's there for shock value only and the understanding of this world and explanations for it are so weird. With V and BDB it wasn't so bad overall BUT to force somebody into a life style, even dominating is a big thing and feels so wrong. I really think that V should've done the breaking down some other way.
---- What to you mean Jane and V haven't done the real mating ritual?
---- How the hell is everything else connected to the Jose de la Cruz and Thomas DelVecchio storyline? It would've made sense if lessers were killing the girls or Jose got back in touch with Butch because of this case but what the hell?! Although in my case it did what it was supposed to do; I can't wait to read Envy cause I want to know what happens to Veck.
---- Qhuinn (& Blay) storyline was good but too little tied into other stuff .... for example why didn't anybody except JM make any comments about the change in Qhuinn's appearance or the fact he was running all the damn time.
---- I don't want no Qhuinn-Layla babies. Sure do hope somebody who's related to Qhuinn knocks Layla up.
---- Xcor was baddass, no-nonsense guy and then he just deflated?!!!
---- And I understand it is hard to cram everything into a book but considering how big part lessers have played till this point they were cut off so suddenly to start new sort-of-enemy line. Not that I was very into the lessers POV, it still felt weird. Will the lessers come out of the woodwork again after the "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" thing takes place and the BOB and BDB sort of unite? I think the BOB-s where brought in cause Ward needs more men to continue the series.