Harlow and Kase. I feel like I've been waiting FOREVER for this book and when I got the chance atReceived an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Harlow and Kase. I feel like I've been waiting FOREVER for this book and when I got the chance at an ARC there was no hesitation. I was just sad that it landed on my kindle on a Thursday when I knew I would have to take a break because it was James Spader/Jonny Lee Miller night. So I dived in and it took a few to catch the rhythm of the story because Harlow is so completely different than Piper...and although Kase is definitely an alpha male he's so much more laid back than Jake. It was a completely different vibe than Hyde & Seek. Although there are some definite humorous moments, it don't focus on the funny. Harlow is a semi-neurotic mess running in a thousand different directions and Kase is the rock. He's steady no matter the chaos going on around him and has to teach Harlow how to find her steady, how to trust him to help her find her steady. It's so incredibly sweet and slow in the beginning, that you have time to fall in love with them as they fall in love with each other. So why can't I commit to a solid 4 star read? This will probably sound odd coming from me if you look at what kind of books I have shelved....there was too much sex. It was hot, it was well written, but once they started it was like it never ended. Eventually I started skimming just to get to the next section where they had clothes on again. I would have happily traded 1/2 the sex scenes for more background info on Kase and a longer more detailed epilogue. I would have liked to live more of the HEA than just being told. I also think the suspense part dropped in too late again. I had the same complaint with H&S, and I'm not sure it was really needed in this story at all. *shrug* That being said, it was a great 2nd book in the series and I'm already craving the next one. Although it looks like it may be a Joss/Lars story being set up, and I love all the guys I'm really hoping Nox is at the top of the list. I also still find it hard to believe LF is a newbie author, she either has some sick natural talent or has surrounded herself with some kickass beta readers and editors. She keeps this up she's going to be on my short list for "I don't care what it's about...auto-buy" authors. ...more
3.5 Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I'm really liking this series mainly because of the unique hybrids. Of course we have Hannah our d3.5 Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I'm really liking this series mainly because of the unique hybrids. Of course we have Hannah our diva pure blood lioness but then we have Ryland our grumpy blue collar lion/wolf hybrid. ***sigh*** I don't know about everybody else but I love the thought of a silver lion who occasionally "wags" his tail. This is CK doing her short(er) story justice. There's plenty of humor (mainly Hannah), a tad bit of violence, and all kinds of anticipation before we get to the sexy times. I will forever be complaining that I want full length stories from CK, but on a day where I'm busy and don't have the time to fully commit this was a perfect length. The question she leaves us with though... is will we get another story when Ryland takes his rightful spot?
So I jumped on this as soon as it was offered based on how much I remembered liking Erun, but I didnReceived a copy in exchange for an honest review.
So I jumped on this as soon as it was offered based on how much I remembered liking Erun, but I didn't remember Melissa or her tie to the stolen babies from that book so I was going in with almost a clean slate. I like CK taking shifter romances and turning them into aliens, since it puts a slightly new spin on it and opens up more possibilities. Sadly this one left me more frustrated than satisfied. I wanted a lot more world building. They're freakin DRAGONS....how cool is that? What is their home planet like? What are the Preors really like? We get next to nothing. It didn't help that Jarek spent most of the book unable to shift so we don't get a whole lot of dragon time. I also really missed the humor. Melissa didn't bring the funny. There was one scene when she first sees a large group of dragons landing on the beach that was pretty hilarious but that was about it. I just never connected with either Melissa or Jarek and although it kept me interested enough to keep reading, it just never fully clicked with me. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the next book draws me in more because c'mon....DRAGONS! Dragons should never be boring, and they're a definite minority when it comes to shifter books. ...more