For the longest time, I did not read Lick because the blurb sounded a bit cliched to be honest. My loss. Since I have read other works by Kylie ScottFor the longest time, I did not read Lick because the blurb sounded a bit cliched to be honest. My loss. Since I have read other works by Kylie Scott and they were great, I ended up giving it a try. It was a great idea.
Lick starts off with Evelyn waking up on a bathroom floor next to a stranger, who it seems has taken care of her while she worshiped the porcelain goddess after tying one on, in Vegas. A stranger who also now happens to be her husband. There are somethings that do happen in Vegas, but unfortunately do not stay there - marriages top that list, especially when the guy you married is a rock'n'roll god. David is the guitarist and songwriter for an extremely successful band called Stage Dive.
David does remember the night, and it was not the alcohol that made him marry Ev. It was a conscious decision and he is not happy that she does not remember that night at all. He lashes out, but a few screw ups later, he and Ev head out to hide out from the paparazzi - as friends. Of course, in close confines, Ev also realizes that the biggest reason for the rock on her finger might not be tequila.
The story is nicely written. Somethings I did not see coming, and I liked how these two had depth. David was not just a pretty bad boy, and thankfully, neither was he an angst filled rockstar who was just 'needed' the right woman to make him happy. They're both messed up and they're both great. They are as real as people can get, and their biggest attraction to each other is that somehow they make sense together, even if it shouldn't.
The side characters are also well done, from the smarmy manager to the nice bodyguard who refuses to call Ev anything except Mrs. Ferris, the rest of the band and Ev's friends and family. I am not sure how the author did it, but even with the small space devoted to them, she managed to turn all of her side characters into real people. From Amanda's reactions to David, to Lauren teasing Ev and yet always being there for her, from Mal's banter and even Jimmy - they are all as real as can be.
This is definitely a good story, with absolutely no cliches, a fun cast of characters and a good plot, where like all good romance novels it isn't the HEA that is the best part, but rather how the couple get to said HEA that is important. And seeing a rockstar and a barrista/architecture student make it work somehow without either compromising on things that really matter, like careers, school and friends, in a way that makes sense, well, okay, so the HEA was pretty damned awesome too. ...more
The short story is a part of the Supernatural anthology. It is the story of Vladlena, who we meet in the Demonica series through her father Yuri and aThe short story is a part of the Supernatural anthology. It is the story of Vladlena, who we meet in the Demonica series through her father Yuri and a daylighter vampire Nate. Believing she is under a death sentence, Lena takes the somewhat drastic step of going undercover to find a fight club, to find out who killed her brother. That is where she meets Nate, the manager of Club Thirst, a vampire club that is somehow connected to the fight club even Wraith could not locate, although admittedly he did not have much notice.
Its a good short read and makes for an interesting view at people at UGH. I really liked Lena's confidence in the people she calls colleagues but trusts and loves like family. It was definitely good to see them all through the eyes of an outsider, they definitely make for an interesting view.
Night Broken has a new problem arriving on Mercy’s doorstep – almost literally. Adam’s ex-wife, Christy has a stalker and asks Adam for help. Having aNight Broken has a new problem arriving on Mercy’s doorstep – almost literally. Adam’s ex-wife, Christy has a stalker and asks Adam for help. Having a manipulative Christy in the house is annoying, but the fact that her stalker might be a little more than human is what is causing real issues for Mercy – because there are some things that even a pack of angry werewolves cannot rip apart.
Christy has decided that she wants Adam back. Except, she has no idea who she is dealing with when it comes to Mercy, not to mention the fact that Adam's moved on. While Mercy decided to take the g=high road with Christy for the most part, this did lead to some revelations about the pranks she has pulled in the past, especially a few upon Bran and Leah - which were totally fun to read about.
The book, as always, had a fantastic plot. Some great new characters and nice development in some of the older ones. I enjoyed the book thoroughly and kept wishing it was longer. It was good to see more of Coyote - he is turning out to be quite fun. There was a bit of Stefan and now I am looking forward to how things work out with him. I have also decided that I like Gary Laughingdog and want to know more about what his entry here might mean for Honey.
I can talk more of the book itself, but at the end of the day, I have given way more spoilers about the series than I intended to already. It was amazing and the fact that I started it at 7 PM (should have known better!) and finished at 5 AM should give a good idea regarding just how amazing it really was :)
If you’re caught up, you do not really need me to tell you to read this series. If you haven’t read it yet, then get on with it!...more