In Captive Prince, the first volume, it took me a while to warm up to the characters and the story. However, when I gotyes yes yes YES!!!
In Captive Prince, the first volume, it took me a while to warm up to the characters and the story. However, when I got to the end I was completely and utterly hooked. I also knew, in my gut, that the second book was going to be completely and utterly amazing.
Yeah, well promises were made and kept because this volume was all shades of brilliant. It's impossible for me to even remotely give you an unjaded review because there was almost nothing that I didn't absolutely love.
Damen was power and gentleness all rolled up into one very large man. Laurent was all cunningness and vulnerability... together they lit the pages on fire. And the best part, that was WITHOUT an overabundance of sex! The magic happened between these two men in the brain and in the heart.
I am literally sick with wanting for the next book. I would, possibly, crawl on broken glass if it meant we would get it sooner!
I liked Misfits. I also thought Misfits had flaws.
Misfits strengths was completely in the characters. Tom, Cass and Jake were all really wonderful meI liked Misfits. I also thought Misfits had flaws.
Misfits strengths was completely in the characters. Tom, Cass and Jake were all really wonderful men. I'm not a huge fan of angst in my books. A book should have enough angst in it to keep the story good, so basically a good plot. The angst shouldn't overwhelm everything. In this case the men were all just really kind and completely understanding of each other. It was obvious that none of these characters were afraid of love. That was absolutely refreshing.
Which leads to the idea of a three way relationship. I feel like a lot of people call this book a 'cheating' book. I want to say, very clearly, this was not a book that contained cheating of any kind. It was two men in an open relationship. Two consenting adults who were nothing but honest and accepting of each other. There was nothing negative about it.
I really liked how the author gave one of her characters, the character that I thought was the hottest, Tourette Syndrome. It was bold and I thought it was well researched.
The problems I had with the book were relatively small. First, it seemed like everything wrapped up too easily. And second, sometimes the relationships between Tom/Cass and Jake felt a little too paternal. It icked me out a little bit at times.
What the whaaaat! That was not what I was expecting at ALL.
The cover, the title, the synopsis even, implies erotica. Maybe similar to Anne Rice's BeauWhat the whaaaat! That was not what I was expecting at ALL.
The cover, the title, the synopsis even, implies erotica. Maybe similar to Anne Rice's Beauty trilogy. It was not, ladies and gentleman. There was sex, but seriously way less than a regular romance novel. This book was full of political intrigue and fascinating characters, and everything that I look for in a book.
For the first half I wasn't sure if I would like it, I kept reading but I was a little underwhelmed but by the end I was hooked.
It's seriously just one more book that I would never ever have picked up by myself, so thank you Angie, if you're reading this. I love it when my friends push me into something super surprising.