Felt a little slower paced then the first book but still a lot happening with the continued conflict with the Shepards and the various story lines/chaFelt a little slower paced then the first book but still a lot happening with the continued conflict with the Shepards and the various story lines/characters. I like how Emory is fleshed out more before we even see Mary in the story. Also, even though he's an alpha, Emory isn't all caveman-like and takes Mary's feelings into consideration. He's patient while guiding her into the shifter world and making her his mate.
I'm really looking forward to Trey's story. I expect he's going to do quite a bit of groveling....more
**spoiler alert** Nora Roberts is a hit or miss for me. This is definitely a hit. Nice small town romance with an awesome hero and a mysterious heroin**spoiler alert** Nora Roberts is a hit or miss for me. This is definitely a hit. Nice small town romance with an awesome hero and a mysterious heroine who needs to really start living - not just surviving day to day.
The story moved well and was an easy read. The only part that jarred me out of the story is the heroine's hacking skills and ability to not get caught snooping for almost a decade. I found it a bit farfetched despite her genius intelligence. I could see hacking into the Feds' servers but to continuously be accessing their system for a decade as well as the mobs without a single blip? I guess it's possible but adding that on top of her skill with languages, ability to cook, use disguises, etc. made her almost a Mary Jane like heroine.
Book won from Romance Reader at Heart blog contest....more
A short, steamy story of the meeting between two paranormals at a not so normal bar. I was a little confused about how the heroine moved a certain wayA short, steamy story of the meeting between two paranormals at a not so normal bar. I was a little confused about how the heroine moved a certain way when she had her arms chained together behind her, but overall this was a well written story between two paranormals needing to connect with another. ...more
I don't know what it is about Kristen Ashley's stories but I find them addictive as hell. Maybe it's her alpha/caveman heroes or her descriptions of tI don't know what it is about Kristen Ashley's stories but I find them addictive as hell. Maybe it's her alpha/caveman heroes or her descriptions of the outfits her heroines wear, but she's on my auto-buy list.
Knight is slightly different from Ashley's previous stuff. It's like she tried to make her story more erotic (instead of sweet and hot) but didn't quite hit the right note. Also, her hero is an anti-hero (he's not an upstanding citizen). I guess even the bad guy needs love (though I didn't like how heroine just glossed over this when she discovered how her man makes his money or how the author tried to pretty it up on why he does what he does). Knight is also much more controlling - and not just in the bedroom.
The story is in first person (heroine's POV), which I generally don't prefer but I can get pass it. There's the usual overuse of endearments. I actually like when the hero calls the heroine "baby" but when referring to her as "my baby" is slightly off putting. The hero having the heroine call him "daddy" though was downright icky - especially in the bedroom. I basically had to ignore that word every time I came across it.
Still, this was a decent try for Kristen Ashley at something different. I liked how this story concentrated mainly on the growth of the relationship between the heroine and the hero and the two getting to know each other (not much side story to get in the way). As usual, I'm looking forward to the next book. ...more