The formula of this books pretty much follows the first one; Psy with too many feelings gets out and hooks up with a shifter, or a Changeling as they'The formula of this books pretty much follows the first one; Psy with too many feelings gets out and hooks up with a shifter, or a Changeling as they're called in these books. It isn't the formula or that the ending is pretty much given, the ending is a given in 99% of all romance books. It's the road to that ending, and how the formula is implemented. This is where Nalini Singh does such a marvelous job. This is where her storytelling skills separate her from the masses, and why as fans, we just keep coming back for more.
I adore Vaughn. He's a lonely soul, and he's impossible not to like. I love how he is with Faith, how he understands her Psy makeup, that she isn't like his Changeling kin. I love that he supports Faith as she is trying to find her way in a new world.
So far this is my favorite in the series, though I'm still a newbie to the Psy-Changeling world there was just something about Faith and Vaughn that spoke to me....more
For a novella, this was surprisingly well developed. But then again, I'm not sure why I would expect less from Ms Singh.
Emmett is described as not theFor a novella, this was surprisingly well developed. But then again, I'm not sure why I would expect less from Ms Singh.
Emmett is described as not the most handsome of the cats, but I loved him. And I didn't get to spend anywhere near enough time with him and Ria. But in the short amount of time I was reading this, I got to cry a little and I got to squee a little. :D I loved how protective Emmett was of Ria, and I love how he took care of her even when she was fighting him. And I loved that Ria understood that she'd get more freedom with Emmett than without him.
Even though this story is set before the first book in the series, I would recommend to read Slave To Sensation before reading this one. STS sets the mood of the world and gives you a bigger insight into what's really going on.
My reasoning of giving this book 4 instead of 5 stars is that it's too short to have been properly developed. I was left with a feeling that something was missing, but I could not put my finger on what it was. So....more
I absolutely loved the previous book. And I loved how the characters were in the previous book. In this one I was back to hating Vaughn for a good chuI absolutely loved the previous book. And I loved how the characters were in the previous book. In this one I was back to hating Vaughn for a good chunk of the book, and I was simply annoyed with Grace for pretty much the whole book. Making this one of my least favorites of the series. It's not quite as bad as the first book, but all the while reading Home I kept flashing back to it. I'm sure most people will love this book without conditions, I just can't.
I understand Grace is depressed after her ordeal, but I can't deal with her 'woe me' issues. I get why Vaughn goes back to his 'I'm the man and I will spank you if I want to' - but I just do not agree with hurting someone else in anger, no matter the circumstance. He's not doing it to snap her out of her funk, he's doing it in anger. The anger negates everything else. Period.
Also, the whole issue with the tabloids in this book is kind of moot. It does not make sense for the overall plot.
I've been thinking a lot about how many stars to give this one, and I've played with the ratings on both ends of the specter. Right now I'm tempted to give it two stars, and I'm sure that tomorrow I'll feel like giving it more than that - so I'll settle for the middle and give it three stars....more
I'm a huge fan of Nalini Singh. I've fallen in love with both her Guild Hunter series and her Rock Kiss series. Yeah, I know I've slacked off on my reI'm a huge fan of Nalini Singh. I've fallen in love with both her Guild Hunter series and her Rock Kiss series. Yeah, I know I've slacked off on my reading the GH series, but it's one of those things that happen when you pick up a book from a different author - before you know it, you've read so many books it's difficult to get back into the mindset of going back to a series you started reading so long ago...
As for the Psy-Changeling series, I was skeptical for the longest time getting started with this one. The reason was that I have bad experience reading books set in the somewhat distant future. More often than not, they're so bad it makes my teeth ache. That, and I wasn't sure if Ms Singh would add any aliens to the mix. I absolutely detest aliens and outer space sci-fi books. I just can't read it. They annoy me to no end.
I was relieved there were no aliens here. That would have been it for me.
Then I realized I should have trusted Ms Singh to make my reader-heart happy. Time and again she's showed me why she's one my favorite authors and why I love her books so much. Even though the series is (mostly) set in the future, it doesn't feel like a weird sci-fi future. The setting is believable, the characters are believable and lovable! I had no problem connecting with the characters or understand why they were who they were.
If you're like me and not sure if you should start this series, go for it. Trust me. More important, trust Nalini Singh....more
This was a tough one to get through. It just did not hold my attention the way the first book did and the way the novellas did. The "fashion show" didThis was a tough one to get through. It just did not hold my attention the way the first book did and the way the novellas did. The "fashion show" didn't fit the plot or the mood of the book, nor did the "bdsm" scene. It just took the book in a weird direction and I had to skim through chunks of it.
Lucian and Claire were not my favorite characters in the series, I never really connected with them....more
This book has gotten some rather mixed reviews which is one of the reasons why I decided to read it. Even though I've bought several books by this autThis book has gotten some rather mixed reviews which is one of the reasons why I decided to read it. Even though I've bought several books by this author, I've never gotten around to read any of them, so this is my first taste of Caris Roane, and I'm glad this was my first read by this author and I'm placing myself firmly in the I-loved-this-book-camp.
I loved that these vamps are different. They have magic. And they can move through anything and it takes them seconds and minutes to go halfway around the world when going 'at top speed'. I also love that these vamps don't turn humans into new vamps; new vamps are born. These vamps are warm and they have a heart that beats. They eat food and can drink anything. Blood isn't a nourishment, it's what makes them stronger - and they do need it in order to keep on living. Which is why we call them vamps, I guess.
The pace is very high, maybe a little too high. The night only has so many hours, yet a lot of action is packed into these few hours.
I fell in love with both Adrien and Lily, and I would not have cried if the book was longer... They're both hurt and damaged, and together they go beyond their limitations and become strong characters.
Having read several of the reviews for this book, some good and some not so good, I realize this book isn't for everyone. If you're weirded out by the weird stuff and can't see vamps in any way but the Buffy-world, then I guess this is not for you. But if you love a new take on the vamp world, then I have a feeling you'll love this book....more
This was an odd cookie. I'm still not sure what to make of it. "The Big Plot" didn't find a satisfactory ending here, I guess that's why there's anothThis was an odd cookie. I'm still not sure what to make of it. "The Big Plot" didn't find a satisfactory ending here, I guess that's why there's another novella in the series before we get to the novels.
I do love my dragon books, but this one... Seriously, not sure how I feel about it. It's well written so it's not that. I guess I never really was on board with the characters, and the plot...a weird one.
I was a little weirded out by this book, so I'll be holding off for a while before I read the next installment....more
Not quite as good as the first book, well, it is good, I guess I just didn't connect with the main characters quiet as much as I did in the first bookNot quite as good as the first book, well, it is good, I guess I just didn't connect with the main characters quiet as much as I did in the first book.
High paced and suspenseful, there weren't that many surprises to this one. Nothing came out left field, at least not to me. I pretty much expected everything that happened.
I expected Maya to be kick ass once she came into her own, and I knew that Shane would struggle with being that connected to another being.
One thing that worried me was that we would be having another pregnancy at our hands with Maya and Shane, I was very happy when that didn't happen. It would have been too weird seeing as that was a "thing" in the first book.
And yes, I'm still itching to read the next book. Seems so far off before it's released......more
Wow this was good. A little predictable on who the bad guys are and the good guys' reward. That aside...
This is an extremely well written book. It kepWow this was good. A little predictable on who the bad guys are and the good guys' reward. That aside...
This is an extremely well written book. It kept me at the edge of my seat and I was at a point literally biting my nails - and I'm not a nail biter. The UST (Unresolved sexual tension) was through the roof and when they hooked up, a little on the disappointing side. I feel like the smut was a little glossed over. But it fits the mood of the book, so I'm not going to complain about that.
Tall, Dark, and Vampire really is captivating and worth every penny you pay for it. Right now, I can't wait to get started on the next book, and the one thing that is bumming me out, is that once I'm done with that book, there is a helluva long wait before book 3 is out. 5 months...
I adore Olivia, she's the kind of kick ass leading lady that makes the book a joy to read. She's strong, smart and not afraid to be vulnerable and let someone else take the lead every now and then. Doug... I want a Doug. He's the kind of leading man you just want to latch onto and not let go. :D
The plot is good, albeit a little predictable, the pace is great and my biggest beef with this book is that it's not long enough. I'd be happy to read a couple hundred more pages. So far, loving this author....more
Shit really hits the fan with this one. Whoa boy. Vaughn messes up big time and I love that he has to grovel and chase Grace all over the place. WithShit really hits the fan with this one. Whoa boy. Vaughn messes up big time and I love that he has to grovel and chase Grace all over the place. With his assholery in the previous books, serves him right!
The scene with the rich guy and the bet over Grace, huh? It didn't fit the story. It just served to confuse and annoy. It didn't exactly make the plot move forward...
Moving on...I really did like that Grace made Vaughn work for it. I love that he saw the error of his ways and is trying to make it up to her. Trying is the key word here.
The whole media frenzy and Grace running off, again kinda left field - but at least this one moves the story forward. The tempo is high in this part of the serial, a lot of key moments that are vital to the story makes this a much better read than the previous parts. Finally an erotic/pseudo-BDSM story that moves on to a romance. A well deserving 4 stars....more
Holy. Shit. Things really take a turn here. I went to bed early and stayed up late, reading this one. This installment I just could not put down. ThisHoly. Shit. Things really take a turn here. I went to bed early and stayed up late, reading this one. This installment I just could not put down. This is a total head-fuck. Gone is the wannabe Dom, gone is the jerk, in his place is this sweet guy who's dying to get his lady back and move on with his life.
Thankfully this one doesn't end on a cliffy. Seeing what kind of cliffhanger Ms Huss left the readers with in the previous book, I'm guessing this is her way to go easy on everyone. Thank fuck. Cause now that I've read all the books pretty much in one sitting (I said pretty much), I'm kinda regretting not waiting to start these books until I had them all in my possession. It's that good.
Right. I'll be a good girl and be patiently impatient, and try to immerse myself in another book while I wait for the final book in this serial to come out....more
Oh wow. Almost there. In this novella Vaughn has redeemed himself. The faux Dom is (almost) gone, and in his place is a decent guy. Well, almost decenOh wow. Almost there. In this novella Vaughn has redeemed himself. The faux Dom is (almost) gone, and in his place is a decent guy. Well, almost decent. He's still struggling with getting things right. Though I have to admit I love what he did with Grace's apartment. That is beyond cool.
And the cliffhanger in this one... Phew. Awful. Really happy I had the next book all lined up to be read. This is one of those cliffhangers that will drive you batshit crazy.
The further in the books you get, the more they're worth reading. The first book... It's like it doesn't even belong in the series. It's that far removed from the others. I'll for sure read the rest of these books, but will I read JA Huss again? Not sure. Maybe. If the blurb grabs my attention, why not? But I won't read any serial of hers without first having all the books......more
First of all, this book is littered with typos. Seeing as this is a re-release of three novels, there is no excuse not having caughtWhere do I start?
First of all, this book is littered with typos. Seeing as this is a re-release of three novels, there is no excuse not having caught all the typos and grammar mistakes the second go-around. This book would have benefited hugely with some heavy editing. Not just for the mistakes, but also going from one part to the next. So much of the book was spent recapping what happened in the previous part. Makes sense when the story is released as three individual books, not so much when it's all mashed into one story.
The plot itself is pretty obvious. I was able to guess what would happen next from the beginning of the book to the very end. Nothing surprised me here.
Then there's the whole "Fraulein" thing in this book. It's being used about an antagonist as if it is a bad word. "Fraulein" is in no way a negative word, so why it is being used as such puzzles me. I guess it's the only thing in this book I can't figure out. "Fraulein" simply means "Miss" in German. How is "Miss" a bad word??
And we have the "little girl" nickname that is thrown around like it's the word of the week. Uh... I think it's insulting. Especially seeing as she's both younger than him and apparently much shorter. It's equal to calling a woman with curves "fat girl" and thinking it's cute. No.
Finally, there's the sex marathons. The guy is a machine and the girl has to climax at least half a dozen times before he lets go. It gets to be too much and I ended up skimming this. Just got to a point where it wasn't even remotely sexy.
I have one more book by this author, not sure when I'll get around to reading it as it is now off my TBR list....more
This one was so unbelievable, I couldn't get around it. I do love my rockstars, and most of the time they can get away with pretty much anything. TheThis one was so unbelievable, I couldn't get around it. I do love my rockstars, and most of the time they can get away with pretty much anything. The things that these characters do and the things that happen to them... Yeah. No.
Regardless of this book being so far out of reality as a rocker book can get, it's well written. And it's the only reason why I give this book as many as 3 stars. If I were going off of plot and characters alone, I'd give it a screaming 1 star....more