Liked the hero, but the rest of the characters were hard to like. The heroine's situation/past remained a mystery too long for my taste. Figured out wh...moreLiked the hero, but the rest of the characters were hard to like. The heroine's situation/past remained a mystery too long for my taste. Figured out who did it pretty quick, but it was a decent read anyway. (less)
While there was romance in this book, it wasn't the main theme. It was more a suspense/thriller story to me, with a dash of paranormal thrown in. You h...moreWhile there was romance in this book, it wasn't the main theme. It was more a suspense/thriller story to me, with a dash of paranormal thrown in. You have hot alpha SEAL who sometimes has psychic flashes when he touches someone - - something that runs in his family - - and who has been waiting for his soul mate for 10 years. He gets a flash of his buddies being killed on the flight they are about to take. The heroine is described as pretty, but not drop-dead gorgeous. Basically, a normal female, who has a penchant for paranormal romances with alpha heroes. The heroine, who has no psychic ability, dreams of a whole day of events, including specifics about the hero and his friends. She follows up on her dream of a hijacked plane only after the first 2 events of her dream actually come true. The heroine works for the airline that is going to be hijacked and decides to just see if she recognizes anyone from her dream at the gate from her dream. There's our hero and his friends . . .with the hero knowing as soon as she enters that she is his mate (however, there is no shapeshifter heritaget involved). While the story does give the reactions of the hero and heroine to each other and their developing relationship, you get taken through the whole initial capture/investigation of the now-aborted hijacking. While the storyline doesn't resolve in this book, there is a conclusion to the most immediate issues. The book's storyline took place over 2 or 3 days, but was very busy. I am curious about the follow-up books, as well as who the ultimate bad guy will be, and will be interested to see how the supporting characters' stories turn out.(less)
Really glad I had today off, since I couldn't put the book down. I really liked the hero, Max. Alpha-male with a sweet, caring, nurturing side. He didn...moreReally glad I had today off, since I couldn't put the book down. I really liked the hero, Max. Alpha-male with a sweet, caring, nurturing side. He didn't care who saw him being affectionate. The heroine, Nina, was quirky and interesting. There were several different storylines going on at the same time, which definitely kept the book going and the reader's interest involved. Kristen Ashley is my new favorite author, although I do have to take a break between her books. They are intense and long. I usually read something light and fluffy between books. Anyway - definitely recommend her books. While this was the first in a series, the books don't have to be read in order - in fact, I read them in reverse order and had no problems following any of the storylines. Definitely on my keeper shelf!(less)
Really do like the alpha males - yum! Really can do without the TSTL heroine moments. I get that the heroine went thr...moreMore along the lines of 3.5 stars.
Really do like the alpha males - yum! Really can do without the TSTL heroine moments. I get that the heroine went through alot and was a capable, independent female. But, really? When you know you're dealing with scum of the earth and you have your own protective-alpha-male-mercenary asking you to not get in the middle of stuff, why do you feel that you can take care of it better? Never mind putting him in danger since he will be distracted making sure you don't get hurt. Probably would have been a higher rating, if not for the heroine's TSTL moments.(less)