I loved the premise of this story. The novella is well written, with likeable (and not so likeable) characters that have emotional depth and very humaI loved the premise of this story. The novella is well written, with likeable (and not so likeable) characters that have emotional depth and very human flaws. Shifter stories are my favorite, and m/m shifter stories are no exception.
My biggest frustration as a reader, and why I refuse to give a book a five-star rating, is the price of the book or books in a series. This one is priced at $.99 and appropriately so. I liked it so much I looked at the next book in the series. It's priced at $2.99 for a 40-page novella. As a reader I'm outraged. Full-length paperbacks are 7.99. This doesn't even come close to comparing in price.
Unless the book prices are adjusted, I will not be reading more of Ms. Greer's work (or other authors that follow this example)...and that's disappointing because I like her voice and I read a lot of books....more
No matter what else happens, family always has your back.
When the world fell apart, Rowan Callahan knew her dad and sister were waiting for her to comNo matter what else happens, family always has your back.
When the world fell apart, Rowan Callahan knew her dad and sister were waiting for her to come home. Getting from Chicago to Michigan was a hell of a long walk, but nothing would keep her from her family.
Except a few terrifying psychopaths, serious physical injuries, and a couple of gorgeous even more dangerous men hell bent on saving her. Circumstances force Rowan, Graham and Zach to make choices that will alter their lives forever…and when the rubber hit the road, none of them expected the sideswipe life threw at them.
I LOVE post-apocalyptic stories. Strong heroines and ab-so-lutely de-lish alphas are a must. Flash Bang’s story line, characterization and relationships hit all four corners of the page and never stopped running.
Why only a 4 star rating? The heroine’s language was a bit of a turn-off. I’m no prude (a ménage erotica reading prerequisite) but with Rowan being an attorney, I didn’t expect such a disconnect between her intelligence and verbiage. I also had a little trouble with the immediate assumption (driven by gut instinct) the modern world was ending. More detail and passage of time would have supported the theory better.
Flash Bang is a fast-paced action-packed post-apocalyptic ménage romance (can this be a new genre category, please?) that hooks the reader until the last page. I love the premise of Ms. March’s new world and look forward to reading the next book in this series!
Life gets difficult at times. Add paranormal weirdness and it’s a whole new extreme.
Jason knows this firsthand. Kicked out of college after being falsLife gets difficult at times. Add paranormal weirdness and it’s a whole new extreme.
Jason knows this firsthand. Kicked out of college after being falsely accused of plagiarism, Jason has hit rock bottom. He’s being evicted from his apartment and has no money to pay his bills. Then he meets Guy Winters and life becomes insanely complicated. A home invasion forces the pair to run. Guy draws Jason into his world, without much explanation and Jason must trust Guy to keep them both safe. He has nothing to lose and everything to gain.
I liked the premise of the story. The Kaldr part of the plot was interesting. It would have been easier to follow if more information had been given as the story unfolded early on instead of waiting until more than halfway through the book to finally give the reader (and Jason) an explanation.
Another issue that bothered me was the relationship development between Guy and Jason. Insta love or attraction doesn’t bother me if there’s a reason. In His Touch of Ice, Guy is attractive. Jason is drawn to him immediately. I get the lust angle. Works for me. My problem is the desperation that drives Jason toward Guy. They had no real foundation and are immediately forced into an extreme situation.
When the immediate threat occurs, assumptions were made by the characters that wouldn’t have occurred in real life. Things would have followed a natural path of questions and discussion. Guy should have given Jason a better explanation right then of who he was and why he could keep Jason safe. That would have been more plausible than the “these characters have to be together and this will force them to be” circumstance in the plot.
Also, the timeline jumped several times by large chunks without clear transitions. I had to go back and reread a section to make sure I didn’t miss something important. It didn’t ruin the story by any means, just interrupted the flow.
Though the book mostly explains the story line, it doesn’t work as a stand-alone novel. Too many questions are unanswered. Just when I got a handle on the culture and direction of the plot the book ended. I wanted more…in a good way. Hopefully, there will be a next book and this is not the end of Jason and Guy’s story.