It's a great follow-up book to Inquisitor even if it does chronologically come before the first book. Because"Winter Wolf" by R.J. Blain is fantastic!
It's a great follow-up book to Inquisitor even if it does chronologically come before the first book. Because I love Blain's books and how they're written, I'm going to include just a few bits of the things that I love about these books that aren't really about the story. Does that make sense? I don't know... Whatever!
Jurassic Park references. Yes, she references Jurassic Park in a joke to a Detective. It's wonderful!
The way Dominic and Nicole both express my feelings of dogs in various ways and their interactions with each other! "... if another one of those rats nips at my ankles, I’ll kick it." Not that I would ever kick a dog, but those little yippy ones irk me. "Making faces at his affection, I wiped my mouth off with the back of my hand. 'Gross. Don’t you two know I don’t like dogs?'" Yeah, I'm not too fond of the licky dogs either...
There's an entire conversation about rapist, ideals, and proper justice that I would love to quote and while it doesn't really give away any major spoilers, it does give you a look into a relationship that develops a little later in the story that I don't want to ruin for any future readers. Just keep your eyes open for it and love it when it shows up!!!
I am struggling with finding eloquent words to describe how much I loved this book!!!
Unlike the previous book, I can really see myself in this charactI am struggling with finding eloquent words to describe how much I loved this book!!!
Unlike the previous book, I can really see myself in this character's shoes. My two most serious relationships (a marriage and an engagement) have ended with my husband/fiancé cheating on me. The hurt, the trust issues, the feelings of abandonment and betrayal, the feelings of inadequacy - all of these things are captured perfectly by +Gina Drayer. As is the knowledge that the cheater would have cheated regardless.
Don't get me wrong, it's not a dark depressing read, but Gina does a fantastic job of making you feel what her characters are feeling. Unfortunately for me, I haven't met a sexy one night stand to fix my problem, but one night stands aren't really for me. I'm covered under the final tip with my Modern Girl Choices, by the way! :-)...more
I loved this book! I read it mostly in one night (finished in the morning because I passed out during the last chapter due to exhaustion - not the booI loved this book! I read it mostly in one night (finished in the morning because I passed out during the last chapter due to exhaustion - not the book). I absolutely cannot wait for the rest of the series. The ending was perfect for the flow of the book and, while I originally didn't realize just how many sex scenes there would be, the author kept them realistic, achievable, and fun....more
Bad things in a book that I can handle if there's only a couple: • Flowery language • Overblown descriptions • Inconsistent characters • Unconnected plotBad things in a book that I can handle if there's only a couple: • Flowery language • Overblown descriptions • Inconsistent characters • Unconnected plot points • Poorly driven plot • Everyone falling in love • Except the mastermind villain(s) who are evil because of unrequited love • Sprinkles of poorly mentioned and overly detailed history
Want to know how many things from that list are in this book? ALL OF THEM! I'm not usually one to say that a book was bad, but this book was bad. I especially hated how in the very last couple of pages the author decides that it is necessary to tie up every single loose end for the impossibly attractive people she wrote. It was bad, guys.
But, since I was able to finish it, I'm giving it two stars. Just know that I hated it and don't recommend it.
Why did I read it? My five-year-old niece picked it up and said, "look, Aunt Lishy, it's my favorite book!" I thought it would be funny to read her "favorite book" (picked soley because of the pink dress on the cover) and see if she picked a good one....more