There are most likely many people out there that would really enjoy this book and get into the crime scene info...I'm just not one of them apparently.There are most likely many people out there that would really enjoy this book and get into the crime scene info...I'm just not one of them apparently. It was fairly well written and not too overly sugared up in the 'you are my destiny' aspect. I felt that many of the characters were underplayed in order to create more story later (streeeeetch), as opposed to letting the story unfold at a natural point. I did like the characters themselves though, especially The Dominion for some reason. She is kind of a wuss which normally is a big turn-off for me but I see her getting her groove on later and that appealed to me. My big issue with this story was the ending. (view spoiler)[Which just had way too much misery and absolutely no hope/love for the H/h. Took his wings, took his power, banished him to Earth, AND...AND??? took his memory of Alex? Sheesh! Someone hates their hero, eh? :) (hide spoiler)]
On the flip side, God is a woman which I can get behind. ;P
I read the blurb for the next book and I just can't get into it so I don't think I will continue on with this series.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
This was a good, solid installment in the series that I enjoy as much as the first. This book had some strong development of the long term series p★ ★ ★ ½
This was a good, solid installment in the series that I enjoy as much as the first. This book had some strong development of the long term series plot that I was glad to see and really appreciated. These characters (Durian and Grey) were interesting and I really liked Grey. No moments of wanting to slap her. :)
Another asset to the story was that fact that all the scenes with the couples from past books were necessary as opposed to just throwing them in so you can say, "Hi!" to characters you know. There were a few scenes with other characters thrown in to give you hints about the future, but none were overdone. Overall, an enjoyable read....more
Quick-Cap: Xia, once a mageheld fiend(a type of demon), is now free from mages and has sworn his loyalty to the warlord Nicodemus. Harsh's sister,★ ★ ★ ½
Quick-Cap: Xia, once a mageheld fiend(a type of demon), is now free from mages and has sworn his loyalty to the warlord Nicodemus. Harsh's sister, Alexandrine (a witch), is now a target of the mage Kessler who is greedy to lay his hands on an ancient talisman that she posseses. Nicodemus has charged Xia with Alexandrine's protection but Xia would rather kill every mage he sets his eyes on. This installment in the series is centered on Xia overcoming his hatred and the romance between he and Alexandrine.
My Forbidden Desire continues the story of the fiends and witches we were intoduced to in My Wicked Enemy. This second book is entertaining in itself and lays the foundation for future stoies as well. Although this book does not contribute as much as its predecessor in advancing the overall series plot, it does give us some more insight into the capabilities of fiends in general. Not stellar, but a pleasant read....more
Oh-ho-ho....me likey this book! This was a fun ride and I definately enjoyed the beings that Jewel created. The mage/demon structure was truly interesOh-ho-ho....me likey this book! This was a fun ride and I definately enjoyed the beings that Jewel created. The mage/demon structure was truly interesting and the 'inpediment' that the heroine suffered from made it actually easier to understand the magic system (strangely enough). Very good on the 'uber-alpha-male-hero' scale as well. Lots of sexy man business here for those who like the my oath to protect you aspect. Even though the heroine, Carson, is suffering from an ailment, for lack of a better term, she is a seriously smart heroine. No freaking out, no hysterical moments. It isn't like she has no fear, but she is a rational being and in PNR, you have to appreciate that. I will definately read the next in the series. There are lots of super-hotties in this book who must go off and save their own DIDs!...more
I really liked this edition of the DH series. It was a nice change of pace to have a hero who still actually had a family...even if said family is a bI really liked this edition of the DH series. It was a nice change of pace to have a hero who still actually had a family...even if said family is a bunch of jerks. It was also nice to have a tough-kick-a-little-butt-cause-I-trained-like-a-dark-hunter-too kind of girl for the heroine. I don't think any other heroine is actually able to fight alongside her DH so that was a lovely switcheroo. (I get a little tired of the 'swooning woman' issue.) She also was a tough cookie emotionally and I thought she had a fun sense of humor. Many other reviewers feel she was too sarcastic and that made her annoying and I disagree. I felt she had a quick wit, and with the exception of maybe one scene, thought that she was written well. She also didn't ask any stupid questions and go bananas over the paranormal forces in the DH world which I appreciate. As a PNR fan, there is nothing more annoying than a book character that is constantly ranting about how 'vampires/demons/angels/shifters/witches/magic/etc. don't exist' when they have had numerous examples happen right in front of them. You have the suspension of disbelief for 21st century television, but not for the paranormal in your own world? Give me a break!
The Cael and Nick part was nuts! Even though I have read many of the later DH books, I don't remember how the Cael and Nick thing plays out...will have to double check to see what I read because that looks to be prime time stuff. Overall, a satisfying example of Kenyon's work....more
Quick-cap: Story of three sisters that are half-human and half-fae. One is a witch, one is a cat-shifter, and the last is a vamp. They work EarthsideQuick-cap: Story of three sisters that are half-human and half-fae. One is a witch, one is a cat-shifter, and the last is a vamp. They work Earthside for a government agency to police the supernats from Otherworld that now 'freely' interact with humans. This installment in the series is focused on Camille the witch and her romantic confusions. The series plot conflict is revealed in this book to be an uprising of a potentially unstoppable demon Lord. This book lays the groundwork for that large conflict, introduces us to the D'Artigo sisters, and follows the action of the first step in their efforts to stop the demon Shadow Wing.
The background, storyline, and world concept of this book were really great. They were not however, explained in much depth. This book was only 293 pages and it would have been much better with about 60-70 more. The characters are the strength of this story and although there was sufficient information on them for a first-in-series, I was hoping for more. If the author had given the same amount of detail to backstory and plot development that she gave to fashion descriptions, this story would have been 4 stars. I did think that there was a very healthy spread of paranormal characters used in this book and I enjoyed it. If this groundwork is used effectively in furture books, this series will be an great read....more