I really liked the story but I could have used a little more romance... (for someone who cut her Romance babyteeth on the likes of J.R. Ward and Sherr...moreI really liked the story but I could have used a little more romance... (for someone who cut her Romance babyteeth on the likes of J.R. Ward and Sherrilyn Kenyon, mere 'intense' kisses and allusions to a night full of 'passionate lovemaking' just do not fill the bill.... if you know what I'm saying. And I think you do....;-)
I'm smitten with all things cowboy and western these days so it was right up my alley. I have heard things (good and bad) about Janet Dailey, but I thoroughly enjoyed this quick read. I was engaged from the start and developed (positive and negative) emotional attachments to all the main characters - always an excellent sign.
I normally would never start a series at the end (almost, there is one more right after this one) I have am almost pathological need to start all stories from the beginning. But as I was unsure of the commitment I wanted to give this series, I started with the most up to date story I could find. But, everything about this story made me want to go back to the beginning and learn about the Calder Family from the very beginning.
My only dilemma now is to decide whether to go ahead and read the latest book, or jump back to the beginning.... decisions decisions. (less)
I am about 1/2 way thru... I will withhold my final judgment until it’s over. But…
I fell in love with this series a few years ago when I started liste...moreI am about 1/2 way thru... I will withhold my final judgment until it’s over. But…
I fell in love with this series a few years ago when I started listening to 'London Bridges.' I was immediately taken by the two readers of the story and loved the fact that Alex had his own voice and the bad guy had his own (Peter Fernandez has brought Alex to life for most of this series. Maybe most splendidly in ‘Cross Country’)
I know most diehard fans of the series insist that books circa 'Kiss the Girls' and 'Along came a Spider' where the heyday of this series. But if I don’t start a series at the beginning, I find it almost impossible to go back to the start when the entire series revolves around the same character. (… as much as I love John Sanford’s Lucas Davenport, I cannot go back to a time when he wasn’t married to his surgeon wife, Weather!.... and I started with Hidden Prey... ha!)
But these last few books have used other voice-over artists and my attention and affection have waned in direct correlation with my annoyance that some imposter (heretofore known as 'Not the Peter') was running around pretending to be Alex Cross!
This is another one of those books. Because I am not impressed with ‘Not the Peter’s’ voice (and I am almost apoplectic about the casting of Tyler Perry as AC in the new movie… Really?.... Really!?!) I am finding it hard to stay engaged with this new book. I'm finding AC to be whiney and considerably less Cool (with a capital C) than I have grown to expect over the last 5-6 books.
I am going to finish it because I want to know how it ends, but I don’t have to be happy about it...;-?
Edit 2/14/11... I finished last week.... it ended as weak as it started. I feel this series might have JtS for me.(less)
read this originally many many years ago... but I decided I wanted to revisit it.... with so much time passed and so much going on with the books, its...moreread this originally many many years ago... but I decided I wanted to revisit it.... with so much time passed and so much going on with the books, its like reading it anew... if with a tiny bit of deja vu...;-)(less)