The first Evanovich book I read was the Stephanie Plum series. It didn't turn out so well. I ended up hating it. Stephanie grated my nerves so much!
(The first Evanovich book I read was the Stephanie Plum series. It didn't turn out so well. I ended up hating it. Stephanie grated my nerves so much!
(So....I've learned not to take these books seriously. Because if I do, I'll just get turned off)
Anyway...I decided to give her another chance. So, here I am reading the Lizzy & Diesel series. And, I have to say I enjoyed it. 0-0 <--- my expression pretty much.
I was surprised I ended the book with a good feeling.
Loved Lizzy and Diesel together, they had this easy teasing banter between them. I like that romance, or getting in each other pants wasn't the main focus. I mean it was hinted here and there, but it was never really taken seriously. The premise of the book was interesting and I can get on that train.
Wish there was more Wulf/Diesel interaction though. That little moment they had outside the guy's house was cute. Then there's Clara and Glo. The one-eyed cat and Carl the monkey. Everyone was pretty much alright.
I'm willing to continue this series. We'll see how it goes from here... ...more
In ICED we follow smart mouth, energetic Dani O'Malley as she protects her messed up city of Dublin alongside mystery club owner Ryodan. Now, guys I'mIn ICED we follow smart mouth, energetic Dani O'Malley as she protects her messed up city of Dublin alongside mystery club owner Ryodan. Now, guys I'm just gonna start out by saying I like Dani and Ryodan wayyy more than Mac and Barrons.
I guess mostly because Dani grew up in this world so she knows her stuff, she knows how to protect and to fight for herself. And Ryodan (unlike Barrons) is much more -- easy to like. I'm not saying Ryodan is some saint because he is not. He's a robot like figure. Calculating and cold. Not to mention his business Club Chester isn't exactly for the weak-hearted. There's this quote that describes him well:
"She think he's not an animal like Barrons. That's he more civilized. She's right, he is more polished. But, it only makes him more dangerous. With Barrons you expect to get fucked up royally. With Ryodan? You don't see it coming...Barrons breaks heads. Ryodan turns them inside out. Barrons fucks you up. Ryodan makes you fuck yourself up."
But, he has his light moments that made me smile or chuckle mostly when he's with Dani and with Barron I didn't really have that.
Other than these two we also have the return of Christian. He's newly-transformed and slowly but surely becoming an Unseelie Prince. Christian has a bit of a creepy infatuation with Dani in here but not so much were you'd be gagging in your mouth ; more like giving him the eye. We're also introduced to Dani's best bud Dancer. Now, at first Dancer seems like the only normal person in the story. DING DING!! Normal? That's a red flag right there if you've read the Fever series. There's something about Dancer I know there is. I mean he even had the balls to stand up and call out Ryodan and Christian TO THEIR FACES. And, walked away without a scratch!
Suspicious much? Hopefully, we'll learn about Dancer in the coming books.
The surrounding issue everyone has with ICED is the relationship or could be relationship between Ryodan and Dani. Guys, GUYS! Listen up. I'm all for Dani and Ryodan if Moning solves the age thing. I'm also for Dani not ending up with anything. But, let's be real there was no indication of Ryodan having feelings for Dani in this book. On occasion and straight-out he's mentioned that she will become one hell of a woman in her years (with which I agree). But, it was nothing more than that. I mean Dani and Ryodan was more like....well Batman and Robin. I think we gotta awhile before it goes any further. That's all I gotta say....more