This was my least favorite in the series so far, but I...more**spoiler alert** Protagonist: 8/10 Secondary Characters: 10/10 Mystery: 8/10 Humor: 9/10 Pace: 9/10
This was my least favorite in the series so far, but I still very much enjoyed the book. Violet's jealousy streak was pretty annoying, and I'm disappointed that she still couldn't tell Natalie about her and Doc. It was selfish of her to want her cake and eat it to. I'm glad Nat finally caught on… at the end. Sooner would have been better. Those were my two biggest issues with the book. I look forward to crawling into the next installment though and devouring that one as well. I love this series!(less)
Okay, I know I said I wouldn't gush over this book… but I seriously can't help it. I love this story/town/characters/writing/etc. Everything about this book had me on cloud 9. I am so happy I found this series, and a new author to call my favorite. I read this 2nd installment in the Deadwood series in record time (granted I had it on loan from a friend for 2 weeks, but still~)! That alone validates how much I loved this book! Speaking of having it on loan, I actually was in love with the story so much that by page 200 I had already purchased my own copy. When I catch up on the series, I'll purchase the books again in paperback to put on my keeper shelf. *Gushgushgush*
BUT, as much as I loved this book, there were a couple things that bothered me. The length of course, but I'm starting to get over that. Also, Violet seemed to have a shallow edge to her. I didn't notice it in the first book, but I did in this one. Kind of disappointing. And my biggest beef is with the lack of condoms. I hate that in books and normally take off some major points for the irresponsibility. Luckily my love for this book far outweighs the negative points and only results in a half star being knocked off.
Overall, this is truly a fun, laugh out loud, epically awesome book to read. I put off things to completely throw myself into the story, and have absolutely no regrets in doing so. Who needs sleep anyway?! Sleep is over-rated in the face of a really good book! :3 If you like cozy mysteries with strong romance elements, humor, and a touch of horror and suspense, then you will more than likely enjoy the first 2 books in the Deadwood series as much as I have. (I can't comment on the others… yet). Happy reading, ya'll!(less)
Meh. I was very disappointed in this book. I saw it on Book Depository and thought it sounded like a cute romance since that was the category I was lo...moreMeh. I was very disappointed in this book. I saw it on Book Depository and thought it sounded like a cute romance since that was the category I was looking under (which it isn't… it's chicklit that reads like a YA) and picked it up. The female characters are flaky/ditzy. Their problems are insignificant and high school hallway drama-ish. Adults that handle problems in such a back-asswards kind of way. Overall, I thought the whole book was stupid and the only reason I continued reading is because of all the money I spent on it (about $14 with tax/shipping! For 100 something pages at that!!). I'll never use Book Depository again since they obviously don't know how to properly categorize their genres~ Very disappointed.(less)
Wow, was this book long! But it was a great book that I enjoyed a lot. Since I only read in bed before I fall asleep (and sometimes at red lights and checkout aisles lol), this took a long time for me to read. There were a few times I postponed sleep for as long as I could just to read a bit more. I loved this authors writing style! My eyes flew across the pages gobbling up every word as quick as can be! I loved all the characters. But Violet was a tad flaky at times. I especially loved the touches of horror and romance as well!
Like I mentioned above, my only complaint lies in the length. With my reading style I tended to forget some facts from the beginning that were mentioned at the end. But I'd imagine someone who can read the book in a few sittings probably wouldn't have that issue. Anyway, a great book that I highly recommend. I'm looking forward to reading the second book next week!(less)
This series continues to blow me away! And this book is by far my favorite. My only problem was with Violet (surprise, surprise) and her handling of matters with Cooper. She goes out of her way to be a stubborn bitch with him for no reason. Hopefully, she gets an attitude adjustment in the next book. Other than that, I loved the book and it breaks my heart that I have to knock off points for Violets ability to be dense/flaky in those brief situations. That said, I'm still looking forward to the next installment in the series, because I just can't get enough!(less)
Another awesome book from Anya Wylde! Her stories always hit the spot for me, and this one is no different. The humor, the characters, the crazy antics and predicaments. I gobble it all up. I really liked this book a lot. There were a few times I had difficulties putting it down for things like sleep and food.
I loved the fact that this can be read as a stand-alone too. I can't stand series books where you have to read dozens of books in order to understand what's going on. Even though Penelope and the Duke play major roles in this book, their story isn't divulged. But seriously, go read their book too! I look forward to maybe a book for Lord Adair in the future as well. Anyway, I highly recommend Seeking Philbert Woodbead. I loved every minute of my time spent reading it and have absolutely zero complaints.(less)