As far as I’m concerned, this series has a real considerable drawback: there are so many characters and intermingling plots, that between one installAs far as I’m concerned, this series has a real considerable drawback: there are so many characters and intermingling plots, that between one installment and the next, I lose track of them . In this one we will see four stories that are not really interlinked: Beth and Wrath (sorry, not my favorite couple), Assail and Sola, Selena an Trex, and Xcor and Layla (these last three rock and promise). They happen to be at the same time, and involve more or less the same place (the compound).
I confess that I tried a search in the last book with one of the couples to remember when and how their relationship began (with Selena), and I just couldn’t find it. Problem is, I even can’t keep track of which was the previous installment to the previous one, and as they also mix so many stories it’s impossible to read them in one sitting. What a mess. Which was the prevailing feeling at the beginning of this book. I found myself wishing that a charitable soul would disentangle each story from the books in order to be able to read them as a whole and not as a piece-by-piece lost in a labyrinth of sub-plots.
However, as allways, J.R. Ward delivers, and halfway the book I was absorbed by the character’s angst and rooting that, against all odds, they could find their happy ending (not going to happen for most of them until the next 1-3 installments?). And yes, I’m dying again for the next installment.
So that’s why I gave 4, because I’m addicted to the BlackDagger Brotherhood....more
This is an amnesia plot. Samantha appears in a forest, she is running from something, and yet she doesn’t know from what, she is scratched and probablThis is an amnesia plot. Samantha appears in a forest, she is running from something, and yet she doesn’t know from what, she is scratched and probably wounded. When, eventually, she is found, she discovers she disappeared with her best friend the night before. She has rich parents, a tween, a boyfriend and, what’s even more puzzling, she appears to have been the queen bitch of the college. Now she is a different person and she neither understands nor bears her past self.
What I enjoyed more is the suspense plot. Her best friend, allegedly with her, hasn’t appeared. Some weird notes appear and it is not clear if she is in danger or if she is disturbed. The attraction to Carslon was also very vivid: you could feel it.
Samantha’s character is, from my point of view, the weakest aspect of this book. She isn’t consistent. She is living firsts. To me it was quite sudden that the first kiss was also the first let’s make love. Then, when she remembers, I would have expected some weird moments there, due to the fact that she was really a mean girl, or remembering her best boyfriend. But there isn’t weirdness whatsoever. It didn’t ring true.
To sum up, good pace and good suspense plot, but not well developed main character. ...more
Sizzling hot erotica m-m. Not for the faint-hearted. But it's not only this, it also has a good suspense plot and an interesting love triangle. Jack, Sizzling hot erotica m-m. Not for the faint-hearted. But it's not only this, it also has a good suspense plot and an interesting love triangle. Jack, Gray and Jan are different (one is submissive yet a “macho man”, another is a dominant, and the third one is an unexpected vanilla character.
I have only one misgiving: Jan is a little inconsistent (view spoiler)[ and, at the end, I just couldn’t understand either his feelings or the others towards him. Him being labelled as the interpreted it sound to me as he was an enabler and hence, once his work done, expendable. (hide spoiler)]
I kept comparing it with Troubleshooters books, from Suzanne Brockmann. In Troubleshooters there is steamingI did not finish it. I wasn’t in the mood.
I kept comparing it with Troubleshooters books, from Suzanne Brockmann. In Troubleshooters there is steaming romance (sometimes more than a couple), action and characters feel more real, they are flesh and bones characters. Furthermore, main characters face real challenges (age-gap, inter-racial, social, etc.).
In this book I just couldn’t relate to the characters. They are drop-gorgeous. They are extra-smart, super-loyal, super-everything. And I just like characters with some defects, more approachable to my humble safe. Anyway, I think that, at another time, I would have finished it. It is what it promises: a special forces romance, with a very hot hero, action and a steamy romance. ...more
This book kept me awake until late hours of the night.
The heroine is an exceptionally gifted girl but socially awkward, she doesn’t do innuendos, sheThis book kept me awake until late hours of the night.
The heroine is an exceptionally gifted girl but socially awkward, she doesn’t do innuendos, she is literal. This, and her sterilized upbringing by a detached mother makes her an unusually interesting leading character. The novel also has a set of interesting and well drawn secondary characters.
The beginning,which frames the suspense plot, is exceptional. Then the romance begins and the story loose a little bit its grip and the pace slows down. I loved Brooks, he is a very male and determined softie (he cares about people and lets it show), different from the usual “chief of police” character. But, even though I was glad for Elizabeth, I just didn’t fall for his sudden commitment to develop a relationship with her, she is too awkward, too reserved.
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This book it's about a normal woman!!! Normal as in different, particular, distinctive. After months being fed up of reading about the same kind ofThis book it's about a normal woman!!! Normal as in different, particular, distinctive. After months being fed up of reading about the same kind of woman, I have had the opportunity to know a nice, starchy, innocent southern lady, a librarian who doesn’t knows how to dress nor how to make up her face (hey, I’m not the only one), but who decides to make over her life, because, just face it, when you are 34 years old, virgin and no-men pays attention to you, something has to go.
I had a really good time with this book. Lots of funny things happen around Daisy. There’s also suspense. I liked she had prejudices, stupid ones, like her instant dislike towards Jack, the town sheriff, because he is a Yankee, because he works up and he crowds people. And I definitely liked Jack. Looking them interact, reading their dialogs is really fun. Don’t miss it!