I was very surprised by this novel. I did not expect at all to be overwhelmed by emotions from the very first lines. The pain and suffering a...more3.5 stars
I was very surprised by this novel. I did not expect at all to be overwhelmed by emotions from the very first lines. The pain and suffering associated with the loss of a loved one, the differences phases through which we pass and the perception of others while you pass through this ordeal ... Wow! Everything was right. This echoed in me and put me ill at ease. I experienced difficulty not to cry with Kelsi ... Beautifully sad!
I also liked the paranormal touch. The author manages to keep the story plausible. One wonders if the events occur in Kelsi's head and if these visions are related to depression, grief. Perhaps Aiden's revelations arrive a bit late ... This would be my only criticism.
The ending is sweet, touching and full of hope until the final sentence that leaves you in suspense. Very well done!
A very big emotional slap! Very well written, this novel hooked me from the start and I was unable to put this book down...(less)
I love the character of Emily Strange and it is with great pleasure that I immersed myself in this comic. The synopsis looked fun and promising. The c...moreI love the character of Emily Strange and it is with great pleasure that I immersed myself in this comic. The synopsis looked fun and promising. The cover was beautifully illustrated so, I was hoping to have a good time.
Unfortunately, I was soon disappointed by the story. Too messy! Too much confusion and bickering that show Emily as very bossy and inflexible woman.
It's a shame that the story is confusing because the moral is that we need others to succeed and that some project can not be done alone. But the plot failed to capture my interest.
Nevertheless, the illustrations are interesting, colorful and graphically very nice to follow and appreciate.
This story intrigued me as soon as I've read the synopsis.
From the beginning, I liked that the reader is able to know the identity of the serial kill...moreThis story intrigued me as soon as I've read the synopsis.
From the beginning, I liked that the reader is able to know the identity of the serial killer. This helped to get into his head and see his interactions with others. He really likes to play with fire, manipulating people. This character is intriguing, captivating as well as repugnant. But he made me curious. I would have enjoyed if the author had allowed me to go a little more into the serial killer's mind.
I also liked the weight of family secrets and choices that ambition can lead to.
I admit I had a great time with the characters and the plot. For cons, I did not have the "wow" factor or some racing of my heart that would have made me devour this novel.
I had a great time but not intense enough for my taste! (less)
A dark story with conspiracies, assassins and a witch without power.
The story has grabbed me from the start. Very quickly, I found myself wa...more3.5 stars
A dark story with conspiracies, assassins and a witch without power.
The story has grabbed me from the start. Very quickly, I found myself wanting to know more about Sorin and the master's assassins. Of course, I was interested in Ileni since she is the main character and her presence among the assassins awakens many questions. I expected her death, her murder while turning the pages of this novel. I also spent a good time seeking answers to the other assassination regarding the tutors.
I liked how the heros's minds work doubting all actions, all informations even when love is in the air. They are always on the alert and do not trust anyone. Sad but perfect for this rather cold and dark novel. The relationship to death is also interesting.
The end has me a little confused because I was expecting a different outcome. But it made me curious ... so I look forward to the sequel...
The descriptions of the Montmartre district, the parisian ambience are acurate and wonderfully told. T...moreA gripping story that I was unable to let go of.
The descriptions of the Montmartre district, the parisian ambience are acurate and wonderfully told. The author was able to provide a realistic atmosphere with fair beautiful words and without cliché. I loved how Adria J. Cimino plays with her words and with her readers. A real treat.
The characters are endearing. All have flaws and they all want to discover something or run away from their troubles until that have to face life. The fates of the characters intersect and intertwine and this is orchestrated in a subtle way. The author really charmed me, she is very talented and her story is brillant of simplicity.
As a reader, I was caught by the adventures and I was unable to release my book before discovering the end of the story ... Captivating!
I had not read the two previous volumes but it was not a problem to enjoy this story. Quite original, this romance as the merit of having imperfect ch...moreI had not read the two previous volumes but it was not a problem to enjoy this story. Quite original, this romance as the merit of having imperfect characters who fight not to show their weaknesses to others.
Rachel is in a wheelchair. Her handicap lead the author to speak about the society look at disabilities. The discomfort and the preconception that may accompany the handicap.
Conversely, Jared is epileptic. His condition is not something you can see but his attacks have an impact on his life. They also are a disability.
wo conditions that give substance to this romance by addressing issues of self-perception and the fear of being imperfect, outside the norm..
Certainly, there are some lengths but I found the originality of the story interesting enough. I had a good time with Rachel and Jared.
The first volume "Window" had really made me have a good time. Original and sexy, with a beautiful description of Paris seen through the eyes of an Am...moreThe first volume "Window" had really made me have a good time. Original and sexy, with a beautiful description of Paris seen through the eyes of an American woman, I've enjoyed my read immensely. Thus, I've been expected the sequel with great anticipation. And I was not disappointed ...It's sexy as hell!
The author took me on an adventure full of voyeurism and fetishism, perfect for lovers of high heels, directly into a boiling hot relationship via Skype. The relationship is still original but now words had been add to the image.
Suddenly, the fantasies of the two characters can be verbalized and give place to new scenarios. Still sexy, with the addition of sound, one understands how words, intonations of voice have an important place in seduction, excitement between two partners. Very well done!
I confess to have found some length in this volume due to lack of action outside of the relationship (rather rooms) between the American and her Musketeer. But the final revelation spices up the narrative. But mostly, I' ve liked the sensual scenes and loved when the heroin steals her virtual lover's boxer... I would have done the same thing! Lol! I also appreciate when the author aimed at the reader or ask him to take side in her story. It's refreshing and cute!
I look forward to the last part to know whether the sense of touch will be up to the expectation of the two heroes.
Scenes of torrid hot sex for this story-like fantasies with 4 male partners. I found the fantasy of having multiple partners well described and well w...moreScenes of torrid hot sex for this story-like fantasies with 4 male partners. I found the fantasy of having multiple partners well described and well written with erotic, sexy and graphics words. However, the action lacks credibility.
While the female characters are adorable, loyal and possess a good sense of humor, the Harper brothers are just sex bombs... And Mac's behavior has rather disturbed me. To be honest, the violence of his words and their wickedness towards Sage deeply tainted my reading. I have not seen the value of this character in this fantasy.
I was also disappointed by the ending. There is no really closing up scene between Sage and Harper brothers. So I was wondering if there will be a sequel or not?
Perfect for lovers of erotica with multiple partners. However, there are some weaknesses in the plot outside the bedroom.