I love vlad, he didn't lose an inch of his personality But somehow Leila seemed different, her unique character was a bit off I enjoyed this book enoughI love vlad, he didn't lose an inch of his personality But somehow Leila seemed different, her unique character was a bit off I enjoyed this book enough to make me read it in one session, but it left me a bit neutral , I hope the next one is better...more
IT was a good book. But I felt detached from the characters. Runa's character wasn't solid, and her build up didn't make sense, I would have liked it wIT was a good book. But I felt detached from the characters. Runa's character wasn't solid, and her build up didn't make sense, I would have liked it way better with another female lead. ...more
Charley comes back as strong as ever in this book! Her sarcasm and sense of humor are simply to die for! then come back for extra gig.. It was intriguiCharley comes back as strong as ever in this book! Her sarcasm and sense of humor are simply to die for! then come back for extra gig.. It was intriguing, mysterious, with lot's of my all time favorite Reyes. a girl can't ask for more!
(view spoiler)[ AND THAT DAMN PROPOSAL! I screamed for hours after I finished the book! I can't wait to know her answer! Say YES Charley! (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
My overall impression of the book was "meh".. I didn't care for any of the characters. Most of them lacked motivation, or didn't act accordingly. and tMy overall impression of the book was "meh".. I didn't care for any of the characters. Most of them lacked motivation, or didn't act accordingly. and the plot was filled with holes and unrealistic events.
2.5 - 3 Stars
Valentin is still tortured by the ghosts of his past, he was deeply hurt and molested, yet I couldn't muster up enough feelings to sympathize with him, since he couldn't muster up enough blood to keep his own damn brain working (since blood could flow only up there or down there)! god forbid if he thinks of anything beside the joys of "mating" with his wife, having others "mate" his wife, or fondling himself. I couldn't care less about his happy ending when I finished the book.
Sara claims that she only found herself with Val, and that he allowed her to be herself. BULLSHIT . everything she did was to satisfy him, apologize to him, make him feel better, or was seduced into it. She didn't even stand a chance to be herself, she was a promising character that morphed into another Brady wife; succumbing to her every husband's -sexual or non sexual- whim with the false pretense that she's the one with the control.
and let's not forget about Peter , I genuinely liked him. He was honest, loyal, and a great friend; up until he had to admit his earth shattering love to Val and turn this book into a freak show with Sara in their plan to get Val back.
(view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)]I didn't understand why Sara had sex with Peter in front of her husband, he struck me as highly territorial and jealous, how did this transformation occur within a fortnight? I accept that those people welcome an alternative life style, but a piece of warning would have been nice. I was expecting a story about a couple who took their marriage vows seriously, instead i got this. The only redeeming things about this book were the good sex, and the fantasy red notebook.
I'm strongly discouraged to read the next books in this series.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
I'd probably die a happy woman now that I have read this. I kid you not, it was that good, or maybe itWhere do I start, So much happened in this book!
I'd probably die a happy woman now that I have read this. I kid you not, it was that good, or maybe it's a simple matter of my emotional deprivation.
WARNING: The review is filled with spoilers
So the story opens up with a surprise birthday party to the very old Bones! No sooner he started unwrapping the gifts he gets an urgent call from his old pal Ian telling him to get immediately to Annette's place; she's in danger. But the actual surprise was the appearance of the other Crispin Phillip Arthur Russell, the Third !
Aka Bones' half brother!
image: [image error] Wraith It's just ridiculous how similar he is to Bones! their snarky comments and witty remarks broke me down in laughs, I felt immense happiness for Bones; I knew how much he longed for family, but unfortunately nothing lasts.
After he dropped the bombshell the happy couple goes to celebrate in their own way
“So, you ready for your other present? Or now that you’re almost a quarter millennium old, maybe you want to take a nap instead?”
When Cat is woken up by Ian, she knows something isn't right, Ian's instinct proves right when Cat joins him in a hotel admitting that Bones and the rest of the gang are acting strangely, and she isn't buying Wraith's story that he's been on his own ever since the death of his sire. "To say vampires existed under a feudalistic system was to put it nicely. It could be better compared to the way the Mafia operated. On steroids." so Basically according to her -put mildly-: If you're Masterless, You're Cluster fucked. and the virginal state of Wraith is beyond suspicious
No sooner she's informed by the friendly family ghost that she's been DISOWNED ! she was fair game to every single dead and undead creature out there with "morally bankrupt" Ian as her only ally, things weren't looking up. but he turned out to be her guardian angel I loved that we got to see more of Ian in this book, despite his outrageous behaviour and his absent morals, he's fierce in his loyalty to Bones, and I admire that most in a character.
After what seemed like a brush with the death's grip, they barely escaped with Bones as a hostage. After a conformation from their newest demon acquaintance, turns out he was possessed! Faced down by that fact, Cat puts her all to get her husband back, she's even willing to bargain her soul to the devil in exchange for his return. Go Cat!
A little 'hot' play on cat's part with Ian got Bones' territorialism surging him to the surface, once again I'm reminded of the deep love that those two have for each other, It renders me speechless.
the peak to me was when Cat was about to carry Bones up the stairs but his manly pride prevented her! I laughed so loud I woke the dead up from their graves! I couldn't stop visualizing the scecne over and over
"Thus blinded and deafened, I led him up the stairs to the first floor. It would have been quicker if I carried him, but an abrupt “no” from under the hood stopped me when I started to lift him. Male pride survived even a fortnight’s lack of sleep and a demon’s merciless assault, it seemed."
The last battle left me wondering if they could even win it, but Mrs Frost never ceased to amaze me! she solved it elegantly and wonderfully, i couldn't even imagine how would she resolve such a complex! Alas she made it! But I was greatly saddened by the death of wraith, specially for Bones' sake.
That leaves us with the last Christmas present! and I guess congratulations are in order to the almighty Ian!
Welcome to the Family Ian!
I really hoped this was a full length book, But nevertheless I enjoyed it greatly. Highly recommended to all Cat and Bones lover/ ...more