Somedays, Jena Crowe just can’t get a break. Work at her diner never ends, her two boys are bundles of energy, and she’s pretty sure her olde...moreSynopsis:
Somedays, Jena Crowe just can’t get a break. Work at her diner never ends, her two boys are bundles of energy, and she’s pretty sure her oldest is about to shift into something furry or feathery. Added to that, changes seem to be coming to the tiny town of Cambio Springs—big changes that not everyone in the isolated town of shapeshifters is thrilled about.
Caleb Gilbert was looking for change, and the quiet desert town seemed just the ticket for a more peaceful life. He never counted on violence finding him, nor could he have predicted just how crazy his new life would become.
When murder rocks their small community, Caleb and Jena will have to work together. And when the new Chief of Police isn’t put off by any of her usual defenses, Jena may be faced with the most frightening change of all: lowering the defenses around her carefully guarded heart.
Shifting Dreams is the first novel in Cambio Springs, the new paranormal romance series from Elizabeth Hunter, author of the best-selling Elemental Mysteries series.
Elizabeth Hunter sure has a way of sucking me into the worlds that she creates. I started reading this and was definitely not in any mood to stop. It was like I was dragged under the moment Caleb Gilbert showed up in The Cave. That man is a charmer and persistent as all hell. I adored him from the start and just kept on adoring him more as the story went on.
When Caleb and Jena meet, sparks fly immediately. They flirt and share one hell of a first kiss. Caleb's new in town, but he's definitely sure he made the right choice in coming to Cambio Springs, especially with Jena living there. Jena, however, is not so happy once she finds out that Caleb is the new police chief and not just passing through as he originally told her. He's a persistent guy, though and pursues her without shame. I loved that about him. I got annoyed with the way she kept him at a distance, initially, but I got why she was like that. I was glad when she finally moved past that stage. Especially after that scene where they got shot at (the aftermath of that was damn hot). The two of them are really good together and I love the way he is with Jena's sons Low and Aaron. I especially loved his conversations with Aaron.
My biggest frustration with the book is that one of the main advocates for having an outsider be the new police chief also agreed with not telling him about the town being made up of shapeshifers. Seriously! He was investigating a murder committed by a shifter, but they didn't want him to actually do his job. That made no sense to me. Did they only want him to investigate things that tourists did once the resort opened? Caleb was so frustrated because he knew they were lying right to his face. I was angry on his behalf. They kept trying to get him to back off. All that would have done is make them think lowly of him if he actually had backed off. The shifters don't think much of outsiders or normal humans in general, so I think Caleb's persistence in finding justice for a woman he just met, but cared about, anyway was the best way he could have handled the situation.
I was glad with the way the town's secret was revealed to Caleb not too late into the book. The way he learns (and why he gets told) was the big shock. I thought it would be some other type of thing going on with him so the real truth (one he didn't even know) was a big surprise and I liked it. I like that it revealed Caleb's past to the other characters and the readers. I was worried with how Jena would handle it, but after her initial reaction, she did the right thing and she provided Caleb with exactly what he needed.
The revelation of the murderer was also a shock. I expected it to be someone else, so the fact that it was who it was and what they did in order to commit the murder was truly a shock. Talk about a whackjob. Caleb didn't like that idea of justice, but I had to agree with the town. No way could the culprit be put into a human prison system. That would have been a disaster just waiting to happen.
I like the way the book ended. This particular story wrapped up well and clearly leads into the book for the next couple. I'll definitely be reading it when it comes out.(less)
True love takes a twisted turn in the second book of this modern Gothic romance trilogy channeling the dark brilliance of Edgar Allan Poe.Whi...moreSynopsis:
True love takes a twisted turn in the second book of this modern Gothic romance trilogy channeling the dark brilliance of Edgar Allan Poe.While Varen remains a prisoner in a perilous dream world where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life, Isobel travels to Baltimore to confront the dark figure known throughout the world as the Poe Toaster. This man, the same man who once appeared to Isobel in her dreams and abandoned her in Varen’s nightmare world, holds the key to saving Varen.
But when Isobel discovers a way to return to this dream world, she finds herself swept up in a realm that not only holds remnants of Edgar Allan Poe’s presence, but has also now taken on the characteristics of Varen’s innermost self. It is a dark world of fear, terror, and anger.
When Isobel once more encounters Varen, she finds him changed. And now Isobel must face a new adversary—one who also happens to be her greatest love.
Oh this book makes me bawl my eyes out. Mean author is soooooooo mean! How could she end it like that?! Omg! Where is book 3? I want it now! I can't even with that ending. It's so wrong! I knew something bad was going to happen, but did it have to be that?! Seriously?! *already dying from waiting for the next book*
The book starts off almost two months after Varen's disappearance. It's Christmas Eve, Nationals are over and Isobel is still trying to figure out how she's going to convince her parents to take her to Baltimore so that she can follow Reynolds back into the dreamworld so that she can bring Varen back home. The problem is, her parents are extremely worried about her and the way she's been acting. Plus, she's still sort of grounded because of those events Halloween night. And Gwen is still banned from her house. She does sneak over and once Isobel tells Gwen the truth about what happened to Varen, Gwen freaks the hell out and runs off. She does come back the next day and explain why she did what she did and even gives Isobel a necklace that is supposed to offer her protection.
Isobel is still having some issues with distinguishing between dreams and reality because she sees Varen in both. This causes her to do some crazy shit at times. Making her parents even more worried about her. Still, she is determined to get herself to Baltimore. Surprisingly, after a really bad nightmare (that turned out to be real and featuring the ever terrifying Pinfeathers) her little brother Danny convinces her Dad that Isobel should get to go to Baltimore and he actually agrees. Her mother is not at all happy about this. It ends up causing a fight between her parents and Isobel is starting to realize that the events of the past few months are taking their toll on her parents just as much as they are taking a toll on her. Despite knowing she will have to betray her family's trust in order to track down Reynolds and rescue Varen, Isobel is still determined to do this. She feels utterly guilty about it, but she will not be swayed.
The buildup to the trip does not give us anything in the way of answers. There are more questions than anything else, really. She makes some discoveries and Pinfeathers shows up a few times to help her (sort of), but she doesn't understand a thing he's trying to tell her. I got it, but I could understand why Isobel didn't even when I wanted to scream the answers at her. Reynolds is still a huge question, though. Is he really a conspirator like he says? Did Isobel misinterpret the memory Pinfeathers showed her? One minute he seems to be protecting Isobel and the next he seems to be trying to discourage her. What about that fight in Varen's "house"? Wtf was that about? I can't make up my mind about that guy.
When Isobel does finally make it to Baltimore and embarks on her rescue mission, so many things just start going wrong and culminate in utter wrongness. How Isobel will survive that physical, emotional and spiritual blow is beyond me. If she isn't driven to give up, she is a stronger person than just about anyone else would ever be. How could he do that? Would those few glimpses really have made him believe she didn't love him? I know that being that dreamworld couldn't have been doing him any good and he was changing, but that just hurt so much. Despite that, I can't hate him. I can't ever hate him. Especially not after reading the epilogue. I have to wonder if he even knew what he was doing when he did it. He knew after the fact, that's for sure and his reaction to it still gives me hope for him to make it out of this. He will have some serious groveling to do to Isobel, though. After such a traumatic experience, though, I don't know what he can do to prove he loves her and that they should be together.
Like some of my GR friends, I'm hoping the third book is told from Varen's POV. After that ending, I think we really need to see whatever it is he does. I've enjoyed Isobel's POV, but I've been dying for Varen's POV outside of the epilogues. If book 3 isn't told at least partially from his POV, I'll be disappointed. I'll probably still love the book, but we are in serious need of Varen POV after these events.
Nalini Singh, the New York Times bestselling "alpha author of paranormal romance" (Booklist) returns to an immortal world of violent passion...moreSynopsis:
Nalini Singh, the New York Times bestselling "alpha author of paranormal romance" (Booklist) returns to an immortal world of violent passion and lethal power…on the brink of a deadly archangelic war.
Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force.
Vampires are dying impossibly of disease.
Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York a ruin and Raphael’s Tower under siege by enemy archangels.
Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York…and on Raphael. Rivers of crimson and nightmares given flesh, the world will never again be the same…
Another great book in this series. I am loving it. The series gets better and better and I never tire of these characters or learning more about this world.
It's been a while since we've had Elena and Raphael as our protagonists and I found that I enjoyed seeing them again. Their relationship is hotter than ever and still just as solid. They had a few fights, mostly due to Elena's temper, but they talk things out and move past it. I'm glad they don't let each other hide from the other. They make the other say what's on their mind that's eating at them. No one gets to fly away angry without facing their emotions and letting it all out. They also work well as a complement to the other. I really loved seeing Elena being strong for the angels under her and Raphael.
Elena actually grew a little in this book after realizing some truths about her father Jeffrey. It seems he doesn't hate her the way she thought he did. It turns out that he's just awkwardly overprotective. He expresses it in entirely the wrong way, but he does love his daughters. It turns out that he was keeping something from his family they likely would have never known about it had he not nearly taken drastic measures with Eve and Elena went there to tell him off. I understand his trauma, but he needs to find a better way of expressing his love and fear.
I really liked Raphael in this book. He was so playful sometimes and told jokes and was just a happier guy all around. I seeing him like that. He was also sexual as all hell. Not to mention supremely alpha. He was a great leader and it's no wonder why his people follow him. He continues to grow in power and it's clear that other archangels feel like they need to take him out first before striking out at the rest. The attacks on New York are awful, but thanks to Raphael, Elena and his Seven, the bad guys don't get to gain a strong foothold before truly attacking the city. Raphael even manages to form some true alliances in this book. Loved that.
I was surprised by who it turned out it was that threw their lot in with Lijuan. That was shocking. I wonder if Michaela will end up on that side eventually as well. She still wants Raphael for her own, so who knows wtf she will do. I am still wondering why it is she tried to gain sanctuary in Raphael's territory the way that she did. What, exactly, was the point of that?
Of course, though, some of my most favorite parts were whenever Illium was around. His power is clearly growing and he showcased his brutality a couple of times when it was needed. He also spoke about his past concerning what happened that had caused him to get his feathers taken by Raphael when Elena asked him about it. That was SO long ago, but he still carries that pain within him. And yet, he can still be fun-loving and play jokes on his friends and do things like playing catch above the Hudson River with other angels in order to keep humans from panicking over really strange shit going on in their city. I love you, Bluebell.
I also really enjoyed seeing Aodhan coming out of his shell more. We also get to see what his power is like during the big battle at the end. He really begins to open up. That scene on the balcony just before the battle that he and Illium shared was such a beautiful moment. So glad Nalini gave us that.
And, of course, I really enjoyed getting to see more of Naasir. It's still not clear exactly what he really is, but he is damned interesting and damned sneaky. Hope to be seeing more of him.
It was good seeing Dmitri, Honor and Jason again. As well as seeing Elena working with Ransom and Deacon. I missed the hell out of Venom, though.
The storyline was awesome. War has finally broken out, but not completely on the large scale, yet. However, we definitely got the true opening battle in this book courtesy of Lijuan. And because of this battle, the title of the book became plain. I can't wait to see the further developments of THAT. I'm really wondering what the next strike will be. And now that Nalini has been contracted for more than just the original two books that were left in the series, I'm hoping like hell Illium, Aodhan, Venom and Naasir will have their stories told. I also really want to see what Raphael ends up as in the power game. Elena so far has been able to keep him from falling into that coldness, but can she continue to do so? There's still so much more to happen in this world and I'm scared of losing a beloved character. Fall 2015 cannot get here fast enough. (less)
Tammy has always tried to be prepared for any calamity life might send her way but she never imagined a sexy, lion man-beast in her future. H...moreSynopsis:
Tammy has always tried to be prepared for any calamity life might send her way but she never imagined a sexy, lion man-beast in her future. He’s huge, got the most exotic, golden cat-eyes she’s ever seen, and she’s so terrified she’s speechless for the first time in her life. He’s stalking closer, growling at her, and she’s too terrified to even flee.
Valiant hates humans. But when he gets a whiff of the adorable human female who has invaded his territory, he starts rethinking that. Her fear scents of pure, sweet temptation and the closer he gets, the more appealing she becomes. Once he’s got his hands on her, he isn’t about to let her go. One thought will change his life. MINE!
Before Tammy can regain her senses, she’s flat on her back in Valiant’s bed. Now he just has to use every inch of his big, buff body to convince her that she should stay with him forever.
Ahhhhh, I am madly in love with Valiant. So far, he is my favorite of the species men. He's more animal than man, but man, what a sweetie he is with Tammy! He had that typical alpha possessiveness and jealousy along with some instances where his feelings were instantly hurt, but he didn't hold a grudge for long. I love that even with his softness with Tammy, Valiant still terrifies just about everyone else, human and New Species alike. It's that sexy lion's roar.
I really liked Tammy, to. Considering the situation she found herself in, that was one strong woman. I enjoyed her sense of humor as well. And that she would stand up to Valiant and be able to get away with it.
So far, they've had the most whirlwind romance of all. Valiant and Tammy had never met prior to her showing up in his yard, so them going right at it after that crazy ass meeting took me by surprise. I know that in erotic romance, especially a series like this one, things tend to happen quite fast, but that was still surprising. Still, it was refreshing that in this one, the woman wanted to be with the guy and vice versa from the get go. They didn't try to avoid each other. There were no outside forces trying to keep them apart. They decided they would be together and they were and that was that. They fell in love pretty damned fast, but there were other things going on that made that not so bad.
We do actually get to see the wrap up of Trisha and Slade's situation in this book. I wonder who will get pregnant next? I hope Ellie and Fury do after all this time. I'm still dying for Tiger to get his turn. When he falls for a woman, he's so going to have to eat those words he's been spewing.
I can't believe what happened when Tammy got kidnapped. The revelation there was surprising. I was glad that they were able to save some more of their own. I really liked 927. I can't wait to see what name he picks and who he chooses for his mate.
Speaking of mates, I hope Breeze gets her shot at happiness. I love Breeze.
I'm looking forward to Justice's book next. We were definitely being set up for it here what with the talk of how he's too busy to take a mate. Just wait 'til the right woman comes along...(less)
Dr. Trisha Norbit is flat on her back in a hospital bed, pinned under a really big New Species male. Though drugged out of his mind, he promi...moreSynopsis:
Dr. Trisha Norbit is flat on her back in a hospital bed, pinned under a really big New Species male. Though drugged out of his mind, he promises her ecstasy and is determined to deliver but hospital staff intervenes. 215 is a man she will never forget. But, when she meets him again at Homeland…he doesn’t even remember her!
The nosy new doctor wants to know all about the breeding habits between humans and Species. Slade proposes a hands-on education but she's not interested in a one-night stand. He can’t offer more because he's haunted by the memory of a woman he once tried to claim. He’s shocked when he realizes they are one and the same. He’s blown it—she'll never give him a chance now.
But, when her life is in danger, he's the only one who can save her. As they flee through the wilderness, their desire ignites and cannot be denied. Hot sex, on the run, has consequences that are even more dangerous and will change their lives forever.
Reader Advisory: There is a scene of attempted rape.
From the way book 1 ended with Slade musing about Trisha, I knew we would be getting their story in this book. I was glad that we got to see the flashback to the moment where they first met. We'd known in book 1 that they had met before, but Trisha believed Slade didn't remember her. It turns out that he really hadn't remembered her until she got in his face about it. It wasn't so much that he'd forgotten her as that he didn't recognize her because she'd changed her hair color. Apparently, he'd been being rude to her because he thought he was attracted to a different woman when he really wanted a different one entirely. Once he realized they were the same person, he feels like shit. As such, they end up avoiding being alone with each other as much as possible. Right up until they have no choice in the matter.
On the way to view a new New Species facility, Trisha, Slade and their human driver are attacked by New Species haters and the driver ends up getting killed. Trisha is nearly raped and Slade goes on killing spree. Sometime in between all of this mayhem, Trisha and Slade sleep together for the first time. And then a little later, a second time. We then discover something no one ever thought possible had happened.
When they make it back to Homeland, it's made known that Trisha was the true target of the attack. Someone spilled her travel route. The New Species Officers decide it's best if none of their men hook up with Trisha as it would put her in ever more danger. So Slade makes a one-sided decision to leave when he's offered the position of overseeing the construction and security for the new facility in North Carolina and breaks Trisha's heart in the process. His intentions were good, but he messed up big. A few weeks later, Trisha drops a big ol' bomb on Justice and ends up getting sent to the Reservation herself. Slade isn't too happy about that until he learns the news. He manages to get Trisha to forgive him, but she still isn't safe. They have to make sure this secret is kept under wraps to the extreme. That means no human contact whatsoever. Only New Species can be around her. It seems that even the Reservation isn't the safest place to be as they get attacked there as well. Apparently, yet another group has popped up to make the lives of New Species hell. Luckily, no one learned that Trisha was there.
I thought the book was pretty good. The sex scenes were hot and the beginning was action packed. I was not expecting for things to go that way. I certainly wasn't expecting that bomb, either. I hope that Fury and Ellie will get their shot, too.
My major gripes are (view spoiler)[that we still don't know how it is that Slade got Trisha pregnant. Fury and Ellie have had way more sex than those two have and yet there's no pregnancy there. So what gives? Is Slade the only one that can have children? Also, why did the book end without us getting to see Slade and Trisha with the baby? I'm sure we will get to see this from someone else's POV later down the line, but I wanted to see it from THEIR POV. After all, it is their baby! And then! We never find out who the traitor was that betrayed them and gave away Trisha's travel route. After it was discovered she was pregnant, she just gets whisked away so that the human's don't discover the truth. I sure hope Justice is still looking into things on this front or someone has seriously dropped the ball. (hide spoiler)]
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Ellie is horrified to discover the pharmaceutical company she works for is doing illegal experiments. Company scientists have spliced human a...moreSynopsis:
Ellie is horrified to discover the pharmaceutical company she works for is doing illegal experiments. Company scientists have spliced human and animal DNA, creating exotic new species. One such “experiment” captures her heart and she’ll do anything to save him—even if he hates her for it.
Fury has never known compassion or love. He’s spent his life in a cell, chained and abused by humans. The one woman he allowed himself to trust betrayed him. Now he’s free and set on vengeance. He vows to end her life but when she’s finally in his grasp, harming her is the last thing he wants to do to the sexy little human.
Fury can’t resist Ellie—the touch of her hands, her mouth on his skin, her body wrapped around his. He’s obsessed with the scent of his woman. And Ellie wants Fury—always has. She craves his big, powerful body and wants to heal his desolate heart.
But loving Fury is one thing…taming him is another...
I enjoyed this more than I had expected to. I like that we got to see how things started out for the New Species even though what occurred was quite horrible. I knew I would like Ellie as soon as she did when she came across Jacob in Fury's room. I hated what she had to do in order to get the New Species free, though. I felt awful for both her and Fury.
I was somewhat surprised with how they met again later. That scene sure was powerful. She's lucky she didn't get killed. Fury for his part was slightly hard to deal with at first. I understand why he felt the way that he did, but what he did to Ellie that first time was a bit hard to read. It wasn't exactly force, but it was borderline. Talk about people with serious misunderstandings between them!
They did overcome them, though. That was very nice to see. I especially loved that everyone was learning on the fly. The New Species never had freedom before and they could only mostly speculate about what relationships were like. They knew about sex no thanks to those people at Mercile, but there was so much they didn't know about relationships or the world in general. Luckily, they're fast learners. I felt for Ellie and Fury that they had to be in the public eye so much, though. That's when happens when you're pioneers, I guess.
At least now some of the other New Species males know what to expect should they come across a woman they want to mate. Obviously, the end of the book sets us up for the next pairing. I knew that nosy doctor wanted one the New Species men. Looks like he wants her back, too.
I'll definitely continue on with this series.(less)
INSATIABLE DESIRE. ENDLESS SEDUCTION. ONE TOUCH IS JUST THE BEGINNING.
He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-hair...moreSynopsis:
INSATIABLE DESIRE. ENDLESS SEDUCTION. ONE TOUCH IS JUST THE BEGINNING.
He watches her from across the crowded dance club, a sensual black-haired stranger who stirs Gabrielle's deepest fantasies. But nothing about this night--or this man--is what it seems. For when Gabrielle witnesses a murder outside the club, reality shifts into something dark and deadly. In that shattering instant she is thrust into a realm she never knew existed--a realm where vampires stalk the shadows and a blood war is set to ignite.
Lucan Thorne despises the violence carried out by his lawless brethren. A vampire himself, Lucan is a Breed warrior, sworn to protect his kind--and the unwitting humans existing alongside them--from the mounting threat of the Rogues. Lucan cannot risk binding himself to a mortal woman, but when Gabrielle is targeted by his enemies, he has no choice but to bring her into the dark underworld he commands.
Here, in the arms of the Breed's formidable leader, Gabrielle will confront an extraordinary destiny of danger, seduction, and the darkest pleasures of all . . . .
I didn't enjoy this book as much as I wanted to, but I did like it. I think it could have been shorter. By the end, I just wanted to be done with it. I do think it was a good introduction to the world of the Breeds and how their women fit into it, I just started getting frustrated with the relationship between Lucan and Gabrielle after a while.
I will say that the sex scenes between Lucan and Gabrielle were hot, but the first one where he comes into her house and goes down on her while she thinks she's having a dream freaked me out a little. That was a little bit too much. Especially since they'd just met, but things tend to be that way in a lot of the PNR stories I've read so far. I did start to get irritated with the way Lucan always ran from Gabrielle after they would have sex, especially once she was at the compound. Even though I thought what she did after the last time that he did that was stupid, I can't even blame her for reacting that way. She did everything that she could to accept that man and show him how she was feeling and he just kept on running. Then he decides that he does want her as his Breedmate. She should have said no. At that point, I wasn't so sure he deserved to be with her. But she was determined that she loved him, so they do end up together. I just wish that it hadn't taken them so long to get to that point.
I did like the storyline of someone organizing the Rogue vampires and using them to start a war against the Breed. And the identity of that leader was certainly shocking. I'm interested in seeing how that plays out. I'm also interested in seeing more of the warriors. I am especially intrigued by Tegan after learning what the issue between him and Lucan was. I hope he has a good heroine.
I also hope that the Breedmates won't always be stuck in the compound. I was under the impression that they have certain abilities that would be helpful in the war against the Rogues, but it doesn't seem like they go out with the warriors at all. I understand that the males wouldn't want their females in danger, but if they're useful, why not make use of them?(less)
Before her 20th birthday, Gabriella was pretty much clueless about all three. In love with her best guy friend since the age...moreSynopsis:
Love. Sex. Magic.
Before her 20th birthday, Gabriella was pretty much clueless about all three. In love with her best guy friend since the age of 14 and too crass and intimidating for most of the male population of Colorado Springs, love and good sex were virtually a myth.
And then there’s magic. Freakin’ magic. There’s no way that legend could have a place in her less than exciting life. So why after twenty years of utter obscurity do her adopted parents hit her with the ton of bricks that is her true identity? And how the heck is she supposed to accept all this and become what she was truly created to be?
Lucky for Gabs, sexy as sin Dorian is more than equipped to help her embrace these new revelations. And while everything about him feels oh so good, she soon learns that there’s more behind his crystal blue eyes, chiseled body and exotic beauty. Something dark, menacing and downright unnatural. Yet Gabs is in way too deep to even try to turn away from him now.
Dark Light, Book 1 of the Dark Light Series, is the raw, emotional story of a young woman’s journey of self-discovery in a world that was not meant for her. And her scorching hot, lip-biting addiction for the man she can’t deny, no matter the cost. *Contains strong adult content.
Holy hell! I love this book! Thank you to S.L. for allowing me the opportunity to read your book in exchange for an objective and honest review!
On a couple of levels, I could really relate to Gabriella. I know how it feels to not be really exceptional or have any clue as to what you want to do with your life. I have not had such a huge revelation as to a true identity or anything, but I know what she feels like in that other aspect. I really liked Gabriella. Even when she had a tendency to allow her jealousy to make her say things she shouldn't. She was actually pretty good at dealing with that. Her relationship with Dorian was intense and I loved it whenever they were together. Especially as they grew closer and things became more than just sex between them.
Dorian. I love him. He's a new favorite book boyfriend. Even knowing who/what he is. I knew it from the moment they met. It took just a little longer to really know who he was, but I didn't want Gabi to stop being with him because I had the feeling that he cared more than he should. More than he wanted to. From the moment he saw her in that club and then touched her, he knew who/what she was. He had to have. I think I know now why he was so reluctant to meet Gabi's parents. Oh man! I knew Gabi would find out eventually, but I didn't think she would find out like that!
I love that Donna and Chris play such a vital role in the story. There are so many series where a character that has parents barely interacts with those parents. Now, Gabi will have something really huge to talk to them about. I can't wait for that conversation! I need to read it!
I really like Gabi's friends and I really want to know how that mess with Aurora plays out. What is she up to? Is she only doing it because of who Gabi is? I can't imagine she truly likes him. She's still so affected every time she sees Dorian with Gabi that I can't imagine she's actually over him in any way. Either way, she isn't to be trusted. There's no way that she can be.
There's a lot of sex in this book. And I do mean a lot of sex. And it was great. S.L. Jennings sure knows how to write a sex scene. Geez. Talk about scorching up the pages. Each time between Gabi and Dorian was so intense and that time in the cabin was just so loving. I want them to be happy somehow.
Can they get there? Can they truly be in love and on the same side? Oh man, I hope so.