Loved the chemistry between Sebastian and Kaderin. Great twist for the ultimate vampire slayer to fall for one. Also enjoyed the global feel with all...moreLoved the chemistry between Sebastian and Kaderin. Great twist for the ultimate vampire slayer to fall for one. Also enjoyed the global feel with all the locations of the Hie competition. More action/adventure than it's predecessor, "A Hunger Like No Other", but still plenty of hot sex...um, plane cabin? need I say more? ;)
Each story in this series is so unique - Book 1 had sweet and innocent Emma, and Book 2 has confident and fiery Kaderin. Same applies for the male leads as well. Sebastian's uncertainty versus Lachlain's (Book 1) aggressive, sexual prowess Cole does an excellent job of keeping her series connected. You would do yourself a disservice to read out of order. Can't wait for the next two installments this May & June. (less)
Twilight was probably one of the best love stories I’ve ever read. The fact that it was paranormal was just an added bonus. Very addictive. I don’t kn...moreTwilight was probably one of the best love stories I’ve ever read. The fact that it was paranormal was just an added bonus. Very addictive. I don’t know why I thought I would just read the first book and come back to the series later. I can’t help but immediately continuing with New Moon! The writing was fantastic – never before has a touch, kiss, caress or conversation moved me like this. I LOVED Edward! He was so passionate! Yes, this is a young adult novel, but it’s loved by adults alike and I can see why. Twilight lived up to ALL the hype!(less)
WOW! Truly the hottest book I've ever read - ha, but give me time :) When I finished it, I almost immediately started flipping back through it. Yes -...moreWOW! Truly the hottest book I've ever read - ha, but give me time :) When I finished it, I almost immediately started flipping back through it. Yes - there's an actual mystery plot and character development, the latter being focused on the sexual inhibition of a reluctant submissive. Honestly, I had to get the darn book out of my house! Just too tempting. My girlfriend is halfway through it now; she's loving it thus far, but says "you need a man on standby when you're reading this!"
Wicked Ties was my first foray into erotica and it definitely did not disappoint. The book was fast-paced and had me hooked within the first 5 pages. Morgan's struggles/inner turmoil was so well-written! I'm looking forward to reading Shalya Black's follow-up, "Decadent." (less)
I based my rating on The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole (5 stars) and Hunter’s Oath by Jaid Black (3 stars). I skipped Sherrilyn Kenyon’s story...moreI based my rating on The Warlord Wants Forever by Kresley Cole (5 stars) and Hunter’s Oath by Jaid Black (3 stars). I skipped Sherrilyn Kenyon’s story, Turn Up The Heat, based on friends’ comments here.
The Warlord Wants Forever is a short story that introduces readers to the immensely popular Immortals After Dark Series. If you actually started out the series with book one, “A Hunger Like No Other”, then you’ve already met the h/h of this story: valkyrie Myst the Coveted, and turned vampire and general of the Forbearers army, Nikolai Wroth. In A Hunger Like No Other, Myst and Wroth are already a couple, so like me, you may have considered skipping this anthology because you know how their story ends and Myst and Wroth just trace in and out of a few scenes in book one, but don’t make a huge impression – well DON’T! Don’t skip their story! Although The Warlord Wants Forever is considered a short story, it’s a nice meaty 150 pages, and makes up nearly half of this “anthology”. In true Kresley Cole form, the story and bond between the h/h was extremely sexy, passionate, and palpable. In the beginning, they hurt and/or planned to hurt each other, although their attraction to one another was making matters difficult. Great tension here! And when Wroth finds Myst after five years of sexual torture (which was inflicted by her), his pain and wanting come across so real…..Add to that a moving ending and a HEA. The Warlord Wants Forever is the best story in this book; I pretty much re-read it just as soon as I was finished. I was really that good and worth the cost of this entire anthology.
I also enjoyed Hunter’s Oath. It was a little short, but since that meant more room for Wroth & Myst, I was happy! The beginning of Hunter’s Oath took a little adjusting as they kept referring to women as “wenches.” Once I got over that, it was smooth sailing and a wonderful, sweet story. Somehow, the author took the scenario of a young lonely woman being snatched by a “bride-hunter”, taken to a secret underground Viking world, then placed onto an auctioning block and sold into marriage to a sexy nobleman…..and yet the heroine and the reader will still fall hard for this Viking hero ;) (less)
I had a rough start as the heroine kept talking about finding a man to "pick her cherry" during her lose-her-virginity trip to Scotland. But as the st...moreI had a rough start as the heroine kept talking about finding a man to "pick her cherry" during her lose-her-virginity trip to Scotland. But as the story progressed, I came to really love both Gwen & Drustan, and I'm immediately continuing with his brother's audiobook in The Dark Highlander. (less)
**spoiler alert** Warning - this is mostly me venting....Utterly disappointing book. I remember a time when I was so sad to finish a Plum book, just d...more**spoiler alert** Warning - this is mostly me venting....Utterly disappointing book. I remember a time when I was so sad to finish a Plum book, just dying to get my hands onto the next one - thinking, "God, I'm supposed to wait another year?" Not the case here.
The Villain: so lukewarm! He couldn't even cut Loretta's freakin' toes! what a punk! God I miss the days of Benito Ramirez - he was one of the best Plum villains IMHO. Ramirez was dark and terrifying, and had plenty of interaction with Steph. Not so much for the computer tech guy who Steph sees for all of 5 seconds!
Loved: Brenda, Brenda, Brenda - good to see her get a national reality show in the end; Steph still loving BOTH men (although she didn't act like it); Steph and Morelli were so cute together being all domestic - and when he bought her the birthday cake, I think I felt my heart flutter :) and last but not least, Ranger in the tux!
GGRRR: Steph turning down the many opportunities to hook up with Ranger. Also not happy that the actual scene with Ranger wearing the Tux was so very short! Ranger finally wears a tux, and BOOM! Dinner is over and they're all exhausted - how about Ranger and Steph flirting with each other during dinner...they're all dressed up and glamorous, what a huge waste! And when Steph's evening with Ranger is over, all she can think about is "getting home to Morelli"?
It seems like the series is coming to an end; such disregard for the BABEcakes. (less)