I think I liked this one best so far. Nathan is the oldest and most serious of the brothers. Also the most controlling. I think its great that his mat...moreI think I liked this one best so far. Nathan is the oldest and most serious of the brothers. Also the most controlling. I think its great that his mate is also a little controlling and doesnt always let him get his way. :P Although the stuff with the mages felt kind of contrived. But it is a novella so it isnt easy to develop the story to its best with so little pages. Also, with a mating scene at the end of each book, it might get kind of hard to make them all unique. They are starting to seem kind of the same. (less)
Each book in this series has gotten better and longer. I think the author is getting more attached to her series and wanting to expand it. This is the...moreEach book in this series has gotten better and longer. I think the author is getting more attached to her series and wanting to expand it. This is the best one so far. I love how tormented Liam is and how he doesnt think he deserves a mate. And like his twin, Rory, he was friends with his mate before he realized it was her. But unlike his brother's mate, she knew that she was his mate. But she didnt tell him to protect him from the mages. I also like how the author changed things up for the mating ceremony, because I said in my last review that they were starting to all seem the same.
I am looking forward to the last book in this series. At first I was wondering why there was a fifth book with someone named Daric, since there are only four Hale brothers. But now that I know who he is, it should be good.(less)
This one actually had a little bit more of a romance to it than Ethan's Mate did. I liked the fact that Rory and Callie were friends before he realize...moreThis one actually had a little bit more of a romance to it than Ethan's Mate did. I liked the fact that Rory and Callie were friends before he realized that she was his mate. It was really cute how much he cared for her even though he had absolutely no sexual desire until he touched her.
So Rory was the fun brother, and I usually enjoy those. Next is Nathan, the darkest of the brothers. The one who probably needs the love most. I look forward to that one too.(less)
These books are pure smut. There isnt much else to it. A series where the vampire mythology gives each vampire a mate who is distinguishable by a mark...moreThese books are pure smut. There isnt much else to it. A series where the vampire mythology gives each vampire a mate who is distinguishable by a mark that matches the vampire's family crest. And once they find their mate they have to claim them in an almost violent mating ritual which is witnessed. Yeah, it sounds like it is just trying to hit all the marks to be a smut, and thats it. The first two I have read so far had little to no romance. But they are short easy reads and I dont have time to read a full length book right now, so I am probably gonna finish off this series anyway. (less)
I havent read a lot of Urban Fantasy in the past, but I saw this on NetGalley and I decided to try it because the premise sounded unique, and I read a...moreI havent read a lot of Urban Fantasy in the past, but I saw this on NetGalley and I decided to try it because the premise sounded unique, and I read a lot of PNRs, and how different can that be from UF, really. UF is a pit more mature, darker, more violent, and a little less romantic. But I still loved this book, it was a lot of fun, action-packed, and still a little romantic. I love John. He was so funny and just a fascinating person, after everything he has been through that he turned out the way that he has. Sad and cynical but still full of jokes and willing to fight for a future for himself.
This book was really cleverly written. I loved all the characters, and the dialogue, and the way that John's narration knew it was a narration, and would sometimes address the readers directly. There were so many wonderful, quotable moments. A large amount of this book is highlighted on my Kindle.
But I should be more specific. I loved all the characters beside Dvornik. He was a complete "ass-hat", as John called him. It really bugs me that I dont understand how he ever had a relationship with Sig. Its not just that I dont like him, but I dont think it was explained well enough. I really dont get it and it took away from my enjoyment of the book a bit. I wish their relationship had somehow been made more believable.
The romance in this really surprised me, since there usually isnt a lot of romance in UFs. There wasnt as much as in the average PNR, but it was still romantic and totally cute. I loved the way that John and Sig acted like teenagers around each other. Probably because of the fact that Sig already had a boyfriend, it made them shy and hesitant, like teenagers who are afraid of admitting their feelings. I am really looking forward to what will happen between them now. I will definitely be reading the next book in this series!
ARC provided by NetGalley on behalf of Orbit Books, in exchange for an honest review.(less)
So, this series started out with two love interests. Both vampires. One was a vampire who was bound as a prisoner to Sarah's land. Michael, the dark,...moreSo, this series started out with two love interests. Both vampires. One was a vampire who was bound as a prisoner to Sarah's land. Michael, the dark, mysterious vampire. The other was Alex, beautiful and golden, but he did something terrible that turned Sarah away from him, not before she slept with him.
By book 3 all readers would have chosen a team, and I chose Michael. Whether or not he would get Sarah in the end is not certain. But everyone has been shown their options, or so they thought, and made a choice that they are comfortable with.
But, then Jackson walks into the picture and its insta-love. He's human and perfect and boring and a giant cliche. He is also so gorgeous that Sarah cant stay away and, like a ho-bag, nearly sleeps with him on several occasions. But, because he is so damn perfect *gag*, he is the voice of reason and gently refuses each time.
But then wait! Michael is still around! In the middle of her private Jackson party she sees Michael again and boom! They are having sex too. So now she has slept with 2/3 of these guys and Jackson knows it but he is still all like, "I wanna makes this work with you." Dude, you can do better. Michael could do better too, but he's awesome so I want him to get the girl that he chooses. Which just happens to be Sarah the ho-bag.
I dont really know what is going on in this love-square anymore. Introducing a new love interest at this point was just a huge mistake. And you may be wondering why I even gave this 3-stars. Well, I am still interested in the story of Michael and Isaiah and the other vampires. I want to know Michael's fate after he sacrificed himself for Sarah at the end of this one. There are still 2 books left in this series, one of which is not yet released. Hopefully it is not too long before this is all resolved.(less)
OK, I am confused. Is Michael a human now? How did that happen?! And this seemed completely concluded, so why are there 2 more books left in the serie...moreOK, I am confused. Is Michael a human now? How did that happen?! And this seemed completely concluded, so why are there 2 more books left in the series?
I am glad at least that the love-square seems to be over with. There was really absolutely no hope for the other two guys in this book, and Jackson seems to have all but disappeared from Sarah's mind. Its all Michael, all the time now. :)(less)
So, I will give this a 3.5/5 because it was a bit better than book 1. It went in unexpected directions. I expected the series to draw out the love-tri...moreSo, I will give this a 3.5/5 because it was a bit better than book 1. It went in unexpected directions. I expected the series to draw out the love-triangle for the whole 5 books. But in this one, Sarah has sex with one of the guys within the first few chapters, and it seemed as if she was making her choice. It seemed as if she couldnt live without him. But then he drinks her blood without her permission and there is blood everywhere and she is so weak she cant move and she is going to die. Then the other guy comes and saves her. Suddenly, the guy that was the golden boy in book 1 is now the bad guy, and the bad boy from book 1 is now the golden boy.
I was really, really happy to find that unlike book 1, which was all Sarah, this book had alternating POVs with Michael. And he actually loves her. In book 1 I thought it was just really strong lust going on between them, but definitely not anymore and that makes me really happy. :) But Alex loves her too. Although he hurt her, it was an accident. There are 3 books left and there is definitely time for things to change, but I really hope she doesnt forgive him and go back to him in the end.
But for now, I think they have to deal with Isaiah, Michael's maker who showed up on the scene at the end and started causing trouble.(less)