I'm not sure how I feel about this one. Jonesy was kind of sweet and kind of creeptastic at the same time. At least everything turned out for the bestI'm not sure how I feel about this one. Jonesy was kind of sweet and kind of creeptastic at the same time. At least everything turned out for the best....more
At the beginning of this one Jake's nephew Jacob comes to live with them on the ranch and the whole book is dealing with that and readjusting their liAt the beginning of this one Jake's nephew Jacob comes to live with them on the ranch and the whole book is dealing with that and readjusting their lives. There is very little sex in this one. Tor spends most of the book being supportive and pretty much perfect, to make up for his behaviour in book 1 I assume. They have one fight near the end which they get over quickly and then it ends with an HEA. A book 2 wasnt entirely necessary. I didnt think I needed it after finishing book 1, but I enjoyed it and I am glad that I got to see them all still living happily together....more
I didnt like this one as much. Jax was an asshole. So were Jared and Madoc at times. That is sort of what this series is about, assshole guys. But JaxI didnt like this one as much. Jax was an asshole. So were Jared and Madoc at times. That is sort of what this series is about, assshole guys. But Jax just treated Juliet really badly and I didnt like it. I read some reviews for the next book and I think I am done with this series. And I am also annoyed that the guy on the cover of this book is clearly not native....more
This is a tough read. The first half of the book is pure bliss. Jake and Tor get it on and its like they had a secret conversation where they decidedThis is a tough read. The first half of the book is pure bliss. Jake and Tor get it on and its like they had a secret conversation where they decided they were gonna fall in love. Because they hated each other at first, but after they had sex they so smoothly fell into place without ever really talking about the status of their relationship. It just went from purely physical, to emotional, to love, to basically marriage (ok so they talked about the marriage thing a bit). But it was so smooth and easy and I loved it.
Then suddenly things started to go down hill, without explanation. Its like the author thought that after the honeymoon stage a relationship is doomed. Things were explored in more depth later on, but at the time I didn't really understand what was happening and why they were suddenly growing apart. And it was rushed which didn't help. Once the bad stuff started happening I think 2 years passed in the matter of a chapter. It skipped ahead to (view spoiler)[when Tor cheated (hide spoiler)]. That was the major catalyst for the rest of the story. This book is long, and comes in two stages, like a Bollywood movie (not sure who will get that reference). (Spoiler) isn't necessarily a deal breaker for me. It's a horrible thing to do, but so is murder, you know? And I read enough books with that in it. It sucks, but it can be worked into a story sometimes without it ruining the book. It is possible to get passed it. Its hard, but it can happen. But when we find out it hadn't been a one time thing, then I was mad. It felt kind of out of the blue to me and I was confused about how Tor could have let such a thing happen. I thought Jake deserved better. But a year passes and the story kept going and going. I was a little uncomfortable with where things were going, with Jake pursuing Tor again. I didn't want them to get back together. But eventually I was won over as they worked through everything. They now know what they are in danger of letting happen again--not necessarily (spoiler), but losing each other for one reason or another--and they are willing to work harder this time to make their relationship work. I am happy for them and am looking forward to book 2.["br"]>["br"]>...more
I'm not sure how I feel about this book. It was different from other MMM I have read. It didnt focus as much on developing their relationship as a thrI'm not sure how I feel about this book. It was different from other MMM I have read. It didnt focus as much on developing their relationship as a threesome as I would have liked. It starts out focusing on Tom and Jake's relationship. Tom and Cass have been together for years already when the book starts but we dont meet Cass until later. Once we do it switches its focus to developing Jake and Cass. They start out as friends. And then when they realized they are attracted to each other too, over half way through the book, there is one threeway sex scene, and then the focus switches to Tom and Cass. Tom and Cass have been having some relationship problems for years and they finally figure those out in the last part of the book. Then once everyone is happy again there is one more threeway sex scene. There is mention in the epilogue that Jake helped teach Tom and Cass to love again, but they dont really show us how. I really would have liked to see more of how the dynamics work between all three of them, instead of treating them like 3 separate couples. But I really enjoyed all the characters on their own, and I think the parts focusing on Jake and Cass were probably my favouite. ...more
I loved this! The Emma Thompson movie has always been one of my favourites and I enjoyed this book about the same, although it was a bit different. II loved this! The Emma Thompson movie has always been one of my favourites and I enjoyed this book about the same, although it was a bit different. I always loved Colonel Brandon, but surprisingly I actually loved him even more in the book. I didn't think it was possible. He was just as serious and melancholy. But more kind and a bit awkward which was endearing. I enjoyed his friendship with Elinor. I also really enjoyed Mrs. Jennings and the Palmers, Charlotte being as entertaining as ever. But I hated Willoughby even more than I did before, and Lucy, who I never suspected was so conniving. And I actually like Marianne a great deal less in the book. She was very silly and annoying.
I was very glad to get the rest of the story, the gaps that were left in the movie. I now know more of what happened and how Marianne actually came to marry Colonel Brandon which they conveniently glossed over in the movie. I cant wait to read my next Jane Austen novel. An endeavor which I should have attempted years ago. ...more