Love this series but how weird must it be to work at TRAIT knowing that all your co-workers are hooking up and becoming couples? I mean what are the cLove this series but how weird must it be to work at TRAIT knowing that all your co-workers are hooking up and becoming couples? I mean what are the chances that so many people within the same company partner up with their actual partners? This is not a complaint! I still love the series and can't wait to read more, I kinda want Marron to get his sexy on.
Anyway, back to this book. Finn comes across as a bit of a douche but eventually proves to Jodi that he can work as part of a team - although he's still a bit of a douche, just a douche-y team player. Jodi tries to break up the partnership at the beginning because she's happy enough working on gadgets and is still upset by what happened to her last partner. We also discover exactly how secret the secret agency really is and the work that it takes to keep it that way.
I really enjoy this series and the world and characters deLaney is building and I'm definitely looking forward to more....more
That was an intense and very sexy little read. I downloaded this after asking for BDSM recommendations from friends aWell ...... that was ...... yeah.
That was an intense and very sexy little read. I downloaded this after asking for BDSM recommendations from friends and I wasn't let down. Not a lot of BDSM in this actual book but there are another 6 titles in the series and there's definitely a Dom/Sub thing hinted at so I'll be getting the rest on my Kindle, for sure....more
This series is really waxing and waning for me with the last few books. I disliked River Marked but I really liked Frost Burned and this one was veryThis series is really waxing and waning for me with the last few books. I disliked River Marked but I really liked Frost Burned and this one was very "meh" for me. I have no desire to pay hardback prices for this series so I even waited a year before I read this.
My main problem with this book was how overdone the "Christy-is-a-bad-person" thing was. I mean, I understand that Christy is a bit of a bitch and I was well prepared to hate her. I just felt the whole thing could have been a bit more subtly, it was too in your face with the reasons why she was a bad guy and it bothered me.
Tad gets some good book time in this and we see a show of his powers as he helps Mercy out of a somewhat sticky situation.
I will continue with this series so I can see what happens next but I'll probably never be in a hurry to buy the books again....more
Anna and Charles are fast becoming my favourite couple in this universe. I like Anna's down-to-earth-ness and how Charles is her opposite in so many wAnna and Charles are fast becoming my favourite couple in this universe. I like Anna's down-to-earth-ness and how Charles is her opposite in so many ways but her total equal at the same time.
It's sort of hard to talk about the world building and character building details in a book that's already well into a series since the world has been built in previous books and also the Mercy Thompson series. I can however talk about the character growth in this book, Anna has decided she wants kids with Charles but female werewolves aren't capable of carrying a child to term because of the changes so Charles isn't very amenable to the idea.
Through the course of the book, Anna gets to see how Charles is with kids and this actually seems to firm her idea and make her more determined to convince Charles.
I will actually buy and read an Alpha & Omega book over a Mercy book now, and I suggest you go do the same if you haven't already read this series....more
This was just too short. It was two very short stories regarding the living dead. The first is set in the Otherworld universe with a Boyd family memberThis was just too short. It was two very short stories regarding the living dead. The first is set in the Otherworld universe with a Boyd family member (one of the major cabals). And the second is set in the aftermath of a virus outbreak.
Kelley's writing is, as always, easy to read.
I actually almost missed out on this since I never knew anything about it until a fellow ex-Otherworld board member started reading it on here. I would've been bummed as hell if I never read a Kelley book....more
I liked this one more than the first, although I'm still having trouble reading the accents right in my head. Dre and Landry sound super-alpha, superI liked this one more than the first, although I'm still having trouble reading the accents right in my head. Dre and Landry sound super-alpha, super horny and super hot. I did enjoy it enough to start immediately on the next book....more
Do New Orleans people really talk like they do in this book? I've never heard them talk so I struggled to read it without a clue about ho the accent sDo New Orleans people really talk like they do in this book? I've never heard them talk so I struggled to read it without a clue about ho the accent sounded. When I read it in my normal accent it just sounded a bit weird so I may need to go watch some videos of guys talking before I continue this series.
This is a really quick read with some hot brothers (who seem way too comfortable together, IMO). Worth a perusal if nothing else....more
I swear I like this series more and more with each book. Every time I think I've found my fantasy Dom, a new one comes along and takes his place (contI swear I like this series more and more with each book. Every time I think I've found my fantasy Dom, a new one comes along and takes his place (controversial here, but my faves are Oliver and Preston).
I liked Frankie and Preston, they work well together. The characters were a bit of a surprise for me since I wasn't aware this book was coming out and hadn't read anything about it. I bought it on release day after seeing it was out on FB and didn't read the blurb because I was going to buy it no matter who the book was about.
If you want a great series about BDSM, then I'd definitely suggest this....more
In previous reviews, I've made no secret of the fact that Cyn and Raphael aren't my favourite couple to read about in this series. However the story iIn previous reviews, I've made no secret of the fact that Cyn and Raphael aren't my favourite couple to read about in this series. However the story in this one was so good that I forgot that fact whilst reading.
This is the start of the war that's been threatening for the last few books and it was certainly a doozy of a beginning. The Europeans first order of business is kidnapping and weakening Raphael so one of them can challenge his Lord ....ship(?) of his region, knowing that it will end in a default with Raphael being incapacitated.
With Raphael being laid low for the majority of the book, the action was actually on the down low. The main story focuses on Cyn doing her best and using all her resources to find and free Raphael - she's doing it for selfish reasons but it'll also save lives.
I have to say that, as much as Cyn manages and the actual work she pulls off, she came across as a bit pathetic in this book - it really didn't up my feelings for her. She was grieving for her mate as if he were dead, but all the while she was certain he was alive and that she'd know if he was dead. I just felt a bit "bleh" reading the scenes with just her and her thoughts and feelings.
But that doesn't affect how much I like this series and I will continue to read it because there are other characters that I love. I'm hoping Elke gets her own story soon, as well as more from Juno.
Oh, I'd also like to read more Robbie, and possibly even something from Ken-Ichi. You know what? I'd be happy with more words in general....more
I have to admit it has been a long time since I've read Kiss of Death and I did not think to re-read it before this so I honestly was a bit lost becauI have to admit it has been a long time since I've read Kiss of Death and I did not think to re-read it before this so I honestly was a bit lost because apparently my brain doesn't hold a lot of information (I blame that on my day job, I have lots to remember in that). As lost as I was at the beginning, I still liked the book. As a big Sel advocate, I've missed her writing so I'm just happy when I get to read something from her.
This is the lead up and start of the big war between vampires and Jocelyn's army. The story is narrated from lots of different view points - Jocelyn, Chad, Logan and Remy (maybe another person that I just can't remember right now?), and I have to say I found it confusing to keep up. Most books I've read with different POVs have the chapter break as the switch over and/or have the character name at the start of the section. It's easy enough to figure out the POV quickly enough but there was a lot of switching in short periods and I just found it difficult to read smoothly.
Sadly, I think this is my least favourite of the series so far. I found it hard to get into and keep going. I will continue to read this series despite this being my least favourite....more
The lead character and her best friend seem really immature. I thought the worst part of this book was the giggle-fart thing in the cafe (she seriouslThe lead character and her best friend seem really immature. I thought the worst part of this book was the giggle-fart thing in the cafe (she seriously giggled for about 3 or 4 paragraphs), but then we had a weird break in convo about bras at a later stage - totally came out nowhere and have no idea what the point in it was. I also didn't get why the author kept feeling the need to bring the kitty up all the time, it just started to feel like she was using the cat as a conversation breaker or a way to ease the main character's (her name didn't even stick in my head, that's how little I thought of her) awkwardness.
I don't think I liked any of the characters in this story and the dating agency idea didn't take up as much of the book as you'd think - being that it's in the name an all.
Also, there's no breaks between scene switch overs or character switchovers - it literally just runs on like a normal paragraph. Very confusing....more
Elena is missing the start of her annual family holiday because she's in London trying to make a misogynistic Pack leader see sense. When she gets homElena is missing the start of her annual family holiday because she's in London trying to make a misogynistic Pack leader see sense. When she gets home, it's to a missing daughter and the possibility of a major Pack threat being back.
Now, a review of a Kelley Armstrong book is always going to be glowing from me because I love the woman and all the words that come from her fingertips. Forsaken is no different.
It's set after all the other Otherworld books (latest in series), I think Goodreads has it listed as 13.4. Since we're not getting full length novels any more, the Sub Press novellas are the only way to get my Otherworld fix (well, besides re-reading the series but in this case I mean a new fix). As I've stated in the title, so much has happened in the series that even a blurb isn't spoiler free anymore.
Elena is having to prove herself as Alpha to all other Alphas since they think it's just a ploy and either she and Clay are co-Alphas or Clay is the real Alpha and they're just using her as a figurehead to prove something. I'm loving the different side of Clay and Elena as parents that we're getting in these novellas. I'm also loving seeing Logan and Kate grow up, they're both so different but so like their parents.
As sad as I am about the Otherworld hiatus, I'm so grateful for these novellas being released because I like seeing my favourite characters age and grow up and mature in their own way.
What I don't love is that this ended in such a way that I'm now impatiently waiting for the announcement of the next novella to see what happens. Armstrong writes such exciting stories that you just want to stay in her world all the time. If I didn't need to sleep, work and eat I'd happily just read her world constantly.
Her work also has the added bonus of pulling me out a reading funk and making me want to dive into books again. Although it's her books I want to read right now and not the huge pile of TBRs I have to tackle....more
I've liked Dyami since the beginning, quite possibly because he's the drummer .....
Anyway, this is his story and his chance to finally get rid of theI've liked Dyami since the beginning, quite possibly because he's the drummer .....
Anyway, this is his story and his chance to finally get rid of the poison in his system. The one thing I didn't believe was that Summer tattooed him while he was obviously drunk, not many artists would do that.
Summer's Hunter mate is a bit of a douche so I was happy this story was from the wolf POV and I didn't have to put up with him too much. Dyami and Summer's story is a bit different from the other wolves due to his poisoned state.
I like this series, the stories are nice and quick to read and quite enjoyable. Definitely looking forward to more....more