I'd like to start off by saying I'm not a (complete) weirdo. It's hard to believe me when right after saying that, I will also say I loved these booksI'd like to start off by saying I'm not a (complete) weirdo. It's hard to believe me when right after saying that, I will also say I loved these books. I tried to explain to my husband what the books were about, and he he stared at me for a few minutes and said "that sounds really creepy and a lot disturbed". Boy did he hit the nail on the head. The first book "Captive in the Dark" piqued my interest because of the "if you liked 50shades.." thing but once I started reading, I realized it was way way WAY different. There was no budding romance... there was no awww, what a great guy moment. However; there was definite chemistry between the two main characters. There were parts of these books that left me biting my lip and squirming in my chair. Totally HOT scenes. Scorching hot. Looking back, I know I wasn't expecting romance, which is good, but I also didn't expect to be drawn in and that's exactly what happened. I could NOT put the books down. I did find myself rooting for certain characters that maybe I shouldn't have. I think that's what I liked about these books the most: I didn't hate the bad guy for being bad. I hated WHY he was a bad guy. These books are not for the easily freaked out reader. My mother would NOT approve of these books, but I enjoyed the wild ride..every kinky minute of it....more
I like dark themed stories and that part does not disappoint. There are parts that are morbid and depraved, then there is a sweetness in some of the cI like dark themed stories and that part does not disappoint. There are parts that are morbid and depraved, then there is a sweetness in some of the characters that make you remember that not everyone is sick in the head.
But.... I would have liked this book if the ending were better. I just hate when the ending ruins the book, and that's how I felt about this one. There is a build up. QUITE a build up, and then - nothing. It left me feeling like the author was already working on his next story and needed to wrap this up one up and so we get something like "as he waited on his victim, yadda yadda yadda, he died". *And he never does mention the lobster bisque...
Whenever I see a guy riding an ostrich for a race, I lean in to watch, love the sprint out of the gate and the balancing act until the rider gets seatWhenever I see a guy riding an ostrich for a race, I lean in to watch, love the sprint out of the gate and the balancing act until the rider gets seated. So much fun to watch!....but then, once they just start roaming along, I lose interest and wish it was actually a monkey riding a dog instead - now THAT is entertaining. That's how this book was. It started off with some really fun characters including the dark handsome main character. But, then they all got seated into the story and they just roamed along. He's supposed to the "don't care, don't give a funky cold medina" about anyone, but he meets "his woman" and becomes completely whipped. And she's supposed to be a down to earth, level headed and good natured gal, but halfway through the book, she becomes a poster child for Midol. I tried. I read the whole thing. I thought there was some funny parts..eh, doesn't that count for something? Ok, maybe I'm being too harsh. This wasn't the worst book I've ever read. There. That's better, right? Oh, and the H's name was Ephraim...I did very much dig that name....more
3.5stars. I throughoughly enjoyed *most* of this book! It was funny and light-hearted and I loved how when the H fell, he fell hard for the h. No one3.5stars. I throughoughly enjoyed *most* of this book! It was funny and light-hearted and I loved how when the H fell, he fell hard for the h. No one else can touch her, look at her, be with her, yadda yadda yadda. I read this book like I watch a Ryan Reynolds romance/comedy.. it's enjoyable, you know where it's going, but that's Ok because it's a fun ride to get there. The parts I didn't so much like: (view spoiler)[the H is a 29yr old virgin and wants to keep it that way. The problem I had with this is two things; 1) she's more than willing to do EVERYthing else in the sack, because she thinks that as long as she maintains a unscathed hyman, she's still innocent for her future husband. Uhhh wrong. If my husband were licking the whipped cream off every part of another woman's body and making her scream his name during her explosive orgasms, I don't think I'd say "well, I guess it's Ok as long as he didn't penetrate anything". (hide spoiler)] Maybe that's just me, maybe I'm a little old fashioned that way. The other thing I didn't like about the story was that these two crazy kids are in love, love, love, love, and more love, but neither will say it (cause saying it is almost as bad nuclear fall out for these two). Oh, and don't get me started on her family! You hope for a breakout of madcow disease for entire bunch of them!!
Wow..the more I write this review, the less I liked the book. I swear I enjoyed it while I read it...but looking back, maybe it's like that time I ate an entire sleeve of thin mints. I couldn't stop myself at the time, but felt sick the entire next day and now I can't smell mint without feeling a little sick. Well, read the book anyway. It's a fast/easy read with some very funny writing. And that I liked!...more
This book isn't like anything I've read before, and I LOVED it. I spent the first half of the book confused...it gives you the parts of pieces of theThis book isn't like anything I've read before, and I LOVED it. I spent the first half of the book confused...it gives you the parts of pieces of the recipe, but you have no clue what you are cooking. But, once you get to 51% of the book the parts start coming together and you can't turn the pages fast enough. I just loved the characters, even the bad ones. They are just SO bad! I also didn't realize this was a Book 1 of 2. Which is why when I had 5 pages left to go, and the plot was SO THICK, I wondered how it would end sufficiently for me with just the few pages left and then it ended with a slam. I hate that. But then again, I love a good cliff hanger so it's really a love/hate thing. This book made me laugh out loud several times. I cried twice (and fought tears a third time) and I totally look forward to Book 2.
Fast read too... for such a thick book, it goes very fast....more
Although it took less than 2 weeks, I felt like 10 years passed, my hair turned white, and liver spots started forming while I tried to get through thAlthough it took less than 2 weeks, I felt like 10 years passed, my hair turned white, and liver spots started forming while I tried to get through this book. I do not understand the impressive reviews for this story. The insecurities portrayed in words and actions were CONSTANT. The h started off with this big attitude of protecting herself at all costs but then beats herself up through to the end and I didn't fall in love with the H either..I thought he was ehh. Parting words before my review goes on as long as this book: Bored to death. I started cheering for the pyscho-stalker, hoping she could make something happen to liven this story up....more
My heart broke reading this book. I knew how it would end, but it took so much to get there. I loved all the characters, and could vidily picture themMy heart broke reading this book. I knew how it would end, but it took so much to get there. I loved all the characters, and could vidily picture them in my mind. Great writing and descriptive work. I would read this one again....more
If I never read the words "which made me blush" ever again, I will die happily. You could make a fun drinking game, and getting TOTALLY wasted if youIf I never read the words "which made me blush" ever again, I will die happily. You could make a fun drinking game, and getting TOTALLY wasted if you had a drink every time she "BLUSHED". The repetition of this word became a joke to me and I actually yelled out "Drink!" several times in a matter of minutes which highly annoyed the good folks at Panera who thought I had lost my mind.
Now, with my rant of the execessive use of the word BLUSH, I can review this book. I loved it, and I hated it. The h of story, Keira, doesn't express herself like an adult through most of the book, and it made me wonder why do these guys (who seem out of her league) try so hard to win her affection. This is what I hated. What I loved was the fight for love by everyone involved. It was heartbreaking at times, and it made me hope for a happy ending (which we allll knew would happen).
The story was sweet and made me keep turning pages, and I look forward to reading the sequal...with beer in hand, just in case I am forced to drink...(blush) Drink!...(blush) Drink!!...more