I got about 20% and I'm sufficiently ready to call it quits.
I just don't see where this series is going as a whole.
With a good Urban Fantasy book there's typically a formula:
1/3 - main character mystery 1/3 - romance 1/3 - main book's problem
There's usually a mystery about the main character where throughout the series we either see her powers develop or we learn more of her past and background. [I'm still waiting since Book 1, to find out more about Jane's past since I find that extremely interesting.]
There's also a clear love interest: Mercy Thompson Mercy/Adam Kate Daniels Kate/Curran Chicagoland Vampires Merit/Ethan Darkfever Mac/Jericho and finally my beloved Charley/Reyes from the Charley Davidson series. Urban Fantasy compared to Paranormal Romance usually has less romance than PNR but its still there. [I don't even know what's going on here. At least with Anita Blake we knew her main lovers were Richard and Jean-Pierre-something. With this, there's not even an internal monologue to even discuss her feelings towards potential love interests.]
Lastly, the main mystery of the book. Pretty self explanatory eh? This was actually pretty decent in these books.
Also a pet peeve of mine:
- Reading over 3 pages describing weapons. #ijustcan't I felt like ANYTIME Jane went anywhere she had to tell us all of her weapons, and there locations, and why she's bringing them and what the beast feels about her bring them...blah blah blah. You're armed to kill some vampires! I get it.
Personally, I didn't like it - the bondage, the sex slave, the beatings - it's just not what I like to read at a...moreUgh. This is a DID-NOT-FINISH for me.
Personally, I didn't like it - the bondage, the sex slave, the beatings - it's just not what I like to read at all. HOWEVER I do know people who like this kind of stuff so I'm not going to say it's a horrible book (because it's not), but it's not for me - at all.(less)
I adore this book. It really makes you want to change your life, and not just help you do a diet. This is perfect for beginners.
HOWEVER she does preac...moreI adore this book. It really makes you want to change your life, and not just help you do a diet. This is perfect for beginners.
HOWEVER she does preach that Paleo is the solution to all health problems: fart too much - paleo can fix that twitching eye - paleo can fix that gunshot wound to the chest that's bleeding profusely - paleo can fix that
Which is clearly bull, Paleo can't fix everything. Except farting (I loved to fart), Paleo gets rid of your toxic butt gas most excellently.(less)
For example, instead of describing a schlong as a "throbbing member", we have a member that is "silky and adamanti...moreHistorical Romances are so...classy.
For example, instead of describing a schlong as a "throbbing member", we have a member that is "silky and adamantine."
Or instead of sayng "That stupid son of a bitch! I'm going to kick his ass!" they say "The impertinence of that great blond jackanapes! I've mind to trash his innocent hide the length and breadth of St. James road!"
That's right you jackanape! Length and breadth!
And while sometimes classy can get boring, No Place for a Dame had a very interesting storyline and very likable characters. But I may stick to regular romances from now on - cuz hey, I like my members throbbing.(less)