The story overall wasn't terrible and yeah they had sex every other minute and blah blah vampires Chloe didn't exactly seem as strong willed as she waThe story overall wasn't terrible and yeah they had sex every other minute and blah blah vampires Chloe didn't exactly seem as strong willed as she was Tristan had nothing to like about him really it was all just oh he's good looking. That's it they never got to know each other it was just sex turn you into a vampire sex and entitled sneaky hateful spoiled brat brother and jealous ex-girlfriend. What REALLY annoyed me though was the freak use of the one "for" in places were it shouldn't be because as far as I know people don't talk like that but I could be wrong. My only other complaint is the use of terms such as "lifeblood" "love play" and "channel". Otherwise it was a perfectly ok story. It's the first thing I've read from the author and I do plan to read another of her books even though I'm certain all those same words that annoyed me will more than likely be used. I hate to not like things but it really was like a bad porn. But again I say I didn't dislike it, just wished there was something more to it. Especially considering what happened to Chloe with the whol Yasmin/Simon thing, he didn't even apologize for it they just had sex! ...more
Finished this book quicker than expected though I suppose because I couldn't have put it down once I started if I tried. Amazing! I still miss PreppyFinished this book quicker than expected though I suppose because I couldn't have put it down once I started if I tried. Amazing! I still miss Preppy but I'm happy the way it ended. Though at the same time I feel like so many crazy things happened that it was crazier than say the whole Sons of Anarchy series in my opinion even though this has little to do with bikers and more to do with brothers. Still... I'm scarred but I still loved the book. Didn't see it coming. That's all I can say is I didn't see any of that coming. I mean the fact that someone or multiple people would want to kill King is a given. Just like its a given that him and Bear would stick together through anything and risk death for each other. As for Doe... I felt so sad for the life she lead as Ramie it seems such an empty existence. It's kind of funny that her son and Preppy shared a name like she somehow knew one day that someone named Samuel would change her life. The thing about Nikki! I have no words shocking and sad. And Tanner.... Well when things look too good to be true they usual are right? Won't say more I don't want to spoil it for anybody but I LOVED this book just like I LOVED King. To me both books were mostly about finding family and people to love and be there for you and stick by you not because you are blood related or because they have to because they chose to. I only hope that Bear can finally get himself a happy ending or just a good place to be in... Even if I have to wait forever to read about it. Anyway great book. Defineteky one of my favorites. ...more
I loved the series so sad that its over I would have loved to see what would happen with Deidre and Stark in the future even individually. I would havI loved the series so sad that its over I would have loved to see what would happen with Deidre and Stark in the future even individually. I would have liked to know more about Vidya and the Stark girls like they seemed to be his main focus throughout the series but nothing with them made sense. the reasons to get them away from crazy Rhiannon made sense but I didn't quite understand why they needed to be kept from Stark too. Yeah obviously he was crazy but it seemed that he would have taken care of them if given the chance. Then again i suppose the end might have explained why that was a bad idea. The most surprising thing for me in this book was not hating Rylie. When you mostly have Deidre's point of view its hard not to hate her though she did manage to come through in the end. One thing though that bothered me was Deidre's inability to see what her real trigger was for using her phoenix abilities it seemed so obvious to me the whole time. Overall i liked this book though it is was a bit different from the others that could be because Deidre spent so much of the time trying to be in charge. I always feel bad that no matter how hard she tries everything still ends up a mess for her. By the end though I think she's grown up enough to finally do some good. In general I hate when things end and there were a lot of unanswered questioned but at the same time it didn't end badly so i cant complain too much. I still love Deidre and I think she was good for Stark in their weird twisted way. Still i wish there was more! ...more
This whole series was quiet the emotional roller coaster...I thought I wrote a review for at least one of the other books but it appears that I only jThis whole series was quiet the emotional roller coaster...I thought I wrote a review for at least one of the other books but it appears that I only just told others about it so I'll just review the series as a whole here intstead... First I must say that I am happy that in the end Benella and Alec found their happiness and that she was able to also take care of her father. The most disturbing thing to me through just how many terrible people were surrounding Benella and involved in her life. Her sisters were monsters there is no other way to describe them. There were just so many terrible people and really though how many times can 1 girl get assaulted so many times? It's amazing she kept getting up every day despite everything that occurred to her. Initially when she found friends among the Whispering Sisters I was happy for her that she found friends when her sisters were so terrible. Though that deception was unexpected and terrible. I do believe that Rose never meant for Benella to be hurt but of course she can't control everything.
The first book is basically just showing you how selfless of a person Benella is. Doing everything she can for her undeserving family and trying to lessen the burdens on her father. She just tries so hard and ends up getting nowhere because of her sisters and the men boys in town. I do question though if Bryn was aware of Tennan's behavior towards her sister and just ignored it? Then there is the Beast who seems completely unreedermable but I suppose is just a confused spoiled brat that really did need someone like Benella to teach him how to be human, something he clearly couldn't master as a human.
The Second book is of course Benella and the Beast getting closer and her still trying to do for her disgustingly annoying family. Her father is annoying too as he allows the behavior of his oldest daughters. Yes he did try to protect Benella by moving them away but he never did much of anything. I would think any other father would go confront those attacking his daughter. She really is surrounded by the most useless people and her sisters only ever get worse. Then the end of it between the curse breaking and Tennan and the Baker it was just so sad. It just seemed like she could never get a break she was always so good and helpful to those so undeserving and still she got hurt o er and over again. And nobody ever did anything about it... Which just makes me angry.
As for the last book it was sad that Benella was so hurt that she could barely carry on with her life and was constantly punished for no reason. Again her sisters monsters. It's good that during the course of the book she did find ways to forgive others for the things they had done and to move past certain things even with Rose. And when she finally spoke up about all the things that happened to her finally helping Sara to do the same. Benella is quite the hero in the whole tale... She helped set the Beast and his people free, she protected her father, she rescued children from unpleasant futures and even helped two of her friends find love and she did help Bryn to see the error of her ways. Still her sisters were monsters and Byle doesn't seem as though she would ever bother with changing. When she first moved back to the manor with her father it did amuse me how she immediately took to running the house and yet at the same time she did all the hard work to help turn everything around when she didn't have to. Selfless to the very end that Benella and she was rewarded I suppose with the love and devotion of the man she loved. It's funny though that it seems that even once Alec was himself again it never once occured to him to find someone else or stop treating Benella like she was the Lady of his house. They were kind of cute together even when they fought and she was throwing things at him alarming everyone around her aside from the formerly enchanted staff who knew it was best to stay out of the way.
So all in all despite the terrible people surrounding Benella who finally did get what they deserved, I absolutely loved this series. I'm sad it ended but all good things must come to an end. And at least the end was a happy one. Though Benella did take far too long to realize that the man and the beast weren't two different beings but just one person. I love love loved the story though it's quickly become of of my most favorites. ...more
I love love love love love Lily and I am so sad that this is the end. That being said the book was just as great if not more than the others in the seI love love love love love Lily and I am so sad that this is the end. That being said the book was just as great if not more than the others in the series. My heart broke for Lily only a dozen times during the course of the story. There was a lot of suspense a good many surprises and a few moments of really it took you this long to figure that out? I knew what Georgia was planning from the end of the 2nd book when she appeared. I love all the growth and changes within Lily through the course of the series she went for being the pragmatic young woman who lived a life of safety considering marriage as a last resort to keep her aunt happy and trying to keep Evelyn out of trouble. In the end she became such a fighter and managed to fall in love and get married even if it wasn't exactly intentional. Her strong will and stubbornness and drive to protect those she loved as well as the world in the end was what saved the day. She didn't wait for someone to hand her a happy ending she went out and took it never compromising her morals or sacraficing anything or anyone. Hmm I'm glad that Greyston finally found a way to settle and I was terrified that he wouldn't see the end more than once. The revelation about why the McAlisters are locked into the war with demons was not a surprise it just made sense. Kelang was thoroughly frustrating as per usual and annoyed me quite often though probably mostly because I love Lily so much. I'm glad that he finally stopped fighting his love for Lily. Though I would imagine in their future they would still argue and disagree on almost everything. And of course we can't forget Ana and Neco... Who ever said you needed to be human to fall in love and sort of generate emotions like one? Again so sad that it was the end but I loved every minute of it this was one of my most favorite series ever and will always be. ...more