Can one make clam chowder with lobster? This started off slow to the point where I was regretting reading this. But each chapter was short and long enCan one make clam chowder with lobster? This started off slow to the point where I was regretting reading this. But each chapter was short and long enough for me to continue reading. I had to warm up to Julia and the tone of the narrative because it came across as flat. But, as usual, once I got into the story and warmed to the characters, things picked up.
The killer came out of left field for me because I was so focused on the other characters. Once it was revealed who dunnit, it made sense. Nice way to throw me off Ms. Ross!
And what in tar-nation was up with Chris and that ending? I sat on my porch staring at the wall with a scowl on my face thinking, "WTF?"
For the love of all things covered in bacon, please don't let this series turn into a lesson in Love Geometry....more
I liked this, I think...Josie was cool and looked like she would be great to work for. But beyond the workplace, I don't know if I could deal with al I liked this, I think...Josie was cool and looked like she would be great to work for. But beyond the workplace, I don't know if I could deal with all the crying. Luckily I wasn't alone regarding the crying based on feedback from others. The story dragged in spots. *yawn*With exception of Josie, Max and Chief Alvarez, I was suspicious of the rest of the characters. I really thought some of the staff were involved with the murder and theft. Even the well placed red herring with Sasha threw me for a fool.Thank gawd Max was married. If not, I would have thought there was some sort of love Geometry a'brewing with him, Josie and Alvarez. Too bad. That means I have no math related issues to bitch about.I'm not sure if I will read the rest of the series. Maybe Josie and her gang will grow on me if I do....more
Either I want to go to London, or I want to buy a fancy hat. Since I have no where to wear said hat and my friends would look at me like I’m crazy, I Either I want to go to London, or I want to buy a fancy hat. Since I have no where to wear said hat and my friends would look at me like I’m crazy, I’m opting for London. I always enjoy McKinlay’s books. They either make me hungry or just very happy. As usual with McKinlay’s books, I can never figure out who did what until it’s revealed to me at the end. I think it has to do with the fun characters and fun setting....more
Seriously, we waited how long for Torin’s book to get this? I feel like I was punk’d while reading. The fortress is a Frat housWhat the hell was this?
Seriously, we waited how long for Torin’s book to get this? I feel like I was punk’d while reading. The fortress is a Frat house and Torin came across as a whiney indecisive bitch while wearing a bunch of stupid t-shirts.
What happened to shy, sweet, suave and nerdy Torin? What happened to the pervert we knew that played with the computers in his room and probably himself? Where was THAT guy?
Why was the demon scared of Keeley? Shouldn’t it like her because it gets to “play with her”? One would think that Disease would not be able to keep its mouth shut now that it has a willing participant. And shouldn’t Torin be dead by now anyway? All the rest of the Lords have to satisfy their demons every now and then or they would go crazy. But Torin is still alive and able to function with cognitive skills. Unless you count his behavior in this book with him being a little bitch as him going crazy. If that’s the case, it all makes sense. And the antidote to Torin Disease! Are you kidding me? It’s a joke. It’s a shortcut to HEA. SO Torin could've been out banging anything and anyone while playing “I’m a little teacup,” all he wanted because of his magic semen? Seriously?
The next point of annoyance for me and my friends seems to be Galen being invited to dinner at the end. Okay, let me see if I can figure this one out: I’m friends with Laurie, Cynthia, and Berna. Cynthia loses her damn mind and chops off Berna’s head. In retaliation, Laurie cuts off Cynthia’s head. Laurie and I head to a bar to drown our sorrows in Whiskey and Vodka. The next day, Cynthia comes back to life and Laurie then invites her out for drinks with us and wonders why I’m not thrilled Cynthia is there. Does that sound right? What the hell? Then he has the gall to ask for help with Legion? Or as he knows her from her stripper days as Honey.
The last thing I want to address that I just can’t seem to wrap my head around is this: How many immortals are in Budapest where they can have their own club?
I blame Cronus for all of this. If he hadn’t sent Mari to Torin in the first place, we wouldn’t have had to put up with 489 pages of this. ...more