Ummmm, I love rock star romance stories, I really do. But I felt this story was pretty rushed, and the love part of it came on too fast. I know that s...moreUmmmm, I love rock star romance stories, I really do. But I felt this story was pretty rushed, and the love part of it came on too fast. I know that sometimes characters fall in love at first sight, but all things considered this story was a bit too smooth-going for my liking. I seem to prefer stories of hard-won love, as people from different worlds struggle to fit their lives together without falling apart. The only hiccup these guys had was resolved within an hour or so of it happening, so...yeah, I wouldn't call it a satisfying read.
But still, I appreciate the fact that there was a love of music woven into the book. That is how a good rock star story should be!(less)
This is a set of 3 novels in one volume. I haven't read anything by Jolene Perry like this, that is anything paranormal (or that's what I'm calling it...moreThis is a set of 3 novels in one volume. I haven't read anything by Jolene Perry like this, that is anything paranormal (or that's what I'm calling it). I've read her contemporary stuff and really enjoyed that. I really liked this story as well.
When I started book 2 I wasn't sure if I was happy that there were brand new characters, but pretty quickly I realised I liked these characters, and wanted to find out what happened to them and how they tied in with the characters from book 1.
I also really liked book 3's characters, in particular Kara. It's good to have a character who is on "the other side", to bring a new perspective to things. Plus I really enjoyed reading about Kara's kick-arse stubbornness. :)
I was satisfied with how the series ended, though I'd be curious to read on and find out where life goes for the main characters in future.(less)
I was privileged to receive a copy of this book to review ahead of its release, and I have just finished the book tonight. I have loved Rac...moreMy rambles:
I was privileged to receive a copy of this book to review ahead of its release, and I have just finished the book tonight. I have loved Rachel Morgan's other stories that I've read so far, and this one was no exception. It just shows that this author is talented at writing different genres. I'm also happy to read more new adult stories.
The characters in this book were great - I loved seeing Sarah's transformation from a bit of a doormat to a strong-minded individual in her own right wanting to follow her own path. I was glad to see her get away from Matt, but could totally understand her being freaked out about the prospect leading up to it - because he hadn't really shown his true colours yet. Except he had, but the reader just didn't know this yet - the reader hadn't been privy to the argument they'd had weeks earlier, where he had tried to break her spirit. But once he reacted so violently and cruelly to her breaking up with him, it was a no brainer - any reader would be cheering Sarah on and telling her to get rid of him QUICK SMART! And she did it. I was proud of her in that moment. :)
To go on a tiny review meander, I always feel a bit uncomfortable when God becomes a bit of a theme in any book, since I'm not religious, but thankfully in this book it wasn't a theme that was dealt with in an overbearing way. I do like it when characters who are non-believers stand their ground and are still okay in life despite their lack of a belief in a higher power, but in the end that wasn't a particularly important thing in this story.
Since I have never visited South Africa, or any part of Africa before, I really enjoyed reading about the descriptions of the landscape. It definitely made me want to visit the place and see it for myself. But the main thing that makes me hesitate is the weather ;) I really, really hate hot weather. But if, as the story suggests, South Africans usually get a magnificent storm after each revoltingly hot moment, I guess I could tolerate the gross hot moments ... for a while.
All in all, I really enjoyed this read, and I thank Rachel for giving me the chance to read it early.(less)