Infected: Paris (Infected 0.5)
Roan is working a frustrating stalker case, with no shortage of suspects and little solid evidence, when he comes across a startling eyewitness living in his car across the street from the scene. A ti ...more
It's great to be with Roan and Paris again!
This has been a really great series and it was great to go back and find out how Roan and Paris met. As with all the other books in this series the writing is great, the characters are amazing, the whole world Andrea has created is incredible. About the only bad thing about the book, it's just too short!
If you haven't read the series I really encourage you to pick it up and give it a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
When I finished this story I was satisfied and happy and yet disappointed as well.
Is that possible? Well, yeah, I'm writing it so of course it is.
I'm so happy that Andrea Speed made her readers wishes come true by writing the story of how Roan and Paris got together. Any time I spend with Roan is well-spent, especially when he's pissed and sarcastic. In Infected: Paris Roan gets to tell off at least 2 scumbags (one a lowlife jerk and the other a rich, privileged jackass) and it is so satisfying ...more
It starts with a case Roan is working as a private detective and then spirals until it pulls in all the relevant issues both dealing with the AU setup and introducing the guys for the first time. I loved Paris and Roan, so I was eager to find out more about them. There's a small case to solve and a lead in to the first book in the series: INFECTED, and in between that there's the tidbits and meetings that flesh out how Paris ...more
I really love Infected series by Andrea Speed -- and I admit, for someone who don't exactly re-read books, I found myself coming back to this world time and time again (though not book #1 and #2, my heart can't take it!!). So when Andrea Speed announced the sort-of prequel to the series, I couldn't wait to get my grabby hands on it.
Initially -- without reading the blurb, just by the title -- I thought that the story would be written from Paris's perspective. It made me quite excited bec ...more
It was fabulous, and heartbreaking, to witness Roan and Paris's first meeting. Roan is a private investigator w ...more
It starts off with Roan working a case as a private detective that's a great lead in to the first book of the series: Infected. It's a glance into how Roan found Paris and all of their great meetings and interactions. You learn all their personality traits and quirks, I really loved this look into how they came together.
To be hon ...more
This was written some time after the series started and it shows, to a degree. The editing is better. There are less unidentified "he"s in this one and I only spotted one simile that made no sen ...more
I wanted more Paris. To see how he thinks, his inner thoughts, & his reactions to Roan. This book should have been the Ode to Paris.
So this prequel was like talking a walk to the past, when Roan first met Paris. And I didn't shed a tear in this book, because there was a future, albeit a cautious one. :)
Did I love it? Yes (I mean; Roan and Paris! What's not to love!). It's also great to see Dee, I think he' ...more
"sometimes I think it's a shame
When I get feelin' better when I'm feelin' no pain
Sometimes I think it's a shame
When I get feelin' better when I'm feelin' no pain"
Also, I forgot how manipulative and clever Paris was.
Damn, I miss him...:(
Paris is a prequel to the Infected series. Although it can be read as standalone or without having read the series, it is best read anytime after Bloodlines to fully understand the world, the characters and relationship dynamics.
It is virtually impossible to write a review of this novella and avoid at least heavy hints that I would consider to be a spoiler, so fair warning.
Paris goes back to the beginning of when Roan first met Paris. While i ...more
Though Infected: Paris is listed as a prequel to the series I read it after the final novel of the series. Personally I feel it gave me insight to Roan’s relationship with both Paris and Dylan because of that. It definitely could be read at any time in the series.
It starts off with Roan searching for leads on a client’s stalker. Cardboard in the window of a car leads Roan to knock on the door in search of a ...more
The narrator is mainly Roan McKichan, but there are some Paris point of view scenes as well. If you start with this book, you’ll still get the general set up of the world, which takes place in contemporary Seattle, where everything is essentially the same, except that ...more
This world seems to have knocked out AIDS with instead a virus that turns you into a cat shifter. But much like AIDs it will kill you; however, as you turn into a goddamn cat, maybe something like a LION or a TIGER you can take down people with you as you go in a whole new spectacular way.
But really, that part isn't the focus. The focus is our main character, the damaged but sweet Roan, meeting Paris. The thing is Roan is a born infected who is alive and overall well; a medical freaking ...more
Speed's writing takes a little getting used to. There a ...more
I also liked seeing more of Dee. This is the story of Roan and Paris meeting. I hope someday Andrea Speed might write a few more of Paris and Roan's stories.
Also, I think their first kiss, is the most graphic smexy scene of the whole series...not that it was very graphic at all...but I liked that there was a little bit of smooching. I've never missed that there is no sex scenes in the series. The series is ...more