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Don't Rush Me

(Nora Jacobs #1)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  7,029 ratings  ·  846 reviews
Most humans have no idea that a dark and deadly underworld, filled with magic and monsters, exists. They wander through life blissfully ignorant of the supernatural world around them. Nora Jacobs is different. Nora knows exactly what kinds of hellish creatures haunt the streets of Detroit.

Thanks to a unique set of psychic abilities, Nora has managed to steer clear of the
ebook, 286 pages
Published January 25th 2018 by Bluefields
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Helen 2.0
RH author: *sees literally any female character*

If someone were to ask me, "What's a Mary Sue?" I would point them to this book. Nora Jacobs is so textbook special, it makes me want to hurl. Needless to say, this causes a lot of issues in the book.

1. The plot, the characters, actually the entire damn city revolves around Nora. There is not thing going on in this book that isn't focused on how beautiful, interesting, and different she is. Even when we get insight on other characters and their th
Cool! New-to-me urban fantasy with all the magic critters in there.

Okay. I was thinking more along the lines of vampires, werewolves, and fairies, but this works too. I'm not judging.

Our heroine is Nora who is "human" with psychic abilities and the "curse" of being irresistible to men.**

It's magic.

But actually, for her it is a curse. Instead of being nice and giving her all their money and chocolate - which is totally how I would use such a power if I had it, these guys get obsessed with her in
Sԋҽʅʅყ ƚԋҽ Wҽιɾԃ αɳԃ Wαɳԃҽɾιɳɠ Wαɾɾισɾ
Buddy read with the Reverse Harem Revolution group.

What a nice surprise this was! Nora is a loner living in Detroit with psychic abilities. She has been a repeated victim of sexual abuse during her time in and out of foster families. Now, she lives alone, and steers clear of all men and even friends. It's safer that way, especially with her gift that allows her to read people's thoughts when she touches them.

Nora is drawn into the underworld when a vampire discovers she knows about them. She end
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
This book is what happens if you friend zoned your reverse harem. It’s a funny concept and I ended up liking this because it’s different.
In a Rush for the Next Book

This was a great read if a little slow in places. The characters are all likable and the personalities are a good fit. I suppose this could squeeze into the urban fiction genre and, so far in the story, I can not see why the reverse harem category. There is no sex in here and no hint of hot and steamy any time soon although she has a number of interested romance possibilities. The novel could pass for YA or NA.

This is another one of those series where the ardent reader
Brittain *Needs a Nap and a Drink*
This book could have been it. It could have been my favorite book of the year but it just wasn't quite there.

Don't get me wrong, there were some really cool elements to it. I mean, who writes about trolls these days? And not evil trolls but really cool trolls with big personalities.

However, the thing where all men are obsessed with this one girl and her blood smells good and all that shit is just too much like Twilight and y'all know how I feel about that shit. Also, the plot was just a bit too
Jan 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Story, But Reverse Harem?

The thing is reverse harem is my personal book addiction and while this story presents a lot of male characters reverse harem, slow burn or not it really doesn't fit the bill.

Okay I get that slow burn reverse harem doesn't jump right into sex, but some of the set up between the male characters and Nora, there's just no transitioning that to an acceptable relationship. Henry, the vampire clan leader kidnapped her, tried to control her, mentally and physically tortu
Al *the semi serial series skipper*
Why did it take me so long to read this, it was pretty good.

I liked Nora, a lot of the reviewers have complained that she's TSTL and a Mary Sue but I didn't see it and I consider myself sort of an expert. I can tell where they are coming from but I have a suspicion of what Nora is and why everyone seems to be into her.

I also agree that this is not RH, I couldn't even tell if she was attracted to anyone though Parker was in the picture a lot. I can't wait to read more of the series and see if my
To be honest I loved this book. I think I've found a new series that I'll be obsessed about. But there was one thing that really confused me and that was the hero. Because guess what, I don't know who he's supposed to be. Like I seriously don't know who he is, since Nora doesn't date. Bad past experiance and all that. There is one potential hero but I'm just not sure. That being said, this doesn't mean she lacks male attention. Heck no, she's practicaly a man magnet. But that can sometimes, or i ...more
Marguerite (M)
Rating : 3.5 stars

review to come.

TW: stalkerish obsession and mental rape
Laura (Kyahgirl)
DNF at about 30% in. Way too many cliches and TSTL scenarios on the part of all of the characters.
Sakina Carter
Apr 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a solid start to this series.

I liked Nora a lot, although I am getting a little tired of reading about the heroine being abused as a child or having a traumatic childhood.

I am curious about her supernatural background. I am intrigued to see where this story is going. Definitely looking forward to book two.
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars will definitely read book 2. I really enjoyed this story but this isn’t a RH not sure why it’s listed as such. I’d say this is UF if asked.
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
It's so sad there aren't twenty sequels to this out waiting for me to read right away. I enjoyed this one - top-notch fun to suit my mood. Review soon.
3.5 Stars - Pretty good book. Many reviewers commented on how much of a Mary Sue Nora is, and I completely agree. She takes beautiful, special, and loved by all to a new level. But I don't mind Mary Sue plots, and I often actually seek them out. I love all the guys, especially Parker, Owen, and Terrence. The story has a bit of a mystery that is light and predictable, but entertaining. I would have enjoyed this book so much more if it wasn't so juvenile, and Nora, not such a prude. Slow burn is f ...more
Jan 30, 2019 rated it did not like it


(And an OLLIE???)

STRRRRRRIKE! You’re out!

Ya I’m done.

Hahahahahahah, no.

No T-Man for me.
Certainly no “Ollie” either.

I can already tell those two are part of the harem and I just...

I keep picturing this giant troll man on top of her just plunging into her and she screams T-Man as she orgasms.

I’ll pass.

On the serious note:

I got a little over halfway into the book.
The dialogue was awkward.
The scenes were awkward.
Everything just screamed adolescent. Which sometimes I’m i
DNF. So confusing, so many male characters and all are head over heels for the Heroine. Characters behaved like they were in their teens, very childish and immature. And I hated Henry and his threats. The writing style wasn't really good. So not my style.
KU 4.5
This was a great read if a little slow in places. The characters are all likable and the personalities are a good fit. I suppose this could squeeze into the urban fiction genre and, so far in the story, I can not see why the reverse harem category comes from. There is no sex in here and no hint of hot and steamy any time soon. The novel could pass for YA or NA.

This is another one of those series where the ardent reader is left trying to gain the power of the seer in an attempt to discover
----RHR Buddy Read----

This was a surprise! I wasn't expecting to like this. In fact, at the very beginning I was rolling my eyes thinking, "here we go again the abused foster girl reverse harem trope". BUT! They are making it work here, it actually makes some sense.

The romance is slow burn. It's sort of fun to try and guess who will be part of the harem and who will be friend-zoned. The story is full of little mysteries like this. Like, who is she? What is Nick? Who's really behind all that's h
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: loved-it
Wow - what a ride! The first book in a series that is a fast paced adventure, with so many great characters, particularly the h. She is an awesome h - one of my favourites. She seems human, and her life has been hard, lots of men have abused her badly,. She lives life carefully, with rules and limits to avoid men. When she's kidnapped, and hurt again by men, she knows how to save herself. The guys are a mix of vamps, trolls, wolves, wizards, but ultimately she rescues herself and others. This is ...more
January 21, 2020 update:
I’m doing a re-read because the fourth and final book of this series was just released.

Still love the characters just as much as I did when I first picked it up.

March 2, 2019 review:
So different. I couldn't put it down!
I received a free copy of this book through Netgalley and voluntarily reviewed it.

Ever since I first heard of this book I knew I wanted to read it and was eagerly awaiting the release day. When I saw it pop up on Netgalley I didn't hesitate and hit that request button as fast as possible. I really enjoyed this book. It's a great urban fantasy read and is marketed as having a slow burn reverse harem. I love a good slow burn romance! There is very little romance in this book, but I am curious to s
Some great characters ... and a few douche canoes.
I enjoyed it but I'm not sure I'm motivated enough to continue.
It felt a little too a fanfic based on a video game.
Feb 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
This book is probably better than I thought it was, but it was unfortunate in that I read it right after one of the best books I've read this year (The Bird and the Blade, read it!), so that was always going to be a hard act to follow, but a Mary Sue book was definitely the wrong way to go.

Everyone loves Nora. But she doesn't date and feels the need to tell everyone that 700 times. Then all these guys like want to protect her even though they just met her and a few say she can live with them or
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reverse-harem
Anyone else make T-man their favorite character?? Well...him and Ollie...and maybe Rook too..oh and Cecile! Crap....Jackie May has put me in a predicament..I can't needle out a favorite!!! Ugh so not fair.
Ok but anyways read this series. Best series I've read in..well like a week but that's because I have a loyalty to reading (no not an obsession as my hubby so "kindly" puts it)...but still it is an awesome fun read. She's a victim but at the same time isn't and even though she can't always phy
Princess J. Antoinette
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow I really did enjoyed this book.. I hope the series gets better and better...

Overall rating:
4* ~ A Good Read
Re-re-read notes: I loved this just as much the third time around. Maybe more. I absolutely love these characters and their interactions. And I thoroughly enjoy the world they inhabit and the storyline the authors have devised. Even the several tropes, cliches and problems in DON'T RUSH ME don't bother me.

Ordinarily, I would be irritated at some of the silly decisions and plot points near the end of the book (see Read #3 Update Notes at the end of the review). I would be criticizing the rather
Diana (DomesticGoddess)
Available to borrow from the Kindle Lending Library.

People leave behind psychic imprints on the things they touch. Thanks to my gift, I’m able to pick up those imprints. The stronger a person’s emotion at the time they touch an object, the longer the imprint stays, and the more vivid the vision I receive.

I can’t trust you not to get too…enthusiastic. People become obsessed, Parker. They can’t help themselves. They get to a point where they can’t take no for an answer. If I encourage you…you’ll e
Nora is a regular run of the mill human with psychic powers. She can read a person's mind if she touches them, she can read a short amount of history of an object if she touches it, she has a 6th sense when someone means her harm and she has an allure which means males are drawn to her (I know, I know, my eyes are rolling too). Which is pretty much how she gets thrown head first into a case surrounding the mysterious disappearances of women. And also how she meets her future harem.

I did quite l
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow. This was a riveting start to a new series. I was utterly hooked, which was a problem since I have a houseguest here right now. *laugh*

Nora is maybe a little Mary Sue-ish, in that she's maybe a bit overly perfect, but I don't care. I like her, and I think she's smart and capable. I like that despite some hardcore abuse in her past, she's not bitter. She wants to help people.

There's no romance in this book, but I can see where there are some prospects as the story moves forward. As long as it
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Jackie May is a pseudonym for a husband and wife writing team. Josh and Kelly live outside Phoenix, Arizona with their four children and their cat, Mr. Darcy. Jackie May is their only daughter. (And she keeps asking for her cut of the profits since we’re using her name.)

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