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Désirée

(Nora Jacobs #2)

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4.38  ·  Rating details ·  5,291 ratings  ·  494 reviews
Nora Jacobs est sollicitée par le chef d'une meute de loups-garous afin d'identifier un voleur, requête qu'elle ne peut refuser malgré ses réticences. Parallèlement, son amie succube a décidé d'organiser une soirée en son honneur afin de la présenter officiellement, malgré son statut d'humaine, à la société occulte qui réunit les êtres surnaturels de Detroit.
Paperback, 308 pages
Published November 27th 2019 by Milady (first published May 21st 2018)
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Jilly
Second book in this cute little Urban Fantasy. I would call it a "reverse harem" book, but all of the guys are in the friend zone. No romance happening. So far. I'm on Team Oliver, though, for those of you who get what I'm talking about. I like Rook, but he's just driven by her "curse", like Parker. Oliver liked her with only online contact. He's the most sincere. Plus, hot genius? Yes, please!!


Not what I meant. Not even close.

In this book, Mary Sue Nora is the only hope that a pack of werewolve
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Cece ❀Rants, Raves &Reviews❀
Welcome to the first full book of Nora Jacob’s series (#1 was a prequel check out my review)

My expectations for Nora was to have her develop out of her Mary-Sueness and into her own character

And I think she’s definitely on an acceptable path *slowly* towards that

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Yes Nora’s self-doubt and inner monologue is a little repetitive, buts its more of a self-preservation technique within the framework that she wants to help people and live a great life herself. And I respect the fuck outta that

Heads
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★Me Myshelf and I★
Buddy read with Reverse Harem Revolution

Don't Rush Me ★★★
Don't Cheat Me ★★


It all just felt a bit ....

....to me

Sorry Nora I wanted to like this more than I actually did. I got swept away with the excitement of the BR perhaps my hopes were too high, the harem had such potential and I was so looking forward to more troll action! You don't get many trolls in the PNR world so it was a nice change....what did we get instead...wolves


I didn't like any of the new additions and there was not enough of th
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Marguerite (M)
Rating : 3 stars

Nora is at a whole new level of Mary Sueism.
But I loved Rook.
Maya
Hmm, at the beginning I liked the way the plot was going but near the end it just fell flat for me. I will still continue reading the series since I want to know what happens with Nora and her men but I hope the next book will be better. That being said, I did like the action and the new additions to her team.
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
Another cute reverse harem FRIEND ZONE book. It’s a RH book friend zone style. PG on the romance. Loved that there was more Rook in this. I’m Team Rook.
Searcy
3.5 to 4 stars

Second read, full review:


I am a little torn about this book. It is why I had to read it twice, back-to-back, in order to clarify my thoughts for this review. And I am not honestly sure that I have managed to do that, even now.

Unfortunately, I think DON'T CHEAT ME suffered a little from the dreaded sophomore slump. Not actually surprising for a new author team. What was more surprising was the impressive nature of their debut novel, DON'T RUSH ME. I will talk a bit shortly about wha
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Sakina Carter
A 3.5 star for sure.

I don't know what to say about these 2nd books in these RH series. It seems like they are not focusing on developing the relationships between the female character and her guys. I mean I honestly have no idea who would be in her harem at this point and this was book 2.

It is still a good book, the characters are great and I like the storyline so of course I will continue on with the series.
Katrina
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

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The second book in the series sees Nora up to her neck in werewolf politics and she has a crime to solve with the help of her new love interest Rook(as if she didn’t have enough men sniffing around) Rook is Wulf the bartenders brother and has a troubled past of his own that seems to call to Nora and lowers her guard enough for them to make a connection that believable and quite touching.

I gave it 4* because in comparison to the first one this wasn’t qui
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Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
A worthy sequel although tons still left unsolved. Love the new character added in this mix. Full review to come while my mind stews on it. Buddy Read with the Reverse Harem Revolution :) ...more
Tiffany
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reverse-harem
Stupid extra editions >.<.... already did my review but it says I read two editions...nope only read one!! But um *cough cough* it's not a bad book and although it's seems like its going through a sophomore stage it should get better. Either way I liked it. ...more
Katyana
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book, and this series could easily become a favorite. It's funny, I've always hated love triangles - imo, usually one of the possible choices is a douche so it feels obvious, which makes the heroine feel stupid ... OR they're all great, and that breaks my heart - so RH seems to be the right fit for me. I would never have expected it! That said, when people label this series as slow burn, they are not exaggerating. There's lots of sexual tension, but so far there have only b ...more
Natalia
Like in book 1 all secondary characters in this book only serve one purpose... to adore Nora, to be protective of Nora, to be in love by Nora!! They are so underdeveloped...

Nora is so imperfectly perfect!!! She is all the cliches in one oh so beautiful package...

Story is entertaining and is looking more like a RH by now... But with Rook and Parker possessive way of being i don't see that happening!
Princess J. Antoinette
Love this series... Can't wait for the next installment...
Lola
Don't Rush Me, book 1 in this series was one of my favorite reverse harem reads so far. And I have no idea why it took me so long to read book 2. Ever since Don't Rush me, I've been buying every new book this author duo released, so the good news is I can binge through those now if I like. Don't Cheat Me was a great sequel, I enjoyed seeing Nora find her way in the supernatural community in this book.

In Don't Cheat Me main character Nora comes in contact with one of the local wolf packs. She mee
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Celeste
So guys... we need to talk about Rook, or maybe Rook's wolf. I think I'm in love with him as his wolf. Does that make sense? Also Oliver! So much squeeee. And Nick he's intriguing but mainly because unlike doormat Parker he's not hanging on to Nora like some love sick puppy and bonus, he's funny.

I know this is a terrible review, but I just want all the guys and the next book so clearly I enjoyed myself even if I'm not a huge fan of the whole Nora is abused trope and the other clichés. I'm tellin
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Danielle (Danniegurl)
Another decent installment to Nora Jacobs. I guessed what she was early on and surprise I was right! Yep this is the book where we figure out what Nora is. She also helps one of the werewolf packs, which leads to all kinds of issues later in the book.

This one was really enjoyable and I’m digging the slow burn to the possible reverse harem here. A lot of the men in Nora’s life are actually pretty sweet. Can’t wait to see who she becomes romantically involved with. So far there are only 3, but I w
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Marythios (AkaSusanne )
Nora starts her training but is immediately pawned off to Rook, Wulf' s older brother. Nora sees a kindred spirit in him and they hit off. She's then hired by Rook's alpha to find out who is stealing money from the pack. But this simple job turns into a whole web of lies and deceit involving many and a discovery of an upcoming takeover. During the war Nora is attacked which ends up breaking the glamour that had placed on her and her true self emerges.

This is a slow burn reverse harem. Nora can b
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A Little Nerdy
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-fantasy
Please tell me there will be more books! Ahhh! It was so good. Paranormal Romance + Action and some Violence. I need more!
Jackie
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
I don't know, this book is still good, but not quite as good as book 1. Nora is kind of loosing my interest, she's special but not (yes, she's a conundrum or maybe a contradiction), other reviewers are describing her as a special snowflake, but also a Marysue all at the same time, which is an apt description for her. She seemed way more needy in this book than she did in book 1. She's too deep into her own head on all things, and it gets a bit tedious to read the same emotions popping up constan ...more
Ivey colangelo
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great one BUT.....

I really enjoyed this book, although I enjoyed the first one a little more. I think this author is great and I adore her characters, they are easy to love and I love their relationships with each other. This is particularly a genre I enjoy.... paranormal RH romance novel with a very special & beautiful MC/heroine with sass. I also greatly enjoy any powerful alpha male, and this book had plenty of them. Just a heads up though, the heroine in this novel is a super extra s
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Alisha Thompson
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rather than writing a review for each book in this series I’ll just post the same one for all three.

I have had this series on my TBR for a little while now and figured I’ll get them out back to back.

This series is a slow burn paranormal crime suspense RH romance. (Loads of tags) some may say super slow because there’s no sex scenes in any of the books so far, however I like the fact that it’s written this way because our heroine has such a traumatic past with men I don’t think it would have been
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Amazon Customer
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't understand how the title relates

I don't understand how the title relates to the book at all.

Nora is back and traded one obsessive male (Henry) for another (Rook), but somehow she is fine with it.

She finally figures out what she is - and of course it is something that goes will be an issue with her past / issues. I don't understand how she will be able to have a harem - or how the alpha males will accept sharing her - especially with Rook being as obsessed (and kinda controlling) as Henr
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Dallass
Feb 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The twist was delicious

OMG, this was amazing. I had a soft spot for Nora and all the crap she’s had to deal with in her life, however she was such a more confident, or at least attempted to be mor confident, in this part of her story. Rook was delightful, Parker has problems, Oliver and Terrance are her steadfast and loyal friends, and Wulf is a meddling furball. However, Henry is still a problem that needs to be dealt with.

The action was fast paced and made this story fly by. The werewolves wer
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Siri
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holy moley i am obssesed with this series aka the characters and the whole story! I stayed up very late, i could not stop reading until i finished this book
My fave is Rook, i love that dude
And i want the next book!!!
Kara
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Don't Cheat Me (Nora Jacobs #2)” continues the story of Nora trying to fit into the underworld, and Hollie Jackson has fun telling us the story.

The synopsis does an excellent job describing the story. All I can add is that it’s lots of fun. 4*
Bethany
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Why have I not heard of this series sooner? Book 2 was just as awesome as book 1! I am in love with all of the characters! It is kind of a slow burn and nothing sexual really happens but that does not matter to me because the story kept me interested from beginning to end
Nicky Lynn
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Though the twist on who Nora is was kind of predictable, I love the way the story is progressing!
Brianne Kjar
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Super entertaining

This book kept me engrossed from the beginning to the end. A fun clean mystery that kept me guessing all the way.
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