You Slay Me (Aisling Grey #1)
A Buddy Read with my family @ BB&B
Another Wednesday, another UF read for our little group. This is an older series we decided to tackle because we needed something lighter and fluffier these days. Real Life has been difficult for many of us and our reading should not make it even harder... This is why, a series about a ditsy female who is aware of her not so impressive brain power and doesn't claim any, who stumbles upon a murder while trying to make a delivery and gets tangled u ...more
But I have been surp ...more
In honestly, I have to admit that I threw this book across the room at page 176. This is an act I have not performed since I read Mercedes Lackey The Silver Gryphon, which was to packing luggage as MST3K's "The Lost Continent" was to rock climbing.
I did not finish this book, but after a week of my wife giggling at my grumbling before it became a thrown missle (damage: 1d2), I feel qualified enough to say...
Aisling Grey is a quirky, funny woman who I pictured as "Veronica Mars"-era Kirsten Bell. ...more
Read with Buddies Books and Baubles because after some heavy emotional reads you just need something silly.
This is a book you really have to be in the mood to totally turn off your brain and that little thing you carry around and call common sense and just go with it.
I’m not sure that my brain is ever this turned off but overall it isn’t a horrible story it just has a TSTL heroine in it. I struggle with those. Hopefully this book is just to show us how far the heroine ...more
Buddy read with the fantastic UF Wednesday group over at BB&B because we need something light and fluffy for a change.
Something flashed deep in his dark green eyes. "Are you unwell? You aren't going to vomit on me, are you?"
"That wasn't on my list of planned activities for the afternoon, no, but if you really insist, I suppose I could try for a hairball or something."
Aisling Grey’s first job as a courier should have been easy but Aisling seems to be a magnet for trouble and the supernatu...more
If you like smart and assertive female leads this book is not for you. If you like adult talk (and by that I mean not using toddler words) this book is not for you. If you like to skip eyerolling until your eyes hurt this book is not for you.
Aisling Grey almost made me bash my head in. The poor woman is a natural disaster and I wonder how she's managed to survive to her late 30ies. She's clueless but at least she's aware of it. ...more
This was a fun little romp. The best character was definitely Jim. The story was slightly predictable, but the fun levels overrode some of that for me so I enjoyed it. I like the world. I like Drake. I love Jim. I really like Rene. I'm curious for more about the Guardians.
Thus, overall, a decent read. Not bad for light and fluffy PNR.
Generally speaking, I can't stand ditzes. But every once in awhile one crosses my path who I can't help but love. I had a very lovable ditzy friend in college. And another nice ditz is dating someone I know (and hopefully he marries her someday). From a bookish standpoint, Bridget Jones is another fantastic ditz. And if you've read ...more
A charming little start to a series, this book was. Though I must admit that the heroine at times had me thinking "oh geez." A flighty, silly and at times maddening lady, she also brings just the right amount of humor and heart to the book through her thoughts and responses to numerous unfortunate events....namel ...more
”J’ai une grenouille dans mon bidet.”
(I have a frog in my bidet).
I chuckled at all the uses of franglais – when French words are interchanged literally with English words, effectively changing their meanings: “The elevator ...more
It's hard to believe You Slay Me was one of the first books in Katie MacAlister's giant dragon universe (does it have an official name? All of the series within this universe? It probably does...). This book was the first of many cute, sexy, fantasy filled books focusing on dragons. And it's safe to say - it's fantastic! This is one of my many guilty pleasures that I keep on my shelf for when I'm hav ...more
Aisling is such a fun heroine. She reminds me a bit of Stephanie Plum. She's kinda clueless at the beginning, gets sucked into a paranormal world she had no idea existed, and she had always been a part of.
I enjoyed the storyline a lot, it was very different. And for someone not used to reading books about dragons, I loved this one. It may have something to do with the extremely delicious green dragon Drake. He is sexy!
But, the book wouldn't be the same without Aisling's sidekick. A demo ...more
Aisling Grey has been sent to Paris as a courier to deliver a valuable gold dragon statue to a woman; however, when she arrives at the woman's apartment, the woman is found murdered and her statue is stolen - by Drake Vireo. Aisling is now stuck in Paris, the main suspect for murder, and is determined to steal the statue back from the incredibly sexy Drake, who happens to be the powerful leader of the green dragon sept, present at a series of murders but ...more
I love Aisling. Even if she is an idiot a lot of the time. I mean, really, girl, you do lots of stupid shit. But it's pretty hilarious, so I forgive your ridiculous tendencies. Aisling m ...more
The heroine Asiling and her demon sidekick a dog say mean things and use sarcasm toward almost everyone throughout the book. Not once did I find the sarcasm funny, witty or entertaining. It felt like someone telling unfunny jokes. Some readers might enjoy this type of humor. I do not.
The heroine does stupid things which I didn't like. She starts out believing she is a normal human. Others tell her that she is a guardian with ...more
So far I think Jim is my favorite character, although Aisling is also a lot of fun. Her relationship with Drake was interesting and I can't wait to see what happens betw ...more
★★★★✩ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Who knew Barbara Rosenblat had so many funny voices? There is a “Newfie” in this book that she anthropomorphizes with a hilarious “woe is me” tone in his voice – oh, excuse me, a Newfoundland, as Jim prefers to be called! This first in the Aisling Grey, Guardian series is a hoot! Ms. Rosenblat sounds completely different than she does in the Amelia Peabody Mysteries.
Still, I enjoyed this book more than I should have and l ...more
If you are looking for something light, quick, funny, with attractive men and a great story line, this is the book to read.
Sometimes I just need some light reading. You know, Brain Candy. And You Slay Me is most definitely Brain Candy. Even so, usually any time I hear the term "Paranormal Romance," I cringe. That is a sub-genre that I usually avoid. I can't point to any particular reason that I picked up You Slay Me, but I am glad that I did.
This is the story of Aisling Grey, a slightly awkward yet tenacious thirty-something courier who is assigned a job to take a priceless artifact to a buyer in Paris. She r ...more
Arriving in Paris to deliver a priceless artifact called an aquamanile, Aisling quickly finds herself a murder suspect and the artifact stolen by a very sexy man called Drake. Whom she later finds out is the wyvern (leader) of the Green Dragon sept. Who is als ...more
That sort of thing can be funny, a la the Pink Panther movies, but it requires the author to stick to it. I can't be expected to point and laugh at the boob at one point and then take her seriously at another. I think the first person narrative was also inappropriate. If I'm supposed to connect with her, don't make her an utter fool. R ...more
It was a good start to the series and I really enjoyed it. I found the characters likeable and the plot was silly and fun without pissing me off.
Because I did.
There could have been a little bit more depth behind the characters, but the world MacAlister created was refreshingly different.
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“They're big, scaly, four-legged creatures with wings who terrorized small villages until a virgin was offered up as a sacrifice.”
His grinned again. “I do miss the virgins.”
help me? What will I give you?"
He stood on one leg rubbing his foot, grinning a grin so steamy, it almost melted
my underwear. "I never doubted you would defeat her. You are my mate. You
could do no less."
I pointed a finger at him. "You are too arrogant for your own good. I officially
de-mate you. Go away. I never want to see you again. Except maybe tonight.
Naked. Your place. But after that, no more.”