I finished this on a hot Summer night, outside, and couldn’t have been more pleased with all of it. I ended it with a huge smile on my face.
Oh, I needI finished this on a hot Summer night, outside, and couldn’t have been more pleased with all of it. I ended it with a huge smile on my face.
Oh, I needed this.
This one got me right from the start. The mystery held my attention, the romance, that as a Fanyon I know will never be enough and always leave me wanting in the best way, was just that, the best. The secondary characters were all interesting even if they weren’t all that likeable. I loved that the house, the gardens and the cars were all a huge part of the story. The house though, because that is just how I am, stole the show. I hope, hope, hope that Artemus and Seamus find their way back to Green Lanterns to stay someday.
I loved the mix of Ghost story and murder mystery and I love how I was guessing until the very end.
I know, I’m such a huge fan, so maybe I am not trustworthy, but I’ll tell you, this was super enjoyable and just what I expect from Josh Lanyon, trust me!
**ARC courtesy of JustJoshin Publishing, Inc. via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**...more
What’s a fair rating for a book that was easily 200 pages way too long and was only really good the last 10%?
2★'s = it was ok.
This book at the beginniWhat’s a fair rating for a book that was easily 200 pages way too long and was only really good the last 10%?
2★'s = it was ok.
This book at the beginning was nothing but sex. Sex, sex, sex. Once the sex wasn’t enough and Kip realized he was pretty much a pet inside a penthouse it became all woe is me, my life sucks, I am not good enough, my friends are all grown up and successful and I resent them, my secret boyfriend is a hero and I am not worthy (pause. Why was Scott called a hero throughout the book? Hockey Players aren’t heroes. Just saying.) and it was EXHAUSTING. Kip was not nice most of the time. He seemed real shitty to all his friends. Very selfish and self-absorbed.
Scott. He was very, very naïve, no? He was like two different people. Professionally, he was super confident and almost cocky, Captain of the team and personally, timid, inexperienced and sometimes immature. It was so odd to me that he could be that different. He was so clingy. He needed Kip every single second. On the phone, in person, texts whatever and then, weirdly, he didn’t. This part of the book just didn’t fit and seemed to be put in place to create some drama. While Kip had his head up his own ass, Scott all of a sudden wasn’t calling, wasn’t talking, wasn’t touching and just all around wasn’t there. It didn’t make sense at all and it was not because of the playoffs.
I think had Kip been able to share with someone. I think if Scott had trusted someone. I don’t know. It just seems that there were so many pages of sex and nothing else. I know we are told they talk all the time and I guess this is when they fell in love but I just didn’t feel it.
But, like I said, the end was good. I loved the sharing. I loved Scott’s friends and Kip’s family. I loved how it all played out and it felt awesome, exciting and real, nothing like the rest of the book. Nothing.
Looks like the next book has fantastic ratings and I am really intrigued by the Russian so we will shall see. I’ll probably get there at some point.
A closeted sports guy story we’ve all read before, just not executed all that well....more
I thought this would be the best of the bunch, the one most like my kind of Alpha/Omega pairing but well, I am not a fan of Daddy kink so it took whatI thought this would be the best of the bunch, the one most like my kind of Alpha/Omega pairing but well, I am not a fan of Daddy kink so it took what I was hoping for and kind of spoiled it a bit.
Also, I was here for the unicorns and now, well, I just don't know if the humor is for me. We'll see.
The series wrapped itself up with a huge showdown.
Still am undecided on whether I liked any of it....more