I checked this book out from the library this week, and I finished it in two days. This is the first book by Shelly Laurenston that I have read, and II checked this book out from the library this week, and I finished it in two days. This is the first book by Shelly Laurenston that I have read, and I was not disappointed. In fact, I plan on reading the entire series.
Reasons to read & enjoy this book: The characters are fresh, funny, quirky, and come to life with each page turn [or finger-swipe]. You know a book is good when you find yourself thinking that the characters are your best friends, or at least you wish they were. Thats exactly what I felt the entire way through. In fact, the characters were so vivid for me that I couldn't stop making noises out loud [laughing, inhaling sharply when surprised, giggling...you know the deal]
Also a good point to make, you know a book is good when the author can make you loathe a character. Just completely hate them to the point where you strategize what you would have done to make their life miserable. [I did do that while reading this book, read it and you'll understand.]
The sex scenes are good, but not explicit like other erotica novels. The plot is suspenseful but not unpredictable.
In general, this is a fun, non-stressful read. But do plan on becoming obsessive and reading it all day. ...more
This book is good because it's meant to be a series. The author doesn't rush the relationships, she allows them to build like a reaLet me lay it out.
This book is good because it's meant to be a series. The author doesn't rush the relationships, she allows them to build like a real relationship would. The friendships and hardships are powerful and last throughout her entire series.
I think people read this book without understanding that it won't be a short novel that smashes everything we expect from a book into ONE book. I love that Briggs took the time to show you every aspect of the character so that you felt you really did know that person. Granted, you won't know them within the first book, unlike other novels, but if you keep with the series you'll realize how refreshing it is to grow with the character through multiple books.
I suppose thats why people considered this a slow read, but in my opinion, it was a refreshing and fun series. You can't judge it on one book because it wasn't meant to be.
FYI: if you're looking for a book with explicit sexual acts every chapter, don't expect it from this one. [and yes I like that about this book, its a tease, not a porno] [Not to say I don't read the pornos, in fact, I love erotica. But every-now-and-then I want a book that teases me to make up the sexual acts in my mind.]...more
1: FANTASTIC & NEW story [nothing cliché, I was genuinely impressed by how original the story is]Oh lord! What isn't there to say about this book!
1: FANTASTIC & NEW story [nothing cliché, I was genuinely impressed by how original the story is] 2: STRONG female lead. 3: STEAMY sexual tension & action [...wow] 4: HOOKS me in so good that I laugh/yell/cry/& panic out-loud. [yes I'm one of those] 5: READ IT...more
I read this book a couple years ago, and I can say that the only thing I remember about this book is that it had a lot of sex and an interesting plot.I read this book a couple years ago, and I can say that the only thing I remember about this book is that it had a lot of sex and an interesting plot. I've been reading paranormal/urban/fantasy novels since I learned I could read, for this reason I've acquired the ability to predict what happens in a book because it's so cliché. If you've been reading this genre for as long as I have, then you'll understand what I mean. [Isn't it frustrating?! You want to get into the book, but you already know whats going to happen...mood kill] This book surprised me, so that gives it four stars in my book. ...more