Lisa Unger was a teenager herself, when another teenager went missing and the body was found days later. That incident led her to create this story wiLisa Unger was a teenager herself, when another teenager went missing and the body was found days later. That incident led her to create this story with her own flair. Oh what a tangled web of lies, truths and connections did this story have, small town connections and is anything really ever a secret? There was a slow start to this story and I did have to re-read a few pages in the beginning chapters because the author tended to move from one character to the next rather quickly and within each chapter. That is why I've given a four star rating. Each character should have had their own chapter to give the reader their views and to create that 360, full circle, affect the story deserved. Story line was awesome, time line was fitting, crime and guilt abundant, and wrap up was karma. Chief got his just reward, my opinion, for all the damage he inflicted. Many were the victims of turbulent home lives and the stage was a tragedy of epic proportions. Flaws were rampant, thus a brilliant Shakespearean rendition of Hamlet and Oedipus combined. So many layers, if this happened, would that have happened? One cannot change the past as the characters finally realized and some just a bit too late. ...more
Well, I haven't listen to an audio in a while and I decided to try one again with the overdrive app. I was actually looking for another book when thisWell, I haven't listen to an audio in a while and I decided to try one again with the overdrive app. I was actually looking for another book when this one popped up and the cover intrigued me, not the one here in Goodreads for audio but the white cover with the red head's neck. Anyway... partly the reason for a three was the audio... I just couldn't get into the guy's voice (Russian vampire) from a girl's voice and it was worse when they were having sex. Yep, chapter four was an eye opener since I didn't realize I had picked a erotica vampire title. The description in Goodreads didn't mention it and I didn't read reviews of the title until I finished chapter four. I'm not a prude, so it didn't bother me until it kept going on and on and on and on for pages and chapters.... I needed a story and when it was introduced... finally... I was very interested, but then they rushed it and went back to sex. I could have done with more story and not so much sex the rest of the book. I get that they were attracted to each and went hot and heavy right away but then there could have been less description and less whining from Regina. That got old and her friends were shitheads.... all of them.... Get new friends girl! Plus Regina and Dmitri needed to be in a relationship longer for her to decide to become a vampire.... Please, he wasn't going away. Why was there all this licking and no kissing too? Why can't hot sex start with heavy kissing and hands touching the body with clothes on? Why do all the clothes have to come off the second they arrive at their destination? Ugghh!!! Her friends accepting the vamps and weres right away was a bit far fetched since in this world very few people had a clue vamps lived among them, let alone werewolves. Regina should have tossed a drink into her ex's lap at the restaurant instead of pussy footing around with him. What a dick! Regina claimed to be this strong independent woman and then did nothing to make him suffer in public. She was submissive in the bedroom, a tedious hear me roar woman objecting everything to Dmitri and then a wimp in public. Grrrrr.... I did like the imagination of Christine's vampire world- what kills them, what doesn't, why they don't like sun etc. etc. Interesting to see new views of a subject that has been around for many, many years.
If I read the next book in the series, I will actually read it... because I need a new voice for the Russian Vampire. It seems like I disliked the book more than I liked it and one is probably wondering why I rated it so high.... The first sex scene-the best, the vampire world, the vampire story of rogue vamps (too short -could have been longer) and the werewolf. He was enjoyable, his bantering was spot on with Dmitri. If Christine had made shorter sex scenes or left us to our imaginations as the scene faded out.... we could have had more meat to the story, been privy to council meetings with the others.... since she is introducing a series to us, the readers, and been on the hunt to discover the rogue vamp turning humans at an alarming rate. It's a three star because I saw potential for it to become a 5 star. ...more