I was excited enough about this book to order it from a another library system but not enough to buy it. I loved the first three books in this series but have been ho hum about Vaughan’s other work. This was a good book but the pacing was a bit off. I read the start and the finish and skimmed the middle.(3 / 5)
The species work was good as well as the emotions. However, more plot would have been nice and follow up at the HEA. Spolier!!!!!!!My main issue with the book is the fact that there were rapes in the books. A barmaid who also sold sex (not the heroine) was raped twice. She was gang raped the second time. There was no pleasure but the rape was described erotically. And it was not. Also, even after the heroine witnessed the rapes of this woman and the woman was telling the truth about something she was doing, the heroine called her a whore. This was out of character and not to mention awful. The makings of a book book and a good writer are in here. I am risking another book hoping the writer improves.(1 / 5)
(3 / 5)
I liked the hero of this book a great deal and loved that it had pets. Of course, aliens would have pets. And I like the bio/animal tech very much. I will read the rest of the series most likely but not on auto buy. Spoilers:
I didn’t like how thin the plot is or that we got to explore the world and the people less. I also know exactly who will be paired up in the next books. I think that have designed to appeal (A were like alien, a vamp like, alien, twin men) rather than what the world demands. But the idea of genetic traders is compelling. And the villains being a trade gone wrong interesting. I just don’t think the heroes need to be brothers with different mothers. I do like that we have a size 18 heroine coming.
This couple was long awaited and worth the wait. If love this series, you will be very pleased with the book. Hawke is a wonderful leader and alpha hero and Sienna holds her own and comes into her own in this book. There is a lot of tenderness and sense of looking in on the very private emotional interaction of a couple that make this book so special. Because, it is a book later in the series, the dedicated readers get the joy of seeing all our favorite characters. I wouldn’t rate this book as high if it was a stand alone but even if you have not read the series is is very good and would make your want to become a fan of the series.(5 / 5)
For years, he’s been an object of fear, fascination . . . and fantasy. But of all the wicked rumors that shadow the formidable Alexander Moncrieffe, Duke of Falconbridge, the ton knows one thing for certain: only fools dare cross him. And when Ian Eversea does just that, Moncrieffe knows the perfect revenge: he’ll seduce Ian’s innocent sister, Genevieve—the only Eversea as yet untouched by scandal. First he’ll capture her heart . . . and then he’ll break it.
But everything about Genevieve is unexpected: the passion simmering beneath her cool control, the sharp wit tempered by gentleness . . . And though Genevieve has heard the whispers about the duke’s dark past, and knows she trifles with him at her peril, one incendiary kiss tempts her deeper into a world of extraordinary sensuality. Until Genevieve is faced with a fateful choice . . . is there anything she won’t do for a duke?
Review (5 / 5)
This is one of those magical five star books for me. The witty exchanges between the hero and the heroine delight me on each rereading. I am especially awed by how much I like the book because I don’t like revenge plots or love triangles and these themes work brilliantly in this book. I love the hero of this book. He is cynical and knows himself. He knows himself so well that he notices when he changes. It is great stuff.The heroine is much younger than the hero and she has the flaws of youth of not fully seeing people but also the gifts of youth as well. She grows up in this book and becomes a woman full. So, she didn’t annoy me as she did some other readers. Her flaws were part of her. The book is so funny and the hero and heroine are smart people. I highly recommend this book. I smile just thinking about it.
When her former boss and mentor is arrested for murder and left to rot behind bars by his own kind, it’s up to shapeshifting car mechanic Mercy Thompson to clear his name, whether he wants her to or not. And she’ll have to choose between the two werewolves in her life-whether she wants to or not.
In Urban Fantasy, Mercy is one of the stars. She is clever, reflective, and loyal. She is ordinary and extra ordinary all that the same time. She is also so so funny. The slow build of this love story of several books is something to cherish. Brigg’s world building should be a model for all of the writer’s in this genre. So, settle in and enjoy!(5 / 5)
Werewolf princess Blu Masterson won’t allow her seductive vampire husband to consummate their marriage with his bite, marking her forever. Alone in a secluded estate with her sworn enemy, Blu curses the marriage arranged to bring their rival nations together, especially since Creed Saint-Pierre calls out to her most feral desires.
When Blu uncovers her pack’s secret plot to destroy the vampire nation–and Creed–she is forced to confront her growing feelings for her sexy undead husband. Will she choose the only life she’s ever known or accept his vampire bite?
I really find the leads unlikable even though the world is engaging.(1 / 5)
I feel the Love, Heart, and Soul series is a underrated science fiction romance series. All the characters is these books are survivors with strong moral compasses and we get a ton of adventure as well as lovely romance. The future world here is fully realized. In this book, a witch and pirate come together to save a boy. Great book!(5 / 5)
This is hands down one of my favorite romance series and this first book is wonderful. I love this book because it straddles the genres of science fiction romance, fantasy romance, and regency. The magic system in this world is compelling. The world building excellent and anthropological. The character development superb. The heroine and the heroine always grow. And then there are the talking cats. I LOVE THE TALKING CATS! They are great comic relief. I have read this book at least 10 times. Every time a new book in the series comes out, I read it and then the entire series again. These a fated mate books but the love is always earned. The hero is this book is great. He wants a family and love. I adore that in a hero. He is fairly clueless about how to court and get what he wants. He is a big strong alpha artist warrior and lord. He is also tortured and grew up in the streets. Dainth is of a different class and was treated as if she had little value most of her life as an orphan and someone with little apparent magical talent. She goes through a major adjustment in status during the novel. The love story is sweet, sexy, compelling, and re-readable. I love it each time I read it. Dang. I want to go read it again.(5 / 5)
The last thing widow Althea Winsloe wanted to do was remarry. Unfortunately, her meddlesome mountain neighbors had other plans. So, one autumn night they banded together and gave Althea a shocking ultimatum: She was to find herself a husband by Christmas…or the town would do it for her!
Althea knew she had her choice of any single man in Marrying Stone, Arkansas. Yet the only one she felt truly comfortable with was Simple Jess.
Sweet and gentle, Jess wasn’t as smart as your average man. But his tender manner stirred Althea’s heart in ways she had never dreamed possible.
It would take a miracle to find a husband in Marrying Stone. But sometimes miracles are right under your nose.
Review(5 / 5)
This one of my comfort reads. It has such a great story about what it means to love someone and truly see them. All the secondary characters reflect this theme as well.
This book has to do with understanding the limits and gifts of each person. All the characters are imperfect but love makes them better.
Even though I wouldn’t say this book is realistic, I would say the absence of the common romantic troupe of wealth, titles, perfection in character and body, help make this book more real and more about love than most romance books.
I highly recommend this book and have read it upwards of ten times since the first time I discovered it many years ago in a used paperback bookstore. The writing in effortless, the characters compelling, the love heartfelt.
I am thrilled to now own it in e-book form as well.