I usually love vampire suspense/mystery/romance with some sex stories, but this book really disappointed me. I have never read this author before...and she is weak on plot, characters aren't too likeable...and the book is basically porn with a vampire twist. Won't be wasting my time on this author.
I've read over a hundred vampire romance novels and honestly I think this is the worst I've ever read. It crosses the line from sexy S&M sex scenes to uncomfortable sexist submission scenes. The characters were not likeable at all, I felt no respect or like for the main characters and the plot left much to be desired. The author listed character traits in several spots in the novel, but the characters themselves didn't show they had those traits through their thoughts/actions/speech. Worse than Laurel Hamilton's worst. Her sex scenes don't make me feel uncomfortable, these did.
This is a rewrite of her first novel "Fantasy Fix" which was an Ellora's Cave book published in 2003. They've left out some of the sex scenes, but otherwise this is the same book. This is obviously the book that gave life to the "Others" series since it has some of the same characters. The book was ok, not as good as her other books in this series but worth the read. If you're read Fantasy Fix, they you've already read this book.
I feel like I am missing something. The cover of this book said "The First Novel of the Others" which is a paranormal series I have heard of, but this book seemed to have an identity crisis. Is it erotica (as suggested by the sex scene that went on for about 100 pages), or is a it urban fantasy? Unfortunately it does neither well. I think I will read one of The Others series books just to try to make sense of this identity-crisis of a book.
The first 112 pages are just explicit sex so it takes away from the book since the plot is weak in the first place. Her werewolf books are much better.