I was so glad I brought and read this book, it is the first in a series that I hopes continues for a while. I own and re-read them from time to time. It is a entertaining romp and I cannot wait til the fourth one comes out in (i think) Jan 08.
While I am a fan of Gena Showalter, this once again is one of her fun to read but forgettable books. I get caught up in the moment while reading but a week or so later can't tell you what it is all about. This book is her take on the recent infatuation with immortals or otherworld beings. I enjoyed the premise of the book but I reccomend this only for a light and fun read. Seek out Sands, Ward or Joyce if you want a deeper reading experience. This book and from the excerpt for the next book is a 'beach' read.
So dissapointed in this book. The first story let me with a what? feeling and seriously wanting the ten minutes it took to read it back. The second story was not much better, I expected more from lynsay sands. Her story felt like she crammed for a final paper instead of developing a storyline and characters. The third story was a great improvement, so much that I plan on searching out more Kelley Armstrong books. The fourth story was the best but did not make the time I spent reading this book worthwhile.
If you have credits to burn I would order it for the last two stories,or if you want to say you read everything by Armstrong and Handeland. Otherwise look elsewhere.
'Every page here is readable and compelling' Washington Times
The broken body of Jason Fox has been found in a dirty alleyway. At first it looks like a typical after-hours pub fight gone wrong. But inspector Alan Banks soon realizes that the truth is rarely so straightforward...
Jason was a member of the Algion League, a white power organization. And there are many people who might have wished him dead: the Pakistani youths he insulted in the pub that evening; the shady friends of his business partner; or someone within the Albion League itself.
And just as Banks begins to get a grip on the case, an unexpected discovery forces him to reconsider everything he believes...
'It would be easy to become addicted to Robinson' -Observer
I must admit if it was not for the HBO series 'True Blood' I would not have attempted to read this book again. It is an enjoyable read but seems to lack that certain depth that takes a reader into the 'storyline'. I don't imagine myself in the story as Sookie, I feel like I have found her diary. If you were even slightly interested in this series, I strongly suggest you check out the HBO TV series based on these books. There are direct passages from the book, but in my opinion the way the tv production has developed the character of Layfette is incredible to watch.
Leggy, lippy, freelance stylist Dallas O'Connor (Going Out in Style, 2000) packs her Pradas, her knockoff Teyvas, and her appetite for Espresso Martinis and flies off to Seattle to beautify the Tobin-Charles fashion insert photo-shoot. Before it even begins, gorgeous male model Richard careens off the road in Mr. Tobin's fancy Porsche, and dies. Then another model breaks a leg and has to be replaced, and Dieta (still another member of the kissy-face one-name-only crowd), the insert's producer, is shot, and Ms. Charles is slowly being poisoned by someone tinkering with her designer-water bottles. A mysterious man with the world's sexiest voice keeps calling out to Dallas, who, while swapping bitchy wisecracks with Freddie the hair designer and creating to-die-for accessories out of vines and duct tape, tries to decide who's killing whom. Among the theories she considers are an Italian mafia vendetta; a Filipino mafia bendetta; a model war; Charles trying to eliminate her partner Tobin; money partner Thom Goodfeather ousting big-spenders Charles and Tobin. Eventually, Dallas and her chums on the shoot try a little vigilante justice on their suspected perp, and with a mildly surprising couple of twists, they're all headed back to the airport for other shootsâand more shopping sprees. High camp, Women's Wear Dailyâstyle, with an insider's knowledge of how to rip out a necktie's seams, iron it just so, and hand-stitch it to perfectionâas well as enough toney brand names to fill the designer floor at Neiman's.
While the first book began an interest in this series for me this book was well, forgetable. As in a month from now I will not remember what this book was about. If you have free time on your hands or a vacation coming up and want a lighter vampire romance than I reccommend this book and series. I you need to select reads carefully due to time and money then I would suggest taking a look at another series.
Wow! I really enjoyed this book. A lighter version of the vampire story and I cannot wait to read the complete series about the Young siblings.
For fans of the supernatural romance I suggest reading these books. This is the first one in the series.
I really enjoyed this book, so much so that I have it on my bookshelf still. I enjoyed the strength Palmer gave the female character, so comes across as someone whom is not defined by love but rather enhanced by it.
Copyright in 2007. Was a enchanting book. I enjoy a little romance with a strong female character for my summer days and this book was that and more. An easy but fun filled read; about sisters whom all share a great beauty except for the oldest sister and when the new owner of their home comes to town they realize that they knew him in childhood and he realizes that beauty and the 'ideal' is not the only way to go.
Someone wanted Chicago heiress Jessica Lochhart dead, before she claimed her vast inheritance. And until she secured her fortune by marrying for one year, she'd have to stay in her gilded cage with sexy scowling bodyguard Brody Smith. So why not employ Brody as a hired gun and hired groom.
I adored this book. A wonderful uplifting read that gives you more than readers escape but a uplifting feeling that lingers long after you are done reading. Or plainly I own this book and enjoyed it so much that I have not put it on paperbackswap (not being selfish just re-read it from time to time).
I saw this on display at the bookstore and cover art withstanding was intrigued by the story. Since lately I find myself not liking most of my new author tries I enjoyed this book and wanted to put it out there that if you like lighthearted romance that makes you grin then try this Beth Ciotta. Course this is the second in a series so you might want to start with the first one about Kylie. I am a big fan of Kristina Higgens and this is the closet author I have found to her style of writing.
I LOVE this book. It is easily on my top five favorites of all time.
The acceptance of self in this worlds narrow standards of beauty is a message served with warmth and humor in Jane Greens, Jemima J.